Carbon Accounting - Technical Lead

Aardvark EM Ltd

Wiveliscombe, Exmoor
£35,000 - £45,000 pa, dependent on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, environmental management

Closing date: Friday, 14th June 2024  

Carbon Accounting - Technical Lead

Aardvark EM Ltd

Aardvark technical environment consultancy with a 25-year track record of combining our technical knowledge and innovation with extensive practical and commercial experience.

Aardvark work mainly within the renewable energy and waste sectors, where we provide a range of services from outline feasibility and design, planning and operational consents through to implementation and operation support. We have a wide client base, primarily of private sector developers and operators but also within the research and technology development sectors. We are independent and impartial to technology, suppliers and policies and work in partnership with our clients where we aim to practical knowledge, commitment, integrity, and innovation to their projects.

The Role:

Aardvark EM Limited is looking to recruit a Technical Lead in our Carbon and Assurance division to help deliver projects for a growing client base.

We have ambitious goals for our Carbon and Assurance division including:

  • Continuation of carbon accounting services to our existing long term client base
  • Developing new opportunities for growth in verification of emissions against a range of standards and methodologies across projects from a wide range of industries and geographies
  • Drive growth in our life cycle assessment offering and expand this to include EPD services
  • Continue to grow our services in the built environment across a range if infrastructure development projects

You will act as the Technical Lead in this role providing support and guidance to existing members of the carbon team as well as being responsible for delivery of projects and acting as the primary point of contact for our clients.

Your purpose:

  • Trusted as a proactive subject matter expert in carbon assessment, management and verification, to work across the Aardvark client base to deliver our ambitions for the Carbon and Assurance team
  • Manage project delivery for clients using existing team to deliver on time and budget
  • Support the development and growth of junior carbon consultants to develop capabilities across the team
  • Drive delivery of our verification and assurance activities in line with our accreditations and customer expectations.

What you can bring:

  • Experience of whole life carbon management in relation to infrastructure development, products and processes will be essential.
  • Familiarity with a range of approaches to carbon measurement and assessment on projects.
  • Understanding and use of carbon accounting methodologies, guidance documents such as PAS 2080:2016, and PAS2060 and knowledge of carbon calculation accounting and life cycle assessment tools such as OneClick LCA, Etool and EC3.
  • Experience of working on a range of carbon and climate projects, ideally within a consultancy environment, although alternative relevant experience will be considered.
  • A good understanding of, and passion for, the Net Zero agenda.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to establish structure and governance while engaging with internal and external stakeholders across the globe.
  • A self-starter able to work proactively and independently.
  • Able to work across multiple workstreams/projects and prioritise workload to ensure successful delivery.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively, bringing together people from across the global businesses to develop and share ideas and deliver projects.

Why work for Aardvark

We offer a solution driven, innovative and collaborative environment and a competitive salary and benefits package dependent on experience. The role is based in our Somerset office but projects are UK wide.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • MSc or PhD (desirable)


  • Carbon Accounting: 4 -5 years minimum (required)
  • Taking a lead role of first point of contact for clients on projects

Personal Qualities

  • Effective communicator
  • Committed and motivated with an ability to solve problems independently and collectively
  • Desire to learn and expand professional knowledge.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and within budgets.


Pay will be £35,000.00 - £45,000.00 per year, dependent on experience.

A full range of benefits are available which include:

  • Ability to join the company’s contributory pension scheme
  • Private health care
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Hybrid working model (home/office based)

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].