FOCUS ON THE PROFESSION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

At a time when the preservation of the environment and sustainability remain the planet’s major concern, the sustainable development sector is topical. The profession of a sustainable development consultant is widespread. For those who wish to pursue a career in the field, this article will be useful.

HISTORY OF THE PROFESSION OF A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

The career of a consultant in sustainable development is the choice of a promising sector that provides income. This green profession is gaining more and more followers these days. The roles and functions of an SD consultant are complex. Regardless of the nature of the company’s project, the approaches adapted by the consultant always revolve around three (3) pillars of sustainable development, namely, economic profitability, ecological viability and social equity.  On this, depending on the company’s project, this professional advises the company on strategies for energy saving, recycling or selective waste sorting, to make companies aware of the environmental steps to be taken, such as the Environmental Impact Assessment or EIA. He also carries out an audit, an expertise on the development of a project that is harmful to the environment, a pollution diagnosis, etc. It is also responsible for providing administrative documents and carrying out legal procedures such as authorization papers, environmental impact and protection study reports, etc.

WHAT DIPLOMAS AND SECTORS OF INTERVENTION?

Graduates of general engineering schools and graduates of agricultural and agronomy engineering schools can apply to job advertisements for the position of sustainable development consultant. Graduates with a Master’s degree specialising in industrial risk, waste, renewable energy management, depollution, sustainable development and QSE or Quality, Safety and Environment management are also eligible for this position. SD consultants work in technical design offices, in sustainable development consulting firms, in the design office or in engineering companies. A consultant’s salary depends on his or her length of experience and know-how. On the other hand, an SD consultant can work as a freelancer.

WHY BECOME A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT?

Even if the profession in the field of sustainable development is recent, it is indeed a profession with a future. You can benefit from a more profitable social regime, i.e. pension insurance, Social Security, unemployment benefits and providence. There are also recruiters who offer the benefit of a company mutual insurance company. You also benefit from the financial reserve and a business contribution allowance equivalent to 5%.

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