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Principal Consultant - Renewables

The Biodiversity Consultancy


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join as a Principal Consultant and lead innovative sustainability strategies in the renewable energy sector


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£50000 - £65000

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3e King's Parade

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary: At The Biodiversity Consultancy, we are at the forefront of integrating nature into business and finance. Our science-based approaches are designed to create a nature-positive future. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry bodies, academia, and various stakeholders to shape corporate action on nature and biodiversity.

Role Summary:Manage and deliver complex consultancy projects within the renewable energy sector.Develop corporate and project-level biodiversity strategies and action plans.Assess impacts and dependencies on nature for multinational renewable energy firms.Set corporate targets for nature aligned with global agreements.Collaborate with civil society and industry groups to expand business networks.Engage in public speaking, write best practice guidelines, and contribute to publications.

Role Requirements:Minimum 5 years’ experience in corporate sustainability, preferably in the renewable energy sector.Knowledge of global environmental frameworks and voluntary action.Skilled in sustainability of operations and supply chains.Proven consultancy, presentation, and writing skills.Project and people management abilities.A relevant Honors degree and a commitment to diversity and environmental change.Strong business development and client relationship management experience.Desirable: An existing network with business sustainability leaders.

Salary: £50-65,000

We are seeking a Principal Consultant to join our Renewables team. In this position, you will manage projects and relationships with our renewable energy sector clients and partners (including developers and investors). You will work with our technical experts to respond to market needs through innovative solutions for corporate action on nature and biodiversity. You will lead on projects developing corporate and project-level strategies for renewable energy, nature and biodiversity, developing net positive impact and biodiversity net gain solutions in close collaboration with our clients.

The Biodiversity Consultancy’s mission is to integrate nature into business and finance decision-making through science-based approaches. Your work will also include collaborating with industry bodies, sustainability initiatives, academia, financial institutions and civil society to share experiences, build capacity and help build a nature-positive future.


  • Delivering large, complex consultancy projects in the renewable energy sector, with multiple technical and stakeholder inputs, including:

  1. Developing biodiversity strategies and action plans for implementation at the corporate (e.g., portfolio-wide) and individual project levels.
  2. Assessing the impacts and dependencies on nature across direct operations and supply chains of large, multi-national renewable energy companies.
  3. Setting corporate targets for action on nature aligned with global agreements and regulatory requirements (e.g. TNFD, CSRD, SBTN).

  • Interpretation and application of a range of frameworks and business drivers, including global goals, corporate policy, lender requirements and regulatory guidelines.
  • Develop and support work proposals to new and existing clients.
  • Collaborate with partners from civil society and industry groups, such as IUCN, UNGC, WBSCD and Business for Nature.
  • Expand our global business network in the renewable energy sector, engaging with new and existing clients and partners.
  • Public speaking on behalf of the Biodiversity Consultancy, including writing and delivering presentations.
  • Write and review material for best practice guidelines, scientific and business press, the TBC website and publications.
  • Other duties commensurate with the role.

Essential attributes and experience

  • 5 years’ experience of working within corporate sustainability
  • Experience in the renewable energy sector.
  • Good knowledge of global environmental frameworks and action (including regulatory and voluntary).
  • Experience of sustainability of direct operations and within supply chains, and/or of developing or contributing to programmes delivering strategic change
  • Demonstrable consultancy skills. Excellent presentation and writing skills with experience in presenting complex concepts to a business audience, including specialists and non-specialists.
  • Project and people management skills
  • Good Honors degree in a relevant discipline
  • Values and actively supports diversity
  • Passionate about creating positive environmental change
  • Good track record of business development and client relationship management
  • it would be desirable that the right candidate has an existing network with business sustainability leaders

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