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Deloitte Climate Adaptation & Resilience Manager in Rosslyn, Virginia

Are you interested in joining a firm where professional development and growth opportunities are a part of its corporate culture? If you are seeking a role that offers you the opportunity to advise Government clients through critical issues, while allowing you to develop personally and professionally, Deloitte could be the place for you! Join our team of Government Supply Chain specialists and play a key role in helping to transform the Government marketplace!

The Team

The Energy, Climate, and Natural Resources team in Deloitte's Government and Public Services (GPS) practice helps clients implement transformative programming and public services that advance clean, secure, and sustainable growth. Our work is both domestic and international, supporting clients in the U.S. and projects abroad in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We advise clients on solutions for decarbonization, climate change mitigation, and infrastructure resilience. Examples of our work include supporting countries to mobilize climate finance to achieve Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), creating green budget taxonomies, and developing investable climate projects.

Work you'll do

As a Specialist Master / Manager within our GPS Energy, Climate, and Natural Resources team you will work with public sector clients to solve climate, energy, and natural resource challenges. Work will consist of the following:

  • Work with public sector clients (international, national, and sub-national/municipal government) to solve critical climate, energy, and water sector issues, particularly those related to climate change, adaptation, and infrastructure resilience.

  • Manage geographically dispersed and cross-functional teams to deliver solutions, such as climate risk assessments, design and implementation of climate resilience and adaptation strategies and interventions, developing program activities to promote climate change adaptation as part of broader resilience action, and providing technical leadership on policies and strategies related to climate change adaptation, including but not limited to nature-based solutions, green/grey/blue infrastructure, integrated urban planning, the built environment

  • Develop written analyses, presentations, recommendations, tools, and resources to support clients in understanding the climate change adaptation and resilience issues.

  • Stay abreast of the evolving climate resilience landscape, developments in urbanization and resilience technologies, and serve as an expert and thought leader in the field of climate change adaptation.

  • Include risk profiles emanating from parallel fields, such as public health, transportation and infrastructure asset management, trends in climate migration, community and stakeholder engagement, and vulnerable communities and populations in resilience work.

  • Manage client relationships and display leadership and business judgment, anticipate client and project needs, identify challenges, and develop solutions.

  • Actively participate and contribute to internal firm activities including staff recruitment and mentorship, and uphold Deloitte's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and work-life balance.

  • Lead and support business development initiatives to grow the climate, energy, and natural resources team and the GPS practice, including proposal development.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in environmental studies, international development, urban planning/architecture/engineering, public policy, or a related field

  • 10+ years of experience working in climate resilience and adaptation

  • Experience working with public and private sector stakeholders in emerging markets on climate change adaptation and resilience topics

  • Experience working with bilateral and multilateral institutions or on international development priorities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer. sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

  • Ability to travel up to 25% on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in environmental studies, international development, public policy, or a related field.

  • Exposure to securing climate financing for resilience, disaster risk reduction, adaptation and/or emergency management at the sub-national level

  • Advanced skills in using industry standard research tools, models, and software, such as GIS, AI for risk reduction, ESRI, and others.

  • Knowledge of international climate policy and process, including UNFCCC negotiations, agreements, and related reporting frameworks and standards

  • Experience designing, managing, and implementing complex international development projects focused on increasing climate change resilience

  • Experience mentoring and coaching junior staff.

  • Experience managing senior-level client relationships, presenting and selling ideas to clients and other decision makers

  • Experience with business development and proposal writing.

How you'll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. Deloitte prioritizes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) throughout the hiring process and for all employees. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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