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Low Carbon/NCS Project Specialist

Swanley, Kent
16 Sep 2022

Job Profile Summary

Grade H: Responsible for supporting BP in the commodity and financial markets, managing a proprietary trading book, initiating and maintaining positions based on current market conditions, delivering transactions and providing market access for the compliance and trading needs of BP's assets.

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Do you want to be part of a company reimagining energy for people and our planet; one that is trusted by society and valued by shareholders? At bp, we have an opportunity for a Low Carbon/NCS (Natural Climate Solutions) Project Specialist to join in our ambitions to net zero and improving people's lives.

About the role:

You will be an integral part of the Low Carbon Trading (LCT) Centre of Excellence (CoE), part of bp Trading & Shipping (T&S). The role will support the management of carbon offset projects including forestry & land use and other projects, assisting with screening and due diligence of carbon offset projects, and carrying out research and development into emerging Natural Climate Solutions, standards and methodologies.
Key Accountabilities:

  • Undertake research and development into Natural Climate Solutions, emerging emission reduction/removal technologies, standards/methodologies and regulatory changes, to help position bp's carbon offset portfolio for success.

  • Support Project Managers in the management of carbon offset projects, including tracking project progress, forecasts and risks.

  • Support Project Managers in the screening and due diligence of project opportunities against bp's own criteria, and carbon market rules and methodologies, to ensure integrity.

  • Support the operation and continuous improvement of LCT's systems and processes for managing the carbon offset portfolio.

About you:

Essential Experience

  • Relevant degree e.g. in a forestry/ecology, technical or environmental field.

  • Understanding of climate change mitigation and the role of carbon markets and carbon offsetting.

  • Understanding of climate change mitigation projects such as Natural Climate Solutions or other emission reduction/removal opportunities.

  • Experience of research into complex topics, developing written reports and working with a range of stakeholders.

Desirable Experience

  • Masters level qualification.

  • Experience working in NCS related topics.

  • Experience in land use and forestry, or other industries relevant to greenhouse gas emissions abatement.

  • Project management experience.

  • Experience in an international context.

  • Proficiency in other language(s) in addition to English.


Trading & Shipping

Job Family Group

Supply & Trading Group

Relocation available


Travel required

Negligible travel

Time Type

Full time


United Kingdom

About BP


Our purpose is to bring together people, energy and markets to power and navigate a changing world.

In a time of constant change and possibility we need new talent to pursue commercial opportunities, fuelled by world-class insight and expertise. We're always striving for more innovative digital solutions, sustainable outcomes and closer collaboration across our company and beyond, and you could be part of that too. Together we continue to grow as the world's leading energy trader.

Join us and help us achieve these goals by:

developing and continuously evolving a globally diversified portfolio that accesses new markets, commodities and commercial opportunities
collaborating with our business groups to provide innovative commercial and marine solutions that add value to bp's assets and flows
delivering high-quality earnings and creating an organisation that is swift to identify and optimise market insights
navigating a new era of energy for our planet, by sea
acting with respect and integrity at all times, with the people we work with and the markets we operate in
maintaining a comprehensive, rigorous and holistic risk control framework that ensures we operate in a safe, compliant and efficient way at all times
empowering the deep expertise and leadership of our people

Legal disclaimer

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations.
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  • Job Reference: 713959273-2
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2022
  • Recruiter: BP
  • Location: Swanley, Kent
  • Salary: On Application