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Australian carbon projects sourcing manager

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East Coast of Australia / Australia


South Pole

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Job summary:

Leveraging South Pole’s unparalleled expertise, track record and global team to develop business around carbon emissions reduction projects, this exciting new role will start with managing our existing project base across two methods: savanna burning and herd management. Based on this original portfolio, we seek to identify opportunities for building and growing our project portfolio under the Emissions Reduction/Climate Solutions Fund (ERF/CSF), as well under voluntary standards. The role will require a breadth of skills across business management, project management, finance, science, policy, markets and technology.

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities and conduct feasibility studies to assess the viability of new carbon emissions reduction projects both under the ERF/CSF, as well as on behalf of corporate clients
  • Prepare submissions for carbon projects to participate in the ERF/CSF auctions organised by the Clean Energy Regulator
  • Manage the pipeline of existing and new Emissions Reduction Fund projects to ensure issuance of Australia Carbon Credit Units against contracts
  • Manage the signing of Carbon Abatement Contracts with the Clean Energy Regulator
  • Create a pipeline of ‘tailor-made’ carbon emissions reduction project opportunities in Australia, awaiting investment and readily deployable for corporates looking to strategically source carbon, also including ‘insetting’ within corporate value chains
  • Design and implement business development campaigns targeting new carbon farming projects
  • Liaising with project owners, such as pastoral/herd companies, indigenous groups and other landholders to create working relationships to develop carbon emissions reduction projects, including on land managed by traditional owners
  • Undertaking due diligence on prospective leads prior to signing Sales Agreements
  • Developing project plans and budgets, as part of that, coordinate with South Pole’s global portfolio and sourcing team to ensure technical expertise is optimally deployed for Australian projects
  • Help growing a local project development team in coordination with South Pole’s global portfolio structure to meet the needs of the Australian market
  • Support the Australian sales team with regards to strategic carbon procurement initiatives of major clients, including for ‘tailor-made’ projects and ‘insetting’



  • Knowledge of carbon markets, both compliance and voluntary
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Act) 2011, Native Title
  • Experience with the ERF/CSF auction process
  • Experience working with a broad range of stakeholders including government and landowners
  • Experience managing a team in complex and geographically diverse locations
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, as well as independently, with colleagues based in different locations and time zones around the globe
  • Outstanding project and time management skills
  • Result-oriented work approach with the ability to work quickly from concept creation to the implementation of successful campaigns
  • Eagerness to grow and learn in an evolving environment
  • Optimistic, mission-driven personality with a can-do spirit


  • Experience working with Indigenous stakeholders, including negotiating native title agreements
  • Indigenous and Torres Strait applicants are encouraged to apply

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation.

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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