Director – Climate Change and Sustainability Services – Dublin/


The opportunity

We are looking for high-performing, innovative and enthusiastic climate change and sustainability specialists to join our growing team of professionals who are building a better working world by helping global organisations to identify, measure, deliver and report on the sustainability challenges and opportunities which are most relevant to create long-term value.


Your key responsibilities

This role will place you at the heart of a high-energy, agile team that is committed to helping clients build long-term sustainable businesses. This opportunity will enable you to work with leading organisations at a senior level to deliver better outcomes on some of the world’s most pressing climate change and sustainability issues. You will interact with EY colleagues globally and work across our different sectors and business activities.


Skills and attributes for success

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for helping clients to make their businesses future proof and more sustainable in an ever-changing world, where doing business is increasingly shaped by societal impact, climate change, sustainability, effective governance, innovation, and the creation of long-term value.  You will be experienced in helping organisations to understand and respond to the impact of climate change and sustainability at both an operational and strategic level.  You will be engaging with senior stakeholders on climate and sustainability related matters as they navigate both the business challenges and opportunities.


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Significant experience (12+ years) in helping clients to better understand, measure, quantify and articulate how climate change and sustainability related matters underpin and influence how an organisation creates long-term value for investors and other stakeholders.
  • Experience advising clients on climate change and sustainability risk issues at an operational and strategic level
  • A deep understanding of the links between climate change, sustainability, business risk and value creation.
  • Knowledge and experience of business strategy and operations, with a strong commercial background and experience in the field of social and environmental impact measurement and valuation
  • Ability to learn and quickly understand new concepts outside area of expertise
  • Ability to think strategically but also identify, develop and implement practical solutions.
  • Strong technical, quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to apply to solve new problems
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, with excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to network effectively within large organisations and build relationships with individuals and clients
  • Ability to contribute to new business development by highlighting potential opportunities for new engagements and responding to tenders
  • Ability to develop team members by sharing knowledge and coaching


Ideally you’ll also have

We are looking for individuals from varied backgrounds, but it would be advantageous for you to have many of the experiences below:

  • Deep sustainability regulatory knowledge and experience
  • A strong understanding of how investors, lenders and analysts review and use ESG information to inform decision making
  • Experience in GHG emissions, and sustainability KPI measurement, reporting and assurance
  • Experience in sustainability strategy development, double materiality, and implementation of sustainability strategies
  • Sustainability data management, processes and controls mapping experience
  • Relevant professional qualifications related to sustainability, climate change, etc.


What we look for

We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships, processes and opportunities.


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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