Trainee Consultant Posted Mar 11
Eunomia Research and Consulting , Brooklyn, NY
 
Location:
Brooklyn, New York.

Hours of Work:
Full time, 45 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with core office hours of 8:30am - 5:30pm.

Start Date:
As soon as possible. Applicants must already have the right to work in the US. An indication of the notice period you are required to work or graduation date (if relevant) and your earliest possible start date should be identified in your application form.

About the Company:
Eunomia Research & Consulting is an independent and ethical environmental consultancy. We are a mission-oriented business with a goal to be influential in bringing about positive environmental and climate change: we embrace this in all that we do.

We specialize in circularity, waste and resource efficiency and climate impact mitigation. Across Eunomia, 120 consultants work from offices in the UK, US, New Zealand, Belgium and Greece. Our team of policy analysts, economist, modelers, strategist, material and waste sector specialists support a broad range of public, private and non-profit clients including state environment departments, leading fast-moving consumer goods companies and game-changing NGOs (including WWF, Changing markets, Plastics Free Waters).

As a global leader in circularity, Eunomia helps its clients develop strategies and make data-informed policy and system decisions in an increasingly complex, resource-scarce and uncertain world. Our ability to think creatively in a commercial context alongside our reputation for being at the leading edge of emerging environmental policy and good practice, allows us to effectively and efficiently focus our client support and advisory services.

Our desire to lead by example, and our enthusiastic and supportive team, makes Eunomia a stimulating and rewarding place to work.

Job Description:
We are recruiting a full-time permanent Trainee Consultant. The Trainee Consultant role is an entry-level role suitable for candidates with up to one to two years of relevant full-time or internship experience. The successful candidate will primarily work closely with – and be mentored by – our experienced Director and staff on the wide portfolio of projects that Eunomia undertakes, relating to waste and resource management, environmental policy, and energy services. Duties may include, but will not be limited to:
• Market appraisals;
• Data analysis;
• Primary research, including designing and conducting interviews and surveys;
• Policy evaluation in the fields of waste, marine and low carbon energy;
• Economic assessments, including cost-benefit analysis;
• Life cycle assessment;
• Carbon foot-printing / appraisal of greenhouse gas emissions;
• Project support and management;
• Bid support; and
• Report writing and editing.

The successful candidate will spend their time learning our trade by shadowing senior team members, by supporting the team in day-to-day activities and by delivering outputs for clients. Eunomia takes the view that Trainee Consultants should be invested in and will, ideally, progress within the company at a pace determined by their abilities.

Key Relationships:
• Director;
• Consultant;
• Other company staff;
• Clients; and
• Prospective clients.

Reports to:
Director

Person Specification:
We are seeking a highly motivated and high calibre candidate to fulfil the role. Candidates should reflect our values and commitment to quality and are expected to be self-disciplined, well-organized and to be able to present themselves in a professional manner. A demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, environmental and sustainability issues is expected.

Essential:
• Bachelor’s degree level in a relevant discipline, or the candidate can demonstrate practical background or experience that is relevant to the job description;
• Excellent data research, collection and analysis skills, including the ability to work with and manipulate large datasets;
• Excellent all-round IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office, high proficiency with Excel preferred;
• Good verbal and written communication skills including experience in writing technical reports (either as part of a degree or practical business experience);
• Proven organizational skills, working in a calm, logical way to deliver tasks efficiently;
• A methodical and rigorous approach with a high level of attention to detail;
• Ability to apply practical, common sense thinking to real-world problems;
• An understanding of the commercial aspects of the environmental consulting sector;
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with multiple colleagues, peers and external clients; and
• Ability to think creatively and independently and to take initiative to solve problems.

And on a Personal Level:
• You are a confident and clear communicator;
• You can motivate yourself to work independently and fit well within a team;
• You are enthusiastic, can inspire others and enjoy working hard to make a difference; and
• You have an interest in waste and resource management and the circular economy.

Specific Tasks
Tasks undertaken will vary according to the contracts and clients. However, the following types of tasks are likely to be commonly required:
• Research;
• Report writing;
• Proposal writing;
• Data analysis;
• Development and operation of spreadsheet-based models;
• Client meetings and liaison;
• Meetings with stakeholder groups;
• Contributing to and independently delivering presentations;
• Timekeeping; and
• Project management.
Employees are also encouraged to comment on the development of the company and to propose improvements in policies and procedures as appropriate.

Remuneration
Approximately $40,000 plus healthcare and benefits, commensurate with experience.

Vacation Entitlement
15 days per year (plus Holidays) rising by 1 day each year to a maximum of 20 days per year.

Application Information
In order to be considered all applications should be submitted electronically to the email address listed on our website (eunomia.co.uk/about-us/working-eunomia/) and must include the following:
1) A formal covering letter (maximum one page) addressed to Georgia Pathy summarizing your reasons for applying for the post, your suitability for the post and why you would like to work for Eunomia.
2) A formal resume (maximum two sides of A4) summarizing your education and experience.
3) The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday April 8th (Eastern Standard Time).
4) If your application is successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to complete an online Numerical Reasoning test.
5) First interviews will consist of a written test and a question & answer interview, and will be held at Eunomia’s offices in New York or via video chat if not located in New York, week commencing Monday 27th April. Second interviews, if required, will be at a date to be confirmed.

Hardcopy applications and resume-only applications will not be considered. Please visit eunomia.co.uk/about-us/working-eunomia/ for more information.

The Company reserves the right not to appoint anyone if no suitable candidates come forward.

Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to Equal Opportunities and is a Living Wage employer.

Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to protecting data and respecting the privacy of persons it deals with. In so doing, we comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. We confirm that in the event you apply for a role within Eunomia, your details will be securely held by the company in line with the company’s Privacy Policy which is available on Eunomia’s website. We encourage you to read this policy in order that you understand our legitimate reasons for processing your data, as well as your rights with regard to submitting your personal information to us with regard to recruitment.

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