Partner, Technical Due Diligence (Director Level)

Pittsburgh, PA 15201
+ 12 other locations

1w ago


15+ years of experience

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Job Description

At ERM, we are shaping a sustainable future with the world's leading organizations and are seeking to grow our M&A Infrastructure Advisory team by recruiting an established leader to join us as a Partner, Technical Due Diligence.

You will work alongside Partners across the M&A, Low Carbon Economy, and Corporate Sustainability teams in building ERM’s position as a leading transaction and sustainability advisor for the finance sector and infrastructure investors. You will have significant experience in the energy, finance and/or the infrastructure sectors with proven experience leading due diligence assignments that capture an understanding of technical, commercial, and economic drivers of M&A deals.

We are looking for an established leader who combines strong consulting and business development skills, a solid technical foundation and a track record of leading high-performing teams to sell and deliver world-class services and outcomes. The primary responsibilities for this role will be to:

1) foster, expand and leverage a network of excellent client relationships with a focused set of financial sector organizations (consistent with our growth strategy and trajectory),

2) to drive the continued growth of ERM’s business through recruiting and developing our next generation of leaders, and

3) to further advance our reputation for supporting the highest profile M&A deals.

We will consider strong candidates in our major markets across North America.


This is a Partner-level opportunity for a professional looking to further their career with an equity stake in a leading global business-minded consulting firm. A career as an ERM Partner is unique, and our partnership model offers unparalleled opportunities for leaders with ambition, vision, and proven expertise, providing:

  • Meaningful equity ownership.
  • The opportunity to contribute significantly to key decisions, including the overall strategic direction of our organization.
  • The opportunity to provide “leading insights” on a wide range of technical and business issues impacting our core sectors.
  • A platform to leverage ERM’s market position and reach with your established relationships to further drive our growth.

Role Responsibilities

Building long-term client relationships – You are expected to engage closely with infrastructure investor clients (and portfolio companies) to understand their needs and share insights/ thought leadership from across ERM. You will play a key role in identifying, originating, and securing M&A Advisory opportunities in the infrastructure sector. You will work closely with other Partners to originate, develop, and secure advisory opportunities to support such clients as they seek to shape their net-zero transition. The expectations will be to support the growth of a specific list of finance and infrastructure investor clients to convert them into the Key Client group for ERM Group.

Shaping and leading advisory assignments – You will be central to shaping the future direction of sustainability and due diligence services to infrastructure investors. Through your close interaction with infrastructure investors, you will develop and execute novel ways in which we innovate and tailor advice to meet the changing needs of infrastructure investors. You will be expected to draw upon the broad experience of the ERM organization globally to provide the highest quality of advice to clients. You will take senior-level accountability for the development and management of scope and budget for project assignments.

Inspiring leadership – You will play a key role in shaping the current and future direction of the team through inspiring leadership, mentoring and collaboration. You will take responsibility for guiding and coaching junior team members and work closely in identifying skills gaps to be fulfilled through future team development.


You will be an experienced leader with deep infrastructure investor client relationships and significant experience undertaking M&A advisory and due diligence services.

  • Proven Business Development acumen with leading organizations in the infrastructure and energy sectors.
  • Track record of technical, commercial, and regulatory deal advice across the sector.
  • Experience overseeing the delivery of Technical due diligence assignments
  • Broad understanding of global energy (and energy-intensive) market and macroeconomic outlooks.
  • Develop new client relationships and expand existing relationships by delivering strategic consulting advice, excellent value, and quality service.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of industry business cycles and prioritize sales efforts toward high-potential, top opportunities.
  • Actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant growth with ERM’s target Finance Sector clients.
  • Build, grow, and manage a high-performance team, serving as a leader and mentor to consultants.
  • Meet business health & safety performance standards, financial targets, overall project budgets and schedules, client satisfaction/expectations, internal risk management and contractual requirements.
  • Additional language skills valuable.


  • BS/MS in environmental science, engineering or related field.
  • 15+ years of progressive experience in either a consulting environment or working substantially with the energy and/or infrastructure sectors, including experience in the industry’s need to meet the world’s Low Carbon Economy Transition goals.
  • Recognized technical expertise and an established reputation in the local marketplace.
  • In-depth understanding of the infrastructure sector and the companies operating in this market, including existing relationships that can be leveraged into new business.
  • Business acumen to understand business risks and challenges and to recognize opportunities to provide enterprise-wide solutions for clients.
  • Demonstrable track record in delivering multi-million-dollar annual sales/programs.
  • Able to have strategic discussions with business leaders and a proven track record of helping clients realize their ambitious low carbon goals through the implementation of low carbon economy transition infrastructure.
  • An innovative and creative mindset capable of influencing and delivering change is desirable.
  • From time to time, travel to client locations and other ERM offices may be required.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

About Environmental Resources Management

Learn More About Environmental Resources Management
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in London, UK. ERM operates in over 40 countries and has more than 5,000 employees worldwide. The company serves clients in a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, power, manufacturing, and chemicals. ERM is committed to sustainability and has set ambitious targets to reduce its carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices among its clients.
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