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Senior Consultant

Senior Consultants at Stratos lead and contribute to successful consulting engagements, support marketing and business management, and actively contribute to the internal growth and development of our team, our systems and our culture. Based on their professional expertise, Senior Consultants typically focus on a particular Stratos sector/impact area, but can adapt to support other areas when needed – versatility and cross-fertilization across business lines is an important factor underlying Stratos’ success.

Our Senior Consultant will contribute to projects that involve technical subject matter, technical methodologies, or other areas requiring understanding of complex systems. Stratos does not provide engineering or scientific services, but technical knowledge and skills strengthen our work in a number of sector and services areas including: contaminated sites management, clean energy, climate change adaptation, and risk management. You will manage and contribute to a wide range of public and private sector projects focused on the design and delivery of complex policies, programs and initiatives, as well as capacity building and engagement with diverse groups – including government, industry, finance community, indigenous organizations and the public. Familiarity with environmental, health and safety management systems is a strong complement to the role.

Your Role

The Senior Consultant is accountable for:

  • Providing expertise and advice related to science, innovation, clean economy (SICE) programs and initiatives in Canada and globally, and leading projects that take a proactive and long-term approach to forwarding these initiatives
  • Researching, analyzing, and synthesizing technical issues and data to assess challenges, risks, and potentially conflicting information
  • Developing and applying practical and applicable methodologies, tools, and techniques to help clients identify, assess, and manage risks – especially those related to sustainability issues (e.g. environmental protection, climate change risk, socio-economic benefits) – aligned with established risk principles and approaches (e.g. ISO 31000, EPA)
  • Supporting the design and implementation of tailored approaches to gathering input from varied stakeholders, including facilitating group decision-making discussions
  • Managing all aspects of projects, including developing work plans, tracking performance against budgets, leading project teams and liaising directly with clients
  • Completing required research, interviews, and running multi-stakeholder workshops, then synthesizing collected data and information to prepare clear and compelling reports and presentations that contribute to the successful completion of a consulting engagement
  • Contributing to business development and marketing activities in the firm by activating your own network, extending this network over time, and preparing client proposals
  • Supporting internal initiatives and practices that contribute to the growth and diversity of Stratos as a firm and as a team

Your Opportunity for Growth

Stratos offers a truly impactful work experience with opportunities to grow, lead and contribute to areas that matter to you.

  • Your impact may be felt personally – leading a project from start to finish, or through working as part of a bright, dynamic team with a good work-life balance.
  • Your work will also impact Stratos’ success – you can help shape our business strategy, develop an approach to a new market, or develop learning sessions for our company retreat.
  • Lastly (and most significantly), you will impact the ability of Stratos’ clients to deliver on their mandates. We work with a wide variety of organizations whose work can significantly enhance or impede sustainability and our collective pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Your work at Stratos will help them shape and better fulfil their important visions.

Your Background

You have education and experience relating to sustainability and natural resource management. Knowledge of Canadian environment and sustainable development issues, as well as experience in fields such as environment studies, public policy or economics,  are strong assets.

Education and Experience

  • Science or Engineering degree and/or Masters level degree required in a discipline related to natural resource management or sustainability
  • At least five years’ experience working in industry to advance sustainability initiatives, including those related to climate change, energy, conservation, and/or socio-economic objectives
  • Strong knowledge of international sustainability-related standards and initiatives and how these can be applied within corporate strategies and management systems
  • Previous consulting experience is highly desirable

Skills and Attributes

Stratos is looking for team members who:

  • Are experienced working both independently and as a team member
  • Collaborate naturally, are dependable and flexible
  • Demonstrate a positive, confident approach when working with others

Your skills include:

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking capability, able to collect and synthesize large amounts of information and discern what is important
  • Can share complex ideas using clear and compelling visuals
  • Ability to identify clear decisions or recommendations that may emerge from meeting discussions and/or research
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (in speaking and writing), as evidenced by clear and respectful communications with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple client/stakeholder deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to manage projects and teams, including developing and monitoring budgets, timelines, product quality, and internal project status communication
  • Ability to plan and facilitate effective and inclusive meetings and workshops that engage all parties and generate outputs and outcomes that meet the established objectives
  • Working knowledge of French is an asset
  • Facilitation accreditation or equivalent experience is a strong asset

About Stratos

Headquartered in Ottawa, Stratos is a management consultancy specializing in environmental, social and governance issues. We work across the space between government, industry, Indigenous peoples, and NGOs to collaborate and support them in developing the ideas, strategies and tools they need to solve large scale, non-linear, complex problems.

We offer transformative yet practical solutions. We know when to listen and when to ask the right questions. We have the courage to go off script, to trust ourselves, to trust each other and trust the process. We achieve results by understanding the context, making connections, integrating perspectives, and designing solutions that promote sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

With over 20 years of experience, we have the ability to understand and balance different stakeholder perspectives and needs, providing sound advice that is supported by a practical implementation plan. We are at our best when co-creating solutions with our clients and stakeholders.

To Join the Stratos Team

Email your cover letter and CV in confidence to jobs@stratos-sts.com, specifying the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message before Monday May 17 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please be sure to provide some insight into your experience, skills and achievements, and how you plan to contribute toward the success of our firm.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.