Project Manager – Impact Carbon

Position: Project Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA

About Us:

Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing world through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from household energy projects that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and people. Typical Impact Carbon projects involve developing carbon offsets for projects that scale the sales and distribution of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with carbon finance investors, carbon project developers, implementing partners, philanthropists and NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to generate and verify carbon offsets, both CERs and VERs. With JP Morgan Climate Care, Impact Carbon issued the first Gold Standard VERs from a cookstove project in early 2010. Impact Carbon is currently validating and/or verifying 12 projects in 9 countries and has a deep pipeline of projects slated for rapid development.

Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, CA. Impact Carbon develops projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


Impact Carbon is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Project Manager to create documentation and manage the approval process of carbon emissions reduction projects focused on household products such as efficient cookstoves, water treatment devices, solar lights, and building insulation.

The position requires strong organizational, writing, and research experience, as well as a strong technical background, excellent analytical skills, and practical business thinking.  The ideal candidate will also have experience in designing and managing carbon offset projects including the drafting of Project Design Documents (PDDs), technical project design, and guiding projects through validation, verification, registration, and issuance. A track record of registered Clean Development Mechanism and/or Gold Standard or VCS projects is a plus.


The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the execution of all aspects of project development from diligence to verification on multiple projects in multiple countries. The position is based in San Francisco and will require approximately 20% travel.

Job Responsibilities:

 Manage internal resources to finalize and execute all phases of the project development cycle.

 Research and write project documentation including monitoring plans, Project Design Documents (PDDs), and monitoring reports.

 Coordinate field surveys and new product testing.

 Analyze and interpret data from quantitative and qualitative studies.

 Support due diligence and new project origination on projects worldwide.

 Maintain financial models for both internal and client purposes.

 Develop excellent partner and investor relationships.

Desired Skills:

 Strong organizational, research, and writing experience in previous employment.  Advanced degree in business, engineering, environmental, or energy sciences preferred.

 Understanding of scientific research design and statistics, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

 Project management experience with one to three years of management experience.

 Demonstrated knowledge and interest in climate change policy and carbon markets.

 Experience assessing project risk and creating financial models.

 Ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in designing, managing, and/or auditing carbon offset projects. Fluency in written and spoken English required; other languages a plus.

Compensation: Impact Carbon pays competitive salaries that depend on ability and experience.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a short cover letter and resume to Please highlight carbon project development experience.

Please use the subject “Project Manager” in all e-mail correspondence.

No phone calls please.

Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

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