South Pole Carbon Asset Management – Multiple Openings

Would you like to be part of our dynamic, global and growing team?

South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd. is a premium global provider of carbon finance and carbon asset
management solutions. We source, develop, manage and operate projects that deliver high quality carbon credits
with a strong focus on projects that contribute significantly to sustainable development.
South Pole’s head office is in Zurich, Switzerland, The company has nine offices worldwide and operates projects
in over 20 countries on 4 continents. South Pole shapes the future of the carbon market via professional consulting
practices that center on CDM methodologies, standardized approaches and new market mechanisms.

Global Head of Consulting based in Zurich (or in another office)

Responsibilities
Reporting to the CEO you will be responsible for:

  • Strategic positioning of South Pole’s consulting practice 
  • Acquisition and management of consulting mandates
  • Managing a dedicated consulting team in our headquarters in Zurich and expanding the team
  • Coordinating our global consulting activities / coaching regional directors on regional consulting mandates

Qualifications and experience

  • A degree in (environmental) science/engineering or other relevant field
  • At least 6 years of work experience as a consultant (ideally in the field of carbon policy and strategy)
  • In-depth experience in flexible market-mechanisms
  • Experience authoring CDM methodologies
  • Passionate about the future of carbon markets

Skills

  • Excellent team leader in a multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial ability
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to manage own work effectively and prioritize tasks
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Salary and Benefits
South Pole offers performance related bonuses, excellent benefits and a competitive salary related to your
qualifications and experience.

Please apply to
Dominique Schmid – d.schmid@southpolecarbon.com – +41 43 501 3550

Senior PoA Manager based in Zurich

Responsibilities
Together with our dedicated PoA team and regional PoA experts you are responsible for:

  • Identification and development of strategic PoAs globally
  • Commercial/legal structuring of PoAs and CMEs
  • Documentation of PoAs and CPAs (writing/reviewing PoA-DDs and CPA-DDs)
  • Coaching of PoA experts globally
  • Acquisition and execution of PoA advisory and management mandates

Qualifications and experience

  • Degree in finance, law, engineering or another field
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in relevant fields
  • Experience in structuring/managing PoAs or PoA type ventures
  • Successful registration of CDM projects
  • Passionate about the future of carbon markets

Skills

  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel

Salary and Benefits
South Pole offers performance related bonuses, excellent benefits and a competitive salary related to your
qualifications and experience.

Please apply to
Patrick Horka – p.horka@southpolecarbon.com – Mobile +41 78 855 63 35

Country Manager Mexico (based in Mexico City)

Duties

  • Sourcing of Emission Reduction Projects, Consulting Mandates and Renegotiation of existing deals
  • Supervision of the implementation of our existing portfolio of projects and consulting mandates (CDM, GS, VERs, PoAs).
  • Direct involvement in the implementation of key projects in the region
  • Management of the local team
  • Management of key accounts
  • Office and team administration including HR management, Accounting and CRM􀀁

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years work experience in the carbon market
  • Proven experience in the contracting of Emission Reduction Projects and excellent command of ERPAs and other legal and commercial documents.
  • Proven experience in the administration of a portfolio of Emission Reduction projects.
  • Track record in renegotiation of deals
  • MBA or Postgraduate degree in engineering, renewable energy, environmental sciences or related field

Your Skills

  • Clear understanding of the carbon & energy market in Mexico and Latin America
  • Excellent management and organisational skills
  • Target-driven
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong network in the region
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft office applications
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Please apply
South Pole offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits / boni related to your qualifications and experience. If
you meet the Qualifications & Experience required and are interested in joining a young and international team
looking to make a difference to the world we would be happy to hear from you!

Please send your CV to Andrea Quintana:
a.quintana@southpolecarbon.com Phone: +52 55 5564 6793, +52 55 5531 9013

Project Manager, Latin America (based in Mexico City)

Duties

  • Managing the CDM/VER project cycle from PDD to successful registration
  • Interacting with project developers and maintaining good client relationships
  • Working with project partners and third parties preparing validation and verification of projects including technical analysis􀀁
  • Technical support to Business Development
  • Successful implementation of consulting projects

Qualifications & Experience

  • 2 to 4 years work experience in the carbon market
  • Involvement in the full project cycle of at least 2 carbon projects (CDM or voluntary)
  • Experience in implementing carbon consulting projects (i.e. footprinting, feasibility studies, etc.)
  • Strong technical skills and experience in, or familiarity with the energy, waste or industrial sectors
  • Degree in engineering, renewable energy, environmental sciences or related field

Your Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to manage own work effectively and prioritise tasks
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft office applications
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Fluent Spanish (native speaker preferred) and fluent English􀀁

Please apply
South Pole offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits / boni related to your qualifications and experience. If
you meet the Qualifications & Experience required and are interested in joining a young and international team
looking to make a difference to the world we would be happy to hear from you!

