Sustainability Policy & Engagement Specialist - Energy Sector, Tier 1 Global Energy Company

Posted 23 October 2023
Salary £100k-£250k plus excellent relocation package and benefits
LocationDubai City
Job type Permanent
Discipline Energy and Utilities
ReferenceSustainability Policy
Contact NameRichard Stewart

Job description

​ Our client occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. They have the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. With their significant investment in technology and infrastructure, they strive to maximize the value of the energy they produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance their value to society. Headquartered in the Middle Eat and with offices around the world, they combine market discipline with a responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that they supply. They are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


The core function of the Strategy & Market Analysis (SMA) organization is to advise the Company’s management and guide the efforts of other departments within the Company regarding energy market outlooks, economic evaluations, macroeconomic outlook, and international energy policies and regulations. SMA also assists other business lines with strategy formulation and business planning. SMA serves as the centre of expertise on the application of economic principles and assumptions to business issues throughout the Company. SMA is seeking an experienced Sustainability Reporting Analyst to join the Company’s climate and sustainability function. They are seeking an experienced Sustainability Policy Specialist to join the Company’s climate and sustainability function. The specialist will be responsible to advise internally on policy development related to sustainability. The specialist will engage externally and represent them in working groups, industry initiatives, and related functions, and assess the impact of emerging policies and advise on the proper actions for the Company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor the latest trends and developments in sustainability related policies with a focus on climate issues.

  • Perform environmental and social impact assessments.

  • Assist in the Company’s strategic positions and narratives on sustainability issues.

  • Participate in the drafting of sustainability related insights, whitepapers and external reports.

  • Lead or participate in external engagement with appropriate stakeholders to inform the Company’s position internally, and advocate Company’s position externally.

  • Form a network of relationships within external organizations to support sustainability efforts.

  • Establish credibility and effectively interact with organizations within the company, including all levels of senior leadership.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Extensive experience in sustainability policies.

  • Knowledge of the oil & gas industry, and its challenges and risks.

  • Deep understanding of sustainability emerging topics, the latest energy industry trends, strategies and technologies.

  • Knowledge of global / governmental climate policies, regulations and market mechanisms.

  • Expertise in climate policy development.

  • Brand management expertise to successfully shape their sustainability policy.

  • Expert in technical sustainability data, calculation methodologies and limitations.

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, including presenting to various levels of company management.

Working environment

Their high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly. At our client the people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, they are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, they invest heavily in talent development.