Senior Consultant - Climate Change and Sustainability Services


Location: Wellington

Job Type: Full time


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

[Aotearoa New Zealand]

Senior Consultant – Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Mā te kahukura ka rere te manu I With wings a bird will fly

At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart.

We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world.

Kei a koe te mana I The choice is yours

As a Consultant / Senior Consultant within the Climate Change and Sustainability team, you’ll work as part of a multidisciplinary team across a range of industries, assisting organisations on how they manage and report on climate risk and greenhouse emissions. You will:

  • Contribute to strategy, solutions, methodologies, analytical frameworks and tools to help clients succeed and navigate complex regulatory environments and manage stakeholder expectations
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key business decision-makers, both internally and externally
  • Identify and communicate trends, developments, and key performance drivers relevant to the client, while demonstrating a deep understanding of the industry and marketplace.

Ō Pūmanawa I What we’re looking for

Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.

  • Tertiary qualification, such as in engineering or environmental sciences, economics or accounting, law or the humanities. A sustainability-related specific qualification would be ideal.
  • Knowledge of relevant domestic climate change and sustainability policies, legislation, guidance and standards as well as a good understanding of the impacts of climate change
  • Practical experience with energy and emissions reporting schemes
  • Climate risk assessment and disclosure experience, including knowledge of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) Framework and a good understanding of the XRB’s climate standards.
  • A good understanding and knowledge of how global sustainability and climate change standards can be applied in the New Zealand context (including the new ISSB framework, and the GRI and SASB approaches to materiality).
  • Knowledge of, and experience in decarbonisation approaches and climate strategy.
  • A proven ability to research and make recommendations that are supported and underpinned by critical analysis.
  • A balanced and informed approach to problem solving.
  • A high degree of personal motivation and a proven track record of success in managing multiple activities and delivering projects within designated timeframes.
  • An appreciation of the role of Ti Tiriti Waitangi in order to to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success.
  • An ability to build trust, rapport and credibility with senior leaders
  • A commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Kuhu mai ki a EY I Come, be a part of EY

Apply now… we’re over 1,000 perspectives in Aotearoa New Zealand and we’re ready to welcome yours.

At EY we take inclusivity seriously, and we’re committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability or long-term health conditions. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +64 9 300 7044 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.

Whāia te iti kahurangi I The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

​​​​​​​We have one Senior Consultant position available. The salary range for this role is expected to be NZD 84,000 to NZD 96,250 dependent on skills and experience. This full-time role is for a minimum of 37.5 hours per week.

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