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’.

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

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.

Company Description:

Ostrom Climate Solutions is one of North America’s leading providers of carbon management solutions. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, our team bridges the gap between commitment and action for individuals and organizations rising to the global challenge of climate change. Founded in 2005, we do everything from developing high-quality offset projects, in accordance with rigorous industry standards, to working with organizations to help them understand their emissions, reduce them where possible, offset the remaining emissions, and tell their carbon-success-stories.

Role Description:

We are seeking a highly self-motivated and passionate individual to join our Marketing & Client Engagement team as a Marketing & Client Engagement Coordinator.

The Marketing & Client Engagement Coordinator has accountability for ensuring a consistent client-experience, including a timely turnaround of client requests. Primary supporting the Director of Client Engagement and ensuring clients’ needs are met, the Marketing & Client Engagement Coordinator is also responsible for developing and maintaining Ostrom Climate’s online presence to drive client engagement and revenue growth.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Client Support
  • Supports the Director of Client Engagement with client requests
  • Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with clients
  • Ensures that all of our customers’ claims around carbon offsetting are up-to-date and accurate
  • Manages Ostrom Climate’s logo requests and subsequent usage by clients and partners
  • Manages all partner logos on our website
  • Manages clients’ contracts and invoicing
  • Maintains client data in our client database
  • Works with graphic designer to update infographics for various clients
  • Creates and collaborates with team members on marketing collateral, presentations, online content, reports and other materials that clearly support Ostrom Climate’s objectives
  • First contact for customers: Answers the company phone line and maintains the company general email (either forwarding to correct party or, when appropriate, responding to client)
  • Supports the migration to a new CRM tool—ensuring we’re using it to its maximum capacity to meet our objectives
  • Works to build our Offsetters Community – engaging community members and supporting them in supporting each other; this will include blog or newsletter posts; webinars in partnership with select clients
Web Presence
Website
  • Manages Ostrom Climate’s website (updates & digital content creation)
  • Works with agency partners to ensure that website is fully functional, and optimized for sales growth
  • Elevates online relevance and presence through effective search engine optimization
  • Analyses web traffic and relevant community metrics, insights and provide recommendations to meet business objectives
Social Media
  • Maintains and optimizes use of company social media channels with relevant topics
  • Develops, executes and analyses Ostrom Climate’s quarterly newsletter to ensure resonance and relevance
Offsetters Community
  • Develops custom content, marketing and audience engagement plans for online community
  • Engages with the online community and responds to comments and requests
  • Plays a key role in further developing The Offsetters Community by gathering customer insights and collaborating on new concepts to shape community management practices
Business Development:
  • Assists with writing and formatting contract-winning proposals and RFPs
  • Identifies potential clients and completes appropriate research on the prospective clients’ business needs
  • Becomes an expert on helping potential clients understand why we’re better than the competition so that they choose to work with us
Admin Support:
  • Develops and maintain templates and manuals for external and internal purposes
  • Formats reports to ensure they are on brand before they are sent to client
  • Designs and manages the printing of business cards and marketing materials
  • Manages transition to new electronic filing system
Ideal Qualifications:
  • Post-Secondary degree: ideally in English, Communications, Marketing, or Business Administration
  • At least two years’ experience in on-line marketing and/or online community engagement
  • Demonstrated experience building strong relationships with people at all levels of an organization and ability to change communication style to fit audience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Eye for design and formatting
  • Ability to think creatively to develop tailored engagement tactics
  • A basic understanding of software applications—including, MS Office, CRM, G-Suite
  • Experience with PHP, html, WordPress, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, Google Analytics, and a CRM a bonus
Key Reporting Relationship:

Reports to Director of Client Engagement

How To Apply:

Please send your resume with a cover letter explaining how your experiences matches the ideal qualifications to MCE-jobs@ostromclimate.com.

Position will remain open until filled.

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 Analyst 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
  • Develop forest inventory
  • Complete growth and yield modeling
  • Quantify forest carbon stocks and 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
  • Model carbon dynamics of different land use scenarios
  • Conduct landscape characteristics assessments using land use land cover data sets
  • Support forest carbon project development including feasibility studies, project design and audit support
  • Contribute to quality assurance / quality control for modeling and 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, SELES, Woodstock or other)
  • Experience using Carbon Budget Model (CBM-CFS3) or other carbon modeling software
  • Strong understanding of carbon modeling and land use dynamics
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Minimum 4 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 and land use change
  • Knowledge of voluntary and compliant carbon protocols and carbon markets
  • A master’s degree in forestry, natural resource management or related field

Skills:

  • GIS
  • CBM-CFS3
  • Strong technical report writing skills and attention to detail
  • 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 resume and cover letter to DLU-jobs@ostromclimate.com

Role Description

The Senior Manager of Carbon projects will play a key strategic and operational role in all land use carbon project development and management in the Philippines, including but not limited to Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) projects, smallholder-based agricultural interventions, and afforestation/reforestation. This role requires strong operations management experience, with an emphasis on managing large teams in a field setting, working with technical extension officers, smallholder farmers, local communities, and other stakeholders. Candidates should have a solid understanding of issues related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in the context of forestry, forest conservation and agriculture. Specific experience with carbon project development is an asset, however Ostrom Climate will consider candidates without carbon-specific experience in cases where strong operational experience is demonstrated.

The Senior Manager of carbon projects will also play a critical role in business development, establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholder groups such as LGUs, public agencies, local communities, and private sector groups.

