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WSP USA Senior Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Consultant

Req ID 3014

Senior Consultant

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Consultant (SECC, Carbon Market) for our Boston, MA office or other northeastern US offices. Be involved in projects with our Climate, Resilience & Sustainability Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

The individual will support client-facing engagements in the design, implementation, and management of carbon market sourcing programs. Candidates should be passionate about sustainability and resilience, self-motivated and self-directed, collaborative, and able to produce high-quality work products. Be involved in projects with our Climate Resiliency and Sustainability Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

  • Supporting client relationships and providing direction to client delivery teams.

  • Supporting business development activities with existing and prospective clients.

  • Developing carbon offset, removal, or supply chain reduction (“carbon instruments”) or criteria that establishes client prerequisites and co-benefit preferences and aligns with leading frameworks such as SBTi and Net Zero.

  • Developing technical specifications and manage request for proposal for clients sourcing carbon instruments or developing carbon removal programs.

  • Completing technical due diligence of carbon instrument proposals, including avoidance and carbon removal project types.

  • Evaluating buy-side options for participation in carbon markets including short- and long-term procurements and direct project investment.

  • Interacting with carbon registries, programs, and GHG standards organizations to advise on protocols and program requirements.

  • Identifying and evaluating opportunities for carbon abatement; analyzing renewable energy purchase options.

  • Developing and managing sustainability programs, in addition to related strategies and policies.

  • Designing sustainability performance targets including science-based and net-zero GHG targets.

  • Contributing to sustainability disclosures and other communications aligned with leading frameworks (e.g., CDP, GRI, SASB, TCFD).

  • Researching leading sustainability programs and initiatives, including new carbon removal technologies and market innovations.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability, Energy, Environmental Studies, Business, Public Policy, or related discipline.

  • 5+ years of related professional experience including experience with sustainability, energy, and/or management consulting.

  • Demonstrated expertise leading carbon instrument frameworks including Gold Standard, VCS, and CAR.

  • Experience with sourcing carbon instruments for leading organizations.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence, and integrity.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate results via Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and related software and craft compelling presentations and reports.

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects/project teams concurrently, and manage time efficiently.

  • Ability to collaborate remotely across geographies and platforms.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree.

  • Knowledge of evolving carbon removal types including soil carbon, biomass carbon removal and storage (BiCRS), and direct air capture.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience

  • Minimum Years Experience: 5-7 years

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: BOSTON - SUMMER ST

  • All locations: US-MA-Boston


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.