Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 17237

Looking for an opportunity that stands out in the carbon market, where you can leverage your technical expertise in Remote Sensing technologies?

This is your chance to be part of a dynamic, globally operating team with a multi-decade of experience executing major carbon offset projects and emerging markets cross-border structuring and finance.

With a boots-on-the-ground approach, our client is a purpose-driven organisation focused on bringing excellence to the development and operation of carbon projects while producing high-quality carbon offset credits.

The firm is committed to executing the best possible carbon projects and leveraging the best available technology to do so. Currently, the team is looking to onboard a GIS and remote sensing specialist with relevant experience in land use change modelling; to bring thought leadership on assessment, design, and MRV for carbon offset projects across multiple countries.

Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer and working in close collaboration with the technical carbon teams and technology specialists, you will be responsible for applying best practices and driving innovation in GIS and remote sensing for the identification, screening, assessment, development, and monitoring of high-quality Nature Based Solutions (NBS) projects and jurisdictional programs globally.

The position will require short-term field visits to Africa, LATAM, and Asia for data collection, ground truthing, mapping, and training project partners in best practices in MRV.

Key Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing workflows, protocols and practices for accessing and processing large amounts of raster and vector geospatial data

  • Researching and building systems that will become the core technology of the company;

  • Collecting and managing spatial and non-spatial data at different scales with scientific rigour

  • Conducting land-use classification and land-use change analysis using different sources of satellite data including multispectral imagery and radar data

  • Providing inputs to carbon models to quantify carbon emission reductions and removals

  • Writing technical sections of carbon project feasibility studies, Project Documents and Monitoring Reports

  • Driving innovation and thought leadership in GIS and remote sensing, including external partnerships with technology, data and other partners, registries and standards bodies and others

  • Having critical inputs into the building and functioning of Imperative's integrated technology platform

Key Requirements

  • Strong technical skills, a minimum of 7 years experience in GIS and remote sensing applying land use change models for carbon accounting, with technical or operational GIS carbon accounting and land use in developing countries

  • Experience developing AFOLU projects for voluntary and/or compliance carbon markets

  • Excellent leadership, a willingness to push initiatives forward and driving projects to success

  • Ability to work collaboratively across technical and non-technical teams

  • Relentless attention to detail and a methodical approach; being able to assess trade-offs of different approaches

  • Fluency in English is required; additional language skills would be advantageous

  • ​​​​​​​Relevant post-graduate education is also advantageous

Please note: This role is a remote role.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a passionate e interdisciplinary team of leading experts in the carbon marketplace while creating a tangible and large-scale impact on climate, communities, and biodiversity.

For more information, please apply directly or get in touch with Julene Aedo via julene.aedo@acre.com.