Technical Expert, Beijing – Gold Standard


The Gold Standard Foundation (GSF) is a non-profit organization that operates a certification scheme for premium carbon credits. The Gold Standard scheme certifies the highest quality carbon offset projects  in the voluntary and compliance carbon markets. GSF projects employ renewable energy and energy  efficiency technologies that are rigorously measured, monitored and verified. All Gold Standard projects  demonstrate real and permanent GHG reductions and encourage local sustainable development.
The Technical Expert will be based in Beijing and will play a key role in both project and methodology  reviews and the further development of Gold Standard rules. This position offers a rare and powerful  opportunity to make a direct impact on climate change mitigation and contribute to sustainable  development worldwide.
Job Description
The Technical Expert will be a member of the Technical Team. He/She will report to the Technical  Director (Geneva) and the Deputy Technical Director (Delhi).

He/She will notably conduct activities aiming at lowering the entry barriers and scaling up carbon  activities. For this purpose, he/she will take part in the further development of The Gold Standard rules  and procedures, and the review and development of new Gold Standard methodologies for the  voluntary market.

The Technical Expert will also contribute to the Quality Assurance process with the review of project  activities submitted to The Gold Standard for certification – prefeasibility assessments, internal  validations, registration reviews and verification reviews.

Finally, he/she will have some involvement in capacity building activities, requiring interaction with  project developers and accredited auditors (DOEs).

Duty Station
Beijing, China
Qualifications & Skills
- University degree in the field of engineering, science or related discipline; a Masters degree or  PhD with a specialization in energy and/or environmental impact assessments is desirable
- Strong analytical skills and attention to details
- Ability to work precisely and effectively under severe time constraint
- Highly self-motivated and able to work independently, but also as part of an international team
- Excellent English language skills; Chinese desirable
 - Computer programming skills desirable
- 4 to 5 years of experience in the carbon market desirable, preferably in CDM/JI (e.g. DOE, carbon consultancy) 
What we can offer you
An exciting job in a rapidly growing carbon market; competitive salary; multi4cultural work environment; real growth prospects; international work in a fun, motivated and diverse team.
To apply:
Please  send  your  electronic  application,  including  a  motivation  letter,  CV, the  earliest  start  date  and salary expectation to: 
Dr. Meinrad Bürer
Technical Director
The Gold Standard Foundation
Starting date for the position is as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted