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Technical Consultant – Climate Change Mitigation (m/f/d)


Perspectives Climate Group GmbH


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Part or full-time (min. 60 %) | Freiburg, Hamburg, Flensburg, Berlin, Munich (Germany), Valencia (Spain) or remote

Do you want to do something meaningful about climate change? At Perspectives you will be part of the solution. Support our growing team of climate change professionals to do better every day.

Perspectives provides globally leading research and consultancy services for climate change related mitigation and adaptation work, carbon markets and climate policy. We are a group of companies located in Freiburg (Germany), Flensburg (Germany), Hamburg (Germany) and Valencia (Spain) – plus local representations in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, India, Norway and Finland. Our international team consults the private and public sector all over the world. We are globally recognised for our 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 and national and sectoral mitigation strategies of countries, the assessment and design of projects contributing to GHG mitigation, transformation change and sustainable development. We strive for high environmental integrity and believe that economic efficiency is key for successful climate policy instruments. We want to contribute saving the planet from overheating!
And we’re not done yet. We are currently looking for a dedicated Technical Consultant “Climate Change Mitigation” (m/f/d) who is passionate about working with a highly motivated team in developing innovative strategies and new project ideas to foster climate change mitigation.

As team member of our business field Mitigation Strategies, you will work on climate change mitigation related projects, contribute with your expertise and skills and coordinate with clients and partners to build long-term relationships and deliver high-quality services. In your day-to-day work you will be able to design innovative approaches to support countries in implementing their climate mitigation targets and assess and develop own GHG mitigation calculations in various sectors (e.g. renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport). You will serve as a key resource person and guide, manage, and work inside project teams using your strong technical and analytical expertise to successfully develop and steer mitigation projects, decarbonisation roadmaps, and greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting frameworks.

– Providing technical expertise and deliverables to various climate change mitigation projects and guiding our highly motivated project teams in delivering project outputs and in interacting with clients and project partners. Typical topics include:
– Advisory services and research on mitigation strategies, such as updating national mitigation targets (e.g. under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement), development of mitigation project concepts and proposals and low emission development strategies (LEDS)
– Conceptual design of climate finance and carbon market activities, incl. building and applying robust international, national, sectoral and project-specific GHG emission reduction methodologies
– Designing frameworks to measure and report mitigation impacts at the international, national, sectoral and project-level
– Independent written input into deliverables; elaboration of Excel-based calculations and PowerPoint presentations
– Autonomously manage projects (incl. client communication) and project teams and partners
– 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 the field of climate change mitigation, carbon markets related to different sectors (e.g., energy / transport / industry / waste / agriculture)
– Dedicated and experienced professional who cares about climate change, enthusiastic about developing new ideas and projects and about taking responsibility within a team of highly motivated professionals
– Master’s degree related to environmental engineering, renewable energies, or similar
– Previous experience in working on climate change mitigation projects, national and/or climate mitigation impact accounting
– Fast solution-orientated thinker with an ability to articulate concepts clearly in writing and verbally
– Ability to transfer technical / analytical assessment into high-quality and easy-to-understand outputs (verbally and in writing)
– 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
– Strong desire in moving things forward and bringing in own ideas
– Willingness to travel internationally
– Proficient user of PowerPoint, Word and Excel
– Full working proficiency in English is a must; French, Spanish, Arabic and/or German are considered a plus

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WHY PERSPECTIVES? At Perspectives you are seen as a human being, because we know that we can work more productively in an appreciative working environment. 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 plus other internal and external trainings – Unlimited private use of our education platform Udemy – Flexible working arrangements – Open feedback culture – Regular in-person company and team events APPLICATIONS If you are interested in this position and want to work in a flexible work environment, with a dynamic and gender balanced 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 – Part or full-time (min. 60 %) – 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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