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Do you want to be part of paving the road for COWI’s ESG journey and build your expertise in ESG performance and reporting? Do you have a keen interest in the ESG landscape? And do you have sound data management and research skills? Then, join our ESG team in Lyngby, Denmark.

A Position That Will Take Your Development Further

We are looking for a motivated student to contribute to the development of our ESG foundation, aligning with our strategy focused on sustainable business practices and global impact in the green transition. With nearly 8,000 employees worldwide, we emphasize transparency and enhancement of ESG performance and reporting.

Anchored in Group Finance and led by Senior Manager Lisa Ståhl, the ESG team collaborates closely with stakeholders and senior management. As part of our holistic approach to value creation, we are actively preparing for reporting under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). We are targeting students in their 2nd or 3rd year of studies, the position offers flexibility and requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week, with a start date as soon as possible.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be:

  • Assisting ESG team colleagues in preparing COWI’s external ESG reporting and assessment frameworks, such as the Annual Report, UN Global Compact, CDP, etc., while also supporting data owners in updating and storing data, maintaining process documentation, and collating ESG data and information for the business.
  • Supporting data deliverables such as carbon accounting.
  • Researching best practices within ESG performance and reporting. 
  • Delivering content to internal and external communication channels and assist in producing specific input to Management decision material
  • Carrying out organizational tasks on a needs basis

Your Skills. Our Team. Together, We Design The Future

The first step to success in this role is you are eager to collaborate with the people around you, whether they are direct colleagues or collaborators across the organization. You can however also work independently and enjoy diving into topics and details on your own. And you never get set in your ways but keep exploring new insights and ways to improve.

To succeed in this position, we believe that you:

  • Are studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree related to sustainability.
  • Have excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written) with a good understanding of the Microsoft Office Package.
  • Have an interest in ESG data and processes to support the implementation of new sustainability reporting regulations at a large company. 
  • Take initiative, are solution-oriented, naturally take ownership of tasks, and have a structured way of working and an eye for details.
  • Are ambitious and motivated to deliver your best and thrive in a high-paced and agile environment. 
  • Enjoy researching, organizing, and checking large amounts of data and information.

Got more questions?

We encourage you to take a look at our latest Annual Report’s ESG chapter which provides good insights into the topics and data that form part of our daily life.

Get to know COWI even better at our website,, where you can learn more about our projects, our strategy, what we want to achieve, and what life is like at COWI.

If you have any unanswered questions, please reach out to Megha Jorasia, Talent Acquisition Consultant at

We do our utmost to ensure that our recruitment process is as fair and unbiased as possible. You can help us by not including a photo in your CV when you apply.

Diversity is fundamental to COWI, inclusion is key.

We are committed to creating a respectful and fair work environment where all employees have a sense of belonging and equitable opportunities to thrive and grow. We ensure that our leaders are role models for inclusive leadership by cultivating a culture where diverse perspectives and thoughts are seen as strengths. We take diversity and inclusion into account in all relevant decisions and processes and when setting teams and fora. We do it because it is part of our values and because it is simply the right thing to do.

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