Manager, Energy & Climate Practice

  • 3 Degrees Inc.
  • Remote (USA)
  • Oct 15, 2020
Remote Office - Work from Home Advocacy and Policy Business Development Climate Change/ Resiliency Energy Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Sustainability

Job Description


You are someone who loves to analyze, research, and offer creative solutions.  You ask lots of questions, take a proactive approach to helping the team, and you have a knack for clearly presenting information. You are curious and look at all sides of a problem/challenge and make informed recommendations. You pride yourself in your attention to detail. Your organizational skills help you create and execute work plans that are efficient while delivering a high level of service for our clients.   

 Qualified candidates may reside in a remote home office in the East US territory (North or South).  Additional regions in the USA will be considered for highly qualified candidates that are open to periodic travel (when it is safe to do so). 


The 3Degrees Energy & Climate Practice helps organizations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions worldwide through renewable energy and decarbonized transportation solutions. Our clients include some of the largest and most respected companies on the planet, as well as educational institutions and other non-profits.  

3Degrees is large enough to make a huge difference in the world, and small enough that YOU can make a huge difference here.  The Manager is a vital contributor to our Energy & Climate Practice team, the consulting team at 3Degrees.  The position plays a critical role in supporting client engagements through the management of projects and the direct execution of client work.  

3Degrees’ consulting projects focus on envisioning and implementing renewable energy and climate solutions for large organizations. Our work focuses on reducing emissions of energy supplies - both electricity and thermal - and enabling growing organizations to adopt these solutions within robust sustainability programs.  

This position may be located in our Portland OR, Seattle WA or Richmond, VA offices.  For the right candidate, this position can be performed remotely anywhere in the USA. 


Our Managers bring domain expertise to our team’s Core Principles. Here’s how you will contribute to our success: 

Client Delivery Excellence: We demonstrate a constant focus on our clients’ expectations; demonstrating and deepening our expertise, being flexible, pragmatic and bringing implementable solutions, holding a deep technical curiosity and a commitment to sweat the details.

  • Independently lead aspects of a large or small project independently, including client interaction, content direction and quality oversight

  •  Delivers outstanding quality work that consistently pushes beyond client expectations in terms of structure, content, and polish

  • Scopes out work streams and delegates roles and responsibilities to appropriate team members

  • Able to identify and clearly articulate business outcomes to a client based on data and experience

Leadership: We are considered an industry leader by fostering a practice of setting vision, creating solutions, taking action and enabling market growth; while creating a culture of mutual respect.

  • Leads project, mentors consultants

  • Puts the overall plan together, identifies tasks, deliverables, resources the work based on the client’s value proposition

  • Responsible for the work deliverables to get done and done well, including proactive scoping of delivery, issues and solutions and timely delivery to meet/exceed client expectations

  • Accountable for value, quality, accuracy, client expectations and deliverables under their control

  • Play a visible role in representing 3Degrees in industry forums; 

  • Builds subject matter expertise within the team; shares knowledge with team 

Business Development and Innovation: We support the team’s revenue goals and commit to scaling our core offerings (Transactions, Options Assessment, et al) to meet and anticipate client needs.

  • Lead business development opportunities which include developing presentations, draft pricing and proposal structures

  • Successfully create sales tools with relevant, accurate, insightful and attractive content through collaboration with sales and marketing teams including case studies and blog posts

  • Able to draw business insights from data and interpret client needs to offer additional solutions  

Team Collaboration: We shepherd and deliver cross-team wins, communicate clearly and openly about expectations and experiences, drive efficiency and process improvement for everyone's benefit.

  • Participates in collaboration with others and contributes ideas and content to conversations

  • Leads process and efficiency improvements

  • Communicates upward across and outwards clearly and with detail

  • Executes, through a team, on deliverables with an eye to client problem solving and project goals 


  • You have prior consulting experience, MBA preferred

  • It’s difficult to be successful here without an analytic mindset and enjoys solving complex problems for clients. 

  • At least 4- 6 years direct work experience in renewable energy and sustainability across multiple domains (e.g. countries, ISOs, RE100, GHGProtocol, etc.). Alternatively, we may consider expertise in other environmental domains if it comes alongside considerable experience as a manager on a consulting team.

  • Prior experience supporting client relationships and those clients’ relationships with stakeholders such as company decision-makers, vendors, technical agencies, and the public.

  • Experience in the corporate energy supply field, renewable energy and/or transportation and/or climate mitigation strategies for corporations, which may include power purchase agreements, corporate sustainability advocacy and positioning, rulesets governing environmental disclosure, and retail electricity procurement.

  • Experience executing environmental program strategies, including tasks such as obtaining budget and decision-maker approvals, reviewing and negotiating contracts, solving problems with few resources, educating stakeholders.

  • A passion for serving client needs; joy in other peoples’ success; empathy and superior listening skills.

  • Microsoft Excel mastery and ability to establish spreadsheet design principles for client deliverables; envision tools needed for clients at a level of detail which can be implemented by others.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including experience making presentations to external clients and internal stakeholders.

  • Versatility and ability to be agile in an ambiguous environment.


  • Independently and successfully leading client engagements and at least one key business development opportunity within three months

  • Successfully mentoring consultants as a team leader and role model

  • Being open to growth and development with an eye towards increasing responsibility and more impactful client and business outcomes

  • Collaborating successfully across 3Degrees at all levels


3Degrees exists for one simple reason – to make it possible for businesses and their customers to take urgent action on climate change.  As a certified B Corporation, we provide renewable energy and emission reduction solutions to global Fortune 500 companies, utilities and other organizations around the globe that want to join the fight against climate change, and we can’t do it without you. Join us!   Headquartered in San Francisco, 3Degrees serves clients around the world like PacificPower, NW Natural, Netflix, Unilever, Lyft, Ahold Delhaize, Mastercard, and Etsy. 


When you work for us, you're joining a mission-driven certified BCorporation committed to a triple bottom line ethic as well as work-life balance and professional development for staff and the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits, PTO, 401(k) with company matching program and participate in our health & wellness reimbursement program

All Team Members are offered:

  • 401(k) plan with employer matching program after six months of employment

  • Paid volunteer hours

  • Paid sick leave

  • Opportunity for growth


3Degrees is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where different perspectives contribute to better solutions. 3Degrees welcomes people regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other category protected by law.

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