CAREERS

Ostrom Climate is the place for smart and passionate people. We’re a small company with lots of interesting people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and we all agree it’s a great place to work. 

We believe in:

Integrity: We are honest and transparent, holding strong positions on what is moral and ethical in the pursuit of our climate vision.

Practicality: We prioritize feasible and immediate action based on real circumstances over abstract considerations.

Thoughtfulness: We bring the best of our collective intelligence and wisdom to every project and relationship.

Optimism: We share hope and confidence that society will successfully act to address the climate crisis and ‘tragedy of the commons’.

We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

Current Opportunities

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Quantitative Analyst – Agricultural Emissions to join our team. In this role you will be responsible for the technical aspects of the development, implementation, and monitoring of GHG reduction projects, with a specific focus on sustainable rice projects, implementing alternate wetting and drying (AWD) irrigation techniques with smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia.

Company Description

Ostrom Climate is a global leader in the design, development, and implementation of GHG reduction programs at all scales. We have developed some of the world’s largest carbon projects including the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project, which is North America’s largest Improved Forest Management project and the world’s largest forest carbon project by area, as well as the Mai Ndombe REDD+ Avoided Deforestation project, the largest of its kind in Africa.

Specific job responsibilities include:

Documentation, Project Design, and Analysis

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, plan and implement Land Use carbon projects.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, risk assessment, and technical evaluation of potential projects/sites.
  • Prepare technical reports and project documentation for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure the quality control of project documents, including the control of the values of (the potential to reduce) greenhouse gas emissions, project costs, etc.
  • Design monitoring data collection procedures to assess project performance. Follow up with project staff – including field staff across multiple countries – to ensure the effective implementation the monitoring procedures.
  • Develop and ensure effective implementation of protocols for in-field GHG measurement research and soil sampling to support modeling of GHG emissions (with a particular focus on rice agroecosystems).
  • Developing financial models for project implementation scenarios.

Compliance

  • Staying up to date on standards, methodologies, and requirements relevant to the project’s carbon crediting program.
  • Ensure that projects adhere to validation and verification requirements.
  • Support the development of project policies/plans to ensure compliance.
  • Lead communication with the carbon credit accreditation body and lead in the registration process of projects.

Team Collaboration

  • Conduct periodic international site visits for the purpose of feasibility assessment or to ensure a project’s compliance with technical requirements.
  • Work closely with project staff to coordinate activities effectively.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary discussions to enhance project activities.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters (preferred) in a relevant field (Environmental Science, Agronomy, Sustainability, or related).
  • Able to solve complex project-related problems relatively independently.
  • Able to make decisions on the ground with the local project team to ensure effective project implementation.
  • Strong understanding of rice cultivation practices and their environmental impact is an asset.
  • Experience working in international development, rural development, or carbon offset project development is an asset.

Location and working conditions:

  • The position is based in Vancouver, BC. Ostrom offers hybrid home-office options, but prefers Vancouver-based employees to work from our offices several times per week. Alternate locations will be considered for the right candidate, with a preference for North American time zones. The position requires some international travel, primarily to Southeast Asia, for up to two months per year.

Key Reporting Relationship Reports to Director of International Land Use

Expected Salary range: CAD 55,000 – 75,000.

Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a CV (file name: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_aganalyst_CV.pdf) and a Cover Letter (file name: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_aganalyst_CoverLetter.pdf) to

    ILU_jobs@ostromclimate.com, and cc rice@ostromclimate.com. Applicants who do not follow application instructions will not be considered.

*Posted on February 12, 2024.

Ostrom Climate is hiring Technical Lead – Agricultural Emissions in our International Land Use  department. The technical will be responsible for the quantitative aspects of the development, implementation, and monitoring of agricultural GHG reduction projects, with a specific focus on sustainable rice, implementing alternate wetting and drying (AWD) irrigation techniques with smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia.

Company Description:

Ostrom Climate is a global leader in the design, development, and implementation of GHG reduction programs at all scales. We have developed some of the world’s largest carbon projects including the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project, which is North America’s largest Improved Forest Management project and the world’s largest forest carbon project by area, as well as the Mai Ndombe REDD+ Avoided Deforestation project, the largest of its kind in Africa.

Specific job responsibilities include:

Technical Leadership

  • Provide overall technical leadership to teams in Vancouver and in Asia on the quantification of GHG reductions associated with Ostrom’s agricultural projects, with a strong focus on Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) in smallholder systems.
  • Represent Ostrom at events such as conferences, panels, and presentations to technical and non-technical audiences internationally, ensuring Ostrom’s continued reputation as a global leader in agricultural emissions reductions.
  • Stay up to date on emerging technologies related to the characterization of agricultural emissions including remote sensing technologies, AI applications, biogeochemical process-based models, field data management systems, and others. Assess technologies and make recommendations for Ostrom’s agricultural projects.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, risk assessment, and technical evaluation of potential projects/sites.
  • Prepare technical reports and project documentation for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure the quality control of project documents, including the control of the values of (the potential to reduce) greenhouse gas emissions, project costs, etc.
  • Design monitoring data collection procedures to assess project performance. Follow up with project staff – including field staff across multiple countries – to ensure the effective implementation the monitoring procedures.
  • Develop and ensure effective implementation of protocols for in-field GHG measurement research and soil sampling to support modeling of GHG emissions (with a particular focus on rice agroecosystems).
  • Developing financial models for project implementation scenarios.

Compliance

  • Lead communication with the carbon credit accreditation body and lead in the registration process of projects including timely validation and verification to emerging standards.
  • Staying up to date on standards, methodologies, and requirements relevant to the project’s carbon crediting program.
  • Ensure that projects adhere to validation and verification requirements.
  • Support the development of project policies/plans to ensure compliance.

Team Collaboration

  • Conduct international site visits to provide guidance and ensure compliance of field teams responsible for GHG data collection and other elements of validation.
  • for the purpose of feasibility assessment or to ensure a project’s compliance with technical requirements.
  • Work closely with project staff to coordinate activities effectively.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary discussions to enhance project activities.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a relevant field (Environmental Science, Agronomy, or related).
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of biogeochemical process-based modeling an asset.
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills and ability to solve complex project-related problems independently.
  • Able to make decisions on the ground with the local project team to ensure effective project implementation.
  • Strong understanding of rice cultivation practices and their environmental impact is an asset.
  • Experience working in international development, rural development, or carbon offset project development is an asset.

Location and working conditions:

The position is based in Vancouver, BC. Ostrom offers hybrid home-office options, but prefers Vancouver-based employees to work from our offices several times per week. Alternate locations will be considered for the right candidate, with a preference for North American timezones. The position requires some international travel, primarily to Southeast Asia, for up to two months per year.

Key Reporting Relationship: Reports to Director of International Land Use

Expected Salary range: CAD 85,000 – 110,000. Equity and salary negotiation options for the right candidate.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a CV (file name: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_aglead_CV.pdf) and a Cover Letter (file name: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_aglead_CoverLetter.pdf) to

ILU_jobs@ostromclimate.com, and cc rice@ostromclimate.com. Applicants who do not follow application instructions will not be considered.

*Posted on February 12, 2024.