Manager, Project and Methodology Development

  • New York City

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 screening, planning, developing and managing GHG emission reductions projects. You will also lead the development of new baseline and monitoring methodologies. You will have a strong background and focus on carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects and methodologies. Further, you will also work on energy related topics, waste management and community-based projects.

You will be reporting directly to the Head of Renewables and Sustainable Technologies Americas and will closely collaborate with the global offices to ensure an efficient and effective delivery of GHG emission reductions, as well as other climate change advisories. In addition, you will also be responsible for sourcing, business development activities, effective communication with counterparties, and preparation of proposals for tenders.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Development of baseline and monitoring methodologies under different emission reductions standards and tailor-made accounting methodologies based on ISO14064-2 principles 
  • Implementation and management of climate change mitigation projects under the CDM, VCS, Gold Standard and other upcoming international and domestic climate schemes
  • Support different climate change advisory projects and preparation of high quality reports
  • Support business development, including screening, targeted business meetings, financial analysis, proposal preparation and liaising with clients
  • Proactive networking with relevant organisations including potential project owners, technology providers, industry associations, multilaterals, government agencies and others
  • Attending relevant gatherings and conferences and expanding the existing network 
  • Quality checks for deliverables and project related consultancy mandates
  • Support project teams in other offices with the project development cycle where required 
  • Support the KAMs and the P&M team with tenders and proposal preparation, the Marketing team in project information requests and the C&S team based on availability
  • Budget control and resource management: manage the budgets of all tasks and activities with optimum efficiency and effectiveness and ensure the assigned time budget per staff are respected and on track
  • Managing project budgets of at least 100k EUR in size

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Civil, Mechanical, Energy Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Sustainability, Climate Change or Carbon Mitigation related fields
  • At least 5+ years work experience in the field of climate change, preferably with experience in project management and development of CDM, VCS and Gold Standard projects and methodologies
  • Profound understanding of GHG emission reductions standards, GHG emission reductions projects and methodologies
  • Strong capacity for methodology development and previous experience in methodology approval processes
  • Experience in the implementation of GHG emission reductions projects, including industrial sectors, energy industries, waste management, transport, etc, with a very high level of independence
  • Knowledge of different types of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies is considered an advantage
  • Track record of project development in the USA and LatAm countries preferred
  • Very strong project management skills
  • Ability to analyse and structure complex problems, and formulate solutions
  • Ability to create high quality written deliverables in English (Spanish is a plus)
  • 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 English
  • Excellent communication skills in Spanish and the ability to create high quality written deliverables in Spanish is desirable

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.

Locations

Medellin, Bogotá, Mexico City and New York City

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Cra. 46 ###7-59
050022 Medellín Directions View page

Bogotá

Dg. 68 #11a-29
110231 Bogotá Directions View page

Mexico City

Maricopa 10
03810 Ciudad de México Directions View page

New York City

261 Madison Ave
10016 New York Directions 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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