Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Attractive Bonus
Reference BBBH12306

Acre is working with one of UK's leading carbon asset developers to help them hire a Technical Manager for Nature Based Solutions. A pioneering firm which helped develop the global Voluntary Carbon Market, they are now the fastest growing carbon project developer in the UK and are working on some of the largest carbon offsetting projects in the world.

Reporting into the Director of Nature Based Solutions, the NBS Technical Manager will work closely with experienced NBS Commercial Managers and Portfolio Management colleagues and will lead the due diligence of projects from early development through to post-issuance stages. This person will lead on Carbon Asset Development through to validation, verification and issuance of high integrity carbon credits from international projects with credible partners.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the due diligence of both NBS project development opportunities and operating projects from which the firm is sourcing VCUs

  • Being the technical lead and keeping up to date with changes in voluntary carbon standards (including emerging jurisdictional standards) and inform the firm's approach to managing risk and securing optionality as standards and international policies (e.g. the implementation of the Paris agreement) continue to evolve

  • Leading carbon asset development for projects, working closely with local partners, from Project Design Documentation through validation to verification and issuance

  • Ongoing oversight of operational projects to ensure performance, delivery and reporting

The successful candidate:

  • Knowledgeable about key elements of the carbon development process such as baselining, field data collection and analysis, GIS, calculation of carbon benefits, forest and biomass inventories, biodiversity mapping and community engagement

  • Preferred experience in NBS / NCS project development or a related role

  • Demonstrable experience in preparing Project Design Documents for VCS/CCB, Gold Standard and potentially other recognised standards, through to validation, monitoring and verification

  • Experience in multiple NBS pathways and protocols (e.g. avoidance and removals) and an understanding of performance and delivery risks

  • Experience working with local implementation partners such as NGOs and private companies

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading B-Corporation with a growing clientele and portfolio, and you will be at the centre of the propositions driving that growth.

If you are a technical professional with the ability to find pragmatic solutions, challenge partners constructively, drive action and have a passion for developing carbon assets, please apply or get in touch with Bibin at bibin.emmanuel@acre.com.