NBS Technical Manager


NBS Technical Manager


London or The Hague

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join Nature Based Solutions (NBS) in Shell at a key growth stage, not just in Shell but also in the broader societal and corporate space. You will be working in a rapidly evolving business area, often in challenging regulatory and legal environments. You will be a part of a global and virtual team of capable and motivated individuals and as such, will benefit from the ability to work and form relationships with a diverse set of individuals.

Nature Based Solutions (NBS) comprise all activities related to the protection or restoration of natural ecosystems resulting in enhanced natural carbon sequestration, and the marketing, trading and sale of resulting carbon credits and other services and products. Shell is making a significant commitment NBS, rooted in the scientific evidence that points to the substantial near-term role nature can play in fighting climate change and the additional benefits that investment in nature can generate.

Strategically, NBS can (1) complement the delivery of Shell's Net Carbon Footprint ambition and thus has a role to play in Shell thriving through the energy transition, (2) be a credible option to allow us to address the CO2 footprint of the consumption of the energy products we sell together with our customers, and (3) be an attractive investment in carbon sequestration at a time when the world is becoming increasingly carbon-constrained. To achieve this, Shell is driving voluntary and compliance demand development for high-integrity nature-based carbon credits, developing a large and competitive supply portfolio to serve our customers, and contributing to a supportive societal and policy context for NBS.

Where you fit in

We are hiring a Technical Manager at the global level to play a strong leadership role in the technical and environmental assessment and maturation of opportunities and to work with other leaders in the global NBS team to ensure the development of a balanced portfolio that is robust from economic environmental and societal perspectives.

The role is an opportunity to join NBS in Shell at the shaping stage, not just in Shell but also in the broader societal and corporate space.

What's the role?

You will be expected to:

  • Originate and mature business opportunities in projects and/or third parties that generate carbon credits from nature, together with commercial team members;
  • Manage technical elements of business opportunities across the NBS portfolio ensuring that Shell's investments in carbon credits from nature are of high quality underpinned by robust science and industry certification standards;
  • Work with colleagues in the Environmental Products Trading Business (EPTB) on screening carbon credits for Shell's carbon credit portfolio from nature-based and non-nature projects;
  • Lead assessment of technical (including carbon methodology and implementation, measurement, reporting and verification (MRV)), environmental, community stakeholder participation elements and value of specific NBS project/program opportunities;
  • Support and provide technical input and peer review for NBS projects in the regions as required;
  • Develop and maintain a network of advisors, consultants and implementation partners to strengthen the portfolio of opportunities and the delivery thereof;
  • Lead and/or participate in the assessment of opportunities related to developing MRV standards, including with certification bodies and industry groups;
  • Participate in and support engagements with governments and regulators regarding the carbon accounting, fiscal and regulatory treatment of NBS opportunities, aimed at securing and sustaining long-term development opportunities.

What we need from you

We are keen to speak with individuals with extensive experience in carbon project development and delivery, ideally with first-hand experience in agriculture- or forestry-based methodologies. You'll also call on your Bachelor's or Master's degree in environmental science, agriculture, agronomy, forestry or similar field.

We also hope you possess the following skills and experience:

  • Highly skilled in interpreting carbon certification standards, regulatory accounting, auditing requirements, and in extracting practical implications and opportunities;
  • Experience in carbon methodology development including engaging certification bodies;
  • A solid understanding of the areas relevant to NBS, including (agro-)forestry, carbon credit origination and trading, policy and regulations etc.;
  • Strong relationship skills and ability to gain trust and credibility quickly with wide range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • An attention to detail, ensuring development of and adherence to robust systems that withstand external scrutiny;
  • An entrepreneurial, flexible, hands-on, can-do approach, with a willingness to step in and support a range of activities as the NBS business grows;
  • Demonstrable passion for nature and a solution-oriented interest in the energy transition;
  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills.


Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential.

  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we'll take it from there;
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology;
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity;
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

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