Project Leader/Principal, Climate & Sustainability

Location:

Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, Mountain View/Silicon Valley, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, D.C.

Geography:

North America

Capabilities:

Operations, Strategy, Sustainability

Industries:

Social sector

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

WHAT WE NEED 

To help tackle climate change, advance racial equity, transition to a circular economy, boost economic development, create food systems and security, embrace large-scale renewables and clean technology, accelerate sustainable finance and investing, and build sustainable supply chains, BCG helps clients transform their business models to optimize for societal and business value. With businesses facing more pressure than ever to rethink their role in society and improve their impact on people and the planet, BCG is looking for a variety of consultants across tenures and topics to help our clients take on difficult challenges when it comes to climate and sustainability.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

At BCG you will become a pivotal member of our consulting team, working alongside some of the world’s top minds on the forefront of climate and sustainability strategy. You will collaborate closely with team members from many backgrounds, advising clients across industries on how best to reduce emissions and reach their sustainability goals.

To capitalize on the momentum and growth, current openings span levels and areas of expertise, meaning the type of work you will focus in could vary. Experts focus on developing BCG's thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets; and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working alongside our traditional and specialty consultants to bring the ‘best of BCG’ to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

BCG Project Leaders and Principals lead case teams, engage with and present to senior clients, direct projects to define client needs, manage project scoping and work module development, supervise research activities, and participate in business development. They oversee the formulation of hypotheses for research and investigation, as well as advanced analysis to identify opportunities. They work closely with clients to solidity their competitive advantage and drive value on multiple levels: societal and sustainability value, financial impact, organizational transformation, enhanced effectiveness and digitalization, improved supplier collaboration and optimized risk management. Project Leaders and Principals are also responsible for continuously developing the firm’s knowledge and capabilities and play a key role in the development and maintenance of high-level client relationships.

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track (ECT) is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts deliver next-level impact for BCG's most complex and cutting-edge client challenges. Experts focus on developing BCG's thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets; and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring the ‘best of BCG’ to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 3 to 10+ years of post-graduate school consulting experience, with at least 1+ years at a team lead level
  • 3+ years of consulting or industry experience in one or more of the following areas: 
    • Oil & Gas: Upstream, downstream, or chemicals operations; carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) commercial strategy and market assessment, greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency, net-zero roadmapping
    • Power & Renewables: Distributed energy resources (DER), EV vehicles and charging, electrification of industrial processes, onsite electricity generation, corporate renewables procurement
    • Industrial Goods: Carbon accounting/disclosure and/or hydrogen/fuel cell/e-fuel strategy within chemicals, metals & mining, engineered processed goods, aerospace & defense, automotive, and agriculture. Blockchain experience a plus 
    • Consumer: Sustainable sourcing & procurement within retail and consumer products, traceability & transparency, regenerative agriculture and food value chains, retail net-zero strategy
    • Operations: Scope 3 emissions reduction through supply chain and procurement, net-zero and carbon reduction strategy, leveraging supply chain technology to reduce footprint
    • Financial Institutions: Sustainable and impact investing strategy, ESG accounting, impact due diligence, ESG integration, net-zero strategy in financial institution setting (private equity, banks, funds, asset management)
  • Ability to develop leading edge business models, frameworks for analysis, and long-term business strategies that maximize shareholder value. Must be able to thrive in a hypothesis-based environment where inductive rather than deductive reasoning is the norm
  • Proven ability to manage client engagements, client relationships, and provide “thought leadership” to teams, owning the responsibility for the quality of engagements. A combination of management and “hands on” delivery experience is critical
  • A degree from a top-tier institution preferred
YOU'LL BE BASED IN

We will consider candidates for any of our North American offices. 

YOU'LL BE TRAVELING

Travel is expected and will vary based on project needs.

Candidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US & Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law.

Date Posted:

01-Jan-2022

Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
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