Head of Carbon Project Development (m/f/d) – Volkswagen ClimatePartner GmbH

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

What you will do
Volkswagen ClimatePartner GmbH is a joint venture by Volkswagen Kraftwerk GmbH and ClimatePartner GmbH, aiming to develop and finance quality climate projects. Our projects are proven to save CO2-emissions and are certified under recognized standards. All our projects create better living conditions and contribute to a healthier environment in their respective regions. In doing so, they support sustainable development with added social value that is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

As Head (m/f/d) of the Carbon Project Development Team, you will be responsible for the Carbon Project Development Team, its strategy, and all project related tasks regarding origination, financing, development, and operation of a portfolio of forestry, agriculture and renewable energy projects. You will also be a main contact window towards customers, constantly screening their needs and providing suitable solutions to them.

You will be reporting directly to the Managing Directors, and you will closely collaborate with our other teams like Legal, Finance and Market Intelligence. 

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Team lead for climate project development incl. guiding of up to 10 cross-sectoral team members
  • Coordination of project planning, timelines, financing and reporting of a comprehensive carbon project portfolio
  • Strategic portfolio planning in regard of volume and cost expectations
  • Management of origination activities of new project development opportunities
  • Interface between the project development and other supporting teams as well as towards customers
  • Preparation and presentation of project opportunities in an investment committee
  • Proactive networking with relevant organizations, project owners and developers, technology providers, industry associations, multilateral organizations, government agencies, and others
  • Participation in relevant events and conferences in order to expand the existing project partner network 
Who you are
  • At least 7+ years of work experience in the field of climate change, preferably with experience in project management and development of CDM, VCS and Gold Standard projects and methodologies
  • At least 5+ years of work experience as a team or department head
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong network of project developers, consultants, standards, and investors in the field of climate projects
  • Experience in coordinating multiple complex projects and portfolio planning
  • Enthusiasm for approaching new project partners, generating new business opportunities, closing deals, and expanding professional networks   
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to lead and guide an interdisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Excellent customer orientation and experience in key account management
  • Excellent communication skills in English, German is a plus
Join our dynamic and international team where you can be who you are. We work together in an open and uncomplicated way and also enjoy socialising outside of work. In addition to a job with meaning, we also offer you the following benefits:
  • Our bright, modern offices are centrally located and easily accessible by all modes of transport
  • We love environmentally friendly alternatives for travelling to the office! To support this, you can opt for a JobRad
  • Sport clears your head and makes us feel good! We support you with a subsidy for various sports programmes
  • We offer 30 days holiday, because we believe that time off is important
  • We enable you to work flexibly and in a hybrid way so that you can achieve an even better work-life balance
  • Regular check-ins and development meetings are part of our feedback culture
  • You have the opportunity to take out a company pension scheme with an employer subsidy
  • It goes without saying that we provide free tea, coffee and fruit to ensure your well-being at work
How to apply

Simply click the application button below to apply to this position. Make sure that you include the following documents in English: 

  • your latest CV
  • a cover letter

Have any questions? Feel free to contact Lena Stapleton (jobs@climatepartner.com) from Talent Acquisition.

Creating an inclusive environment is important to us. We provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to any aspect which makes them unique. If you need any reasonable adjustments to make the application process accessible for you, we’ll do our best to accommodate you. 

Find out more about working at ClimatePartner and see all our current job openings at climatepartner.com/career.

We look forward to your application!

About us
ClimatePartner supports companies in climate action: With our solution combining software and consulting, we support our clients in making a contribution to climate action and anchoring it in their strategy. Companies calculate carbon footprints for them or their products, set reduction targets, implement reductions, finance climate projects and are supported by ClimatePartner through to the communication of their climate action commitment. These five steps can be transparently tracked with the label ClimatePartner certified and the corresponding climate-ID page. Where these requirements cannot yet be met, we provide the opportunity to contribute to financing climate projects. This commitment can be demonstrated via the Financial climate contribution label as well as ClimatePartner’s established ID tracking.  

As we want to take climate action to a new level, we develop high-quality, certified climate projects with our ClimatePartner Impact business division. In addition to the positive effects on the climate, these and the other projects from the ClimatePartner portfolio provide additional benefits for the local communities, guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  

ClimatePartner was founded in Munich in 2006. Our more than 500 employees in Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Essen, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich (HQ), Paris, Stockholm, The Hague, Vienna, and Zurich support more than 6,000 companies from over 60 countries.
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