Sustainability Expert - Biofuels

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    Rotterdam, South Holland

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  • Contact:

    Peter Morgan

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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This global oil trading company are currently looking to hire a Sustainability Expert for their biofuels business based in Rotterdam.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing sustainability processes in company entities in a hands-on way
  • Act as an in house expert on sustainability matter such as POS's, mass balances and GHG (Greenhouse gas savings) for biofuels in the EU and other European regions
  • Manage, use and develop together with the IT (MIS) department to keep and improve the risk management and ERP system in line with the changing legislation
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge on legislation and training operators/brokers
  • Managing and coordinating all sustainability audits - external and internal e.g. ISCC
  • Maintaining the ISCC handbook
  • Review sustainability wording and latest terminology for incoming and outgoing contracts
  • Giving advice to investment group on sustainability legislation and trends related to new projects
  • Participating in relevant trade groups to safeguard company interest in stay up to date on trade developments
  • From time to time may be required to work outside the Rotterdam office
  • Working together with the worldwide Biofuel team

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Understanding of biofuel sustainability legislation and secondary rules and guidance such as provided by ISCC
  • Experienced user of Nabisy
  • In-depth knowledge of various European double counting systems
  • A high standard of English knowledge (written and oral)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Working proactively and independently
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant Biofuel experience in Europe (experience in commodity trading and shipping is a plus)
  • An audit related background is preferred


Preferably a minimum degree of Dutch HBO+ level

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly responsive, proactive, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Capable of prioritising tasks, meeting critical deadlines and of working on his/her own, remotely
  • Strong feeling of responsibility
  • Can work independently in a hands on way
  • High stress tolerance / resilience
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Solution and results oriented
  • Team player, with an open non-political style and a high level of personal integrity