Climate and Clean Energy Analyst

Date: February 14, 2022

Pacific Environment seeks to protect communities and wildlife of the Pacific Rim. We support community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move away from fossil fuels toward a green economy. Learn more at www.pacificenvironment.org.

Pacific Environment is campaigning to end fossil fuel use, including to get ships off fossil fuels. Our strategies include creating strong regulatory frameworks to achieve zero-emission shipping on a timeline commensurate with the climate emergency, pressuring corporate customers to demand zero-emission ships, and influencing ports on the Pacific West Coast and beyond to end fossil fuel build out and ready themselves for zero-emission shipping instead.

Position

The Climate and Clean Energy Analyst will provide critical analytical support for Pacific Environment’s campaigns on climate, zero emission shipping, and beyond. They will conduct research and analysis, and produce reports that will strengthen Pacific Environment’s advocacy efforts with policymakers, community partners, labor partners, environmental justice partners, industry stakeholders, and other campaign targets to ensure a broad base of support for campaign goals.

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, data tool creation and maintenance, technical research and evaluation of industry best practices in energy, and carbon accounting. They will also have an urgency to defeat the champions of fossil fuel use, a passion for protecting communities and wildlife, and a commitment to environmental justice and equity.

The Climate and Clean Energy Analyst will report to Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Director or Ports Campaign Manager.

Location and Travel

This position has a flexible location (preference for Los Angeles or San Francisco areas) and will involve domestic, and possibly international, travel, once travel is again safe in terms of Covid-19.

Responsibilities

  • Provide analytical assistance, including quantitative and qualitative data analysis, in support of Pacific Environment’s campaign efforts.
  • Support the development of a broad array of new policies, initiatives, and communications strategies to reach zero-emission shipping and beyond.
  • Analyze and dissect data as well as complex policy issues from a variety of sources including scientific studies, reports and models being used to shape California, U.S., and international policies on clean shipping, clean ports, and potentially aviation decarbonization
  • Produce technical analyses and advocacy products based on these analyses
  • Present Pacific Environment technical analyses to policymakers, the press, and in key policy forums

Key Qualifications

  • We anticipate that the ideal candidate will have a combination of academic and/or professional experience totaling 5-7 years of total relevant experience in climate and clean energy data analysis.
  • Knowledge of energy and greenhouse gas emissions management and accounting and advanced knowledge of Excel and python/other modelling tools.
  • Strong demonstrated quantitative ability; experience with statistics, economic modeling, and financial analysis; academic courses or work experience related to energy management, performance tracking and analysis, environmental/public health issues, or public policy.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; demonstrated experience of producing high-quality data analysis and reports; knowledge of data management, visualization, and dashboarding systems.
  • Experience in energy or pollution analysis a plus
  • Commitment to helping communities have a strong voice in decision-making

Compensation and Benefits

Pacific Environment provides compensation commensurate with experience and equitable with others on our team, plus a full benefits package for staff positions. The salary range for this position is $65,000-$77,000, which is carefully considered to account for equity. The employee will enjoy a flexible working environment with a dedicated, diverse group of colleagues.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, three references, and an answer to the following question by email to [email protected] with “Climate and Clean Energy Analyst” in the subject line.

  • QUESTION: In 250 words, explain the analyses you would produce to convince ports to phase out fossil fuel investments and transition to producing and storing zero-emission fuels for ships?

Applications encouraged by March 8, 2022. The position will remain open until filled, and we encourage even late applications.

Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and believe that creating teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to the change we seek. We encourage people from communities harmed by environmental degradation and from backgrounds underrepresented in the environmental movement to apply.

No phone calls, please.