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20 Jul 2023

Full-Time Climate Change Clean Energy Program Manager

Port of Seattle – Posted by [email protected] Seattle, Washington, United States

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Job Description

Posting Expires: Aug 15, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

Minimum Salary: 104,603.20
MidPoint Salary: 130,749
Maximum Salary: 156,894.40

Some of what you’ll be doing:

 Climate change is the challenge of our lifetime, and the Port of Seattle (the Port) is committed to leading groundbreaking and innovative environmental initiatives to become the greenest, most energy efficient Port in North America. In this position you will provide senior policy and research resources to respond to the increasingly complex and high visibility demands on the Port for addressing climate change and its participation in the clean energy economy. In this role you will work independently to bring forward solutions by providing coordination, research, analysis, and written materials for climate change and clean energy policies, actions, strategies. Your responsibilities will include policy analysis, research, strategy development, communications, and internal and external partnerships.

  • You will provide analysis of complex climate and clean energy materials, reports, legislation, policies and coordinate policy advocacy for supportive regional, national, and international policies related to climate change and clean fuels.
  • You will work with Aviation and Maritime environmental teams as well as External Relations to coordinate, research and track legislation and policies, prepare background materials, talking points, research and responses and review and analyze legislative priorities.
  • You will manage projects to build on existing efforts to facilitate a port-wide approach to new clean energy technology research, development, and deployment, provide high level strategic overview of complex connections between aviation and maritime climate work and facilitate the sharing of information across operations and ensuring effective and efficient coordination.
  • You will lead and support the development of port-wide policies and approaches to support the transition to clean technologies and work closely with both airport and maritime operations to identify common needs and challenges.
  • You will create research work plan on current trends, research, innovations, and programs and work with teams to leverage our role and involvement.
  • You will identify and conduct research and assessments needed for clean energy options, the viability of new technologies, production, and pricing, explore infrastructure and access needs, research production, storage, movement, use, review and evaluate research, data and advise the Sr. Director and team on issues through reports, briefings and written materials.
  • You will lead our coordinated response to external and internal requests for information related to our Port-wide decarbonization work and take the lead to research and write emails, letters, and other correspondence.
  • You will support aviation and maritime in partnering with other government, private and non-governmental agencies, serve as a catalyst and connector for partnerships, coordinate and organize meetings and draft meeting materials for internal and external partnerships and support our port-to-port collaborations.
Who you are:

 Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have six (6) years of experience in climate or clean energy analysis and research for government, nonprofit or private sector.
  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in environmental, engineering, policy, or related field.
  • Desired – We hope you have a Master’s degree in environmental, engineering, policy, or related field and eight (8) years of experience in increasingly responsible work on complex issues related to climate or clean energy.
  • Committed to Equity – You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work.  At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees.
  • Knowledgeable – You have a knowledge and understanding of climate change, emissions reduction, clean fuel technologies and you understand how current and emerging trends relating to climate change, clean energy, renewable fuels and advanced engine and transportation technologies may assist in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. You have knowledge of state, federal policies influencing transition to decarbonizing the transportation system as well as  regulations and laws regarding climate issues and renewable fuels, utility laws and regulations, power distribution.
  • Strategic Thinker – You can analyze the impacts from complex regulations and laws (existing or emerging) and strategically incorporate those into the planning process. You can also lead and apply creative thinking and innovative solutions to develop and implement strategies and policies.
  • Scientifically-Minded – You are knowledgeable about climate science, energy management, energy policy, utility system planning and operations, and/or related systems. You have an understanding of the fuel supply chain. Able to research, understand, and integrate a wide range of complex ideas and information related to scientific, policy, and business sectors.
  • Effective Communicator – You have highly developed verbal and written communication and presentation skills, effective negotiation and meeting facilitation skills, and the ability to respond to the public and other government entities on complex, controversial, or politically sensitive issues.
  • Highly Organized – You possess strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and programs.
  • Collaborator – You are comfortable working as part of a team, sharing ideas, and leveraging the expertise of those around you to advance your work. You are skilled at building strong rapports and relations inside and outside the Port.
  • Motivated – You have a can-do attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve goals. You are driven to help solve complex environmental problems, you are proactive in managing your work, and strive to support your peers.

What else you need to know: 

  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.
  • Work Environment – This work will take place in a hybrid remote/in-office setting at Management’s discretion.
  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) within the first three months of employment.
  • Safety Requirements – You will be required to comply with all work rules, safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should apply directly via this link.  

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: cleanenergy, climatechange, and programmanager. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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