Senior Project Coordinator - Agriculture & Soil Carbon Mitigation Projects

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 a Senior Project Coordinator, you will support the sourcing and management of South Pole’s project development activities in Europe, in particular for Agriculture and soil carbon mitigation projects. 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 Agriculture Land Management and Improved Land Management methodologies and estimate the potential emission reductions as well as the development of the full project cycles, including the design of monitoring and reporting systems. You will ensure that projects are implemented, and delivered as scheduled while upholding quality standards. 

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Lead the full project development cycle of 2-3 Agriculture mitigation projects; initial project assessments, PPD development, MRV and 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
  • Support sourcing activities and identify innovative project types in Europe
  • Carry out project feasibility assessments and provide technical advice to the evaluation of viable business models for agriculture, carbon farming mitigation projects in Europe
  • Develop basic climate revenue models for new projects dealing with technologies such as sustainable agriculture, forestry and land use (AFOLU) management, waste management, energy efficiency, and renewables
  • 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 cycle


Essential - 

  • Master degree in Business, Economy or Environmental sciences
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Agronomy, Forestry or Environmental Sciences
  • At least 3 years of experience in project management or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge and field experience in climate-smart agricultural/forestry, soil enhancement, or ecosystem management
  • Good understanding of carbon cycles, carbon modeling or GHG accounting
  • Practical experience with soil sampling and laboratory field testing is an asset
  • Excellent written and oral English Skills 

 Desirable -

  •  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, or mitigation/adaptation measures in Europe.
  • Familiarity with commercial farming systems, including supply chain dynamics and the challenges faced by farmers to meet purchaser requirements.
  • French, Dutch, or German is 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.

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