Project Manager – Forestry and Technical Services

TerraCarbon

TerraCarbon is seeking a project manager to provide technical support on the development and implementation of voluntary and regulatory forest carbon projects in the U.S. and abroad.  The project manager will report to the Director – Forestry and Technical Services, and will be expected to manage project work with minimal supervision shortly after joining. The duties and responsibilities of the project manager will include the following:

Performing feasibility studies, including analysis of prospective projects against eligibility standards of various crediting programs and projections of carbon credits.

Preparing project design documents and monitoring reports and supporting analyses including forest carbon inventory and modeling of forest growth and management

Supporting the activities and development of documentation needed to achieve project validation and monitoring verification, liaising between clients and auditors.

Developing new business opportunities by cultivating client relationships, identifying opportunities, and contributing to proposals for consulting assignments.

 

Selection criteria:

Graduate degree in forestry or environmental science;

Strong field forestry and analytical skills, including proficiency in sampling design and statistics, forest inventory and mensuration, forest growth and yield modeling, GIS and database management, coding skills a plus;

Good writing and communication skills;

Strong project management skills, including experience in project planning, budgeting, contracts, budget tracking and time management;

Experience working in developing countries is a plus;

Fluency in English required, knowledge of Spanish is a plus; and

Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (approximately 10-20% of the time).

Location: The position will be based in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

About TerraCarbon LLC

TerraCarbon LLC is a leading advisory firm that helps develop and sell carbon offsets to fund conservation work around the world. We believe that market-based solutions are key to solving climate change and protecting the world’s forests and other ecosystems and all life that depends on them.

TerraCarbon provides a full range of services including feasibility analysis, project design and development, monitoring and evaluation, and marketing advisory services. Our clients include the world’s leading conservation organizations, forward-thinking corporations, and social small businesses.

Since we started in 2006, we’ve helped 30+ conservation projects around the world that are protecting nearly 5 million acres and have reduced emissions by more than 20 million tons. Through these efforts, we are helping drive new, market-based funding to save and restore temperate forest, tropical rainforest, freshwater wetland and coastal wetland ecosystems.

TerraCarbon is a Certified B Corporation which means we meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and have adopted a legal framework which requires us to consider the impact of our decisions on our employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment. It is a way of demonstrating that our business has a higher purpose than simply profit, and that is contributing to the protection and restoration of the world’s forest and critical ecosystems for the benefit of the world’s climate, wildlife, and people.

Interested candidates should send a CV and writing sample to info@terracarbon.com by May 7 2017.

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