Climate Change Consultant

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa, and the largest environmental consulting firm globally. To further our strategic business execution plan, we are seeking leaders who share our guiding principles – we value our people and our reputation; we are locally dedicated with international scale; we are future-focused and challenge the status quo; we foster collaboration; we have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable.

Job Description

The role will be as a Climate Change Consultant within the Climate Change team based in Johannesburg, although working on projects internationally, with a focus on Greenhouse Gas reporting and climate change risk assessments.

WSP Africa also runs projects outside of South Africa, presenting travelling opportunities and access to a diverse range of decarbonisation and climate resilience projects. From a global perspective, WSP Africa provides support to our Global Businesses presenting unique opportunities to our local Climate Change team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting Greenhouse gas assessments in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, IPCC and ISO 14064 for a variety of sectors including mining, refinery and industrial clients.
  • Assessing climate change risks and opportunities for large-scale projects and private sector clients.
  • Compiling climate change technical and high-quality reports and disclosures.
  • Analysing climate projection data for future scenarios.
  • Processing, assessing, and presenting climatological, GHG and energy data.
  • Conduct project admin, including financial, health & safety, and project team co-ordination.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Health and Safety:

  • Act as a SHEQ role model, behaving consistently within the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies.
  • Contribute to the identification of SHEQ risks and drive processes to achieve Zero Harm.
  • Embrace, display and promote company values, ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times.                                                                                   


  • An Honours degree or higher in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g.: Chemical Engineering). Master’s level will be advantageous.
  • Analytically minded with excel expertise and experience. Programming on Python will be advantageous.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in climate change consulting.
  • Some exposure to proposal writing will be advantageous.
  • Experience with technical report writing and data analysis.

Key Competencies and Generic Skills:

  • Knowledge of the South African environmental legislation, particularly energy and climate change legislation.
  • Technical report writing skills to produce professional reports in fluent English.
  • Technical skills and attention to detail to be able to calculate and analyse technical information and environmental data.
  • Willingness to travel in Sub Sahara Africa (outside of South Africa) if required.                                         

Additional Information

What's in it for you?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first class medical cover, generous days annual leave, and paid professional subscriptions.

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognize the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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