EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute (EDHEC-Risk Climate) aims to help private and public sector decision-makers manage climate-related financial risks and make the best use of financial tools to invest in a sustainable, low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. EDHEC-Risk Climate is searching for a Climate and ESG Research Engineer to help build the science and engineering evidence to understand infrastructure's sustainability risks.
Application closing date : April 14, 2023
The successful candidate will join a diverse team (scientists, engineers, economists and finance professionals). They will develop engineering-based research and analysis into the physical and financial risks to infrastructure that arise from its carbon emissions, environmental impacts and vulnerability to a changing climate. This will be used to underpin strategic investment decisions for green infrastructure and to inform global debate on green finance: two cornerstones of achieving global ambitions for a sustainable economy and minimising the impacts and causes of climate change.
The ideal candidate will have experience in a selection of the following areas.
- Science & technology based experience of the climate and environmental impacts of major infrastructure sectors: e.g. transport networks; power & fuels; utilities and their distribution networks (water, gas, power & communications), construction industry and the built environment.
- Understanding of deploying low carbon technology and mitigation of the environmental impacts for these sectors.
- Knowledge of risk exposure from environmental factors - including climate and weather risks - of large infrastructure assets, such as networks and hubs for transport and utility.
- Understanding of the policy and infrastructure requirements influencing technology deployment in different global regions.
- Experience of ESG planning and measurement for infrastructure or large projects.
- Understanding of the social and economic impacts of major infrastructure development.
- Experience of developing infrastructure-based solutions that generate carbon and other environmental credits for the voluntary market is desirable.
- Postgraduate degree in science or engineering.
- Strong technical writing skills for briefing, publications and reports.
- 5+ years of expertise in research carbon and broader environmental markets, or asset management.
- Highly proficient in written and spoken English.
- Excellent communicator, with experience of explaining technically complex concepts to a stakeholders and customers from a diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to establish clear performance targets and metrics.
- Working with transnational teams a benefit.
The salary is highly competitive. It will be determined according to the School pay scale, based on the candidate’s qualifications and prior experience.
To apply for this offer, please send a CV and a cover letter to: [email protected].