Senior Consultant, Carbon Pricing and Climate Policy

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London United Kingdom


South Pole

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In this role you will be managing and implementing public advisory engagements related to carbon pricing and climate policy from sourcing to implementation. Clients you will work with include multilateral development banks, governments and international development organisations. In addition, you will contribute to South Pole’s strategy and services in the field of carbon pricing and climate policy. This challenging position requires an enthusiastic and dynamic professional with relevant experience in consultancy and business development. If you have proven expertise in carbon pricing and carbon markets, as well as in-depth know-how in international climate policy and/or Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (MRV), then we are looking for you!

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead public advisory engagements related to carbon pricing and climate policy, including:
  • Design, plan and implement proposals
  • Lead the technical implementation of advisory projects and review projects managed by other colleagues
  • Oversee the financial aspect of advisory projects
  • Manage project teams for specific advisory projects, including SP consultants in all six continents and external partners, ensuring high quality outputs and cost efficiency
  • Serve as a knowledge expert for the company in the fields of carbon pricing, carbon markets, climate policy and MRV
  • Maintain an excellent relationship with public advisory clients and strategic partners
  • Acquire new clients and develop new strategic partnerships
  • Contribute to the company’s carbon pricing and climate policy advisory practice


Your profile

  • Minimum a Master’s degree, ideally in Environmental Sciences, Public Policy, Finance, Economics or related disciplines
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant work experience in consultancy and business development in the public sector
  • Proven expertise in carbon pricing and carbon markets
  • In-depth know-how in international climate policy under the UNFCCC, national/subnational climate policy and pricing instruments and financial mechanisms
  • Good experience with MRV
  • Track record in developing climate change mitigation projects, programs or instruments across sectors and technologies would be an asset
  • Commercial skills and good business sense to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment
  • Experience in team management, ideally within an international and multicultural context
  • Established network with multilateral development banks, development agencies, governments and other public or private stakeholders
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or French will be considered an advantage
  • National, or holder of a valid required work visa in host country


We offer

  • Attractive salary structures and benefits
  • Excellent team spirit
  • Work in a growing multinational company with a real commitment towards sustainability and the fight against climate change
  • A unique opportunity to be at the forefront of international climate change developments
  • Work autonomously as well as within a large and international team of passionate climate and sustainability professionals
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