Senior Practice Lead - Climate, Sustainability and Energy (EU/UK/US)
Global Counsel is seeking a senior consultant to join our team. This is a new role created in response to unprecedented political focus on climate change and wider environmental, social and governance regulation.
This new senior position is designed for a leader with the personal drive and commercial awareness to develop and execute a new growth strategy.
In this new role, you will be expected to provide tailored and compelling counsel to clients at every level from the C-Suite to public policy teams and investor relations managers - about the policy risks and opportunities. GC's advice on these issues is global, but with a particular focus in the EU and UK.
The role is a unique opportunity to build and enhance your reputation for analysis and strategic advice while also contributing to the continued growth of a fast-paced and innovative young company. You will be supported by an able team of policy consultants and analysts who are already part of a strong set of practices.
Role and responsibilities
- Provide expert, strategic and actionable advice and thought leadership to GC clients on the risks and opportunities from regulation and the political cross-winds in the field of climate, sustainability and energy.
- Tailor that advice to clients ranging from financial institutions to fund managers, and from energy majors to multinational manufacturers as well as technology start-ups.
- Further enhance our suite of products and services and develop new ways of promoting them to potential clients, as well as leading campaigns and pitch processes that draw on the full range of GC's capabilities.
- Deepen our expertise in areas of growing importance, such as state aid policies, given the scale of public investment requirements in this area.
- Work with our existing client base of global corporations and investors, building on and overseeing our existing teams responsible for sustainability, ESG, energy and climate change policy.
- Help clients embrace opportunities from the enormous investment that policymakers are seeking in new energy technologies and other infrastructure assets.
- Coach and develop the talents of team members currently leading client work on energy, sustainability and climate change across all our offices.
- Build and maintain relationships with a wider network of businesses, policymakers, trade bodies and other stakeholders at senior levels.
Skills and profile
- Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of the policy agendas and political dynamics driving initiatives such as the European Green Deal and the G7 Build Back Better World, as well as fora such as the UNFCCC.
- A track record of effective team leadership and development, ideally in a diverse multinational environment.
- The personal drive and commercial awareness to develop and execute a growth strategy, with strong support and resources from the wider team and external partners as needed.
- You may have a background in public sector policymaking and/or private sector public policy advice, ideally from a consultancy, major corporate or trade body.
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English. Competence in other European languages is highly desirable.
What we can offer
- Professional development in a fast-growing company with multiple international offices.
- This is a full-time role requiring permanent presence at one of our larger offices in Brussels, London or Washington DC, with an eventual need for frequent travel in Europe and to our other offices in Singapore and Doha.
- Salary and other benefits are competitive and dependent on experience.
How to apply
Please submit your CV and covering letter via the webform by 17:00 GMT on 12 December 2021.
If a confidential discussion about this role in advance would be useful, please contact the hiring managers Tom White or Gregor Irwin.
Successful candidates will be invited to further selection stages.
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