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Consultant or Intern (f/m/d) – Consulting Technology – Field of Play Sustainability (Zurich/Geneva)


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your uni

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The opportunity

As part of a high-performing team, you will deliver exceptional client service — consulting clients on technology strategies, providing advice on how technology enablement, digital transformation and enterprise intelligence will enable their business strategies. You will work with clients on their strategic technology solutions, and support clients transforming IT organizations, operating models, and capabilities. Not limited to, but emphasis will be put on engagements centered on tech sustainability.

Sustainability and decarbonization are the key challenges of our generation and today’s world. Countries and organizations have pledged to significantly reduce GHG emissions to become climate neutral. With EY Sustainability, we are offering a holistic end-to-end approach that mobilizes all EY capabilities and that is a comprehensive response to these challenges. EYCarbon is part of the sustainability service offering and focuses exclusively on all business issues related to decarbonization (from strategy development, target setting and implementation to reporting).

Please note that profiles with no IT academic background will in priority apply for an internship position.

Your key responsibilities

As a Consultant or Intern, you’ll help our clients in developing their IT, digital and innovation agenda, and support them on their Technology Transformation journey.

You’re expected to engage in various topics to foster sustainability including the scaling of cloud computing solutions to optimize and modernize IT infrastructure and platforms, analysing, developing concepts of, and implementing of AI models, data mining, predictive analytics, and machine learning, or supporting the introduction of block chain/distributed ledger technologies. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting clients in developing and implementing sustainability strategies, decarbonization measures, and climate change mitigation and adaptation plans and other sustainability business capabilities that harness emerging and scaled technologies such as Cloud, Blockchain, AI, IoT, data and analytics, etc.
  • Participate as a fieldwork team member in technology related engagements:
    • Business/solution architecture for business & IT transformation projects
    • Requirements definition and business process design
    • Design and improvement of operating models
    • Business/IT alignment on technology driven business initiatives
    • Project/team management activities
    • PMO activities etc.
  • Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication, and updating senior team members on progress
  • Leverage data and technology to assist senior team members in providing innovative solutions to client’s challenges
  • Assist in preparing high quality work products for clients and other related parties in timely manner
  • Anticipate and identify risks within engagements and raise any issues with senior members of the team
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Master’s degree from a reputable University with excellent academic records.
  • A passion for sustainability-related topics, information technologies, digital innovation, understanding of common industry standards, business practices in the domain and their applications for sustainability.
  • Can-do mindset, with a focus on high performance standards and ability to work in a focused and independent manner
  • Customer-centric, possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving skills, presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills for both business and technology solutions to enable the development of business process and/or technical solutions, including documentation of business problems in a clear concise manner
  • Excellent skills in both written and verbal English and German/French (both would be an advantage).

What we look for

  • Ability to work closely with large and complex remote teams and in a multi-country & -cultural environment
  • A demonstrated capacity to take initiative, overcome challenges and work collaboratively through relevant work or project experience
  • First work experience in sustainability and/or technology consulting or other working experience in sustainability related departments in the industry

What we offer

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Constant personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*
  • exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Make the next step and apply for this position (ID: 568106) online. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).

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