Carbon Project Development Consultant

UK or France

About EcoAct Sustainability Consultancy

EcoAct, an Atos Company, is an international consultancy and project developer, helping businesses and organisations to meet the demands of the Paris Agreement. As a trusted advisor and partner to our clients, we simplify the challenges associated with sustainability, remove complexity, empower individuals and teams, and deploy bespoke solutions integrated into entire value chains.  

We exist to embed climate action as a global driver of commercial performance; delivering economic, social and environmental value. EcoAct has recently become part of Atos, a global leader in digital transformation. 

As an Atos company, we want our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique.  

Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong. 

The Role

What is the Carbon Project Consultant Development’s objective? 

Carbon offset, carbon neutrality and net zero initiatives are gaining momentum in all our geographical areas. The voluntary market is growing rapidly as well as the demand for voluntary offsetting. On the compliance side, regional and sectorial regulations are escalating as well. Project development demand is growing, with increased interest in carbon sequestration and removals.  

As a fast-growing organization, we are currently looking for a Carbon Project Development Consultant within the Nature Based Solutions Business Unit.  

If you have a desire to become an actor for change and experience a dynamic and motivating working environment, then this position is for you.  

Carbon Project Consultant Development, Nature Based Solutions Business Unit 

As a Consultant within the Nature Based Solutions BU you will contribute to the current portfolio of projects developed by the Group and contribute to the development of new innovative field projects.  

You will support in the development of projects, the expertise of the team and assist business development teams during the sales process when necessary.  

You will identify, assess potential, perform and secure the registration and verification of a dedicated community-based projects portfolio under international carbon standards (GS, VERRA, …) with your team and under the supervision of your manager.  

Under the supervision of your manager, you will follow the necessary Key Performance Indicators and appropriated tools, in collaboration with the Project Development Team. You will implement periodic review of reporting and indicators.  

Responsibilities

You will work in close collaboration with his/her manager (Sr consultant) to:   

 Contribute to the development & management of a portfolio  

  • Explore and study project development opportunities with potential partners related to their carbon and co-benefits potential for all related projects and countries  
  • Set up partnerships and Business Plans for each opportunity using various models (Development, sponsor, arranger), contribute to sustainable Business Models set up with partners and stakeholders  
  • Contribute to the achievement of the projects’ objectives and deliverables all along the Carbon “certification life-cycle” (prefeasibility, feasibilities, carbon credits validation and verification)  
  • Follow the necessary Key Performance Indicators and appropriated tools (MRV), in collaboration with the Project Development Team and the Portfolio & Partnership team
  • Contribute to the follow-up of certain existing projects and work on the development of future new projects 
  • Take part in project development activity: carbon methodologies, feasibility studies, validation, and verification documents, Project Design Documents, Sustainable Development Goals, etc  
  • Respect the group standards and procedures in the development of new projects 
  • Evaluate risks (technical, financial, regulatory…) and set up appropriate mitigated actions for the development of new projects 
  • Perform market and methodological watch, especially on the development of new carbon projects methodologies and standards evolutions  

 Perform market watch and collaborations with other departments 

  • Perform market watch, especially on the development of new carbon projects methodologies and standards evolutions, as well as other type of NBS projects, and asses new markets opportunities in collaboration with other departments (Sales, R&D, advisory…) 
  • Support de sales providing information, insight, and support to account managers on project development  

Professional Background & Experience

  • Proven experience in carbon offset project development: significant experience of project development, including international experience.  
  • Past experience in carbon methodologies & offset (PDD writing, Monitoring Report) are a decisive asset. 

Professional Background & Experience

  • Rigorous and organized  
  • Collaborative, Expert, Future focused, Engaged  
  • Experienced in offset project development  
  • Carbon finance expert: knowledge of NBS related offset methodologies, market mechanisms, etc.  
  • Technical expertise in fields such as cookstoves, safe water access, renewable energies
  • Excel proficiency  
  • Leadership and project management knowledge is important 
  • Adaptability and flexibility, future focused 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills  
  • Fluent in English and in another language is a must

Salary and Benefits

EcoAct know how important it is to look after our colleagues. As well as a competitive salary EcoAct offers a comprehensive benefits package including a flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, life insurance, professional subscriptions, personal carbon offsetting.

EcoAct offers a great opportunity for your personal development and career advancement. We offer a structured career development path with clear timelines and expectations for progression.

Working with our dedicated team of experts, you will gain a high level of skills development and expertise, starting with our in-depth induction programme, through to ongoing technical training and an extensive range of learning and development opportunities through our training platform MyLearn.

Company Culture

Company culture is of great importance to us and is something that every member of EcoAct helps to create. Our colleague led initiative, which represents the three pillars of Colleagues, Community and Environment, runs numerous activities including, “Veggie lunches”, volunteering and fund-raising opportunities, wellbeing activities, plastic reduction and energy saving initiatives, social events and sports teams.

Employee well-being is a key priority for us and we recognise the importance of work-life balance and how EcoAct can be supportive of individual needs. If working from home, working part-time or flexible start and finish times will help with this, please let us know as part of your application.

Location

This role can be based in the UK or France. You must have the authorisation to work in the UK or France by the start of your employment.  

Type of Employment

Permanent, full-time.

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