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Project Finance Lead

BeZero Carbon


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the Climate Action Vanguard as a Project Finance/Credit Ratings Analyst at BeZero Carbon


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Senna Building

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

BeZero Carbon is a trailblazing carbon ratings agency dedicated to advancing climate action by scaling investment in environmental markets. With a team of over 160 experts in various fields including climatic sciences, financial research, and technology, BeZero is pioneering the integration of environmental science with financial market analytics. Following a successful Series B funding round, the company is set to further its global impact. Learn more at

Role Summary

  • Lead project execution risk assessments for carbon offset projects.
  • Develop and enhance analytical models for project risk and carbon rating interplay.
  • Take charge of rating assignments from start to finish, ensuring quality and consistency.
  • Author research reports on market trends and contribute to the carbon market knowledge base.
  • Represent BeZero at conferences and industry events, showcasing company expertise.
  • Achieve targets through the delivery of ratings, reviews, and insightful content.
  • Potential to manage and mentor a team of rating scientists, contingent on experience.

Role Requirements

  • 4-10 years of experience in project risk assessment or project finance within a rating agency, investment bank, or similar.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • A robust research background and analytical prowess.
  • Confidence in interaction with high-profile clients and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in risk assessment and risk management.
  • Capability to coach and develop team members.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary with equity options in a fast-growing startup.
  • Opportunity for professional development alongside sector specialists.
  • 25 days of leave plus additional time off for special occasions.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and critical illness cover.
  • Health and wellness allowances and enhanced parental leave.
  • Regular social events and the option to work remotely or from our East London office.
  • Summer nomad working policy to operate from another country.

BeZero Carbon is committed to diversity and inclusion, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds without discrimination.

About us:

BeZero Carbon’s Mission is to scale investment in environmental markets that deliver a sustainable future. We are a carbon ratings agency. We equip world-leading organisations with the knowledge, tools and confidence to make better climate decisions. BeZero Carbon is the largest global ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market. We are driving climate action through carbon ratings.

We distribute our ratings via our SaaS Product, BeZero Carbon Markets, informing all market participants on how to price and manage risk. Our ratings and research tools support buyers, intermediaries, investors and carbon project developers with mission-critical data.

Our 160+ strong team combines climatic and earth sciences, sell-side financial research, machine learning, technology, and public policy expertise with world-class commercial and operations teams.

Curiosity, technical know-how and a research-first mindset sit at the heart of BeZero. We combine traditional capital markets research practices with expertise in environmental sciences and technology. Our 70+ analytical team of climate and data scientists, geospatial experts and financial market analysts comes with the highest academic credentials, a tenacious approach to scientific inquiry and a dedication to climate action through science.

Off the back of our Series B funding round in late 2022, we are expanding our global capabilities in pursuit of our mission to accelerate climate action through carbon ratings

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Career defining work - come and work on some of the most cutting edge problem sets, and do something you’ll be proud of for the rest of your career

  • World-class analysts - spend your time among the best of the best; 70% of our analytical team have PhDs

  • Compensation and benefits - competitive compensation and a broad benefits package

  • Live your life - flexible time off, and opportunity for remote working

  • Room to grow - many of our roles didn’t exist in the market 2 years ago, and there’s plenty of room to chart your own course

Job Description:

BeZero is looking for an experienced project finance / credit ratings analyst to join our carbon credit ratings team. The ideal candidate would have experience of a number of years in assessing project finance risk at a credit rating agency, investment bank, infrastructure finance or similar.

We are looking for a driven, creative and intellectually curious individual excited by the prospect of working at an innovative start-up aiming to bring together financial and environmental markets.

The role will be focused on assessing project execution risk across a range of environmental projects across their developmental cycle and the risk to the carbon efficacy of credits issued by these projects. In-depth understanding of combining project execution risk with stand alone risk assessment would be essential for success in this role. The successful candidate will also be expected to drive analytical development in this area.

The role will require interacting with both internal and external stakeholders and consequently, strong written, presentational, and oral communication skills are essential. The candidate will report to BeZero’s Lead Analytical Officer and can work remotely or from our London-based office on GMT hours.


●Lead assessment of project execution risk across a range of carbon offset projects.

●Expanding and developing our ratings and analytical models for project execution risk and its interplay with standalone carbon rating.

●Work on rating assignments as lead/secondary analyst, with end-to-end responsibility of assignment and monitoring of carbon ratings.

●Writing research reports on market trends and dynamics

●Attending conferences and events representing BeZero Carbon

●Working towards monthly/quarterly targets through delivery of ratings, reviews and content

●Potential management of rating scientists, depending on experience

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have 4-10 years’ experience in project risk assessment / project finance at a rating agency, investment bank, infrastructure finance organisation.
  • Have strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • Have a strong research background and analytical skills.
  • Be comfortable speaking to high-level clients and external stakeholders.
  • Strong understanding of risk and risk assessment
  • Be comfortable coaching and mentoring other members of the team and developing both their analytical and soft skills.

What we’ll offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity in a rapidly growing VC-backed start-up through share options

  • Ability to learn and develop alongside a range of sector specialists from the worlds of science, economics, business, finance and more

  • 25 days leave (with additional time off between Christmas and New Year, and for your birthday)

  • Benefits package covering private medical insurance, dental, critical illness cover, income protection, life assurance, medical cash plan and cycle to work scheme (or a comparable package if you’re based overseas)

  • Health and wellness cash allowance

  • Enhanced parental leave

  • Regular social events

  • Opportunity to work remote or in our East London office space (Liverpool Street) with flexibility to work from home 2 days a week

  • Nomad working over the summer, allowing you to work from another country

We value diversity at BeZero Carbon. We need a team that brings different perspectives and backgrounds together to build the tools needed to make the voluntary carbon market transparent. We are therefore committed to not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, age, or disability.


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