Methane Manager, Mexico

  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • May 16, 2017
Full time Advocacy Air Quality Climate Change/GHG Environmental Science/Engineering Management

Job Description

EDF’s US Climate & Energy Program seeks candidates with proven  regulatory policy skills to support EDF's work to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry, with a focus on Mexico.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Work to ensure smart and effective oil and gas methane regulations are developed and implemented in Mexico.
  • Analyze and monitor the progress of relevant rules or laws related to air emissions.
  • Prepare detailed regulatory proposals, policy briefs, and legal analyses, and comments in response to proposed regulations and legislation.
  • Represent EDF, as needed and directed, in front of policy-makers, regulators or other key thought leaders; participate in coalitions, stakeholder meetings or other relevant external forums.
  • Work in close collaboration with EDF’s regulatory/legal, science, policy and communications teams. Collaborate, as appropriate with EDF partners and coalition members.
  • Develop and manage relationships among external partners, Mexican government officials, oil and gas companies, technology providers and scientists, with the goal ensuring that project results are scientifically and technically rigorous, solution-oriented, actionable and timely.


We are seeking an experienced manager with a deep understanding of oil and gas regulatory policy, strong analytic skills and a proven background of effective advocacy around complex technical issues. Qualifications for this position include:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in the corporate, public, consulting, academic or non-profit sectors, including demonstrated ability to understand oil and gas operations and emissions management, managing complex projects and working with external partners to achieve program goals. Previous regulatory and legal experience working on oil and gas issues is strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish is required.
  • Position is based in Mexico, City
  • Law degree required. Education in related engineering, science or business/economics fields is a major plus.
  • Experience wit Mexican regulatory policy and processes required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to translate highly technical/scientific information for non-experts. A writing sample and/or sample work product will be required as part of the interview process.
  • Ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment.

Start date: This position will begin as soon as possible

Hours:  Full-time (35 hrs/wk)

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Competitive and commensurate with experience.

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