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Technical Consultant – Carbon Market Mechanisms (m/f/d)


Perspectives Climate Group GmbH


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Full-time | Freiburg, Hamburg, Flensburg, Berlin (Germany), Valencia (Spain) or remote

Are you a carbon market professional with at least 5 years of experience? Join us to drive the design and implementation of innovative emission reduction and removal crediting activities in various sectors and carbon market segments including the voluntary carbon market and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. You will contribute to designing innovative and robust approaches for implementing the requirements of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. In addition, you will be responsible for assessing and developing new methodologies and revising existing ones and interacting with our public and private sector clients.
We are looking for a dedicated, ambitious, and dynamic specialist enriching and strengthening our carbon market team. If you are enthusiastic about developing market-based mitigation activities, familiar with different programme requirements, and forward-looking to managing your own projects in a dedicated team of like-minded colleagues, we look forward to receiving your application.

– Providing technical expertise to various carbon market studies and guidance to our highly motivated project teams in delivering high-quality outputs and interacting with clients.
– Conceptually designing carbon market activities including developing, revising, and applying robust GHG emission reduction methodologies.
– Assessing the robustness of carbon market activity design and implementation.
– Carrying out research activities regarding key carbon market principles such as additionality; robust quantification of emissions reductions and removals; monitoring, reporting and verification and sustainable development benefits and safeguards.
– Independent written input into deliverables, elaboration of Excel-based calculations and PowerPoint presentations.
– Autonomously manage projects (incl. client communication) and project teams.
– Present results to project stakeholders and wider international audiences and justify outcomes/findings.
– Support business development and sales with technical expertise.

– 5+ years of professional experience in carbon markets/climate policies or climate impact accounting, preferably with consulting companies or applied research institutes.
– Dedicated and experienced professional who is enthusiastic about developing innovative ideas and projects and about taking responsibility within a team.
– Master’s degree related to energy / environmental engineering, renewable energies, environmental sciences or a similar degree with a technical focus and climate-related aspects.
– Previous experience in working on climate change mitigation projects and carbon market activities with advanced sectoral expertise.
– Fast solution-oriented thinker with an ability to articulate concepts clearly in writing and verbally.
– Proven ability to manage projects autonomously, including client communication.
– Excellent presentation and report writing skills that meet highest professional standard.
– Well-structured with an ability to set priorities.
– Proficient user of PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
– Full working proficiency in English is a must; proficiency in French and/or German are considered an advantage.

Special Requirements
Why Perspectives? At Perspectives you are not seen as a resource, but as a human being, because we know that we can work more productively in an appreciative working environment. We offer you an exciting possibility to help minimize global warming. You will get the opportunity to be part of a growing international team – a highly motivated group of experienced and dedicated professionals sharing a joint vision of a greener future and a lot of positive spirit – working hand in hand with our management and bringing in own ideas and visions. You will work in a flexible environment with Perspectives offering the following amenities – such as flexible working hours, option to work from home, a competitive salary and the participation in the company’s bonus scheme. In addition to our people, culture, and mission, there are a variety of amenities that help make Perspectives a great place to work! Work with us and receive: – A competitive compensation package incl. an attractive remuneration and the participation in the company’s bonus scheme for our permanent staff. – 27 days of paid vacation. – 6 paid working days per year for your personal and professional development in Udemy. – Unlimited private use of our education platform. – Flexible working arrangements. – Open feedback culture. – Regular in-person company and team events. WHO ARE WE? Perspectives provides globally leading research and consultancy services on international carbon markets and climate policy. We are a group of companies located in Freiburg (Germany), Hamburg (Germany) and Valencia (Spain) – plus local representations in Austria, Finland, Great Britain, India, Italy, Norway, and Switzerland. Our international team consults the private and public sector all over the world. We are globally recognised for our outstanding contributions to the establishment and advancement of international carbon markets, climate policy instruments and climate finance. Perspectives shapes and provides first-rate advice on the development of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets, low emission development strategies (LEDS) and the development of new international carbon markets under the Paris Agreement (Article 6), the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) and other schemes. We strive for environmental integrity and believe that economic efficiency is key for successful climate policy instruments. We want to shape a sustainable future by enabling public and private sector investment through carbon market activities and solutions. APPLICATIONS If you are interested in this position and want to work in a flexible work environment, with a dynamic team and a lot of space for your own ideas, please send us your full application documents, including a cover letter, in English and in one PDF. Evaluations of applications will be done on a rolling basis. GENERAL – Full-time – Start date: as early as possible – Deviating timelines can be discussed in the job interview – A valid EU work permit is a prerequisite for this position Incoming applications are only evaluated for their professional qualifications, regardless of race, skin color, religion, gender, sexual identity, nationality, severe disability, or age.

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