This is a full-time position, reporting to the director of international land use. The position is based in Manila, however remote work options may be possible.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing land use carbon project development from the feasibility stage through project validation and verification
  • Preparing workshops and presentations for clients and partners to support project development.
  • Managing field operations and ensuring field activities keep to management plans, timelines and budgets.
  • Managing teams in the field including data collection and smallholder farmer engagement.
  • Assisting the technical team with geospatial and carbon quantification tasks on an as needed basis
  • Supporting project social and biodiversity impact assessment processes to standards such as the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB).
  • Assessing the feasibility of prospective forest carbon projects through desk-based and field research and preparing feasibility assessment reports.
  • Act as primary liaison between Ostrom Climate Philippines and Ostrom Climate HQ in Canada, working with reporting to the Director of International Land Use and working with the International Land Use team.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 5 years of directly relevant experience managing land use activities (forestry, agriculture or conservation) in a leadership capacity.
  • At least 10 years of work experience
  • University degree in relevant field (advanced degree preferred)
  • Strong understanding of issues related to climate change and the carbon cycle as they pertain to natural ecosystems and food systems, with demonstrated experience working in this field.
  • Ability to leverage existing network in the agricultural and/or conservation domains within the Philippines within the NGO, academic, governmental and private sector spheres.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Tagalog

Traits:

  • Willing and able to travel within the Philippines for as much as a quarter of the year (cumulative)
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences with varying degrees of technical knowledge (i.e., IPs, LGUs, academics etc.)
  • Able to think on the fly and manage logistics in resource-constrained environments
  • Legally able to work in the Philippines

Application:

Send a Cover Letter and CV to ruben.leivamontoya@ostromclimate.com with the subject title ‘Senior Manager – Carbon Projects – Ostrom Climate Philippines’. The cover letter and CV should be separate .pdf files with first and last names in the file names.

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 blue carbon potential 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 Qualitative Analyst will play a key role in the development of a variety of forest carbon project types, including Improved Forest Management (IFM) projects, sustainable agricultural interventions, and afforestation/reforestation. This role requires a strong understanding of issues around the science of climate change, as well as land use and natural resource management dynamics. The Qualitative Analyst will also be responsible for administrative and other support tasks, such as business development and writing proposals and project design documents. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Director of Domestic Land Use.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing Project Design Documents for forest carbon offset project projects under voluntary carbon standards such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the American Carbon Registry (ACR) and compliance standards such as the BC Forest Carbon Offset Protocol (FCOP).
  • Supporting project social and biodiversity impact assessment processes to standards such as the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB).
  • Assessing the feasibility of prospective forest carbon projects through desk-based and field research, and preparing feasibility assessment reports.
  • Working with Indigenous People on Indigenous-led project development.
  • Support verification management of existing forest carbon projects.
  • Preparing workshops and presentations for clients and partners to support project development.
  • Assisting the technical team with geospatial and carbon quantification tasks on an as-needed basis.
  • Developing proposals for funding and consulting work for the Domestic Land Use Team.
  • Assisting the Director with budgeting and financial modelling on an as-needed basis.
  • Contributing to quality assurance /quality control through document review.
  • Coordinating internal and external meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Environmental Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Political Science or related field.
  • Solid understanding of forestry, land use and land use dynamics.
  • Solid understanding of climate policy.
  • 2+ years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • 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, and Benefit Sharing Agreements.
  • Experience and proficiency using the ESRI suite of products.
  • Knowledge of biometrics and/or geoinformatics.
  • Field experience with forestry, agronomy, and silviculture.
  • Good command of evolving climate policy and regulatory landscape.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with clients and partners.
  • Experience with CBM.
  • Experience working with Indigenous Peoples.
  • A Master’s Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or a related field.

Skills

  • Very strong writing skills.
  • Very strong qualitative research skills.
  • Demonstrates good business principles and possesses strong presentation 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 Cover Letter and CV to DLU-jobs@ostromclimate.com

Application Instructions: Please submit a CV (file name LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_qualanalyst_CV.pdf) and a Cover Letter (file name: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_qualanalyst_CoverLetter.pdf). Do not apply if you do not meet all of the Required Qualifications. Applicants who do not follow application instructions will not be considered. This and other opportunities can be viewed on Ostrom Climate’s career page.

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. Our domestic Land Use division focuses on improved forest and grasslands management projects in various jurisdictions across North America as well as researching blue carbon potential 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 Carbon Project Manager will play a key role in the management of current and developing Carbon Projects, support ongoing audits, manage methodology development and support the development of nature-based projects. This role requires a strong understanding of issues around the science of climate change, as well as land use and natural resource management dynamics in North America. The Carbon Project Manager may also be responsible for administrative and other support tasks, such as business development and proposal writing. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Director of Domestic Land Use.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage inventory and sales associated with existing Carbon Projects
  • Manage the development of blue carbon methodology and coordinate external teams
  • Support development of Project Design Documents in North America
  • Assessing the feasibility of prospective nature-based carbon projects through desk-based and field research, and preparing feasibility assessment reports
  • Assisting the technical team with geospatial and carbon quantification tasks on an as-needed basis
  • Prepare research and project design reports and presentations
  • Developing proposals for funding and consulting work for the domestic land use team
  • Assisting the Director with budgeting and financial modelling on an as-needed basis
  • Contributing to quality assurance/quality control through document review

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental science, forestry, agronomy, political science or a related field
  • Solid understanding of forestry, agriculture, soil science, and land use dynamics
  • Basic understanding of domestic carbon markets, legislation and policies
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • 5+ years of relevant professional work experience
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office Suite

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with carbon markets, carbon project development
  • Field experience with forestry, agronomy or silviculture
  • Good command of evolving climate policy and regulatory landscape

Skills

  • Strong writing skills
  • Demonstrates good business principles and possesses strong presentation skills
  • The ability to work with minimum supervision and to make decisions that ensure the success of the deliverable

Key Reporting Relationship

Reports to: Director of Domestic Land Use

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