Environmental Sustainability Manager

| Charleston, SC, USA | Hybrid
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Elliott Davis pairs forward-thinking tax, assurance, and consulting services with an industry-leading workplace culture. Our nine offices — located in the fastest-growing cities in the US — are built on a foundation of inclusivity, collaboration, and collective growth. We work daily to provide exceptional service to our people, customers, and communities. 

Elliott Davis is a leading professional services firm committed to providing innovative solutions in the realm of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complex landscape of sustainability, environmental impact, and regulatory compliance. As an Environmental Engineering Manager in our ESG and Sustainability Practice, you will play a pivotal role in driving our commitment to support our clients in achieving their environmental goals and meeting their regulatory responsibilities.

Employee can sit in either location: Greenville, Charlotte, or Charleston.



  • ESG Strategy Development:
  • Lead the development and implementation of ESG strategies for clients, integrating environmental considerations into their overall business strategies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify, prioritize, and execute initiatives that align with ESG goals and industry best practices.

  • Environmental Impact Assessments:
  • Oversee the conduct of comprehensive environmental impact assessments for projects, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and identifying opportunities for sustainable practices.
  • Provide expert guidance on environmental risk assessments and mitigation strategies.
  • Provide lifecycle analyses and advice on sustainability risks in the value chain; develop sustainable supply chain planning.

  • Regulatory Compliance:
  • Stay abreast of evolving environmental and greenhouse gas emissions regulations and standards, providing guidance to clients on compliance requirements.
  • Develop reporting methodology and assist clients in state and federal greenhouse gas emissions and environmental risk reporting.

  • Client Engagement and Relationship Management:
  • Act as a trusted advisor to clients, understanding their unique challenges and goals in the ESG space.
  • Cultivate and nurture long-term relationships with clients through effective communication, project delivery, and exceeding expectations.

  • Team Leadership and Development:
  • Lead a team of professionals, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment that aligns with the firm’s mission and values.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities to team members.

  • Reporting and Communication:
  • Prepare and present comprehensive reports on environmental performance, ESG metrics, and sustainability achievements to clients and stakeholders.
  • Communicate complex environmental concepts in a clear and compelling manner to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders, including community groups, industry partners, and business groups, to build collaborative relationships.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental Engineering or a related field.
  • Professional engineering license (PE) or Master’s in Sustainability is preferred.
  • 8+ years of proven experience in environmental engineering, ESG strategy development, and project management.
  • Experience with scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement pursuant to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and other ESG standards. Exposure to European ESG disclosure regulations preferred.
  • Experience with EcoVadis and/or other sustainability management tools.
  • Experience in a client-serving environmental/ESG consulting practice preferred.
  • Experience developing sustainability reports/plans.
  • Strong knowledge of environmental regulations, sustainability standards, and industry best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership experience in managing and developing a team.


The physical and cognitive/mental requirements and the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Regularly required to remain in a stationary position; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel, or operate standard office equipment; and to talk or hear, both in person and by telephone.

• Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

• Required to have specific vision abilities which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

• Occasionally required to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc., and reach with hands and arms, and stoop, crouch or kneel.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the organization's ongoing needs. 


We believe that when our employees are able to thrive in all facets of life, their work and impact are that much greater.

That's right – all aspects of life, not just your life as an employee, because we understand that there's life beyond your job. Here are some of the ways our work works for your life, your growth, and your well-being: 

Generous time away, including 16 and two half paid firm holidays per year, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s.


· Flexible work schedules.

· 16 weeks of paid maternity and adoption leave, 8 weeks of paid paternity and caregiver leave.

· First-class health and wellness benefits, including wellness coaching.

· Leadership and career development programs.

· Access to Beyond is a one-of-a-kind program with experiences that help you professionally expand your life.


Elliott Davis is committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. We believe that diversity and inclusivity are essential to our success, and we welcome individuals from all backgrounds to join our team and help us positively impact our people, customers, and communities.



This role is US-based only. While all candidates will be considered, candidates living in or around the following geographies are highly encouraged to apply: Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston, SC; Charlotte and Raleigh, NC; Augusta, GA; and Chattanooga and Nashville, TN.



Notice to Recruiters and Agencies regarding unsolicited resumes or candidate submissions without prior express written approval. Resumes submitted or candidates referred to any employee of Elliott Davis by any external recruiter or recruitment agency by any means (including but not limited to via Internet, e-mail, fax, U.S. mail, and/or verbal communications) without a properly executed written contract for a specified position by an authorized member of the Talent Acquisition team become the property of Elliott Davis. Elliott Davis will not be responsible for or owe any fees associated with referrals of those candidates and/or for submission of any information, including resumes, associated with individuals.


Please contact the Elliott Davis Talent team to initiate the process to become an agency partner at [email protected]. Subject: Agency Partner Request

More Information on Elliott Davis
Elliott Davis operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Greenville, SC, Chattanooga, TN, Franklin, TN, Nashville, TN, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Columbia, SC, Augusta, GA and Charleston, SC. Elliott Davis was founded in 1920. It has 831 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all jobs at Elliott Davis, click here.
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