Senior Forestry/Carbon Expert

Job Position : Senior Forestry/Carbon Expert

Career Level : Project Manager

Education : Master's Degree

Job Category : Environmental Services

Location : alternative locations - Miami, Medellin, Mexico City or São Paulo

 

Qualified candidates shall submit resumes with salary expectations to: careers@mgminnova.com

 

MGM Innova is a multinational corporation that specializes in integrated sustainability and climate change services that facilitate a transition towards a low carbon economy. The company’s Mission is to design, develop and implement innovative solutions to help public and private clients incorporate sustainable and low carbon practices in their products, services, overall business strategy and operations. Having worked on more than 400 projects in 35 countries around the word, MGM Innova offers unparalleled expertise in generating the solutions required to enable its clients to build a sustainable business and to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

 

The Role: MGM Innova is seeking a senior professional with background in forestry, agronomy, biology or relevant and applicable science background with proven experience in GHG inventories, Carbon Sequestration, development and implementation of REDD+ projects and knowledge about different standards applicable to carbon projects, to lead the company’s forestry practice and support other practices.

 

The successful candidate will have strong technical and management skills, and will be responsible for managing and developing carbon forestry projects, as well as for supporting the company’s project delivery team in the development low emission development strategies, emission baseline studies, sustainability planning, GHG inventories, NAMAs (National Appropriate Mitigation Actions), carbon neutrality strategies and carbon lifecycle analysis among others. In addition, the candidate will be expected to provide leadership to intermediate and junior level technical staff.

 

The successful candidate can be based in one of our offices in Mexico City, Medellin, Miami or São Paulo and will provide support for project work throughout Latin America. This position will report to the VP of Global Operations.

 

Qualifications:

 

The successful candidate will possess:

 

· Advanced graduate degree (minimum M.Sc.) related to forestry, agronomy, biology or similar with a minimum of 10 years of experience in consulting or industry

· Extensive understanding of climate change issues, carbon markets and mechanisms, forestry protocols and methodologies such as REDD+, CCBA, CDM, VCS, CAR, etc.

· Experience in carbon stock calculation and modeling, development of baseline studies, GHG inventories and the development / implementation of REDD+ projects is a must

· Demonstrated ability to lead field programs and supervise junior staff and subcontractors

· Excellent writing skills and the ability to provide senior review

· Experience working in different countries and cultures

· Availability to travel

· Client service management and sales skills

Proficiency in Spanish and English (Portuguese is a plus)