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SWCA San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Full time
SWCA's San Luis Obispo's office is well known on the Central Coast for having a positive and attractive office culture and for having practiced CEQA on the Central Coast for over 30 years. Your role as part of the SWCA team will be to prepare CEQA documents and manage the full spectrum of CEQA projects. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment, competitive wages, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement). Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work. As a CEQA Planner and Project Manager, you will accomplish the following: Serve as project manager for CEQA documents prepared for a variety of projects; Manage multidisciplinary teams of SWCA staff and sub-consultants; Write various sections of CEQA documents and review/edit other sections prepared by technical specialists; Manage and coordinate complex CEQA documents; Conduct business development, including client outreach, preparing proposals, and conducting interviews and presentations; Ensure CEQA project quality, schedule, and budget objectives; Make client and public presentations of CEQA documents; Take initiative, resolve problems, and identify improved procedures to assure client needs are met effectively; Work closely with project managers, directors, and principals throughout the company to promote SWCA's business interests in adherences to its mission, vision, and values; and, Contribute to expanding SWCA's professional reputation in environmental consulting.   The following are requirements for the position: Bachelor's degree in environmental planning or a related field. Master's degree a plus. A MINIMUM of five (5) years of applicable experience preparing CEQA documents. Of the five years of applicable experience, a MINIMUM of two of the five years must be managing CEQA projects and CEQA project teams. Excellent written, logic, organizational, oral, analytical, and document management skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Ability to travel as needed for projects throughout California. Willingness to learn, have fun, and grow into increased management responsibilities. PLEASE NOTE: If your qualifications exceed those listed above, you are strongly encouraged and welcome to apply. Depending on qualifications, the compensation range is considered flexible and can be adjusted upward if warranted. SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Apply Here PI101282600
Environmental Health Strategy Center Portland, ME, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Full time
Help make Maine a destination for cutting edge businesses using renewable resources to create everyday products! We are seeking a Program Associate to work in our Sustainable Economy program area. The associate must have a strong analytic mindset, be proficient at working on multiple projects and balancing priorities, possess business experience and acumen, and be fluent in some basic scientific concepts. What You’ll Do: You will help advance the emerging biobased manufacturing sector in Maine. Biobased manufacturing means making everyday products, chemicals, and fuels with renewable raw materials instead of petroleum. We believe biobased manufacturing is an opportunity to ensure safer products, reduce risks associated with climate change, and create good jobs in rural Maine to sustain healthy families. Reporting to our Sustainable Economy Program Director, and coordinating as appropriate with other staff, you will help advance the goals of our Sustainability Economy program, develop information for and help conduct analyses of emerging biobased manufacturing technologies and companies, promote Maine’s assets and opportunities at national and international industry conferences, attend meetings with and document learnings from industry stakeholders throughout the supply chain, and provide project coordination and assistance with multiple projects. Under contract, the Environmental Health Strategy Center provides staffing to the trade association Biobased Maine. The Program Associate will support Biobased Maine’s membership recruitment, administrative work, and maintaining relationships with member companies. Who We Need: We’re looking for someone who has experience with business, science, economic development, green technology, and/or renewable energy. You need strong analytic capability, technical competence, and familiarity with business concepts, but also understand the mission-driven aspects of this work and how it relates to public health. Major Responsibilities: Technical Analysis – read, analyze, and summarize (or present the results of) technical documents, economic development plans, business plans, and consultant reports. Effectively translate this information to a lay audience, which may include community members or policy makers. Marketing – prepare for and present before national and international audiences to market Maine’s assets that can be repurposed for a growing biobased economy. Site Visits – help assemble and document the findings of teams of technical experts to visit technology companies around the country (and the world), with the ultimate goal of vetting emerging technologies that might be good fits for Maine. Perform site visits at companies who are members of the trade association Biobased Maine. Membership Development – maintain the Biobased Maine membership list, work with members of the Development department to prepare renewal appeals, help recruit new members, and ensure continued strong relationships with current members. Stakeholder Engagement – meet with key industry, community, and nonprofit stakeholders in one-on-one meetings, group meetings, or committee meetings. Project Coordination & Assistance – Support the Sustainable Economy Program Director with coordinating and completing program projects, including consulting projects. Events Management – Support the annual event put on by Biobased Maine, including soliciting exhibitors and sponsors, identifying venue, and coordinating event details with other staff. Fundraising – identify grant opportunities, prepare grant applications, attend meetings with potential donors and funders, and participate in occasional phone banks to solicit program funds. Qualifications: Minimum two years professional experience in business, economic development, green tech, renewable energy, or natural resources. Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience in business, economics, or related field. Demonstrated understanding of business concepts, including the ability to critically evaluate the business plans of a startup/innovative new company. Familiarity with basic science concepts, particularly chemistry. Strong oral communication skills including comfort with and demonstrated proficiency in public speaking. Excellent written communicate skills and proven ability to translate technical materials for understanding by a lay audience. Ability to prioritize demands from competing internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated commitment to the goals of the Sustainable Economy Program. Willingness to work independently and also as part of a team. Valid driver’s license and willingness and ability to travel, including substantial road travel within Maine (3-5 day trips per month), short trips around the U.S. several times per year, and less frequent international travel (4-5 day duration) no more than 1-3 times per year. Organized, detail oriented, and deadline driven. