We have a unique opportunity for someone with vision, entrepreneurial flair, and technical expertise to continue developing our climate change and sustainability offering in the marketplace. Your primary responsibility will involve researching and actively pursue opportunities and developing strategic propositions that will enable our clients to achieve climate resilience at project and corporate level, which will positively contribute to achieving the UK’s 2050 net zero target. You will win, manage and deliver projects; significantly growing the amount of climate change/sustainability work year on year, to achieve the company’s vision and financial objectives. Once the business unit is established, you will go on to build and lead a team of climate change and sustainability specialists.  In addition to client facing work, you will also offer leadership and support for the ongoing development and delivery of Thomson’s ESG strategy, working with colleagues to continually improve the sustainability of our operations.

Ideal candidates will have strong commercial acumen and entrepreneurial vision needed to take ownership of the development and growth of this new business unit. A technical expert in your field, you will have detailed knowledge of climate/net zero methodologies and best practice.

This permanent position will be based in our Head Office in Guildford, with an office/home-working split based on business needs.

Successful candidates will:

  • have previous extensive experience of UK climate change/sustainability
  • be able to evidence a successful track record of project management with strong commercial outcomes, delivering projects on time and to budget
  • have experience of driving commercial outcomes through innovative approaches
  • have a demonstrable track record of identifying and winning work
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience of liaising with clients, planning authorities and key stakeholders, as well as writing technical reports and reviewing those produced by others
  • be a strong team player, with the ability to integrate quickly and engage other technical specialists within the business
  • have the desire to develop and grow a high-performing team
  • have a full UK driving licence, use of a car and be willing to travel

Working at Thomson:

We promote a happy, friendly workplace and are guided by the company’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. We excel at providing our people with amazing career progression and offer an extensive range of company benefits which include: 25 days annual leave, healthcare cash plan, enhanced stakeholder pension scheme, life insurance, discounted gym membership, paid professional memberships, clothing allowance, outstanding performance rewards, free parking and regular local and company social events!

One of the major advantages to working at Thomson is that our people is at the heart of everything we do. As an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT), all Thomson employees have a stake in the business and reap the reward of its success including performance-related annual bonuses. We also pride ourselves in providing market leading internal and external training opportunities which contributes to individual tailored career path ways.

For more information, please contact Garry by emailing your details to recruitment@thomsonec.com