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Head of Technical Due Diligence

Climate Impact Partners

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Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the forefront of climate impact as the Technical Guardian with Climate Impact Partners

Overview

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98% Remote- UK

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Climate Impact Partners is a leading force in developing projects that significantly reduce carbon emissions, working with some of the most ambitious climate-focused companies worldwide. As a candidate, you have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team committed to making a tangible impact on the environment. You'll be able to contribute to a sustainable future while working in a modern, well-equipped office with a comprehensive perks package that supports work-life balance and continuous learning.

Role Summary

  • Lead the evolution of technical due diligence processes and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and external specialists to ensure delivery of top-quality due diligence.
  • Influence global sourcing strategies and client communications regarding project capabilities.
  • Drive internal and external technical discussions, leveraging knowledge and networks.

Role Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of carbon markets and industry trends.
  • A strong grasp of quality standards and methodologies within the market.
  • Experience in on-the-ground project realities and technical authority.
  • Proven team management skills and cross-team collaboration abilities.
  • Excellent decision-making and communication skills, even with incomplete information.
  • Passion for making a difference and delivering impact in the climate sector.

THE ROLE

The integrity of the projects that we source and develop for our clients is at the heart of our proposition to our clients who include some of the most climate-ambitious companies in the world.This role is effectively the guardian of technical integrity for our business, leading and continuing to evolve our technical due diligence processes and quality standards in the context of the evolution of the wider market and standards, with a focus on quality, scalability and consistency.

You will work closely with the Legal/Compliance team and Project Development teams, and, where needed, with carefully selected external technical specialists to deliver best-in-class due diligence and enable robust, informed decision making by the Due Diligence Committee.Alongside the delivery role you will contribute to our Global Sourcing strategies and engage with our Client Solutions team to ensure fit-for-purpose communications with our clients regarding our value-adding capabilities and processes as well as specific projects.

You will be an important contributor to our internal and external positioning on technical developments in the market, utilising your knowledge, networks and communications skills.

This is a key role at the centre of our business, spearheading how we think about quality and what that means for how we do business.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Leadership 


  • Define the frameworks and standards for Climate Impact Partners’ technical due diligence on projects we are sourcing in the market across all geographies and methodologies, enabling scalable, robust and consistent application of standards across our portfolio;
  • Provide input to our strategy on the tonnes we should be sourcing (all possible project types – through to engineered solutions), which standards we should accept, reviewing new methodologies and methodologies under review, based on your knowledge of the evolving methodologies, industry standards and monitoring approaches; 
  • Work with Client Solutions and Marketing to establish measured, clear and robust ways to communicate project benefits and risks to clients;
  • Supporting client sales processes from responding technical DD queries to helping facilitate delivery of project issuances;
  • Contribution to thought leadership across the business regarding matters of quality and integrity.

Execution and Delivery


  • Ensure delivery of timely and robust technical DD recommendations to the DD team on projects that are planned for DD – making good, risk-based recommendations at the right time;
  • Manage and, in time, grow a team of technical DD specialists and work with technical experts in the Project Development team to deliver high quality and timely technical DD recommendations to the DD Committee;
  • Support the Health & Livelihoods technical team delivering carbon asset development services for Health & Livelihoods projects to which we have exclusive access;
  • Facilitate the professional development of the team;
  • Provide peer review and challenge for more complex projects;
  • Carry out detailed “stage 3” technical due diligence on select projects;
  • When specialist consultant support is required, identify those consultants and manage contracting and contract delivery;
  • Work closely with Legal & Compliance to highlight areas for monitoring the timeliness and effectiveness of our processes and governance and highlighting areas for improvement.


Industry Positioning


  • Work closely with other technical experts in the company to define company responses and positions on relevant industry topics;
  • Support and deliver webinars, podcasts, newsletters to our client and partner communities, demonstrating our marketing-leading capabilities and insights;
  • Participate in industry technical advisory and working groups with the aim of providing experience-led influence and bringing insights into Climate Impact Partners.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR


  • Knowledgeable about carbon markets, understanding trends and key dynamics;
  • Proven understanding of quality standards in the market and the key methodologies;
  • Understand the realities of projects on-the-ground;
  • Respected and credible technical authority with an extensive relevant professional network in the industry and ability to create impactful partnerships;
  • Comfortable making decisions and recommendations in the absence of perfect information;
  • Track record in managing effective teams and interfaces across teams to produce results;
  • Highly collaborative, putting company and team first; comfortable working across teams to solve problems and create new opportunities;
  • Good commercial instincts, enabling effective recommendations in a commercial context;
  • Strong communication skills, able to explain complex topics in an accessible way;
  • Your work is driven by a deep-rooted passion to make a difference and deliver impact.


PERKS 


  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days paid holiday
  • Private Health Insurance 
  • Pension Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme (subject to company and individual performance)
  • Employee Equity Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • LinkedIn Learning & Training Budgets
  • Modern, state of the art office in Paddington, London, which is dog friendly and includes showers, a mother's feeding room, a wellness room and barista coffee bar.


Climate Impact Partners is an equal opportunities employer. Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce, that embraces our differences, and so all aspects of employment including the decision to hire and promote, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. We do not discriminate on the basis of characteristics protected under federal, state, or local law. To support this, all applications are anonymised until the interview stage which means that regardless of who has applied, your characteristics are totally anonymous.

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