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google systems. Environmental Health Strategy Center  is a 16-year-old Maine-based nonprofit organization working to ensure that all families can thrive in a fair and healthy economy where they have access to safe drinking water, food, and products that don’t expose them to harm from toxic chemicals. Learn more at www.ourhealthyfuture.org . Biobased Maine promotes a sustainable economy by advancing the biobased manufacturing sector and the good-paying jobs and safe products it creates. Learn more at www.biobasedmaine.org . Location: This position will work out of our office located in downtown Portland, Maine. Benefits:   Medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K; four weeks paid vacation, generous number of paid holidays and sick leave. To Apply:  E-mail cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and three professional references to Shawn Hunt, Operations Manager, at  shunt@ourhealthyfuture.org  with the subject line "Sustainable Economy Program Associate." In your cover letter, please address how your experience matches the qualifications and skills listed in the job description. Application Deadline:  Sunday, March 11, 2018, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Environmental Health Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability, or national origin.
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Full time
Manager, Company Network (Climate and Energy) Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. The Ceres Company Network comprises more than 50 leading U.S. companies that are setting the highest bar for sustainability leadership, committing to robust sustainability goals, and improving resiliency in their operations and supply chains. Ceres enjoys a unique, direct advocacy relationship with Network members, leveraging the  Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability —our strategic vision and practical framework for sustainable corporations in the 21st century—as well as access to investors and other advocacy organizations to move companies to make environmental, social and governance considerations integral to their core business strategies. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description and Responsibilities Ceres seeks a Manager with a strong subject matter foundation and a passion for driving improvement in corporate sustainability performance to join the team of sustainable business strategists who apply their broad expertise in environmental, social and governance issues to our engagement with Ceres Company Network members and beyond. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office, with line reporting to one of the Directors of the Company Network. Desired content knowledge encompasses environmental and social sustainability issues, such as those related to company supply chains, products, employees and environmental issues, with particular expertise on climate and clean energy. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Conceptualize, organize and lead projects with defined outcomes to advance corporate commitments on GHG emissions reductions and to accelerate clean energy procurement. Project work may include two-degree scenario planning, company and/or sector performance assessments, and presentations to business, trade associations, and other key stakeholders. Manage, or support the management of, relationships involving Company Network members, Ceres Non-profit Network organizations, and prospective Network companies or organizations.  The company portfolio will likely consist of 1-2 key sectors requiring depth of knowledge on climate and clean energy and financial services. Assess performance and provide expert guidance on the sustainable business strategies of member companies and topics including climate and energy, water, labor and human rights, and sustainable supply chains, among others. Advocate to Network member companies positions aligned with Ceres’ organizational goals. Play a key supporting role in, and in some cases organize and lead, ongoing dialogues that bring investors and representatives of environmental, social and other public interest groups together with Network member companies for the purpose of advancing company performance relative to the Ceres Roadmap expectations. Serve as an ambassador for the Ceres Company Network and other relevant climate and energy program areas, establishing new relationships and identifying prospects for membership or project work. In collaboration with the Development team, contribute to the preparation of proposals to fund project work. Prepare and deliver, either as a written document or in presentation form, comprehensive, well-organized analyses of Network member, as well as non-member, companies’ sustainability performance relative to the Ceres Roadmap expectations. Contribute to tracking, for internal and external purposes, the impact of the Company Network team’s engagement with member companies, as well as the impact of company engagement and project work beyond the Ceres Network. Design and implement communication strategies to deliver information about Ceres’ programs and sustainability priorities to defined audiences using a variety of platforms (e.g., workshops, webinars, social media). Develop briefings or presentations for members of the Ceres leadership team in support of their engagement with companies, investors or other external audiences.  Assist in the planning of the annual Ceres Conference program and other events. Engage with and support other program teams (such as the Investor Network, Communications and Marketing, and Development) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives. Qualifications Bachelor degree, required. Master degree in business, environment, law or public policy or related field preferred.  Five years or more of direct experience working on sustainability and corporate responsibility issues in the corporate, investor or non-profit sectors. Strong working knowledge of the environmental and social issues that large corporations face in their boardrooms, operations and supply chains. Familiarity with corporate disclosure frameworks, the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements in general. Primary experience in the North American context is strongly preferred, though an understanding of the broader international context of sustainability is a plus. Demonstrated ability to bring an advocacy perspective to both analysis and corporate engagement and to make clear recommendations for solutions-focused actions. Demonstrated strong project management skills, including an ability to manage multiple, complex projects that often have competing deadlines and to deliver projects on time and within budget.  Excellent attention to detail is required. Strong oral and written communication skills, including an effective presentation style. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrate initiative and willingness to take on projects that support the success of the team and Ceres. Experience coordinating or facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues. Ability to move seamlessly between collaborative, team-driven activities and independent projects. Ability to bring a positive outlook and energetic commitment to working at Ceres on a daily basis and to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.  Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and social media applications. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. 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.
