Sustainability M&A Senior Consultant

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About the job
As part of our continued growth and innovation of our Merges & Acquisitions service, ERM is seeking motivated ESG Due Diligence Consultant who is interested in participating in a variety of projects covering the full spectrum of ERM’s services to be based in India.

This is an excellent career opportunity to work with an expert global consulting company, which aims to lead the field in sustainability consulting. We are working on challenging environmental projects for large industrial and global clients. Access to ERM’s worldwide network of EHS/ ESG experts provides the knowledge sharing of best practices across the industry and ongoing learning opportunities for everyone.

ERM understands that every M&A deal presents a unique set of ESG risks and liabilities, which require rapid and rigorous quantification as part of the transaction process.

For over 25 years, we have been providing critical, confidential, and time-sensitive advice on environmental risks to assist companies execute their most important transactions. ERM’s M&A Transaction Advisory services provide unrivaled global capabilities and in-depth understanding across the financial, commercial, industrial, and extractive sectors.

Some of our key DD services include:

EHS/ESG/E&S due diligence for acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, capital raising and project finance including Equator Principle reviews
Carbon and energy due diligence
Post-merger Integration support
Management system, EHS culture, gap analysis, and bench-marking
Embedding social, stakeholder and sustainability elements into due diligence

ERM is seeking a motivated Environmental Consultant to join our team in India to support the successful delivery of ERM projects by delivering multiple project tasks or components, and building effective working relationships within Division and across technical communities.

Main Responsibilities:

To support the successful delivery of ERM projects by delivering multiple project tasks or components, and building effective working relationships within Division and across technical communities;
Manage and perform ESG and EHS due diligence for acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, capital raising and project finance including Equator Principle reviews and property sales and leases;
Manage and conduct E&S due diligence for project finance;
Coordinate ESG advisory projects with support from conception through delivery to client, including identifying strategic direction of the work and assisting supporting team members in project-related tasks;
Reporting and presenting analyses and conclusions including written reports and metrics;
Environmental Due Diligence/ Phase I ESA in accordance with ASTM 1527 as applicable for use in India;
Phase I Environmental, Health & Safety Due Diligence Assessments (EHS DD);
Desktop & Field Assessments of Environmental Risks, Reputational Risk and Liability including skills related to:
On-Site Inspections & Observations;
Interview skills;
Document reviews and discussions;
Report preparation
EHS Compliance Audits;
EHS Management System Assessment;
EHS Regulatory Reviews;
Technical and Advisory Support for EHS Permitting;
Sound knowledge of Soil and Groundwater risks and liabilities;
Proposal preparation and budget estimation.
Experience in project management, exposure to consultancy environment, leadership in health and safety aspects of the work. The candidate should be able to communicate well in English (both speaking and written skills) and be open to extended travel associated with the job.


Bachelors/ Masters in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering or related fields;
Expected to have 5 – 8 years of environmental consulting experience, preferably working on Due Diligence, Liability Assessment, Regulatory Reviews, Compliance Assessments;
Familiar with Financial Sector in India and the region, in particular PE and/or commercial banks as a plus;
Experience using Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
Demonstrate familiarity with M&A market in India and the region;
Ability to travel, maintain flexibility in work hours and work independently with minimal supervision;
Excellent command of English (written and spoken);
Excellent virtual or face-to-face presentation skills, with a firm understanding of deal dynamics for a given assignment;
Knowledge and/or interest in corporate sustainability, sustainable finance and/or ESG data & analytics
Curiosity and drive to put in best; try new approaches and be quick to adapt and learn;
Be willing to travel across India and abroad on tight timelines for engagements;
Show initiative, have a deep-seated will to learn and invest in one self, be receptive to feedback and be prepared to work as hard as required to facilitate accelerated learning;
Ensure quality work, contribute effectively to teams, manages risks and maximize profitability and cash flow;
Understand client needs and industry, develop relationships and acts as a business partner to help clients achieve commercial aims;
Ensure a safe working environment for all, supporting people to achieve their personal best and continuous learning and development;
Act as a global member of ERM, with high performance aspirations and commitment, and a passion for what we stand for – bring technical expertise and objectivity to help clients address significant sustainability challenges.

Who We Are:

As the world’s leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

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ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status or disability status.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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