Senior Project Manager, First Climate

Senior Project Manager

Zurich (Switzerland)

As part of the CDM/JI/VER Origination Unit, your main tasks will be the sourcing, development of JI/CDM projects and consulting in Eastern Europe and CIS with particular focus on Russian Federation and Ukraine, also you will provide technical and methodological support to all First Climate activities (including both carbon market, as well as other commodities trading, such as i.e. biomass fuels). You will be reporting to our Regional Manager in Zürich.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Develop actively a network and liaise with cooperation partners, project owners and other stakeholders in the JI/CDM market
  • Assist the Regional Manager in the periodic market assessment and evaluation of the regional strategy
  • Identify and pre-screen JI/CDM project opportunities in Eastern Europe and CIS
  • Conduct methodological and JI/CDM-related assessment of projects
  • Execute due diligence (financial, technical, counterparty, JI/CDM)
  • Develop projects (JI/CDM cycle, all stages)
  • Provide consultancy on technical and carbon issues
  • Represent First Climate at forums, conferences, exhibitions and workshops in Eastern Europe, CIS and Middle East regions
  • Develop and implement First Climate strategy in biomass fuels trading.

Specific Requirements

You have a comprehensive understanding and experience of the carbon markets in Eastern Europe and CIS region (especially in Russian Federation and Ukraine),  as well as good contacts with the relevant stakeholders in those regions. You are a highly self-motivated talent, possessing excellent communication and negotiation skills and you have proven your ability to work on a technical and management level. Combination of engineering and management background is needed, as you will be responsible for screening and assessing projects as well as for negotiations with clients and managing First Climate’s contacts and cooperation in the abovementioned regions. Engineering background is a requirement (preferably power or chemical engineer). You bring an established network of project owners as well as DNAs/DFPs in selected regions. A minimum of 5 years working experience with JI/CDM projects and an in-depth understanding of the Carbon Market and the international negotiations around the Kyoto Protocol and beyond is highly expected. Experience in PDD design and analysis as well as methodology development is a must. Proficiency in English and Russian is a must (Ukrainian language is an advantage)


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First Climate
Linda Manieram