Senior Project Coordinator

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 Project Development team is at the forefront of developing and managing climate mitigation activities. By working closely with project owners and developers as well as their local communities, we manage the complete registration, verification and evaluation of carbon projects to enable the issuance of emission-reduction certificates, in line with official carbon standards. 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:

As part of the Project Development team, you will be responsible for sourcing, screening, planning, developing and managing projects in our Americas portfolio. You will be reporting directly to the Head of Renewables and Sustainable Technologies Americas and will closely collaborate with the teams located in Colombia, Mexico and other global offices to ensure an efficient and effective delivery of carbon emission reductions and renewable energy certificates, as well as other climate change advisories. In addition, you will be responsible for sourcing, business development activities and preparation of proposals for tenders in Latin America. If you are an enthusiastic professional with an understanding of carbon project development, especially renewable energies and sustainable technologies, then we are looking for you! 


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the implementation and management climate change mitigation projects which includes leading/drafting feasibility studies and project design documents, validation, monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) support under different standards (CDM, VERRA and national or local Standards) amongst other local and international carbon schemes 
  • Be a key point of contact and maintain a good relationship with the team members inside the company, project owners, clients, validation and verification bodies, and other counterparts 
  • Development of renewable energy certificates
  • Define and plan content and structure to support the certification of the project: work plans, work schedules, budgets, and deliverables 
  • Support the sourcing team and lead screening activities to identify new project opportunities 
  • Support business development, including targeted business meetings, financial analysis, proposal preparation and liaising with clients 
  • Proactive networking with relevant organisations including potential project owners, technology providers, multilaterals, public and private entities, government agencies and others 
  • Attending relevant gatherings and conferences and expanding the existing network 
  • Follow up with the internal procedures in our internal project management tool regarding all signed ERPAs Prepare proposal and deliverables and finalise them to the quality required by South Pole and the client 
  • Define and plan content and structure to support the certification of the project: work plans, work schedules, budgets, and deliverables 

Requirements:

  • University degree in Civil, Mechanical, Energy Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Sustainability, Climate Change or Carbon Mitigation related fields, a Master’s degree is a plus 
  • 3+ years work experience in the field of climate change, preferably with experience in project management and development of CDM, VCS and Gold Standard projects 
  • Track record of carbon project development in Latam countries preferred 
  • Able to manage and implement projects to generate carbon credits and renewable energy certificates, with a good level of independence 
  • Ability to create high quality written documents (proposals and deliverables) in Spanish and English 
  • Knowledge of mitigation technologies, including a wide range from renewable energy to waste management technologies 
  • Enthusiastic in approaching potential new clients, generating new business opportunities, closing deals and meeting customer needs 
  • Strong analytical skills, good pitching skills Excellent communication skills in Spanish and English 
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel 


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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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.

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  • Work-life balance

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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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