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Environment & Sustainability Team, Senior Manager

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
6 Jan 2024

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Accounting - practice
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Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is now a mainstream issue for investors, lenders, ratings agencies, customers and employees. As a result, CEOs, GCs and others in the C-suite are being called upon to consider ESG risk management as part of their everyday business. PwC UK is looking for an experienced environmental and sustainability (E&S) lawyer to join Georgie Messent and our other E&S specialists within our rapidly growing (and fun) ESG legal team. PwC continues to invest and grow our Legal Team to support our clients as they rise to meet Net-Zero Challenges. If you join us, you will be part of our bold new strategy to strengthen our already excellent ESG capabilities and work directly with the top technical specialists in sustainability and climate change, risk management and tax.
Job description
  • Provide detailed advice to clients, particularly in the industrial manufacturing and services sector, on the implications of changing environmental regulations associated with the drive to net-zero carbon emissions and environmental accountability (such as changes in extended producer responsibility regulation, deposit return schemes, single use plastics, the packaging and packaging waste regulation, ESG corporate reporting, UK REACH and the UK Emissions Trading Scheme).
  • Work collaboratively alongside our other legal and technical specialists, to lead the delivery of ESG corporate governance advice to clients in a range of sectors, helping them to adapt the legal aspects of their ESG policies, practices and procedures in light of changing regulation and reporting requirements.
  • Undertake due diligence support on EHS legal elements of transactions to help buyers or sellers of businesses with appropriate environmental risk management.
  • Deal with all aspects of building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, alongside a director or partner, as well as our wider environment team. For most clients, we would expect the successful candidate to be the primary point of contact.
  • Maintain regular contact with regulators and environmental consultants to keep up to date on market trends and regulatory developments and help support the delivery of work and identification of opportunities and risks on behalf of our clients.
  • Business development support, helping drive client campaigns and proactively lead opportunities on existing and potential clients.
  • Undertake internal risk management activity to support new projects, working with the Client Administrators to ensure all risk mitigation tasks are maintained.

Requirements: Minimum 2 years' experience in environmental law, including transactional advice. True adaptability, as the move to the Big Four requires an open mind and provides huge opportunities. Excellent knowledge and technical awareness of changing environmental regulations and practical implications of the same will be required.


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

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Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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