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Principal Carbon Consultant



Posted 1 week ago

Lead the Sustainability Revolution as a Principal Consultant at Seismic


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Hybrid; London / Remote

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Seismic is a dynamic sustainability advisory poised to make an impact on the planet and society. With ambitious goals to become the best employer and engage millions in sustainable change, Seismic thrives on creating meaningful connections and delivering impactful solutions to clients ranging from SMEs to multinational corporations. If you're passionate about sustainability and eager to be part of a vibrant team, join us in our mission to foster a seismic shift towards a better future.

Role Summary

  • Join the core Consulting Team to guide clients in impactful sustainability practices.
  • Drive growth and enhance delivery capabilities for Seismic's Carbon, Net Zero & SBTi Service Line.
  • Develop new business and nurture existing client relationships.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives within the service line.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to expand the company's UK and European presence.
  • Build lasting relationships and represent Seismic at industry events.

Role Requirements

  • Experience in leading commercial Carbon service offerings.
  • Track record in growing and developing consulting teams within sustainability services.
  • Expertise in sustainability at a senior level with experience in setting strategies.
  • Proven ability to secure new business and add value to client relationships.
  • Experience in direct line management and team leadership.
  • Adaptability to a fast-paced, mission-driven start-up culture.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to facilitate diverse client workshops.
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of business relationships.
  • Action-oriented, detail-focused and adept at managing multiple projects.
  • Desire to collaborate and contribute to a purpose-driven team.


  • Competitive salary based on skills and experience.
  • Flexible working hours with a focus on work-life balance.
  • Personal Development Plan with budget support.
  • 25 days annual leave plus birthday off.
  • Commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Join us in leading the shift.

This is an exciting new role in a fast-growing sustainability advisory working to enable businesses to prosper by being a force for good. We are driven by our passion to help to fix our planet and inspire society to change for the better.

What we are looking for

A Principal Consultant with expertise in Carbon, Net Zero & SBTi related services for corporates. 

About us

At Seismic, we have 2 key goals within the next 5 years:

  1. To be the best employer that you have ever had.
  2. To enable 10,000,000 people join the shift

Along with creating impact through everything we do, connecting and building relationships is a core priority for us. This goes for our team too, which is made up of a strong mix of Strategy, Carbon, Communications & B Corp expertise throughout the UK and Europe.

We love working with our clients. From SMEs to multinational corporations, we are committed to enabling them to prosper by helping them become ever more impactful forces for good.

All that’s missing is you!

The role and its responsibilities

The exact role definition will be dependent on the desire, capability and experiences of the right person. Key responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Member of our core Consulting Team, focused on helping our clients use our expertise in the most valuable and impactful ways for them 
  • Contributing to leading the strategy, growth objectives and delivery capabilities of our Carbon, Net Zero & SBTi Service Line
  • Developing and winning business through working with new and existing clients to identify their strategic Carbon, Net Zero & SBTi needs within a commercial framework
  • Leading process improvement and optimisation within our Carbon, Net Zero & SBTi Service Line
  • Identifying needs that the clients may not recognise and ensuring approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs
  • Working with the leadership team to grow our presence in the UK and Europe
  • Building strong and lasting relationships with colleagues, clients and our wider community
  • Representing Seismic at industry events 

About you 

You believe that humanity and businesses need to make a seismic shift in the right direction and want to apply your consulting and analytical capabilities to help make that happen. At the same time you want to work in a friendly, collaborative and empathetic team who are delivering impactful projects for high-profile clients.

To be successful in this role you would need the following attributes: 

  • You have have supported or led a commercial Carbon service offering within a professional services environment, focussed on external clients
  • You have successful track record of contributing to the growth and development of a Consulting delivery team in a sustainability services business
  • You are passionate about sustainability and have proven, relevant experience at a senior level, including helping organisations set strategies across the range of Carbon topics
  • You have a proven track record of securing new business from existing and new clients in a strategic way that adds genuine value and impact
  • You have direct line management experience and have ideally led and developed a junior and / or mid level consulting team 
  • You are energised by the pace of a mission driven scale-up culture
  • You are resilient and comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • You love coaching and developing others
  • You are details oriented but not at the expense of making pragmatic decisions
  • You have the interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence to facilitate complex or challenging client workshops involving a divers group of participants 
  • You’re a strategic thinker who doesn’t get too bogged down in the minutiae 
  • You have strong self-awareness and can easily adapt to different clients, from energetic SMEs to complex large corporates
  • You are happy thinking on your feet and can adapt existing plans to changing circumstances
  • You enjoy building relationships across the company and with clients
  • You’re commercially aware and understand the importance of strong commercial relationships
  • Your written and in-person communication style is clear and concise.
  • You act with empathy in a ‘human first’ way
  • You are excited about the opportunity to be part of a high performing team, learning and growing with Seismic as we deliver our vision

Importantly, you love client work and also working with teammates to iterate products and services. You are a team player - you like a laugh, but are not afraid to graft. You are a student of sustainability, have plenty to offer, and know you have even more to learn.

You are action oriented, have a keen eye for detail and enjoy juggling multiple projects and priorities and enjoy just the right amount of time pressure to help keep productive and focused. You are a ‘people person’ with a knack for building relationships with a diverse group of people.

You are more excited by the opportunities of working for a young, fast growing, ever evolving, purpose-driven business than for a large corporation.


Ideally you will be within commuting distance of our London office.

Working hours 

We believe in flexible working hours to better suit our personal lives while being considerate of each other and our clients. We generally work office hours but trust each other to make fair decisions. 

Salary and benefits

  • Salary and benefits are competitive and dependent on skills and experience.
  • Personal Development Plan with budgetary support. 
  • 25 days annual leave plus an extra day off for your birthday. 

Seismic is an equal opportunities employer

Seismic recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We are building a world class team and we know we need a diverse mix of talented people doing their best work.

Application process

This position is managed by our partner, Climate17.

Seismic and Climate17 are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race,

gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability.

If you require additional support, equipment or resources in order to participate in the job

application or interview process, please let us know.

If you are a 3rd party organization or recruitment company, we ask that you refrain from

contacting Seismic or Climate17 about this vacancy.

About Climate17

Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm.

We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their

environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy



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