Job Description

UKI Environment Specialist

Location: London

Salary: Dependant on skills and experiences plus excellent benefits

Career Level: Specialist

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

Summary of role:

With the passion of our people, our technology expertise and a broad ecosystem of partners, Accenture is committed to being a responsible business, innovating for positive societal and environmental impact, developing and scaling programs and solutions that help address some pretty big challenges.


From a Responsible Business and Corporate Citizenship perspective, we have an exciting year ahead with an enhanced position on climate action, new environmental sustainability goals announced, an increased focus on ESG matters within Accenture’s corporate reporting, and the completion of our refreshed Corporate Citizenship strategy.  

Climate change is increasingly affecting living and working conditions around the world.

The environment has long been a mainstay of Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship agenda. Over the years we have made a series of powerful commitments from Science-Based Targets to 100% renewable energy targets. We have made great progress in reducing our environmental footprint and supporting the transition to a low carbon economy, but now is the time to step up.

In the UKI, we seek to lead the way in driving meaningful change and taking decisive climate action to deliver on our recently announced enhanced global environmental goals.

We are looking for an Environment Specialist to join our team to lead and manage Accenture Environment Operations across the UK and Ireland. This role will require someone who is experienced in environment/energy management, at ease working independently, comfortable in interpreting comprehensive datasets, detail oriented, strong organisation and time management skills, a confident communicator, a self-starter, a relationship builder and adept at solving ambiguous problems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support in defining the UKI Environment strategy, drafting and working with appropriate stakeholders to define the key targets in our annual Environment Improvement Plan (EIP)

  • Responsible for delivery of Environment Operations components of team plan. Lead on delivering plan/tasks related to the role such as monthly data reporting, environment management system activities, external & internal audits and other key meetings.

  • Ownership of Accenture UKI Environment management system (EMS) and Energy management system (EnMS), ensuring that we are compliant to the ISO standards. Complete necessary EMS/EnMS activities during the financial year (FY) and drive continuous improvement efforts to evolve and improve our systems.

  • Lead external environment audits (ISO14001 & ISO50001), representing Accenture as the main auditee. Ensure that Accenture’s EMS/EnMS systems are compliant, prepare and communicate key documentation, lead in taking suitable actions to meet and improve our implementation of the ISO standard.

  • Conduct internal audits with internal Accenture auditors on our management systems throughout the year and lead in taking suitable follow-up actions.

  • Responsible for all environmental data reporting across our UKI locations portfolio and inputting these monthly into our environment management reporting tool.

  • Provide knowledge and support to the internal team for special strategic projects to further advance our agenda – such as our initiatives related to Accenture UKI achieving our global goals, ventures & acquisitions (V&A) process, building standards and environmental queries.

  • Support the Environmental Sustainability team in providing environmental knowledge / data in response to RFPs, RFIs or external assessments. Support in the creation of reusable assets to industrialise our approach to responding to increased business / client team demand.

  • Lead on driving energy efficiency efforts through monthly energy reviews with SMEs, lead on progressing smart meter installations across UKI locations portfolio and workplace improvements working with environmental champions in the operations team.

  • Lead on developing ideas and projects for continuous improvement to evolve, improve and streamline the way we do environment /energy management operations in the UKI

  • Conduct internal and external research to continuously build knowledge of current affairs related to sustainability, environmental landscape and UKI policy changes.

  • Develop and input content for stakeholder comms and presentations. Act as chair for governance meetings such as the all-hands calls with Environment Operations teams, annual EIP review etc.

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  • Must have experience in Environmental Management / Energy Management

  • Desirable to have existing experience with environment management software

  • Interest in responsible business, sustainability and environment operations

  • Experience of a corporate environment, preferably in a sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

  • Data interrogation and analysis skills, comfortable with quantitative data

  • Self-motivated & reliable

  • Strong planning, organisation and time management skills

  • Analytical thinking and high attention to detail

  • Deliverable creation and meeting facilitation experience

  • Able to work with a high degree of ambiguity / autonomy

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 25/11/2021

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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