Manager, Carbon Project Development & Verification

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, grow healthy food for all, and conserve resources for future generations. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN. www.indigoag.com

Within Indigo Carbon, the Methodology team is focused on working with carbon registries, external experts, and other teams within Indigo to develop and implement the carbon project accounting methodologies necessary to generate credible carbon credits from our projects. The Manager of Carbon Project Development and Verification will support this work by owning the day to day operations and documentation (e.g., monitoring plan, monitoring reports, project descriptions) required to ensure that Indigo’s carbon projects are in conformance with the relevant methodology and program rules. This person will also ensure that the details and components are all in place for successful third-party verification of Indigo’s projects. This role will report to the Director of Carbon Operations, Methodology. Indigo is committed to pursuing diversity of culture and experience in its workforce. As such, applicants will be considered if they are capable of successfully executing the role described in this posting, even if they do not meet 100% of the specific requirements laid out below.

Responsibilities:

  • Become an expert on our carbon quantification protocol(s) backwards and forwards
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders who will contribute to carbon monitoring reports across Indigo
  • Drive structure of monitoring report and streamline the overall process for repeatability and scalability
  • Develop strategy for automating verification and project development processes, partnering with technology and product teams to create project plan and milestones for deployment
  • Support verification process operations through coordinating between 3rd-party verifiers and grower-facing Indigo teams
  • Implement successful support of mock verification of initial monitoring plan with an external 3rd party

Competencies:

  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Able to coordinate multiple stakeholders and projects
  • Strong communicator; able to communicate across various audiences both internally and externally
  • Deep understanding of prominent carbon standards and methodologies (CAR, Verra, ARB, ACR)
  • Ability to clearly explain the list of top five offset quality criteria
  • Strong prioritization skills, able to go deep in the data and also pull up and see the big picture
  • Team player with a strong bias for action
  • Able to manage ambiguity and work on multiple workstreams simultaneously
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to requirements to complete projects
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with little guidance
  • Aligned with our core values and excited about Indigo’s mission

Qualifications:

  • Masters in technical field (engineering or natural sciences preferred)
  • At least 3 years of professional experience related to carbon project management/ project development through successful verification
  • Experience with CAR, VCS, ACR, ARB systems, preferably with direct project history
  • Software skills:
    • Required skills: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Google Docs/Sheets
    • Experience preferred: LaTeX and/or GitHub, plus Project management / tracking (Trello, etc.), SQL, Remote sensing / GIS, Looker, database management
  • This role will ideally be based in the Boston area long-term (or remote with ability to travel to Boston ~25% of time)
    • In near-term, must be able to work within US time zones in a stable remote work environment

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