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 upon 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’.

Current Opportunities

Company Description:

Ostrom Climate (formerly NatureBank) 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.

Our Domestic Land Use division focuses on improved forest and grasslands management projects in various jurisdictions across North America, as well as researching the potential for blue carbon projects in BC.

We work with Indigenous governments and communities, private land owners as well as government agencies and civil society to develop carbon offset projects.

Role Description:

As part of the Domestic Land Use team, the Forest Carbon Modeller will support the quantification of carbon volumes through GIS and carbon modeling, support feasibility studies and project design documents related to land use projects across North America, support validation and verification management and provide general technical support.

This role requires a good understanding of forest management, land use change, carbon dynamics and issues around the science of climate change and climate policy in BC and across Canada. Knowledge of US carbon markets is an asset. This is a full time position, reporting to the Director of Domestic Land Use.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Complete GIS analysis and spatial planning regarding land use change activities
  • Quantify changes in carbon volumes based on land use activities
  • Support the feasibility of prospective forest carbon projects through desk-based and field research, and preparing feasibility assessment reports
  • Provide technical support in project design documents and feasibility studies
  • Contribute to quality assurance / quality control through document review

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in forestry, natural resource management or environmental sciences
  • Strong GIS skills related to land use change and land management practices
  • Experience using forest spatial planning software (e.g. Patchworks, Woodstock or other)
  • Experience using Carbon Budget Model (CBM-CFS3)
  • Strong understanding of carbon modeling and land use dynamics
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional work experience
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office Suite

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with carbon markets and carbon project development
  • Knowledge of issues related to climate change, land use, land use change and carbon markets
  • A master’s degree in forestry, natural resource management or related field

Skills:

  • GIS
  • CBM-CFS3
  • Strong technical report writing skills
  • The ability to work with minimum supervision and to make decisions that ensure the success of the deliverable
  • Ability to work with a team

Key Reporting Relationship

Reports to: Director of Domestic Land Use

Please send your cover letter and resume to DLU-jobs@ostromclimate.com

Company Description

Ostrom Climate Solutions is a global leader in the design, development, and implementation of GHG reduction programs. We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and have one of the most experienced full-service carbon management teams in North America. We help our clients meet carbon offset obligations with our portfolio of projects, including clean technology and land-based offsets from North America and around the world. We also provide carbon and environmental footprinting services, life cycle assessments, environmental and sustainability reporting, and climate risk management services.

Role Description:

We are seeking a highly self-motivated and passionate individual to join our Carbon Management & Innovation team as an Analyst.

This individual will manage GHG Inventory Projects, and will also support various team functions, including embodied emissions quantification, life cycle assessment (LCA), and carbon credit project development, including carbon offset and low carbon fuels credit markets. We are seeking someone who is a business-minded technical specialist that thrives in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment. This is a full time position, reporting to the Director of Carbon Management & Innovation.

Principal Responsibilities include:

  • Collecting, reviewing, and processing data for GHG quantification and LCAs
  • Acting as an in-house subject matter expert on GHG accounting standards, LCA practices, and GHG reporting systems
  • Writing, editing, organizing, and managing project documents and reports
  • Contributing to quality assurance / quality control through document review

Additional Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing technical support to the clean technology projects sourcing team for the voluntary and compliance carbon credit markets
  • Evaluating the feasibility of emissions reduction opportunities through research, analysis, and preparing feasibility assessment reports
  • Supporting team members in other duties as requested

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field (e.g. Sustainability, Environmental Management, Applied Sciences)
  • Minimum of between one and three years of professional work experience completing GHG inventories
  • Strong numerical aptitude and ability to interpret technical data in order to solve complex analytical problems
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office Suite

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with carbon markets and carbon project development, and good command of evolving climate policy and regulatory landscape
  • Experience working in an industrial setting, and familiarity with multiple sectors, such as chemicals, mining, built environment, transportation, or biofuels

Skills and traits:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills: comfortable writing and reviewing technical documents and presenting to prospective clients
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: creative, positive, resourceful, and motivated for success
  • Detail oriented: ability to focus on details even in times of high pressure
  • Organized: ability to manage several projects under multiple deadlines, and effectively track time, budgets and project status
  • Ability to achieve objectives both independently and in a team environment

Key Reporting Relationship:

Reports to Director of Carbon Management & Innovation

How To Apply:

Please send your resume with a cover letter attached to CMI-jobs@ostromclimate.com

Position will remain open until filled.

Company Description

Ostrom Climate Solutions is a global leader in the design, development, and implementation of GHG reduction programs. We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and have one of the most experienced full-service carbon management teams in North America. We help our clients meet carbon offset obligations with our portfolio of projects, including clean technology and land-based offsets from North America and around the world. We also provide carbon and environmental footprinting services, life cycle assessments, environmental and sustainability reporting, and climate risk management services.

Role Description:

We are seeking a highly self-motivated and passionate individual to join our Carbon Management & Innovation team as an Intermediate LCA Analyst. This individual will provide comprehensive LCA expertise to support various core business lines, including environmental benefits assessment, product and enterprise sustainability measurement and reporting, low carbon fuel standard credit development, and other carbon-related project activities.

This can be either a part-time or full-time position, depending on the candidate.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Creating life cycle assessment models in SimaPro and other relevant LCA tools Analysis of process data and developing life cycle inventories
  • Writing, editing, organizing, and managing project documents and reports
  • Acting as an in-house subject matter expert on LCA practices
  • Supporting the development of Low carbon fuel credits for various low carbon fuels projects, with a particular focus on biofuels
  • Providing technical support to the clean technology projects sourcing team for the voluntary and compliance carbon credit markets
  • Supporting team members in other duties as requested

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in science or applied science
  • Minimum of four years of professional work experience, with considerable LCA experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of LCA software, including SimaPro
  • Good command of evolving policy and best practices in GHG Management, corporate and supply chain decarbonization, circular economy practices, and life cycle thinking
  • Strong numerical aptitude and ability to interpret highly technical data in order to solve complex analytical problems
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office Suite

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or familiarity with various low carbon fuels standards and credit markets

Skills and traits:

  • ‘Excellent written and oral communication skills: comfortable writing and reviewing technical documents and presenting to prospective clients
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: creative, positive, resourceful, and motivated for success
  • Detail-oriented: the ability to focus on details even in times of high pressure
  • Organized: the ability to manage several projects under multiple deadlines, and effectively track time, budgets, and project status
  • Ability to achieve objectives both independently and in a team environment

Key Reporting Relationship:

Reports to Director of Carbon Management & Innovation

How To Apply:

Please send your resume with a cover letter attached to CMI-jobs@ostromclimate.com

Position will remain open until filled.