Portfolio Specialist, Renewable Energy

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all six continents, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Consultancy & Advisory Services team provides our clients with outstanding technical expertise that enables the successful implementation of complex sustainability projects. Our expertise spans across multiple topics including land and water management, climate strategies, renewable energies, environmental impact assessments, green products, climate policy, carbon pricing, climate finance, and sustainable finance, to name just a few. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you! 


Job summary:

The goal of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Specialist is to support the development of solutions in renewable energy markets around the world and manage the administrative work around the offering and sales process. You will support colleagues who work on commercial agreements with project developers, retailers, intermediaries and corporate consumers active in voluntary renewable energy markets. If you are an enthusiastic and dynamic professional with a commercial mindset, relevant experience in renewable energy or sustainability solutions and you have a strong taste for administrative tasks, then we are looking for you!


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Projects & Markets Team to optimise the delivery of projects.
  • Overlook the full administrative management system of Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs). This includes coordinating the purchase contracts, managing incoming deliveries in coordination with the registries specialist and updating deliveries in South Pole’s internal system.
  • Manage renewable energy certificate requests from our key account management team.
  • Advise clients and our key account management team on EACs and reporting standards globally.
  • Provide information about products, projects and processes to clients and staff to support sales and marketing activities.
  • Manage and enhance systems for project information capture, storage and internal dissemination.
  • Ability to conduct research tasks, analyse and summarise data
  • Oversee and work on audits of quality label audits such as Gold Power or Eko Energy. 

Requirements:

Essential -

  • A university degree, ideally in topics such as energy markets, engineering, business management, environmental or sustainability related disciplines. 
  • Minimum 1 year work experience in energy trading, energy procurement, renewable energy or sustainability.
  • Understanding of renewable energy challenges in multinational companies.
  • Commercial skills, affinity and good business sense to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment.
  • Ability to develop administrative processes and improve current processes in coordination with different stakeholders.
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients, collaborators or other relevant stakeholders.
  • Autonomous yet collaborative approach to work.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English.

Desirable - 

  • Advanced skills in Google Suite applications, MS Word and Excel.
  • Understanding of the EACs markets.
  • Experience working for a utility, trading house, corporate, project developer or a consultancy firm.
  • Experience in advising on renewable energy sourcing strategies and/or EACs markets.

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people.  We all have a contribution to make; South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability.  Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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