Please send your CV to Andrea Quintana:
a.quintana@southpolecarbon.com Phone: +52 55 5564 6793, +52 55 5531 9013

Project Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa

Duties

  • Screening consulting and project opportunities in Africa and specifically delivering on the mandates
  • Systematically identifying aid and other funding opportunities in Africa, and evaluating how these can be applied to projects
  • Forming and managing relationships with relevant local offices of donor organisations
  • Guiding post-graduate students in research collaborations
  • Ensuring PDD is written in a high quality manner and deadlines are met

Qualifications

  • Degree in engineering, renewable energy, environmental sciences, finance or a related degree

Experience

  • 2 to 4 years work experience in related relevant fields. This must include deep experience in both consulting and environment, preferable with a focus on the CDM
  • Interest in climate change policy and the carbon markets
  • Passionate about Africa and sustainable development

Skills

  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to manage own work effectively and prioritise tasks
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft office applications
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

Salary and Benefits
South Pole offers performance related bonuses, excellent benefits and a competitive salary related to your
qualifications and experience.

Please apply to
Bruce Wylie – b.wylie@southpoleacrbon.com – Mobile +27 83 991 8383

CDM Project Implementation Manager (based in Mexico City)

Reporting to the Regional Manager Mexico & Central America, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the CDM/VER project cycle from PDD to successful registration
  • Interacting with project developers and maintaining good client relationships
  • Working with project partners and third parties preparing validation of projects including technical analysis

Your qualifications and experience

  • Degree (Licenciatura or Maestría) in engineering, renewable energy, environmental sciences or related field
  • 1 to 3 years work experience related relevant fields, preferably CDM
  • Strong technical skills and experience in, or familiarity with the energy, waste or industrial sectors
  • Interest in climate change policy and the carbon market

Your skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to manage own work effectively and prioritise tasks
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft office applications
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Fluent Spanish (native speaker preferred) and fluent English

South Pole offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits / boni related to your qualifications and experience. If you are interested in joining a young and international team looking to make a difference to the world we would be happy to hear from you!

Please send your CV to Alberto Carrillo Pineda:
a.carrillo@southpolecarbon.com
Phone: +52 55 5564 6793, Mobile: +52 55 5252 6292

Business Developer/Analyst based in Bangkok, Thailand

South Pole offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits/boni related to your qualifications and experience.
For ex-patriates, South Pole provides a work permit for Thailand.

Duties

  • Support our Chief Growth Officer with the identification, assessment and acquistion of new business opportunities
  • To support the global coordination and marketing of new business development initiatives between our global offices.

Qualifications

  • B.A. or M.A. in International Relations or Environmental Policy or MBA preferably with a focus on Climate Policy/Carbon Markets

Experience & Skills

  • 2 years plus work experience in analytical capacity in the private sector (consulting, finance, technology) ideally including at least 1 year of business development experience in carbon markets and hands-on experience with carbon credit origination/certification preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to manage own work effectively and prioritise tasks, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Thai Nationals as well as expatriates are encouraged to apply.
  • Work experience in Japan and Japanese language skills or US work-experience a plus.

If you are interested in joining a young and international team of entrepreneurs looking to make a difference
to the world we would be happy to hear from you!

Please send your CV to: Ingo Puhl, Chief Growth Officer: i.puhl@southpolecarbon.com

 

Forest Carbon Professional

Job profile
Due to our growing operations in South America we are looking to recruit a highly motivated and dedicated carbon markets professional to strengthen our team. The person will focus on Forestry Project Due Diligence and implementation, based in Medellín or Mexico City.

Duties
As a member of the global forestry team, you will be responsible for:

  • Working on Afforestation, Reforestation and REDD(+) projects, including Due Diligence, PDD development, preparation for validation, monitoring and verification.
  • Providing distinct consultancy services to clients in the area of forest carbon, nature conservation and ecosystem services.
  • On a case-by-case basis, supporting the implementation of non-forestry CDM / VER projects and consultancy mandates in Latin America as needed.

Qualifications

  • Degree in forestry, environmental sciences, renewable energy, engineering or related field

Experience

  • Basic understanding of the CDM/VER project development cycle
  • Understanding of sampling techniques and statistical analyses in forest (carbon) monitoring, due diligence and/or field assessment in forestry projects
  • Interest in climate change policy and the carbon market
  • Work experience in Latin America a plus

Skills

  • Excellent intercultural communication skills in English and Spanish, knowledge of Portuguese, French or Bahasa Indonesia a plus
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to manage own work effectively and prioritise tasks
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft office applications
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel internationally frequently
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS a plus.

Salary and Benefits

  • South Pole offers performance related bonuses, excellent benefits and a competitive salary related to your qualifications and experience.

If you are interested in joining a young and international team of entrepreneurs looking to make a difference to the world we would be happy to hear from you!

Contact

Representation Medellín
Calle 31 No. 65F-5, Oficina 401
Medellín, Colombia
Phone: +57 4 306 1595
info@southpolecarbon.com

Office Mexico
South Pole Carbon México S de R.L de
C.V
Campeche # 290
Col. Condesa
Mexico City 06100
Phone/Fax: +52 55 55 64 67 93
Phone 2: +52 55 55 31 90 13

Please send your CV in English language to:
Christian Dannecker
c.dannecker@southpolecarbon.com
Phone: +57 4 306 1595
Mobile: +57 311 7870 924

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