Principal Consultant “Sustainability” needed at Turner & Townsend

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Job title : Principal Consultant “Sustainability”

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : July 13, 2024

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The planet needs you!  Sustainability and decarbonisations are the key challenges in today’s world with most countries and companies pledging to significantly reduce their emissions for common good.  Turner & Townsend is seeking an experienced leader and performer who is passionate about climate change mitigation to support their Sustainability Department. Advises and supports clients in developing sustainability and decarbonization strategies and tactics for their organisations, and in implementing, tracking and evaluating these measures.

Part of Turner & Townsend services is the following:

  • Delivery of city/regional carbon reduction programmes
  • Development of carbon management strategies, including net zero strategies
  • Carbon footprint and greenhouse gas reporting
  • Identification and assessment of energy savings
  • Real Estate decarbonisation plan
  • Net zero programme management and delivery.


  • Supports the development of the Sustainability Business Unit with respect to strategy, and sourcing- and developing new opportunities in alignment with annual targets.
  • Develop and implement carbon neutral strategies, framework, policies and procedures, data management and implementation plans via a Sustainability Journey Map methodology to achieve client’s objectives for energy security, resource efficiency, cost reduction, decarbonisation (Scopes 1, 2, 3) and risk management.
  • Determine key metrics, using systemised tools for client performance tracking and reporting.
  • Oversee client’s carbon tax accounting and Greenhouse Gas reporting.
  • Provide input into client’s Annual Reports, ensuring that required standards and best practice frameworks are followed, providing the required level of assurance.
  • Confidently advise and present to client executive management and deliver accurately and timely, building and maintaining excellent client relationships.
  • Successfully lead and oversee deliverables from multi-disciplinary project teams, mainly subject matter experts and direct reports.
  • Keep abreast with the latest Sustainability regulations and best practice, and disseminate effective communication, awareness and training where appropriate.
  • Represent the company on forums, workshops and conferences by facilitating, networking and/or presenting on Sustainability-related matters.

In addition to the above as the Net Zero Consultant you are expected to demonstrate some or all of the following competencies: 

  • Ability to review, analyse and benchmark energy performance in the built environment. 
  • Competent user of data management software (for example Excel) and systems for data cleansing, management, analytics, and quality assurance.
  • Ability to scope retrofit projects and identify potential technical solutions.
  • Experience in conducting building energy audits to an approved standard client support and stakeholders management will be beneficial
  • Attention to detail in service delivery, communications, and working with others.
  • Demonstrably excellent analytic and communication skills – we believe in the use of quality data to drive objective decision making. 
  • Experience in carbon emission calculations; and Consultancy experience would be an advantage as would experience of winning work and inputting into proposals/bids. 



  • Minimum 7 – 10 years of relevant experience (essential), preferably in a consulting environment experience of delivering Sustainability consultancy support for clients is essential,
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Environmental Science or related (essential).
  • Post graduate qualifications and/or certifications relevant to the role.
  • Experience of working in Real Estate, Infrastructure and Advisory sectors (e.g., transport, utilities, energy, civils) is required, for both new build and retrofit
  • Business development experience, in the context of identifying and winning opportunities with existing as well as new clients
  • Comprehensive knowledge of environmental legislation and sustainability issues
  • Experience of providing environmental and sustainability assurance throughout the lifecycle of major projects and programmes
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and matrix management organisations on major projects and programmes
  • Ability to communicate with clients and other key stakeholders on global, national, and regional issues, including the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and Net Zero Emissions
  • Able to build strong, professional client relationships and proactively identifies and resolves client’s issues
  • Confident leading and working alone or as part of a team, with ability to adapt as required
  • Attention to detail in service delivery, communications, and ways of working with others
  • Excellent communication including writing and presentation skills
  • Passion for and in-depth knowledge of sustainability strategies, software tools.
  • Effective leadership and project management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in MS Office and related business and communication tools.
  • Advanced organizational, active listening, and presentation skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with strong client relationship and business development aptitude.
  • Team player with commitment to achieve common goals.

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