Senior Advisor Decarbonization Job In Dubai


Your responsibilities include:

Manage and assist with the delivery of projects and client relationships. There are a wide range of exciting projects that you will be able to get involved in. Areas we focus on are sustainable finance, sustainability strategy, net zero and decarbonization, and ESG reporting and disclosure. This specific role is focussed on supporting our clients to respond to the challenges and opportunities posed by a changing climate, with a particular emphasis on the net zero transition and supporting our clients to decarbonize.

Partner with clients to identify and diagnose their needs and the ability to cross-sell services.

Create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership.

Actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects, consistently driving projects to completion making sure that at the work delivered is industry leading.

Support the EMEA Leader for Sustainability, Resilience and ESG to implement the growth strategy and align with the broader GHD business.

Support the EMEA Leader for Sustainability, Resilience and ESG to implement the marketing/communications strategy for the GHD Sustainability, Resilience and ESG practice to strengthen the GHD brand and position us as a leader in this field.

Working closely with colleagues, you will create a positive learning culture and coach and mentor junior team members and help them to develop.

Collaborate with colleagues outside of Sustainability, Resilience & ESG to deliver multi-disciplinary and cross-geographical work.

Support the GHD Sustainability, Resilience and ESG practice so that we meet GHD’s overall objectives in terms of financial performance, risk management and strategic development, adhering to GHD’s core values.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate knowledge/experience in some or all of the following:

Greenhouse gas emissions accounting (Scopes 1,2 and 3).

Climate risk and opportunity identification, mitigation and management.

Climate risk modelling and scenario analysis.

Climate risk quantification.

Climate disclosures, TCFD in particular.

Transition plans and net zero roadmaps.

Science based targets initiative’s net zero standard.

Carbon offsetting and credit markets.

Regulatory requirements related to GHG and climate disclosures.

Skills and attributes for success:

Excellent understanding of the science of climate change, current and emerging policy and market implications, and drivers for decarbonization.

Experience of developing / implementing decarbonization strategies.

Experience as a practitioner in the field, either in academia, or the public or private sectors. Knowledge of built environment and/or energy sectors is an advantage.

Ability to think strategically and see the big picture as well as apply knowledge to real-world problems faced by businesses.

Inclusive and collaborative approach and ability to engage others on a vision and gain buy-in to achieve results.

Professional presence with high credibility at all levels within an organization and confidence to influence at all levels.

Strong communication skills, verbal and written, to complete reports and proposals, and active listening skills.

Excellent project management skills.

Be a self-starter who takes ownership for tasks and team performance, and proactively seeks out ways to better address our clients’ needs.

Ability to manage complexity and ambiguity to deliver under pressure with sound judgement, and to deliver complex projects linked to company strategy.

Intellectual curiosity.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Share our passion for helping businesses and other clients become more sustainable.

Willingness and ability to travel within the GCC and UK, as necessary.

We are committed to addressing the worlds biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and communities.
GHD is a global network of multi-disciplinary professionals providing clients with integrated solutions through engineering, environmental, design and construction expertise. Our future-focused, innovative approaches connect and support communities around the world, resiliency and sustainability for generations to come.
Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals connected by over 200 offices, across five continents Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region.
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GHD reconnaît et comprend que le monde est en constante évolution. Nous sommes engagés à résoudre les plus grands défis mondiaux dans les secteurs de leau, de lénergie et de lurbanisation.
Nous sommes une entreprise de services professionnels dotée dune expertise de pointe en ingénierie, en construction et en architecture. Nos démarches avant-gardistes et innovatrices rapprochent et soutiennent les communautés à léchelle mondiale. En livrant dexcellents résultats sociaux et économiques, nous visons à bâtir des relations durables avec nos partenaires et nos clients.
Fondée en 1928, GHD appartient entièrement à ses employés Nous sommes plus de 10 000 employés diversifiés et qualifiés dans plus de 200 bureaux et sur cinq continents : Amérique du Nord et Amérique du Sud, Asie, Australie et Europe, ainsi que dans la région du Pacifique.
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