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Associate - Carbon Neutral Services

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Friday, August 17, 2012
Location:  Victoria, BC, Canada

Associate - Carbon Neutral Services
Victoria, British Columbia

Join the team that is driving the growth of British Columbia’s green economy and paving the way for a carbon market in the province. We are actively seeking a new Associate to join our team and help us build the market for carbon offsets and emissions trading in the province, as well as help position BC to play an active role in the emerging global carbon markets.

Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) is a BC Crown corporation that delivers high-quality carbon offsets to help clients meet their carbon reduction goals and to help grow a low-carbon economy in BC. Pacific Carbon Trust is responsible for purchasing offsets from BC-based GHG reduction projects, ensuring world-class offsets built on an internationally recognized standard.

PCT has successfully met its clients’ carbon neutral requirements for each of the past four years and has built a world class portfolio of over 1.5 million tonnes of carbon offsets. In meeting the BC government offset needs, PCT was instrumental in making British Columbia the first major jurisdiction in North America to be carbon neutral.

Pacific Carbon Trust's portfolio of carbon offsets spans the entire province and all major industry sectors. It is providing BC businesses with new economic opportunities. The carbon price attached to selling offsets has helped make clean technology projects in BC a reality, resulting in economic and social benefits, in addition to the environmental benefits of carbon reduction.

PCT is a values-based organization focused on three core values: entrepreneurial, sustainable and credible. Employees are expected to exemplify these values within a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment.

The Associate will work directly with the Managing Directors and the rest of the team to build Pacific Carbon Trust's portfolio of carbon offset projects across the province. They will play a key role in building and diversifying Pacific Carbon Trust’s offset portfolio across a number of sectors. The Associate will establish strong relationships with technical staff and management with many of British Columbia’s largest companies, as well as project developers. They will engage closely with government experts on policy and regulation to help reduce barriers to industry development. The Associate will play a critical role in the project development process. A balance of independent work and team collaboration is expected.


  • Build strong technical relationships with a wide range of carbon market stakeholders, including companies, project developers and government
  • Analyse risks and uncertainty and develop associated tools for monitoring and delivery of offsets for individual projects and the offset portfolio
  • Identify, screen, conduct due diligence and help transact carbon offset projects
  • Analyse offset project documentation including protocols, project plans, project reports, and validation and verification reports
  • Work with clients to develop and implement progress and data monitoring reports to predict accurately offset deliveries
  • Develop and evaluate new project concepts
  • Assist on other activities and projects as needed

Working with Pacific Carbon Trust, Associates can expect to work in an independent, fast-paced and team focused environment and take ownership of their project work. Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of five years related experience and progressive increased skills and responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Undergraduate and /or Masters level degree in a relevant field, such as Engineering, Sciences, Energy Management
  • Demonstrated experience related to energy management or emission reductions in industrial facilities is strongly advantageous
  • Demonstrated experience and success in client relationship management
  • A strong suite of analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to technically review, understand and synthesize technical documentation
  • A strong technical understanding of data controls, monitoring technologies and associated uncertainty and risks
  • Experience in process re-engineering, lean / six-sigma, and other transformation methodologies, particularly as it relates to energy systems
  • Understanding of carbon accounting and carbon standards
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • A passion for driving emission reductions in BC

This position is based at Pacific Carbon Trust’s Victoria office and occasional travel to Vancouver and other regions of BC may be required.

Pacific Carbon Trust as a crown corporation is able to offer an attractive salary and benefit package commensurate with an applicant’s experience.

Candidates must meet legal requirements to work in Canada. Relocation assistance may be available upon appointment. In addition to hiring for this position, an eligibility list of qualified candidates may be established for future positions.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter, indicating salary expectations and willingness to work in Victoria, BC, by email to: Please quote “PCT2012:004” in the subject line.
Competition: PCT2012:004
Closing Date: August 17, 2012