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Environmental Scientist [Voluntary Carbon Market]

Hays Construction and Property
England, London
£28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Fully remote, shares + more
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Are you looking for a unique, research driven and exciting opportunity?..

Your new company

Our client is a global ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market. Their carbon credit ratings allow all market participants to price and manage risk. Their carbon ratings and research tools support buyers, intermediaries, investors, and carbon project developers. Founded in April 2020, their 60-strong team combines climatic and earth sciences, sell-side financial research, earth observation, machine learning, data and technology, engineering, and public policy expertise. With a head office in London, and their team working across five continents. Their primary business is the rating of carbon credits across all sectors in the Voluntary Carbon Market. To be a ratings business, they must be transparent in our process, independent in their interests, and constantly sensitive to new information which could change the ratings assessment. As well as a transparent ratings methodology, the team has lots of technical research expertise. So, they have a large Ratings and Research team made up of carbon credit analysts and scientists, but also specialist research areas such as Earth Observation, Net Zero, Natural Capital. The research they conduct, either themselves or in partnership (with universities, institutions and sometimes with businesses) must educate the market, develop the market, or raise standards across the market. They do not execute, trade, facilitate nor make recommendations to carbon offset purchases and sales

Your new role

This role will be focused on researching the science and evidence behind different types of carbon offsets and continuing to build our database of evidence, scores, and ratings. It will also require interacting with clients and external stakeholders through calls, presentations, reports, blogs etc. Strong written, presentational, and oral communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will bring a depth of knowledge in their area of expertise and the ability to create effective messaging for a diverse audience. The candidate will report to the company's Head of Carbon Ratings and can work remotely or from their London-based office on GMT hours.


  • Research offset projects in the voluntary carbon market
  • Expanding and developing their ratings model
  • Curating their literature database
  • Participating in feature development for their tech platform offering.
  • Writing research reports on market trends and dynamics.
  • Attending conferences and events, as a business representative.
  • Working towards monthly targets.

What you'll need to succeed

I am looking for exceptional candidates with a background in Earth and / or Environmental Sciences to join our carbon offsetting ratings team. You should bring further knowledge and rigour to building out this highly innovative and impactful product. The ideal candidate would have experience of the Voluntary Carbon Offset Market. I am looking for a driven, creative, and intellectually curious individual excited by the prospect of working at an innovative start-up aiming to rethink and rebuild a de-carbonised economy.

  • Have an academic background in Earth and / or Environmental Sciences.
  • Have either a postgraduate degree or an undergraduate degree alongside relevant professional experience.
  • Have strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Have a strong research background and analytical skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • Be comfortable speaking to high-level clients and external stakeholders
  • Have a strong understanding of the voluntary carbon market and the risks offset projects face

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary and share options (chance to share in the success of the company they're all building together)
  • [UK ONLY] Very competitive benefits package to be rolled out end of Q1
  • 25 days leave + office closed between Christmas & New Year in addition
  • Beautiful central London office location with weekly team lunches
  • Regular social events
  • [UK ONLY] Flexibility to work from home, and more flexible working over the summer

What you need to do now
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