Boston, MA, United States
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.
For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).
Description & Responsibilities
The Senior Manager, Renewable Energy will report to the Director, Electric Power and play a key role in our work with investors and companies to materially ramp up renewable energy investment. This full-time position will focus on encouraging companies to boost renewable energy goals, advancing policies that enable increased renewable energy, and producing analytical materials that make the business case for renewable energy. This position will play a key role as Ceres coordinates investor and other stakeholders to engage with companies in accelerating their investments in clean energy and reducing climate impacts. Many of the investors who will be involved in this effort are part of the Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability (Ceres Investor Network), a project of Ceres that comprises a network of more than 120 investors, collectively managing over $15 trillion in assets. Members include state treasurers, pension funds, foundations, socially responsible asset managers, and religious institutional investors, among others.
Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Design and implement cross-organizational strategy to boost private sector deployment of renewable energy, working in close coordination with the Electric Power Program Director and in collaboration with the Policy/BICEP, Company Network, Investor and California teams
Support Electric Power and Company Network Teams with regard to engaging companies to build support for, and enable, renewable energy goals and investments
Coordinate with Investor Team to support investors on engagement with power companies and other companies on renewable energy, and to unleash investor support for renewable energy policies
Support Policy and California Teams on state and federal renewable energy incentives and policies
Represent Ceres in connection with external partnerships and at strategic convenings/events regarding renewable energy
Coordinate, oversee and/or conduct research on renewable energy, with a particular focus on the business case, opportunities, and public policy context for investors and companies
Partner with Ceres’ Director of Shareholder Engagement, drafting memoranda, letters and other documents making the business case for investor and corporate leadership on renewable energy as a cost-effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change
Work with the Ceres Communications Team and the Electric Power Program Director to draft content for the Ceres and Ceres Investor Network websites, newsletters, press releases, reports and other publications
Coordinate with Ceres Development Team to develop fundraising proposals to support Ceres’ renewable energy work
Co-supervise consultants and interns, including hiring, training, conducting reviews and supporting professional development
Undertake some shared administrative work such as tracking company engagements, collecting success stories, tracking corporate commitments, and preparing minutes for meetings and conference calls.
Minimum of seven years of work experience in a related field;
Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred;
Knowledge of, and experience related to climate change, renewable energy and corporate sustainability issues;
Understanding of the role of business and the financial sector/investment community;
Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation;
Successful record of organizing and executing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
Excellent research and writing skills;
Experience supervising staff members or external consultants;
Strong meeting facilitation and verbal communication skills;
Experience working with the media, a plus;
Knowledge regarding clean energy investment and finance, a plus;
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, Google Docs, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.
How to Apply
We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org . Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, to email@example.com Please use the words “Senior Manager, Renewable Energy” in the subject line of your e-mail message.
Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Davey Tree Expert Company
Finlayson, MN, United States
Position: Consulting Utility Forester – Finlayson & Minneapolis, MN #12503
Starting Date: Immediately. Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.
Location: Central Minnesota
Want to join a highly skilled team of Foresters, Horticulturalist, Plant Scientists, Ecologists, and Natural Resource Specialists? Enjoy a dynamic work environment applying the use of technology while spending time outdoors? Get paid to travel and explore new areas? Ever wondered what the root system of a 50 year old tree looks like or what special practices are needed when working in environmentally sensitive habitat? Interested in working for a 100% employee owned company and becoming an owner yourself? These opportunities await you.
Who we are:
The Davey Resource Group, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is passionate and relentless in our pursuit to help our utility clients deliver safe and reliable power to their customers and maintain national security. It’s all about technology and great people. Not the standard great person, but those who love being the best, being a part of building something, and those who want to create change, love what they do and the people they do it with. We are currently hiring Arborists, Foresters, Horticulturalists, Natural Resource Specialists, along with plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our team. Various full time positions available include; Entry level, special projects, and supervisory roles. Candidates who have positive attitudes excellent communication skills, critical attention to detail, thirst for knowledge and are team-players may apply. Military Veterans are also encouraged to apply.
What you’ll do:
Contribute to all aspects of Vegetation Management Planning, Succeed and Celebrate.
Work with major gas/electric utility forestry management needs.
Inspecting and assessing vegetation in the right-of-ways for compliance standards and construction work plans.
Identify tree and brush control work and protection zone recommendations.
Document work using hand-held computer; Assess terrain, Habitat, and Environmental conditions, Creation of IVM projects.
Coordinating with Project Managers, Planners, and Vegetation Crews.
What you’ll need:
Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather; ability to read and follow maps; ability to work independently.
