Find jobs at planet-healing startups

Search jobs at hundreds of venture-backed climate tech companies across the portfolios of dozens of leading climate VCs

Lead Project Developer



Software Engineering
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

The Role:

  • Mitti Labs is looking for a Lead Project Developer to help Mitti Labs originate the highest quality Rice projects in India.
  • You will be responsible to support Founders, Head of Offset Sales, and Operations team in the design and implementation of Carbon & GHG projects and take overall responsibility of developing projects.
  • You will serve as a technical resource to support the design and certification of those projects, ensuring meet Mitti Labs’ standards, vision and mission.

Our Mission:

  • Agriculture accounts for over 20% of global GHG emissions, and we believe that sustainable agriculture practices, or regenerative agriculture, has the power to reduce these while cooling the earth. Through technology, our goal is to understand the true environmental impact each farmer has on their land, and compensate farmers who change their farming practices to support climate change.

Who We Are:

  • We are a climate-tech startup empowering regenerative agriculture to help reverse climate change! At Mitti Labs, we believe regenerative agriculture is the most scalable & affordable solution to the climate crisis.
  • Starting with Rice, the largest emitter within agriculture, our mission is to support small-holder farmers in transitioning from traditional farming to regenerative techniques with the goal of reducing and capturing GHG emissions.
  • Mitti Labs uses machine learning, satellite imagery, and soil models to track farming practices, estimate GHG emissions, and compensate small-holder farmers for their transition towards more sustainable practices.
  • We’re backed by leading global VCs (Lightspeed India and Voyager Ventures), all of whom passionately believe in our vision to change the world through regenerative agriculture.

What You Will Help Us With:

  • Lead the co-design, conceptualization, and implementation of carbon projects that combine social and environmental changes for the benefit of communities.
  • Lead the project development of assigned carbon & GHG emissions projects including feasibility assessments.
  • Lead the project with the validation and verification process of offsets.
  • Lead and provide support in drafting feasibility studies, due diligence reports, investment proposals and guarantee the monitoring and evaluation of the project's impact for potential carbon investments.
  • Managing a team of colleagues that ensures the integrity and quality of projects developed.
  • Improving the efficacy of team members and effectiveness of the project review process to ensure projects are handled on time and to the necessary quality standards
  • Support the development of tools, frameworks, and templates to facilitate project evaluation, design, and implementation in close coordination with the program teams
  • Conduct site visits and travel to project locations to perform on-field due diligence.
  • Support commercial teams on technical topics and carbon expertise with clients.
  • Develops strategic partnerships with relevant agencies, conservation organizations, and/or industry.

Experience & Skills We're Looking For:

  • Academic background in environmental sciences (agriculture, forestry, etc.), natural science, ecology, conservation, sustainability, environmental management, or any other relevant field of study.
  • Experience as carbon projects manager/sustainability manager in designing, evaluating, and/or implementing nature-based carbon and other land-based projects, including the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS), Gold Standard (GS), Verra, and Global Carbon Council (GCC).
  • Experience working for a carbon standard, validation and verification body, and/ or carbon project developer.
  • A track record in carbon project development and carbon project calculations, including first-hand field experience.
  • Excellent communication skills in presenting technical work to various audiences, including government leaders and local communities.
  • A strong network of contacts in key sectors, initiatives, alliances, and NGOs
  • Exposure to good agricultural practices is desirable.


  • This role is fully remote. However, being located in India is preferred for this role given the growth of Mitti Labs' program in the region.

Why Work With Us:

  • Be part of the first batch of employees turning Mitti Labs’ goals into reality, and grow with us to make an impact on our planet and the farmers we support. Joining at an early stage of this company will allow you to have unlimited opportunities as we scale our team.