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SLR Consulting

Job title Principal Consultant - Resource and Sustainability
Location Manchester – Quay West
Sector Sustainability consulting
Date posted 03-Feb-21
Apply by 30-Apr-21

Job Title: Principal Consultant - Resource and Sustainability
Vacancy No: VN274
Employment Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Full-Time

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Resource and Sustainability professional, to join our expanding team, who has expert knowledge of the circular economy and of developing and delivering resource efficiency and sustainability initiatives into businesses.

SLR have ambitious growth plans for 2021 and wish to strengthen our offering in the resource and sustainability sector, so we are looking for an ambitious individual, with a proven track record in leading projects and working with senior management, who can assist with pushing forward the development of the resource and sustainability specialist business area.

The preferred locations for the role are either Bristol, Shrewsbury or Manchester, however other areas will be considered.

SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 1650 staff across 5 regions – including over 430 staff across Europe. Listed on The Times’ Top 100 One to Watch list, SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business: providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension and healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer agile working which allows staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life. 

To apply for this position please submit your application at: SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer but our expectations go beyond just complying with legislation. It is SLR's intention that active steps are undertaken to ensure that opportunities are open to all and that as a business, we continue to strive to promote diversity and inclusion and reduce the gender pay gap.


  • Expert knowledge of resource and product sustainability solutions, including supply chain, understanding of the circular economy etc.
  • Client focused with a proven track record in delivering successful initiatives.
  • Experienced and adept in project leadership and direction.
  • Ideally experience of both public and private sector organisations and businesses.
  • Ambitious and proactive.
  • Degree qualified in Environmental Science or Engineering or equivalent (ideally Master’s degree).
  • Chartered membership of a professional body.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Able to undertake short-term travel within the European Region.


As a Principal Resource and Sustainability Consultant you will work with organisations and businesses to advise and provide solutions to enable them to become more socially and environmentally responsible, in their operational and commercial behaviours. You'll need excellent influencing skills as you will need to balance the demands of the business, which can often conflict with the environmental and sustainability goals.

Selling into your existing clients and the wider SLR client base, you will contribute to the growth of the Waste and Resource Management team by assisting with external recruitment and skill transfer through mentoring. You’ll be expected to assist with the delivery of business growth objectives and will be given the opportunity for career advancement, with team and line management responsibilities, as this business area grows. 
Country: United Kingdom
Office: Manchester – Quay West