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Senior Carbon Forestry Advisor



Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

CarbonCrop helps landowners get paid to establish and restore forests, making it easy to access carbon markets and earn carbon offsets.

Our Senior Carbon Forestry Advisor is a critical member of our senior leadership team, and is responsible for providing expertise and guidance to our internal teams so we can effectively serve thousands of landholders across New Zealand (and the world) in unlocking incentives for forest restoration through carbon. This role is more office-based than field-based, and our office is a lot of fun!

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and enable a small but talented forestry team

  • Lead our forest restoration finance solution including planning and delivery

  • Provide direct project support to customers in connection with carbon forestry opportunity analysis

  • Engage with and provide advice to landholders in relation to carbon forestry/restoration opportunities

  • Manage relationships with/provide forestry expertise in discussions with industry and regulator stakeholders

  • Coordinate field operations including engagement with 3rd party forestry services where required

  • Ensure our internal team is across the latest news and updates in carbon forestry markets (compliance incl. NZETS and voluntary)

  • Represent CarbonCrop as spokesperson at industry events/digital channels

  • Review project reports for customers, incorporating the results of analysis and other relevant data sources/observations prior to sharing

  • Support our marketing communications/activities with domain experience and perspective

  • Provide process and operational support across our teams as required

Role Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualification - Bachelor of Forestry Science or related Degree

  • MPI Registered Forest Advisor - or ability to achieve this status

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

  • General forestry expertise:

    • Familiarity with planting and establishment costs, species and site suitability, forest sampling techniques (especially the FMA), data management and basic growth models

  • Field operations experience (logistics, health and safety management, contractor procurement and management)

  • Excellent communication/writing skills

  • Good rapport with rural New Zealanders, knowledge of farming systems

  • Excellent organisational skills, multitasking

  • A passion for creative solutions

  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a team

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

  • Reports to the CEO.

  • Location - Nelson preferred, but flexible.

Bonus Points

  • Strong industry relationships already in place

  • Passion for the protection and restoration of indigenous forest land/biodiversity

  • Experience with alternative carbon credit certification schemes/the voluntary carbon market

  • A background in ecology

  • Experience using Slack/G-Suite/Hubspot


  • Can-do attitude, Strong communicator, People/Customer focused, Operational/Delivery focused, Collaborative, Problem-solving skills

What We Offer in Return

  • A supportive/encouraging/collaborative environment

  • We value people and what they bring to the table—their personality and their skills

  • Supporting you to pursue your personal and professional goals

  • Do work that’s challenging and meaningful - be empowered to exercise your skills and judgement

  • The tools and resources you need to succeed

  • Flexible working arrangement

If this sounds like you, include a cover letter that tells us why you're the right person for this role, and email Jo at [email protected]