Senior Project Coordinator, European Nature Based Solutions Projects

  • Paris

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 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 a Senior Project Coordinator, you will support the Sourcing, Project Development and Project Implementation teams in Europe. As part of the sourcing activities, you will contribute to the European sourcing strategy, the management of partnerships, and the technical evaluation of business opportunities. As part of the project management, you will evaluate suitable methodologies and estimate the potential emission reductions and the development of the entire project cycles. You will ensure that projects are implemented and delivered as scheduled while upholding quality standards.  Furthermore, you will support the Design for Implementation (DI) and Implementation (I) activities of projects in Europe. Within this role, you will be responsible for designing upfront investment plans and own-risk investments to implement Nature Based Solution Projects.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Lead the entire project development cycle of 2-3 European projects; initial project assessments, PPD development, MRV, Design for Implementation, data collection, and MR reporting
  • Build relationships and maintain good communication with the client, Project Owner, and DOE (third party independent auditor and certifier)
  • Organize field excursions and conduct project field visits and stakeholder meetings, where required
  • Work closely with Project Implementation team responsible for client relationships management and submission of implementation proposals to project proponents
  • Support sourcing activities and identify innovative and scalable Nature Based Solution activities, including low emission technologies and low carbon land use management practices, biodiversity offsetting alternatives for project development and its implementation in Europe
  • Carry out project feasibility assessments and provide technical advice to evaluate viable business models for Nature Based Solutions (mitigation, biodiversity compensation) projects in Europe
  • Develop basic revenue models for new Nature Based Solution projects dealing with technologies and practice changes such as forest and ecosystem rewilding, afforestation, sustainable uses of harvested wood products, other forestry and land use management and biodiversity
  • Assist with technical inputs to tenders and proposal as well as project info requests to Consultancy and Services team and the marketing team
  • When requested, support project teams in other offices with sourcing, proposal preparation, and project development and implementation cycle

Requirements:

  • Preferably Master degree in Business, Economy or Environmental sciences - other relevant training will be considered
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Forestry or Environmental Sciences
  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience in project management, implementation or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge in forest carbon modelling, and/or field experience in forestry/landscape management - including biodiversity, endemic species, regeneration, community/ stakeholder engagement and agroforestry
  • Good understanding of forest land ownership and legal tenure arrangements across European countries for both public/commercial forestry systems, including private forest and community land management - including conservation and regeneration perspectives
  • Practical experience with forest data collection, remote sensing for forestry and GHG inventories and laboratory field testing is an asset
  • Knowledge of IPCC methodologies across sectors, in particular, the Agriculture, Forestry and land use (AFOLU) sector, is an asset
  • Familiarity with environmental technology, circular economy, payment for ecosystem services, and/or mitigation/adaptation measures in Europe
  • Excellent oral English skills, fluent in writing
  • German, French and/or Spanish are considered an asset
  • Proactive and social attitude 

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.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Locations

Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Paris

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Berlin

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London

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W1B 5NL London Directions +44 20 3980 9560 View page

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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