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Full time
Director, Corporate Clean Energy Leadership Organization 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 Director, Corporate Clean Energy Leadership will coordinate across the organization and with external partners to spur U.S. corporate leadership on clean energy uptake and greenhouse gas emission reductions. The successful applicant will work with Ceres’ Climate & Energy, Company, Investor and Policy Network teams to mobilize companies to make and actualize strong commitments to disclosure of climate risk exposure, renewable energy, energy efficiency/productivity, electric vehicles, and science-based targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions.  The Director will coordinate and measure Ceres’ cross-organizational work to advance corporate clean energy uptake, including direct engagement with Company Network members. The Director will work with Ceres’ Investor Network members to make the business and investor case for companies to embrace bold clean energy and climate commitments, and to spur corporate uptake accordingly. In addition, the Director will play a significant role collaborating with external partners, including a leadership role coordinating a multi-organizational working group focused on spurring U.S. corporate uptake of clean energy and science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. This is an exciting time to be working with some of the nation’s most influential companies and investors to advance solutions to climate change. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office and will report to the Vice President, Climate & Energy.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Develop and execute annual programmatic goals and Ceres’ organizational strategy for advancing U.S. corporate clean energy procurement and greenhouse gas emission reductions, as well as support strategic planning for Ceres’ climate and energy work. Develop, coordinate, and implement campaign strategies and tactics to encourage corporate uptake of cleaner sources of energy, including renewable energy, energy efficiency/productivity and electric vehicles, as well as science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Lead a U.S. corporate engagement working group comprised of Ceres and several key partner organizations who are looking to step up collaboration to spur greater corporate uptake of clean energy and science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Conduct an annual assessment of the campaign, and re-direct strategies and tactics based on evaluation. Partner closely with Ceres teams, including the Electric Power, Transportation, Company Network, Policy Network and Investor Network teams, to execute Ceres’ corporate clean energy and climate strategies. Work with and mobilize existing multi-trillion dollar investor network with goal of spurring and enabling corporate uptake of clean energy and commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Direct cross-organizational efforts to build the business case for corporate action on clean energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions, in coordination with Ceres staff such as the Senior Managers for Renewable Energy, Energy Productivity and Clean Vehicles, and including managing and/or overseeing research and report production. Develop and execute outreach strategies to persuade corporate decision makers of the benefits of uptake of clean energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Manage and advance relationships with current and potential funders, including by partnering with the Development Team on grant proposals or engagements with donors to raise funds to support this campaign. Supervise at least one staff member, to include training, conducting performance reviews, and providing guidance and support with professional development. Support the implementation of cross-organizational campaign management systems. Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference program and bi-annual Investor Summit, and assist or lead with management of other events to advance campaign objectives. Represent Ceres as a speaker at conferences and events. As needed, support Ceres’ other climate and energy priorities. Travel, as needed, to engage with companies, investors and stakeholders. Qualifications At least 10 years of relevant experience. Bachelor degree required.  Master or other advanced degree in business, environment, law, public policy or related field, preferred. 5 years of management and strategy development experience. Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues important. An understanding of corporate finance, the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements, preferred. An understanding of investment firms, financial institutions, and institutional investors, preferred. Knowledge of renewable energy, energy efficiency/productivity, electric vehicles and science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets is preferred, but not required. 5+ years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development. Experience developing and managing progress against goals and budgets. Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and initiatives independently and leading a team. Proven ability to manage multiple projects from concept to completion on own momentum and with limited guidance. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills. Advocacy or campaign experience is preferred. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.  How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. 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.