Leadership experience and a desire for career growth will be given a priority.
Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Availability and desire to travel throughout Central Minneapolis.
Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle.
Two or Four year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Horticulture or related discipline; ISA Utility Specialist; Qualified Applicators License (QAL), Pest Control Advisor (PCA), Registered Professional Forester (RPF), Utility Right-of-Way Vegetation experience are preferred.
Ability to identify local tree species & growth rates.
Organizational skills; working knowledge of computers and programs, file creation, manipulation and sharing.
What you’ll get:
Career opportunities that are tailored to your objective.
A recession-resilient career.
A company repeatedly recognized as a top performer.
An innovative and success driven work environment.
The opportunity to work in this country’s great outdoors.
Great teammates that will help support your professional growth.
Managers who empower and genuinely care about each team members’ success.
The resources you need to excel and grow through the Davey Institute of Tree Science.
An excuse to be enthusiastic every day.
Company vehicle for commuting purposes & cell phone.
Competitive wages & excellent benefits. Pay rates based on qualifications & experience.
Opportunity to work for and become an employee-owner with the #1 100% employee owned service company in the country.
If a career exploring the forest with Davey excites you, please apply for #12503 on JOBS.DAVEY.COM or by sending your resume and cover letter to:
Email: Forestry.Careers@davey.com Phone: (800) 828-8312 x8039
Subject: Consulting Utility Forester – Finlayson & Minneapolis, MN #12503
Visit the Davey Careers Website: JOBS.DAVEY.COM for other job opportunities and company information.
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Army Corps of Engineers
Seattle, WA, United States
About the Position : Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. Our high-performing team members have a deep respect for each other, opportunities for professional growth, and, consistently strive to bring out the best in each other, our partners, and our customers.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
You will serve as the senior staff level coordinator for investigations, analyses and processes pertaining to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance at water resource projects and other Civil Works and military studies, projects and programs undertaken by Seattle District. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Develop, execute and maintain a plan to achieve full District compliance with ESA requirements.
Assure projects, programs and authorities are used to maximum advantage in considering endangered species restoration and enhancement opportunities.
Serve as District expert in the areas of endangered species biology/ecology and ESA compliance process.
Provide oversight, review, direction and approval of ESA related processes and documents including biological assessments, reports and mitigation and restoration recommendations related to water and related land resource plan formulation studies, other civil works projects and programs, project operations and maintenance, maintenance dredging, emergency operations and military programs.
Coordinate and respond to Congressional interests and inquiries.
Maintain regular contact with key ESA staffers and administrators to facilitate resolution of mutual problems; coordinate hot issues; and conduct long-term ESA-related policy discussions, negotiations and forecasting.
Track ESA compliance from project initiation to achievement of all ESA requirements and objectives.
Up to 10% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required.
Closes Tuesday 5/9/2017
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Biodiversity Research Institute
Portland, Maine, United States
Net Production and Repair Technician BRI/Avinet
Summary : The net production and repair technician is responsible for modifying specialized thread to create nets used by bird and bat researchers during research studies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This work requires dexterity and an aptitude for fine crafting, knot tying, and keen eyesight to weave thread and netting to create standard nets as well as customized designs. This position requires an individual to train and learn the Japanese technique for making mist nets, and:
Make nets to quality standards in an efficient manner to meet production requirements
Problem solve net production issues
Work together with a small group to maximize production efficiency while maintaining the highest quality products
All other duties as directed or assigned
Hours/Schedule: This is a full-time 40 hour per week position (9am – 5pm Monday-Friday)
Qualifications: Proficient hand-eye coordination is essential. This work will require a motivated, enthusiastic individual who is committed to learning the net making techniques to successfully and efficiently produce quality nets after a training period.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The creation of these “mist nets” is a skill craft from Japan, and as such, requires an apprenticeship period.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Physical Demands: This work requires employees to stand for long durations, walking, and occasionally lifting and moving materials and supplies less than 30 lbs.
Work Environment: This position is based in Portland, Maine, at BRI’s headquarters located at 276 Canco Road.
Compensation: This position offers a competitive wage, starting at $11.25/hr with an increase to $11.75/hr after the first six months of successful employment. In addition, there are built in production incentives, where the individual can earn quarterly bonuses to increase their income.
BRI offers health insurance to all full-time employees after 30 days of employment as well as options for dental, short and long-term disability insurance and life insurance. BRI benefits include paid time off and 11 paid holidays annually. A 401k is available to all regular employees after 30 days of employment with an option for a company match after six months of employment.
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