Associate - Business Renewables Center China

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BRC China Associate

About Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. That is our mission. That is our passion. And every day, every member of our team of nearly 200 works tirelessly to achieve it. We are driving the global energy transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables by working in partnership with businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to advance market-based solutions. We achieve this by developing breakthrough ideas, testing and refining them, reshaping markets, and bringing solutions to scale. RMI is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $46 million and offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. Opens a New Window.

In 2012, RMI began working with the Energy Research Institute of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs’ China Energy Group, and Energy Foundation China. The group designed a road map, called Reinventing Fire: China, to promote renewables and reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in the Chinese economy without compromising economic growth. This roadmap has become the basis for ongoing programmatic activity. RMI continues to expand its Chinese presence, with a Beijing office serving as the hub for our nation-wide engagements. The Beijing office works on multiple parts of China’s energy transformation including power sector reform, low-carbon mobility and freight solutions, low-carbon cities, and transforming the building stock.

BRC China Overview

Business Renewable Center – China (BRC China) is a collaborative platform that aims to facilitate corporate procurement of renewable energy from utility-scale plants in China. BRC China is part of RMI’s increasingly global BRC initiative, which in the U.S. has supported members to procure 8 GW of renewables—approximately 94% of all corporate deals since 2013. BRC China works with both corporate buyers and renewable developers through four primary activities:

Providing research services including policy briefs and technical primers

Facilitating transactions by developing an online information platform and market tools

Supporting near-term deals that pilot new transaction mechanisms

Building a community of corporate buyers, project developers, and service providers

BRC China is a fast-paced, business-focused, outward-facing initiative that provides exciting opportunities for the right candidates to develop strategy, execute high-impact deliverables, and engage actively with leading global corporations.

Rocky Mountain Institute is seeking exceptional candidates for an Associate position to join its expanding BRC China team.

Key Responsibilities, Experience, and Qualifications

Successful candidates will assist BRC China team in the following areas:

  • Network cultivation and management
  • Recruiting multinational corporations and renewable developers to become members
  • Conducting market research, identifying new market channels, and recommending improvements to membership model
  • Managing member relations and facilitating network engagement through communications, convenings, and on-going engagement with senior partners
  • Thought leadership & research
  • Follow the market and policy evolvement, particularly regarding the power sector reform and corporate renewable procurement
  • Identify key market opportunities and develop strategies for the organization as well as external clients
  • Consulting-style services & scaling corporate procurement of renewable energy
  • Provide consulting-style services for BRC members’ needs, such as direct power procurement (DPP) for renewables, direct equity
  • investment on renewable projects, on-site distributed renewable energy projects, or design green electricity plan for retailers
  • Following specific projects, develop replicable tools and platforms for buyers and sellers to scale this movement

General qualifications for all positions include:

  • Master degree-equivalent or higher, or equivalent
  • Intense curiosity and creativity, and a willingness to take risks by testing new ideas
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter, with a willingness to plunge into unfamiliar problems
  • Excellent quantitative analysis and modeling skills
  • Excellent writing skills, visual presentation capability, and verbal communication skills
  • Skills and desire to change decision-maker’s minds on intensely important issues
  • High emotional intelligence and desire to work collaboratively
  • Comfort with altering a course of work mid-stream and working with ambiguity
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Mandarin
  • Proven cross-cultural sensitivity, with overseas education or work experience preferred
  • A passion for making the world better



How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in working for RMI and your resume to Please submit materials bilingually or in English.

Location: Beijing, 11 China
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