Manager - Forest Carbon Modeling (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Bluesource, LLC

  San Francisco, California, United States

About the Organization:
Founded in 2001, Bluesource is North America’s leading carbon marketing, finance, and project development firm. In its 16 years of operation, Bluesource has established the largest portfolio of carbon projects and credits in North America, with over a dozen project types located in nearly every U.S. state and Canadian province, and over 30 million credits sold to compliance and voluntary market buyers. Bluesource is headquartered in Salt Lake City, with offices in San Francisco, Calgary, and Toronto.     

About the Position:
Bluesource seeks a Manager of Forest Carbon Modeling to play a leading role in the Bluesource forestry team’s carbon modeling efforts and support business development in the forest carbon space. The successful candidate will have the unique mix of technical and practical skills necessary to both carry out the quantitative analyses central to forest carbon project development and clearly articulate the processes by which such quantification was executed. Day-to-day responsibilities will cover a broad spectrum of activities ranging from optimizing project baselines, to leading field verifications, to presenting project details to stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be at home in the office and in the woods. This is an excellent opportunity for a technically skilled professional seeking a dynamic position in the center of the forest carbon market. 


The successful candidate will have a combination of the following qualifications: 
   • 2 or more years of professional experience in forest carbon-related field 
   • Advanced knowledge of forest carbon policy, carbon protocols (compliance and voluntary), and carbon accounting standards 
   • Master’s degree or PhD in forestry or another applicable scientific discipline 
   • Expertise with forest modeling using FVS and/or other growth and yield programs 
   • Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and ArcGIS (remote sensing 
   experience a plus) 
   • Proficient in R, Stata, or other statistical packages 
   • Experience in forest biometrics and statistical analysis 
   • Experience in forest inventory, management plan, and harvest plan design 
   • Expertise in project management and ability to coordinate among various stakeholders 
   • Profession Forester credentials a plus 
   • Experience working in a variety of North American forest types a plus 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities 
   • Advise clients on, and lead multi-disciplinary teams in, the design and implementation of forest carbon offset projects 
   • Lead forest carbon modeling efforts for both voluntary and compliance offset projects 
   • Develop project and baseline harvest prescriptions while optimizing credit generation 
   • Perform statistical analyses and database management of forest inventories 
   • Draft carbon project documentation 
   • Respond to verifier, registry, and CA ARB findings/questions 
   • Compare financial returns of various forest management strategies 
   • Maintain project timelines and meet strict deadlines 
   • Manage third-party inventory execution and lead field audit 

The position will preferably be located in San Francisco, CA, though remotely based  candidates will be considered. 



Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Bluesource offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with