Head of Carbon Reductions
San Francisco, CA +1 · Remote
Senior +1 · Full time
Posted 23 days ago
Join us on the journey to get to net zero
At Carbon Direct, we dedicate our scientific, software, and business expertise to empower organizations around the world to take climate action.
Our Mission
Enable organizations to reduce, remove, and utilize their emissions with carbon science
We are a purpose-driven carbon management firm dedicated to helping organizations around the world reach their climate goals. We make carbon science accessible and actionable with our end-to-end platform.
Global citizens with global impact
Whether a scientist, developer, or carbon markets expert, we are united by our mission to take climate action now. We are experts in our fields and we act with confidence. Located across 4 countries and 10+ states in the U.S., we offer both remote-friendly work options and dynamic, in-person experiences with offices located in Seattle, WA and Oakland, CA.
Diverse backgrounds bring diverse perspectives
We recognize that teams with diverse backgrounds and different experiences are powerful. Bringing together a variety of perspectives only enhances how we can effectively address the climate crisis. Together, we are creating an environment where everyone is celebrated and anyone can succeed.
Carbon Direct is seeking a highly motivated and experienced leader to join our team as the Head of Carbon Reductions. This cross-functional role is responsible for overseeing and driving our carbon reduction initiatives and will play a key role in overseeing the development of strategies to help our clients reduce their carbon footprint and transition towards a low-carbon economy. The successful candidate is a proven leader with substantial consulting and/or corporate experience, who will work effectively with our team of  climate experts to deliver a world class reductions product to clients and grow our business. 


    • Oversee the development and execution of comprehensive carbon reduction strategies and initiatives, aligned with a client's vision and objectives, covering areas such as sustainable aviation fuel, renewable energy procurement, electrification, green buildings, climate-smart agriculture, fleet management, low-carbon materials, circular economy practices, and other innovative carbon reduction strategies. 
    • Expand our scientific advisory business through building new client relationships and deepening Carbon Direct’s existing relationships with leading Fortune 500 companies, harnessing the expertise of Carbon Direct’s world class scientists to develop actionable decarbonization insights for clients. 
    • Partner with the platform team to support the integration of reductions insights into the company’s software offerings for a range of clients with diverse decarbonization needs. 
    • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, industry associations, technology providers, and other relevant partners.
    • Develop relationships within and beyond Carbon Direct to promote our carbon reduction services, attract new clients, and scope and close contracts across  various areas of carbon reductions.
    • Monitor the progress of carbon reduction initiatives and policies to ensure clients’ compliance with emerging regulatory regimes, and provide regular updates to senior management, with a focus on emerging business opportunities.
    • Conduct regular training and workshops to educate internal teams and clients on carbon reduction best practices, technologies, and emerging trends in the field.
    • Attract and retain a talented and diverse team, supporting long-term employee success with a focus on coaching, development, and performance


    • Significant experience in management consulting and/or work directing reductions within industry-leading firms, with a strong preference for candidates with demonstrated experience in climate strategy. 
    • Proven track record in successfully leading and managing multidisciplinary teams to drive carbon reduction results.
    • Deep knowledge of carbon markets, renewable energy procurement programs, circular economy practices, and other emerging trends in carbon reductions.
    • Excellent understanding of climate change policies, regulations, industry standards, and global sustainability frameworks.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing comprehensive carbon reduction strategies across diverse industries.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with attention to detail and the ability to think critically about complex carbon reduction challenges.
    • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects and high profile clients simultaneously. 
    • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in environmental science, business, sustainability, engineering, or a related field and substantial work experience.  
$182,500 - $223,300 a year
This reflects the base pay range for this role. We offer a competitive total rewards package including equity and competitive benefits.
While we love our work, our lives aren’t defined by it. At Carbon Direct, we offer a robust benefits package that considers the whole person, their partners, and their families – and we’re always looking to improve.
Our U.S. benefits* include:
- Comprehensive nationwide medical, dental, and vision coverage. See a preview of our coverage here.
- Time off as needed: Flexible vacation policy and ten company-wide holidays, plus annual winter break between Christmas and New Year's
- 16 weeks of fully paid parental and family leave with no tenure requirement
- Remote-friendly work culture with annual company-wide retreats
- Reimbursement for your work-from-home setup and monthly work-from-home stipend
*Please note that the benefits described apply to U.S.-based employees only. For our international employees, our benefits package varies by each country and its statutory requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Carbon Direct is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. We adhere rigorously to our equal employment opportunity policies in connection with all employment decisions, including hiring, compensation and promotion.
Carbon Direct
Carbon Direct combines scientific expertise and financial capital to scale carbon removal & utilization into a major global industry.
Size:  11-50 employees
Year Founded:  2019
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