At IATA, we speak for the airlines of the world, serving and supporting over 300 of them across all continents. We are passionate and knowledgeable about the aviation industry, and we strive to make it safer, smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive. We celebrate diversity and inclusion in our workforce, and we respect and value the different backgrounds, perspectives and skills of our employees. We also care about our employees’ wellbeing, and we provide flexible work arrangements, travel benefits, family-friendly policies, equal pay and a day off on your birthday. We believe in giving back to the community and encourage our staff to participate in volunteering activities that support causes they care about. We encourage you to join our global community of aviation enthusiasts, and we will do our best to make you feel comfortable during the interview process. IATA is more than a trade association; it is a vision of a better future for air travel.

About the team you are joining

IATA is committed to driving sustainability within the airline industry by implementing best practices that minimize its impact on the environment and by guiding its members on their journey to net-zero carbon emissions and sustainable aviation. As part of this commitment, IATA member airlines have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from their operations by 2050.

To achieve this goal, the industry will require the coordinated efforts of all stakeholders, including airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, and manufacturers, as well as significant government support.

Within IATA, the Consulting & Certifications department plays a key role disseminating the good practices and assisting industry players in the definition and implementation of their energy transition initiatives.

Reporting to the Senior Principal, Safety, Flight Operations and Environment Consulting, the Principal, Environment Consulting will be responsible to implement this vision and further develop the business offering of IATA related to environment and sustainability consulting.

What your day would be like

The Principal, Environment Consulting is expected to:

Design and implement the Environment consulting offering of IATA in close collaboration with environment and sustainability Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and by leveraging existing resources (data / publication).

Work with IATA Consulting Teams and SMEs to achieve revenue, expense, and surplus margin targets for the associated profit center(s).

Identify consulting opportunities related to environment & sustainability topics. This will require developing unsolicited proposals as well as responses to calls for expression of interest and requests for proposals in coordination with the regional teams and central business development teams.

Support the negotiation of consulting projects in conjunction with the Consulting teams in the regions.

Develop a pool of external experts and negotiate contracts for external resources needed to execute the consultancy projects, including pricing, specifications, and resource allocation.

Manage the execution and/or delivery of consultancy projects in coordination with the Consulting delivery teams in the regions.

Prepare annual budgets and quarterly financial forecasts, submit reports and regular updates on progress, accomplishments, financial status, and opportunities as requested.

Manage the business development pipeline for the projects under responsibility in coordination with the regional teams and central business development teams.

Oversee the career development of the environment & sustainability consulting staff in the Consulting regions in conjunction with the relevant Heads of Poles (regions) and PPD (People, Performance, and Development) staff.

We would love to hear from you if
  • University degree (Master or PhD) in Engineering / Environment / Aviation.
  • Solid experience in environment and sustainability with broad international experience in the aviation industry. In-depth knowledge and understanding of global aviation environment & sustainability topics (net-zero, SAF, carbon off-setting mechanism, emissions modelling, climate policy, noise, etc.).
  • Strong strategic vision and a proven track record of delivering successful commercial projects and initiatives.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage cross-functional teams, as well as to manage stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate environment strategies to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with key industry stakeholders.

Travel Required: Y:20%-30%


Learn more about IATA’s role in the industry, our benefits, and the team at iata/careers/. We are looking forward to hearing from you!