Pachama specializes in carbon monitoring by using satellite imagery, machine learning, and field data to accurately measure and verify carbon sequestration in forests and other ecosystems. They provide a platform that connects forest project developers with investors looking to support carbon offset projects, ensuring transparency and trust in the carbon credit market. Pachama's innovative approach helps combat climate change by enabling the efficient management and preservation of critical carbon sinks.
Role & Location
Pachama is looking for an experienced projects / infrastructure attorney to assist with all aspects of our forest carbon project origination business. This role reports to Pachama’s Head of Legal and will lead the legal efforts to bring the highest quality forest carbon projects to market, primarily focusing on Latin America and the United States. You will have significant cross-functional stakeholder engagement and responsibility, working closely with Pachama’s Finance, Accounting, Carbon Development, Sales, and Product Teams.
This role is fully remote with a strong preference to be located in the Western Hemisphere.
- Negotiating contracts with project implementation partners, landowners, customers/off-takers, and financing sources for our forest carbon credit projects.
- Supervising legal due diligence of the projects and stakeholders involved in forest carbon credit project development.
- Providing legal input on the development of new tech products that will allow Pachama to scale its forest carbon credit origination business.
- 5+ years in legal roles devoted to infrastructure / natural resource project development.
- Cross-border experience. The projects we develop are primarily in Latin America, and advanced professional proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is strongly preferred. Strong familiarity with at least one Latin American legal system is required (ideally Brazil or Mexico).
- Ability to negotiate directly with all types of counterparties, from local landowners to Fortune 500 clients, and financing sources.
- Licensed to practice law in at least the jurisdiction in which you are located, and, ideally a U.S. law degree (JD or LLM)
$182,000 - $187,000