CDM Technical Reviewers – ERM CVS

TITLE: CDM Technical Reviewers  

REPORTS TO: CDM Business Manager  
OFFICE BASE: Flexible  
 
OVERALL JOB PURPOSE:  
To ensure the technical quality and compliance of CDM validation and verification projects  delivered by ERM CVS to the UNFCCC.      
 
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:  
• To review validation and verification reports prepared by delivery teams and confirm  compliance with the requirements of the CDM and/or other GHG schemes  
• To provide feedback, training and coaching to delivery teams to drive continuous  improvement in the quality of ERM CVS deliverables;
• To act as lead validator/verifier on projects, particularly for complex projects  
• To act as a mentor or coach for new validators and verifiers in training  
• To work with the ERM CVS global technical review team to develop effective technical  tools, templates and guidance for CDM delivery teams  
 
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR ERM CVS  
ERM CVS is dedicated to providing its clients with a quality, value added service. Our  close-knit GHG team is supported by the wider ERM Group network, with validation and  verification staff drawn from ERM professionals in its regional offices.  You will join our global team of technical review staff who work together to direct a  consistent and high quality validation and verification service.  This role provides the opportunity to play an important role in our rapidly growing global  climate change business, including CDM and other carbon trading/carbon offsetting  schemes.  The detail of the role, and any additional responsibilities, will be moulded around  the experience and skills of the successful applicant.  We offer competitive salary and benefits.
 
KEY COMPETENCIES – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
 
Knowledge  
• Post-graduate science, engineering or environmental qualifications (Masters or PhD)  
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of the CDM and the requirements of the CDM Executive Board  
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of GHG validation and verification processes  
• Detailed knowledge of at least one CDM Technical Scope.  Applicants with at least 3 years direct experience in a specific industrial sector such as metals, oil and gas,  
mining, or chemicals are particularly welcomed.  
• Knowledge of other GHG programs (eg VCS, Gold Standard) is welcomed Skills  
• The ability to make final decisions on the compliance and quality of CDM validation and verification reports  
• Ability to coach others in CDM and associated validation and verification requirements  
• Strong communication and presentation skills  
• Strong analytical, numerical and problem solving skills  
• Well organised and able to manage changing priorities, able to work independently and to tight deadlines  
• Fluent English speaker with clear and concise written English  
 
Experience  
• At least 3 years practical CDM auditing or project development experience, including in-depth involvement in project implementation or validation/verification on-site  
• Experience in auditing* CDM projects at both validation and verification stages, with involvement in at least 20 CDM projects  
• Experience in coaching/mentoring staff  
• Strong project management and delivery experience  
• Experience of developing tools and templates for GHG programs, and we welcome candidates who are keen to promote and develop GHG validation and verification services in new programs
*This experience may have been gained either as a DOE, or in an equivalent function within  
a CDM project development organisation  
     
NEXT STEPS  
If you would thrive in a fast-moving and challenging environment; are committed to excellence; enthusiastic and have high energy levels; enjoy travel; are a persuasive verbal and written communicator; then we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you.  
 
Please apply by email, enclosing a copy of your CV, by 11 March 2011, to:    
Joe Heppenstall, joe.heppenstall@erm.com  
 
If you have questions, please contact:    
Jonathan Avis – CDM Business Manager  
Telephone:  +44 7500 553 639  
e-mail: jonathan.avis@ermcvs.com  
www.ermcvs.com  
ERM Certification and Verification Services ,  
2nd Floor, Exchequer Court  
33 St Mary Axe  
London    
EC3A 8AA  
 
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