Senior Renewable Energy Portfolio Manager

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, 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 Portfolio Management team oversees and develops business for the sale and trading of carbon credits and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). By working collaboratively with both our internal Sales and Projects teams, we play a crucial role in balancing the demand and supply of certificates, in order to best match the needs of our clients with our sourcing capabilities. 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:

In this role, you will be part of South Pole’s Renewable Energy practice, focusing on EACs (GO, US RECs, IRECs). Reporting directly to the Director of Markets, you are accountable for overseeing all EAC deals and proposals. You will help to define and monitor the execution of strategies, initiatives and protocols related to the EAC portfolio, and will co-develop and continually update South Pole’s vision for the practice, in alignment with the South Pole overall Renewable strategy. You will have the opportunity to lead a small, multifaceted team across the world to source and secure world class renewable energy projects. 


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Co-Develop and execute the strategy for the Renewable Energy practice, with the focus on certificates (EACs)
  • Oversee and take accountability for the Renewable Energy deliverables within the company’s portfolio
  • Build and maintain partnerships and sign deals with project owners and other stakeholders with the aim of meeting the yearly and quarterly goals of the Renewable energy practice 
  • Partner closely with other functions, in particular the global Portfolio Management team as well as the the Sourcing team, and the Renewable Energy Solutions practice in the Climate Solutions business line to optimise the management of existing large deals and the structuring of new ones 
  • Understand client needs, gather market intelligence and identify industry trends with regard to the Renewable Energy certificates practice 
  • Serve as a subject expert when required in client meetings, exhibitions and other corporate events and represent South Pole in different forums on the topic of environmental markets 
  • Build a high-performing team within the Renewable Energy practice that will deliver credits and certificates that satisfy the needs of our clients while achieving South Pole’s profitability goals and quality standards 
  • Work closely with colleagues across the organisation to empower matrixed teams that deliver on our vision of climate action for all

Requirements:

  • University degree in Environmental Sciences, Business or other relevant discipline 
  • Minimum of 7-8 years of relevant work experience, including several years of experience in business development roles within the sustainability sector, specifically in the topic of Renewable Energy certificates 
  • Knowledge and expertise in renewable energy certificates and standards Global perspective, with the ability to think long-term and grow the RE practice 
  • Strong business acumen, with the ability to structure and negotiate deals that are commercially sound and profitable for South Pole
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills to partner effectively with key internal and external stakeholders 
  • Good people management skills, with experience in recruiting, coaching, and developing staff 
  • Comfortable operating globally in a fast-paced high-growth international environment

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.

  • Health & Wellbeing

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  • 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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