Specialist, Carbon Removal

  • Berlin

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.

The Fund Management team is responsible for developing and managing sustainable impact funds, as well as other facilities, vehicles and platforms for investments in climate action. Our scope of expertise covers a variety of topics related to sustainable land-use, low-carbon energy, climate-smart cities and/or clean technology, 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 Specialist is to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality analytical tasks and active stakeholder management  as part of action platform mandates. The thematic focus is on action platforms dedicated to engineered carbon removal technologies and systems, as well as connecting technologies such as carbon capture and storage. 

You will play a role in the development and overall management of such stakeholder action platforms, preparing smaller funding proposals, as well as supporting analytical tasks in the implementation of action platform mandates. You will act as a collaborator to the Manager Carbon Removal Platforms, providing specific inputs or serving a specific role on a mandate. 

Specific to platform management mandates, you will take part in stakeholder engagement, network management, thought leadership, organization of events/meetings (physical or on-line) and communications. Where relevant, you will also be involved in seeking synergies with other South Pole business lines around climate funds, climate policy, carbon markets and corporate climate action advisory solutions.  


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Provide support for and manage analytical tasks for  action platforms throughout the entire project cycle: initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure
  • Plan and implement tasks to ensure the most efficient and highest-quality implementation of action platform mandates, taking into account South Pole’s strategic objectives and external reputation
  • On occasion, interact and build relationships with our international, regional or local clients and stakeholders, and manage the timely delivery of action platform mandates
  • Develop and improve specialised skills and knowledge linked to the topics and services offered by South Pole, with a particular focus on engineered carbon removals, carbon capture and storage or utilisation, and industrial decarbonisation more broadly
  • Undertake stakeholder landscape research and manage stakeholder engagement efforts

Requirements:

Essential 

  • University degree in politics, economics,engineering or a sustainability-related field.
  • Relevant work experience (the expectation is a minimum of 2 year including internships) in sustainability or related fields.
  • Good project management skills, from both a technical and administrative standpoint, and optimally in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context.
  • Excellent communication skills, with proven experience engaging with internal and external stakeholders at a senior level.
  • Excellent writing skills, with proven expertise in creating high-quality written documents (proposals and deliverables).
  • Some knowledge of potential clients, collaborators and other relevant stakeholders in the areas of industrial decarbonisation, engineered carbon removals and/or carbon capture and storage or utilisation.
  • Good understanding of  industrial decarbonisation challenges and international climate change mitigation policies.
  • Prior exposure to multi-stakeholder action platforms or coalitions in the areas of industrial decarbonisation, engineered carbon removals and/or carbon capture and storage or utilisation.
  • Autonomous yet collaborative approach to work.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English

Desirable 

  • Relevant work experience in platform management, sustainability consulting, grant management, knowledge management, stakeholder engagement or other related fields
  • Industry-relevant connections, with a network of potential clients, collaborators and other relevant stakeholders such as governments, civil society stakeholders, development finance institutions, development agencies, and other public or private donors/stakeholders
  • Analytical skills and mindset
  • Good working knowledge of all Google Suite applications and MS Word
  • Diligent, reliable and proactive
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced international environment
  • Good prioritisation and time management skills

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 and 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.

Locations

Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Berlin

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Brussels

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London

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Berlin

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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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