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Climate Projects Manager

Posted 21 May 2024
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Climate Projects Manager

About ACT

As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, ACT Commodities caters to this shift. We are the global leader in market-based sustainability solutions. We trade environmental certificates, as well as fuels, biofuels, and feedstocks, and other products on the environmental commodities market. We are looking for entrepreneurial people who want to carve their path and make a difference. But we are also so much more than fast-paced and forward-thinking… we are a family, and we firmly believe that we are better together!

Founded in 2009, ACT is rapidly expanding, which translates into a dynamic and challenging environment to work in. We are at the forefront of market changes and through our traders' international networks we have access to a world of knowledge, which you will be part of too. Among the Primary Market team, you will have the chance to help shape the industry and -develop new business opportunities for our trading teams worldwide.

Do you have experience in project development and consulting? Are you ambitious, analytical, and curious about global environmental commodity markets? Then this is the role for you!

About the role:

The Climate Projects Manager role is crucial in the building and development of our business. You will be responsible for developing a lead into a revenue generating project. Your job will be about understanding a complex and dynamic marketplace where changing legislation, product availability, and client requirements add up to opportunities for developing new and interesting projects. You will manage full project cycle of carbon offset projects from analyzing new opportunities, to developing and implementing new projects with a team of Climate Project Developers and building and maintaining relationships with internal- and external stakeholders. Solid communication skills and a strong understanding of technical concepts will be your best assets.

What you'll do:

Project management

  • Develop, manage and implement (multiple) carbon development projects
  • Prepare project proposals and deliverables of the carbon projects
  • Work with project implementers to support the certification of the carbon projects by structuring the content, planning the project schedules and milestones as well as setting the budgets
  • Manage project activities proactively to meet project development milestones within budget
  • Conduct site visits and travel to project locations whenever needed.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Key contact point between internal and external stakeholders. Present and update the management on the development of the projects.
  • Keep the internal and external stakeholders informed on the progress of the project.
  • Maintain good relationship with the team members inside the organization as well as outside such as NGOs, carbon standards, project owners, authorities (national, regional, and local), clients, validation and verification bodies, and other counterparts.
  • Attend conferences, exhibitions and webinars to keep on track with the latest relevant policy developments.
  • Stay up to date with the latest status on standards, carbon platforms, and applicable methodologies;

Technical advise

  • Oversee technical reviews and quality checks to optimize high quality carbon credit generation
  • Provide input in carbon project feasibility studies, Preparing Project Design Documents (PDDs) and Monitoring Reports
  • Oversee the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) under different carbon standards and methodologies (The Gold Standard, Verra, or any other eligible international, national, or local carbon standard scheme).
  • Interpret and apply internationally recognized carbon standards’ procedures and methodologies to stakeholders

Who you are:

  • University degree preferably in Management Engineering, Environmental Sciences or any other relevant field of study;
  • 3+ years’ experience in carbon project development or environmental consulting with a strong grasp of technical project documentation;
  • Capable of preparing and reviewing feasibility studies and PDDs for a variety of project types;
  • Capacity to solve complex project-related problems independently;
  • An affinity for carbon markets with knowledge of project-based carbon standards such as Verra, Gold Standard, CDM, and others;
  • Knowledge of Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) procedures;
  • Fluent in English; additional language will be an added advantage , especially French;
  • Work rigorously organized with the ability to create high quality written project related paperwork;
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

ACT helps organizations achieve their climate action goals, no matter how ambitious. Since our founding in 2009, we have become a reliable partner for high-impact climate projects that generate carbon credits, energy efficiency projects and certificates, and experts in renewable electricity and gas markets, renewable fuels, and emission allowances.

Active in 4 countries
299 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 34 years