Head of Carbon Project Development

Head of Carbon Project Development


Munich, Germany

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.


  • 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.

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