Carbon, Land Sector and Emission Reduction Experts

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.

Since 2006, the organisation has worked to accelerate the low-carbon transition by partnering with leading public and private sector actors to  accelerate their climate ambitions. South Pole’s expertise covers project and technology finance, data and advisory on sustainability risks and opportunities, as well as the development of environmental commodities such as carbon and renewable energy credits. South Pole has mobilised climate finance to over 700 projects in emission reduction, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable land-use, acting today ‘for a better tomorrow’.

We are calling Carbon, Land Sector and Emission Reduction experts in Australia to be a part of the South Pole Australia team! As our two Australian offices continue to expand, we’re looking for talented and committed professionals to join our fight against global climate change. This is your chance to work with experts around the globe on topics such as climate change,  sustainability  and land sector  mitigation actions. Work and support in building and growing our portfolio of Emissions Reduction Fund/Climate Solutions Fund (ERF/CSF) projects, as well projects under international voluntary standards

Key skills needed for the various positions with our growing team include:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian carbon market and carbon asset development
  • Business development, relationship management and networking skills
  • Technical understanding of land based carbon abatement projects
  • Client facing presentation development skills 
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills


  • University degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Sustainability, or any climate change and carbon mitigation related fields, a Master's degree is a plus
  • More than 3 years of relevant work experience in climate change mitigation or related field
  • Experience of global and Australian project-based carbon standards, technologies and project development processes, Australian carbon policies and market drivers  including ideally experience working with Indigenous stakeholders
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, as well as independently, with colleagues based in different locations and time zones around the globe
  • Nationals, or valid work permit holder of Australia, Indigenous and Torres Strait applicants are encouraged to apply

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.

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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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