Carbon Forestry Advisor / Analyst

(Role Filled)

We are seeking an experienced Forestry Advisor to oversee the provision of carbon forestry advice to our customers, drive our engagement with the forestry sector, and provide domain expertise in support of the ongoing development of our automated solutions. We are open to a range of experience levels - this would be an excellent role for a junior candidate looking to grow their experience, or an intermediate candidate looking to take on more experience in a fast growing company specialising in carbon and forest restoration.

 

You’ll join a friendly and collaborative team working to deliver a new capability in the high growth climate-tech space. We’re a young company; we’re all here to work hard and support each other in making a difference, and to have fun doing it - this role is perfect for anyone with a growth mindset and a passion for being part of something positive that helps landowners make the most of their assets and improve the environment while doing so.
 

This position reports to the Senior Carbon Forestry Analyst and is based in Nelson, though we’re open to remote work for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Support CarbonCrop’s engagement with and advice to landowners in relation to carbon forestry and restoration opportunities.

  • Review project reports for CarbonCrop’s customers, incorporating the results of analysis and other relevant data sources and observations, and refine them as necessary prior to sharing with customers.

  • Assess the quality and performance of CarbonCrop’s automated carbon forestry opportunity analysis and ETS submission processes; identify limitations and work with the engineering and product teams to find solutions.

  • Provide direct project support to customers in connection with Carbon Forestry opportunity analysis.

  • Provide forestry expertise in discussions with industry and regulator stakeholders.

  • Coordinate engagement with 3rd party forestry services where required in connection with on-site establishment and/or forest measurement activities.

  • Support our marketing activities with domain experience and perspective.

  • Represent CarbonCrop and its values in public and customer communications, and in industry events.

  • Go outside your role as and when necessary to help the team and product as whole succeed.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification such as Bachelor of Forestry Science or related Degree

  • Practical understanding of forestry in the NZ ETS, direct experience with carbon forestry opportunity analysis and the ETS registration process.

  • General forestry expertise; especially in regards to forest establishment and forest mensuration. Familiarity with planting and establishment costs, species and site suitability, forest sampling techniques (especially the FMA (Field Management Approach)), data management and basic growth models. 

  • GIS software experience.

  • Excellent communication and writing skills, with the ability to clearly document procedures, processes and work performed, and communicate complex ideas to non-technical audiences.

  • Good rapport with rural New Zealanders, and a knowledge of common farming systems.

  • Excellent organisational skills - you can balance a number of tasks with varying priorities, and stay focussed on delivering the things that matter the most.

  • A passion for creative solutions and new approaches to longstanding challenges.

  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a team and supporting others.

  • Must have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

Bonus points

  • Strong industry relationships with key stakeholders already in place.

  • Registered NZ Forestry Advisor.

  • A passion for the protection and restoration of indigenous forest land and biodiversity, in synergy with productive farming.

  • Experience with alternative carbon credit certification schemes.

  • A background in ecology, particularly native forest regeneration and succession.

How to apply

To apply, please email careers@carboncrop.nz with your CV and a cover letter explaining:

  • Why you would be a great fit for this role and for our team.

  • Your strengths relating to the requirements and responsibilities outlined above.

About us

CarbonCrop makes it easy and profitable for landowners to protect and restore forests, by giving them simple access to carbon markets and assuring their projects are of high integrity - we supercharge forest as a scalable solution to climate change.

 

We use machine learning and remote sensing technology to monitor and optimize forest carbon stocks and restoration options. We package this in a clean solution that streamlines access to carbon credit markets for landowners and businesses, together with a project execution model that takes away the risk and hassle.

 

The result is stronger farm economics, less carbon in the atmosphere heating up the planet, and improved climate resilience and biodiversity of our landscapes.