Location California
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive
Reference 18481
Category USA

Acre is partnered with EP Carbon to hire a Technical Manager to join their growing AFOLU carbon practice.

EP Carbon, formerly known as ecoPartners, has been an established leader in forest and land-use carbon projects for the last 15 years. This firm specializes in the technical aspects of project design, planning and development: remote sensing, biometrics, and accounting methodologies. They are currently working on projects across the Americas, Africa, and Southeast Asia with goals around environmental conservation, social impact, and to expand the frontier of carbon finance.

As a Technical Manager, you will be responsible for leading carbon project development for the voluntary carbon market and will be working closely with Directors, Project Managers, and Analysts to direct immediate technical workflow to ensure that timelines and deliverables are met. You will be tasked with providing leadership to the technical team concerning elements of carbon project development and design in a way that optimizes implementation.

Desirable candidates are those with previous demonstrated experience with designing and implementing international conservation and development projects. Successful candidates will have some of the existing mix of skills, including conducting biodiversity or social assessments, habitat conservation or restoration strategies, land use and land use change modeling, terrestrial GHG accounting methods, statistical analysis, remote sensing and/or geospatial analysis, among others. Language ability is a significant plus, particularly in Spanish, French, or Portuguese. Occasional domestic and international travel is required. This is a fully remote position with optional hybrid work from the Berkeley, CA or Minneapolis, MN office.


  • Provide technical leadership, oversight, and expertise for carbon project design and development that involves one or more of the following project types: avoided deforestation, afforestation/reforestation, improved forest management, mangrove and wetland conservation and restoration, sustainable agriculture, and land management

  • Provide direction and oversight to EP Carbon analysts to ensure the completion of quality work items and deliverables in a timely manner and within budget.

  • Development and oversight of technical analyses, including geospatial and remote sensing assessments, statistical analyses, and ecosystem modeling, including greenhouse gas accounting

  • Assisting clients in evaluating and designing project activities for AFOLU projects that reduce or remove GHG emissions

  • Conduct QA/QC checks to ensure that deliverables and analyses are completed accurately and in accordance with methodological and standard requirements.

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the most recent versions of GHG accounting standards and methodologies such as the Verified Carbon Standard, Gold Standard, and others

  • Communicate various AFOLU sector standard and methodological requirements internally and externally.

Critical Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience implementing, managing, and designing habitat conservation or restoration projects in an international setting, or other relevant international development experience

  • Experience with designing project activities for conservation, preferably using causal models pertaining to land use and land use change dynamics (i.e., Theories of Change)

  • Well-versed in correspondence, email, and interpersonal interactions in a business environment.

  • Able to manage their time and others' time effectively

  • Able to take direction and disseminate directions to others

This is a great opportunity to make a lasting impact in an industry-leading carbon consultancy. If you or someone in your network could be a good fit for this role, apply directly, or reach out to shaun.andah@acre.com to discuss further.