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Carbon Project Development Lead (open to remote)

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Job ID GLO00596 Date posted 04/19/2021 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career?  Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 emplolyees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with food they need to thrive.


At Cargill we are developing a new generation of nature-based projects that sequester carbon and reduce emissions while building resilience into the landscapes we all depend on. Through agriculture, we can co-create solutions with farmers that make a clear and real difference in society’s efforts to combat climate change, something you and your customers can be proud of. The Carbon Project Development Lead will partner collaboratively with internal teams, carbon registries and external experts to develop nature-based carbon projects and ensure alignment with relevant methodologies. 

•    Conduct project feasibility assessments and coordinate the development of new projects through the entire project lifecycle.
•    Design and implement scalable measurement, reporting and verification processes and lead new protocol development efforts.
•    Ensure tools and processes are designed and implemented with a customer centric approach, minimizing cost and administrative burden while maintaining scientific rigor and project credibility.
•    Provide subject matter expertise to facilitate the creation and management of project documentation including project design, verification and monitoring reports.
•    Ensure project compliance with relevant protocols and coordinate third party verification.
•    Partner collaboratively with internal businesses, sales and research and development teams to apply scientific and detailed technical requirements of protocols in a practical and commercial manner.
•    Provide expert thought leadership and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.

•    Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, agriculture, soil sciences or other relevant field
•    Excellent technical writing ability
•    Minimum of six years of related work experience


  • Experience across the full project development lifecycle from conducting project feasibility assessments through verification and monitoring
  • Experience with nature-based carbon reduction projects such as agriculture or forestry
  • Experience with various soil-organic-carbon measurement and modeling approaches
  • Understanding of agricultural soil organic carbon dynamics
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