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Senior Carbon Management Lead



London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Who we are
Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to net zero carbon, but we need to move quickly. Emitwise wants to ensure that every organisation across the world, big or small, is able to embark on a sustainability journey that culminates in net zero. The planet deserves more than just another tech company, and if you do too, then keep reading.
At Emitwise, we've built a team that has the skillset and desire to bring automated carbon accounting to life — saving businesses time, money, and emissions. We have built a platform which makes it significantly easier and faster for companies to calculate, track, and reduce their carbon emissions. This allows them to reduce costs, future-proof their business, and become sustainability leaders. Ultimately, we're a group of people disenchanted with business as usual and looking to make a real impact through creative innovation.
We’re a well-funded post-Series-A startup backed by top-tier Silicon Valley investors who share our mission, including True Ventures, Outsized Ventures, Lightbird Capital, ArcTern, Social Impact Capital and Xplorer Capital. To develop industry-shifting products we work with pioneers like Marc Engel, Ex Chief Supply Chain Officer of Unilever, Lynelle Cameron, ex Chief Sustainability Officer of Autodesk and Rob Bernard, Chief Sustainability Officer of CBRE.
Read more about us in publications like Business Leader, ESGToday and Forbes.
With more customers coming to Emitwise for carbon accounting and supplier engagement, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced carbon accountant/ sustainability manager to join our team as soon as possible on a full-time, permanent basis.
We want to hear from you if you have 3+ years' experience in corporate carbon accounting (calculating companies' GHG emissions by collecting their activity data and assigning appropriate emissions factors), probably from work as a consultant in a corporate sustainability team or another climate-tech (SaaS) company.
What you'll be doing
We think in terms of impact. Here's how you will contribute when you join (depending on your experience):
You'll deliver high-quality work as part of a team. You’ll analyse, interpret and review business activity data and GHG emissions results, ensuring the highest GHG inventory analysis standards are met, empowering the customer success team.
Lead our carbon accounting work. You will lead and coordinate technical work across several accounts and present the expert face of Emitwise in meetings with customers.
We're growing quickly. Your ability to produce high-quality work in a timely manner will allow us to continue rapidly scaling our customer base.
Define world-class carbon accounting. You'll be encouraged to apply your innovative thinking and skills to help improve the efficiency of our processes. You'll take time to do research and develop knowledge for your own development and to ensure Emitwise continues to be viewed as a world leader in carbon accounting.

What you'll need;

  • You're deeply committed to tackling the climate emergency and have a sound understanding of the context of corporate climate action and GHG management.
  • You have 3+ years' experience of corporate carbon accounting (calculating companies' GHG emissions by collecting their activity data and assigning appropriate emissions factors), probably from work as a consultant, in a corporate sustainability team or another climate-tech (SaaS) company.
  • You have great academic credentials, including a degree in a relevant field (e.g. environmental science/management) or a broader field with a quantitative, analytical focus (e.g. data science, engineering or economics) and awareness of environmental issues....or experience which had provided you with equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • You have strong proficiency in Excel/Google Sheets and can transform, aggregate, analyse, and summarise complex data sets.
  • You possess innovative and creative thinking abilities, a strong desire to solve problems, the willingness to share your opinions, and challenge the status quo.
  • You understand the GHG protocol and how to apply it to businesses, including different calculation methods and emissions factor types/sources.
  • You're used to mentoring and managing more junior team members.
  • You're flexible and adaptable and will thrive in a fast-moving, rapidly scaling company. You're a high performer and excited to contribute and work hard as part of the growth of an innovative success story, disrupting the sector and generating REAL impact in terms of climate action. You'll be rewarded in many ways (see below), including a stake in Emitwise's success.
  • You are passionate about our mission. "Does it get the world to net-zero carbon faster?" (Expect to ask yourself this question regularly when working at Emitwise.)

What is nice to have;

  • Knowledge and/or experience of wider corporate carbon management (e.g. setting SBTs, decarbonisation strategy), life cycle assessment, and/or the regulatory and non-regulatory drivers of corporate carbon management.
  • Knowledge and experience in data modelling, and/or working experience in a programming language, such as Python, SQL or R.
  • Experience-in or knowledge-of large corporations, particularly those within manufacturing sectors.
  • Experience of managing people and even a small team, coordinating their work and pushing their performance.
Closing information;
💷 Salary - £50-60k depending on experience (3+ years)
🗺 Location - London - 7 Harp Ln, London, EC3R 6DP (🚋Monument or Tower Hill station).
📌Hybrid working - We require the successful candidate to come into the office 2-3 days per week.
📅 Start date - You must be available to start within 2-3 months.
👨‍💻👩‍💻Interview process; 1) 30 minute screening call, 2) take home technical task c. 2 hours, 3) 1-hour in-person interview (including presentation of your technical task) with the team you'll join, 4) 1 hour values interview with two members of Emitwise senior leadership.
🌍 Accelerating the global fight against climate change through corporate sustainability.
🌍 Attractive share options packages - equity stake in the rocket ship company you'll help to build 🚀
🌍 Pension matching to 5%.
🌍 28 days annual leave plus public holidays.
🌍 Comprehensive physical and mental health insurance policy provided by Aviva Health (Medical History Disregard).
🌍 £60 per month well-being contribution against gym or training costs.
🌍 Take mental health days, no questions asked.
🌍 Flexible working hours.
🌍 Cycle to work scheme.
🌍 Personalised workspace: Whether it's at home or at work, we want anywhere where you do work to be a place that is ergonomic, comfortable, and productive. We'll equip you with what you need.
🌍 Shared parental benefits and leave available: This is applicable for either parent, as well as for births or adoption.
🌍 Caregiving benefits and leave available.
🌍 Regular monthly team socials. We recognise the importance of the social relationships you create within the workplace. We believe in creating regular opportunities for the team to come together and build relationships.
What are you waiting for?
If this sounds like a team you'd like to join, a mission you'd like to be part of and a role you'd thrive in, then apply now! And if you’re not sure whether you’re what we’re looking for - send us your CV anyway! We love to hear from people who are passionate about what we do, and we always take the view that a good cultural fit (and mission alignment) is much more important than ticking all the “qualifications, skills and experience” boxes. Whatever skills you bring to the table and whatever background you're coming from, we welcome you to start a conversation with us. The time to act is now.
We also believe that diversity is the cornerstone of innovation. We embrace uniqueness and continually strive for equity for all. Ultimately, our team powers Emitwise. We want all our employees to feel valued and appreciated for who they are, where they come from, and what they've achieved. Our employee policy is designed to prevent discrimination regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique.
All that said, it’s also important to mention that we are currently only able to accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK, and we like to deal directly with our candidates so no agencies please!