New Projects Manager – Climate Intelligence Program

Remote - Boulder, CO

Are you an experienced people leader with intense curiosity and drive? Are you willing to take risks by exploring and testing new ideas? Do you have the exceptional ability to structure and oversee analytic and strategic problem solving? Can you create impact through influence? If yes, then join our growing team! 

Program Overview 

The Climate Intelligence Program focuses on making emissions visible and translating data into actionable insights and tools for those best positioned to reduce emissions. We collaborate with a global network of NGOs, academics, policymakers, financial institutions, and businesses to enable emissions reductions in some of the highest emitting industrial sectors. Our work focuses not only on quantifying the risks of climate inaction but also on identifying emerging opportunities to meet 1.5-degree climate targets.   

As part of the Climate Intelligence Program, the Supply Chain Emissions initiative seeks to demystify carbon accounting practices and to develop insights that drive decarbonization. We are hiring a manager to lead market activation efforts under Horizon Zero, a multi-year, multi-million-dollar project in the Supply Chain Emissions initiative of the Climate Intelligence Program. This Manager will be responsible for executing pilots with corporates, NGOs, and technology companies that utilize insights developed by the Supply Chains team and its partners, working towards the development of a financially material carbon market based on improved environmental disclosure. 

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Drive Adoption of Standards & Tools Developed by Climate Intelligence 
  • Manage relationships and convene key stakeholders (industry groups, corporates, and NGOs) to support development of improved carbon accounting standards for industrial supply chains 
  • Develop and execute pilot projects with these stakeholder groups to validate methods & technologies for improved emissions transparency of industrial products, with focuses in the automotive, building, and technology sectors 
  • Coordinate with technical staff in and outside of RMI to publicize results of piloting efforts and encourage broader adoption with standards bodies and industry groups. 
  • Managing projects to yield breakthrough insights and results 
  • Shape project strategies from inception to conclusion: determine change models, research methods, timelines, resource plans, communications plans, and stakeholder engagement.  
  • Determine how results will be measured, and be accountable for project results 
  • Rigorously challenge and vet findings from RMI teams and partners 
  • Act as the lead relationship manager with project partners and stakeholders 
  • Mentor and motivate project team members. Resolve any issues throughout project life cycle, including writing project-level reviews for junior staff 
  • Oversee teams that number between 2 to 25 contributors (internal and external) 
  • Collaborate with operations team members to ensure adherence to RMI policy and procedure 
  • Lead procurement efforts for projects where necessary 
  • Provide thought leadership 
  • Collaboratively develop strategies for scaling supply chain transparency & climate differentiated markets 
  • Lead and contribute to research efforts and publications 
  • Represent RMI as an industry expert at key conferences and other public speaking events 
  • Regularly contribute to external interviews, videos, and publications by sharing project insights 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent experience, in sustainability, renewables procurement, environment, economics, engineering, or energy-related discipline 
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in fields related to industrial supply chains 
  • Connections across nonprofit and business ecosystem – global industrial companies especially in the hard-to-abate sectors and manufacturing; ESG and GHG accounting organizations (e.g. GHG Protocol, WBCSD, WRI, GRI, CDP, SASB); consulting, auditing, national and international policy-making  
  • Experience leading teams and managing complex project portfolios 
  • Evidence of good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills 
  • Experience designing and managing complex analytical models 
  • A passion for working collaboratively to advance market-based solutions to climate change 
  • Demonstrable management, organization, entrepreneurship, and production skills 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • History of managing complex and diverse groups, paired with the ability to navigate challenging conversations  
  • Familiarity with: ESG and emissions accounting (including voluntary carbon markets, life-cycle assessment, virtual attributes, product differentiation), and corporate procurement 
  • Experience with data management, distributed ledger technology 

We invite candidates with a variety of skillsets, educational and work backgrounds. Ideal start date is in March of 2022.

Location 

The position will remain remote through the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the COVID-19 situation improves, it is expected that you will be based out of one of our offices in Oakland, CA, Washington, D.C., New York City, Boulder, or Basalt, Colorado. This will be discussed further throughout the interview process.

Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply.

Compensation 

RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Managers based in the U.S. join at the minimum to mid salary range of $103,000-$121,000. You would also have an additional 10% bonus target!

Benefits: 

  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance 
  • 403b Retirement Options (5% match immediately) 
  • Generous PTO 
  • Learning & Development opportunities 
  • Parental leave 
  • Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • Commuter and Wellness Benefits 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran

Diversity 

Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. 

We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: 

  • Have a different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. 
  • Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. 
  • Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. 

About RMI 

RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.  



 


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