Senior ESG Deal Advisor

Seeking Senior ESG Deal Advisor in Madrid, Spain. Requires expertise in infrastructure investment, renewable energy, ESG due diligence, and project financing. Immediate incorporation. Apply with CV and cover letter in English.

Madrid, Spain  UTC+01:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   15 days ago

Arup is an independent company of engineers, architects, designers, consultants, and technical specialists offering a wide range of professional services.

It is the creative force behind some of the most important and innovative projects in today’s-built environment, both small and large in scale. With 90 offices in 35 countries, our more than 18,000 employees offer a wide range of professional services. Thus, through our work, we want to create a positive impact in our current environment.

We have been present in Spain since 1993 and we have a tea of more than 220 engineers, consultants, and qualified technical personnel. We work for clients from the public and private sectors, providing creative and sustainable solutions based on the efficient use of resources.


We are looking for a highly skilled Senior ESG Deal Advisory Professional with expertise in the infrastructure investment and renewable energy sectors, with a strong understanding on the dynamics of project financing, PPP projects and development of renewable energy portfolios.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of capital markets for infrastructure transactions and be proficient in conducting ESG due diligence to assess the sustainability performance of target companies during acquisitions, buyside/sale-side, refinancing or lenders processes. This role requires the ability to identify red flags and areas for improvement for equity/debt investors and key players in a range of infrastructure markets.

Minimum requirements

Nobody is perfect and all career paths are different. We look forward to receiving your application, even if you do not fulfil all our requirements.

  • 4-10 years of relevant experience in ESG and EHS due diligence and experience or interest in developing experience in sustainability disciplines (ESG) as a deal/transaction consultant.
  • Master’s degree in environmental engineering, Environmental and Social Management or other relevant disciplines.
  • A specialization in energy or civil engineering or experience in the sustainability/carbon sector would be considered a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Working knowledge of English and Spanish (C1) is required.
  • Knowledge of other languages will be considered as a plus (preferred Portuguese/French).
  • Experience in private markets is preferred but not required.

The candidate must have experience in the following areas:

  • Industry Expertise:
    • In-depth knowledge of the infrastructure and energy sectors, including transportation, social services, water, waste, communications, industrial assets, photovoltaic, wind (onshore/offshore), biofuels, biomethane, hydrogen, and energy storage.
    • Understanding of various industry regulations and the ability to analyze corporate structures for effective management and operations.
  • ESG Evaluation:
    • Perform due diligence exercises on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and health and safety (HS) issues to help companies identify material ESG, HS and reputational risks and impacts and sustainable development opportunities to support mergers and acquisitions.
    • As part of these due diligence exercises, evaluate the ESG performance of projects against European and international standards such as the EU Taxonomy, the Sustainable Finance Directive Regulation, Equator Principles, and IFC Performance Standards. Provide expert advice on strategic ESG issues, leveraging a global pool of subject matter experts. Good knowledge of EU ESG legislation is key.

The candidate must have experience in the following activities:

  • Reporting and Analysis:
    • Prepare high-quality, reader-oriented, and clear reports and presentations to meet client needs.
    • Understand how ESG due diligence findings are used by clients and coordinate with other advisory teams.
  • Project Management:
    • Lead and coordinate ESG workstreams in large, global projects, ensuring client satisfaction and profitable outcomes.
    • Identify and manage commercial and operational risks from project conception to delivery.
  • Client Relations
    • Actively engage with clients to discuss new opportunities.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a focus on customer satisfaction.
    • Collaborate with external advisory teams, including financial, legal, and insurance advisors.
  • Market Insight:
    • Stay informed about infrastructure and energy market trends and client needs.
    • Translate complex technical topics into actionable commercial insights and identify value creation opportunities.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
    • Post-transaction engagements providing specific ESG advisory or consultancy services based on gaps identified within the due diligence phase of a Project.
    • Support project managers with research, report writing, proposal preparation, and delivering various project tasks.


Immediate incorporation

How to apply for this vacancy?

To apply for this vacancy, register your updated CV and a cover letter in English.

Why work at Arup

  • We work on innovative and international projects collaborating with different disciplines and offices around the world
  • We offer flexible check-in and check-out hours and a hybrid work model
  • You will have the possibility of living a professional experience abroad, through our international assignments
  • We offer a flexible contribution plan, being able to choose the benefits that best suit our needs: nursery vouchers, transport card, restaurant vouchers, pension plan and medical insurance
  • We have continuous training through our Arup University platform, LinkedIn Learning licenses and access to virtual English/Spanish classes
  • We are committed to equal opportunities through the objectives established in our equality plan
  • You will be able to participate in EDI initiatives (equity, diversity and inclusion) that are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, such as Connect Out Europe and Connect Women +
  • You can also participate in the Community Engagement (commitment to different communities) and Ovagreen (commitment to the environment) initiatives.
  • We promote a healthy life among our employees through subsidies with different sports centers, inter-company leagues, tournaments, free daily coffee, tea, local fruit...
  • We allocate several of our profits to knowledge at work, with the possibility of financing research through the Invest in Arup program
  • We are committed to a young and dynamic work environment, in which juniors and seniors share values and learn from each other through internal activities
  • We contribute part of our annual benefits to solidarity projects, such as the design and construction of various buildings and infrastructures in developing countries
  • The independence of Arup as a company allows us to share with all Arupians a part of the profits obtained globally twice a year
  • Arup is, according to the ranking of Actualidad Económica, El Mundo, one of the best companies to work for in Spain in 2023
  • We have received the "Empresa más igual" award from the Community of Madrid at the XIX Edition of the Madrid Flexible Company Awards 2023 for our equality and diversity policies
  • We adhere to the Code of Principles of Generational Diversity of the Generation and Talent Observatory promoted by the 50Plus Think Tank Association, committing ourselves to equal opportunities regardless of age

What are we searching for?

At Arup we place sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development to address issues such as climate change and poverty. We have committed to achieving the goal of net zero emissions by 2030 and making a significant contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Therefore, we look for people who share these concerns and interests, creating shared value for our customers and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Arup commits to net zero across global operations by 2030 - Arup

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About the role

Jul 06, 2024

Full Time


Jan 01, 2025



Madrid, Spain

4-10 years


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