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Climate Risk Lead
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Multiple UK Locations – Europe

The Team

Cundall is as committed to sustainability and tackling climate change as we are about our people and innovation.

We are proud of the lead we have taken. Not just being the first in our sector to be certified carbon neutral. We are a One Planet Company and are delivering against our global pledge to only work on Net Zero Carbon projects by 2030. And we have delivered some of the first WELL certified projects as well as net zero carbon designs in the UK.

We also recognise the critical importance of ensuring we can help our clients understand, manage and communicate transparently their exposure to climate related risk and so are investing in the growth of our Climate Risk and Resilience Team.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual to join our world leading sustainability team, and to work with high profile clients across the built environment.

As part of our growing team, and working closely with colleagues of various disciplines, you will utilise and develop your knowledge of climate related risk within the built environment to strengthen our service, develop further our team and to support the continued growth our business in this area.

You will work with a wide range of clients across a range of built environment sectors including investors, developers, landlords and designers. This will include supporting clients to assess their climate related risk, to develop their strategies and policies and to partner with them over time to manage away these risks. Some of the requirements of the role will include:

  • Developing client relationships
  • Growing and developing a happy, high performing and motivated team
  • Strengthening and developing our climate related risk service
  • Researching industry best practice and developing partnerships where required
  • Creating innovating and solutions and proposals to our clients
  • Identifying and assessing climate related risks and opportunities; both physical and transitional
  • Advising on clients’ sustainability and climate risk strategies, their business models, governance approaches as well as policies and process
  • Working with our engineering & design teams, making recommendations to manage these risks
  • Partnering our clients to support their risk management activities over time
  • Assisting in the reporting and disclosure of climate risk
  • Advising clients on wider sustainability challenges

The Skills

We would expect you to be degree level qualified or equivalent, with a demonstrable track record in climate related risk within the built environment.

Some of the skills we would expect you to demonstrate are:

  • A team player with strong leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • A good eye for detail
  • Understanding of TCFD and other climate risk frameworks and methodologies
  • Strong appreciation for the policy context, disclosure and regulatory landscape
  • Strong understanding of climate risk within the context of the built environment
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate complex issues clearly
  • A strong project management ability and track record
  • Very good client relationships development abilities
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a growth mindset and being keen to continue to learn
  • Adopting an inclusive leadership approach as you work with a diverse, global team
  • A passion for making a positive impact and a commitment to tackling the climate crisis

We work to achieve the right balance for our people, making a positive impact and delivering excellent client outcomes of course – but very much allowing you to grow your knowledge and build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

Our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance. Maintaining our position as a global leader in sustainability starts with continuing to invest in our team and creating a culture that focuses on developing our people and providing them with the training, the opportunities and the creative freedom to make a positive impact.

If you feel you may have the skills and experience and are keen to work with like minded people focused on making a positive impact then please contact us.

Job Description

Why Join Cundall?

We know that to be the best at what we do we need a diverse workforce underpinned by an inclusive culture. Creating environments where everyone can find joy doing their best work is also great for everyone. That’s why we positively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities, and encourage, support, and celebrate the diverse voices of our people.