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Sustainable & Climate Risk Consultant

Posting Date:  2 Jun 2024
City:  Genova

Genova, IT, 16129 Roma, IT, 144 Rozzano, IT, 20089

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  ESG & Sustainability
Level of experience:  Intermediate

RINA is currently recruiting for a Sustainable & Climate Risk Consultant to join its office in Genoa, Milan or Rome (Italy) within the ESG & Sustainability Division.


The ideal candidate will closely work with players within the industry, R&D and financial services sectors which are willing to implement their green and ESG strategy. The position will specifically provide technical expertise in ESG & Climate Change related services including but not limited to Climate Change Risk Assessments, Paris Agreement alignment, EU Taxonomy & DNSH, Sustainable Finance/Green Finance/Climate Finance, Sustainability Reporting, Climate Corporate Governance, ESG KPIs & Assessments, ESG & Climate Due Diligence etc. #LI-MP3

Key Accountabilities

  • Technical leadership in designing ESG strategies, running materiality assessments, delivering CSRD-aligned gap analysis, assessing Paris Agreement alignment, preparing and writing sustainability reports, defining sustainability strategies, action plans and target settings, conducting ESG Assessment and Due Diligence, implementing climate change risk assessments, assessing EU Taxonomy eligibility and alignment
  • Implement Research & Development tasks of ESG & Climate Risk related projects funded by EU through the Research and innovation funding programme (Horizon Europe 2021-2027)
  • Develop new opportunities, interacting with new potential clients and contributing to technical and financial proposals
  • Manage parallel priorities and complex projects ensuring high quality and on time deliverables
  • Collaborate, support and share knowledge with team members to ensure ESG team priorities are achieved
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, regulations, and best practices related to sustainability, with thorough knowledge in climate change, ESG principles and reporting


  • A postgraduate degree in Sustainability or Energy Management is a plus
  • At least 3 years of experience in ESG, sustainability or decarbonization climate change, and decarbonization advisory;
  • Understanding of relevant frameworks (e.g., GRI, SASB, TCFD) and reporting standards
  • Experience in working on sustainability topics and reporting issues, especially around CSRD, TCFD, GRI, GHG protocol, non-financial disclosure, CDP reporting, ESG strategy design and development;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Italian (C1 level), other languages an asset (e.g., French, Spanish)
  • Excellent knowledge of the Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Demonstrated passion and interest in driving environmental and social change through business
  • Self-starter – enthusiasm and willingness to learn and stay abreast of constantly evolving development


  • MAKE EFFECTIVE DECISIONS - Structure activities according to priorities, actions, resources and constraint
  • ADDRESS THE WAY - Have a big picture of different situations and reinterpret it in a perspective way
  • MANAGE EMOTIONS - Recognise one's and other's emotions and express and regulate one's reactions
  • CLIENT INTIMACY - Embrace internal and external client needs, expectations, and requirements to ensure maximum satisfaction
  • EARN TRUST - Take everyone's opinion into account and remain open to diversity
  • PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Promote commitment by keeping promises as a Role Model
  • THINK FORWARD - Capitalise on experiences and translate them into action plans for the future
  • PIONEER CHANGE - Actively embrace change and benefit from the new circumstances
  • BUILD NETWORK - Forge trust relationships, across departments, and outside the organization


Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Engineering General
Master’s Degree


With over 5,600 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide, RINA is a multinational player which provides certification, marine classification, product testing, site supervision and vendor inspection, training and engineering consultancy services across a wide range of sectors. Our business model covers the full process of project development, from concept to completion. The aim is to guarantee a project’s technical, environmental and safety - and sometimes also economic and financial - sustainability.


At RINA, we endeavor to create a work environment where every single person is valued and encouraged to develop new ideas. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels respected and safe from discrimination or harassment of any kind. We are also compliant to the Italian Law n. 68/99.

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