SEA Expert Project Leader - Adaptation, Resilience, Physical Risks (Climate & Sustainability)


Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore


Asia Pacific


Globalization, Sustainability


Climate & Sustainability, Energy & environment

Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.

Practice Area Profile

Climate change is not a future threat—it’s an immediate one. BCG’s Climate & Sustainability practice (C&S) partners with businesses and governments to help them transform commitments into action and build a decarbonized, more sustainable world, driving technological and economic transformations to realize sustainable competitive advantage.
As part of our commitment to protecting the planet and helping clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, BCG is deepening and broadening its focus. C&S brings together more than 550 experts covering the full range of sustainability topics, including biodiversity, circular economy, decarbonization, sustainable agriculture, transition financing, water management, and other ESG topics—across all sectors—to support our clients around the world.

What You'll Do

As an Associate Director, you will be recognized by clients as an expert in your area and be seen internally as one of the faces of your topic. You will team with senior BCG leadership to generate significant growth in strategic priority areas. You will be directly involved in project execution to increase the value generated to clients, while playing a vital role in helping to build intellectual capital and the BCG brand. While continuing to play an important role in supporting and executing client work, Associate Directors transfer knowledge to a team around them (including traditional consultants)—hiring, coaching, and mentoring junior team members to support your area of expertise.

You will:
Play a leading role in helping our clients to improve their climate adaptation/resilience capabilities through case leadership & execution, client development, and intellectual property & product creation
Build, manage and maintain client relationships in the adaptation and resilience sector
Help clients to formulate comprehensive climate adaptation & resilience capabilities, including scenario modelling, key risk diagnosis and opportunity identification & prioritisation
Support selling and delivery of adaptation & resilience related projects/programs with private, public and not-for-profit sector clients
Identify socioeconomic, cultural or regulatory factors that may affect  potential adaptation & resilience solutions, and incorporate these into recommended solutions
Provide intellectual leadership for project teams by generating key ideas and conceptual frameworks to guide research and analysis 
Develop BCG’s thought leadership content and programs as part of our Climate and Sustainability practice in support of BCG’s clients and commercial agenda
Build internal affiliation and capability on adaptation & resilience specifically and Climate and Sustainability more generally 
Build connections to regional and global adaptation & resilience experts

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

At least 10-15 years of relevant consulting and/or industry experience in climate, with specific expertise in adaptation & resilience
Deep technical expertise on key climate risks faced by Southeast Asian countries and regionally-specific adaptation & resilience issues
Technical understanding of climate drivers, hazards and impact analysis, as well as latest developments from UNFCCC, IPCC and other relevant technical sources/references
Ability to thrive in a hypothesis-based environment where inductive rather than deductive reasoning is the norm
Strong people skills including building empathy, strong relationships, and trust
Experience leading and managing teams and engaging with senior executives
Proven ability to build and maintain senior executive relationships, influencing senior executives' agendas and supporting critical strategic decisions 
Relevant tertiary qualifications from a top tier institution(s); Master's degree, MBA or PhD preferred
Fluency in English is a must
Fluency in any ASEAN language is a plus

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