• Senior Consultant - Carbon Markets Leeds
  • Jooble in Leeds, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

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Climate17 is delighted to be partnering with an independent, environmental consultancy, supporting carbon project developers and the carbon market ecosystem globally, and enabling emission reduction projects with strong environmental and social integrity.

Our client supports energy access and nature-based solutions projects, mainly in developing countries. They provide technical consulting services across areas like early-stage feasibility studies, the certification, implementation and monitoring of climate mitigation projects, technical risk-related due diligence to carbon credit buyers and project sponsors and strategic advice to project developers, and advising international organisations and government authorities to help countries in the Global... South formulate and revise their climate change strategies, roadmaps and policies.

They are looking to add a Senior Consultant to the team to help grow and deliver consultancy assignments in relation to energy access and/or forestry, depending on experience.

You will work on studies, analyses, assessments, formulation, and technical studies related to energy access projects (with an emphasis on modern energy cooking solutions) OR to forestry (e.g., management, conservation, restoration) to be funded through carbon mitigation-related financing mechanisms or taking place on the supply chain of large corporates. You will advise a range of international organisations, NGOs and governments on the opportunities related to carbon finance. You will be expected to manage project assignments with various level of complexity, manage client relationships and manage more junior consultants at assignment level.

Duties Will Include
• Management and delivery of emission reduction projects formulation, implementation support and certification of improved cookstoves and forestry projects to Verra and the Gold Standard for NGOs and private project developers; climate change mitigation and adaptation projects feasibility and formulation for international organisations and governments; voluntary carbon market strategic advice for NGOs and the private sector
• Identification of opportunities; networking; identifying and liaising with partners; sourcing of experts etc.
• Support clients in making ambitious choices on their project design, implementation and certification
• Originating projects to be funded through carbon finance and the carbon markets: identification of credible implementation partners; structuring concept notes and business plans; project due diligence; project budget negotiation; pitching to financial sponsors; negotiating long-term emission reduction purchase and funding agreements.
• Keeping abreast of fast-developing and complex climate change policy and finance development
• Liaising with and building external relationships will be an important part of the role, with a requirement to liaise with project teams, clients, and representatives from partner organisations.

Ideal Skills & Experience
• 5 years of relevant experience (e.g., climate change, carbon management, international development, forestry consulting)
• Consulting experience, client management,producing reports
• BSc or Master in a technical field related to energy, energy access (engineering or social science), environmental science, forestry or agriculture
• An individual with a positive mindset and team spirit, who is an analytical and autonomous worker with strong project management, attention to detail and problem-solving skills
• Team management experience desirable, but a commitment to supporting junior consultants needed
• Good verbal and written communication skills, plus fluency in both spoken and written English
• 2nd language (ideally French) would be advantageous
• Prior experience working in developing countries (ideally Africa or Southeast Asia) on climate change, energy or forestry issues (desirable)
• Advanced knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Working experience in geomatics and geospatial analysis (desirable)
• Knowledge and understanding of greenhouse gas emission accounting (desirable)
• Prior experience with the carbon markets (desirable)

About Us

Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm. We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Inclusive Application Process

Climate17 is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We believe there is no solution to climate change without people. We aim to increase diversity across all areas and as such, we are committed to partnering with clients and candidates to create an inclusive and sustainable regenerative world.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability. If you require additional support, equipment or resources in order to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know.

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