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9 Jan 2024

Full-Time Project Manager, Global Geothermal Power Tracker & Global Bioenergy Power Tracker – Remote

Global Energy Monitor – Posted by shuanher Anywhere

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Job Description


Global Energy Monitor is seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead its Global Geothermal Power Tracker and Global Bioenergy Power Tracker initiatives.

The Global Geothermal Power Tracker is a worldwide dataset of geothermal power facilities, and includes geothermal power plant units with capacities of 30 megawatts (MW) or more. It catalogs every geothermal power plant unit at this capacity threshold of any status, including operating, announced, pre-construction, under construction, shelved, cancelled, mothballed, or retired. Various types of geothermal plant technologies are tracked in the dataset, including flash steam, dry steam, binary cycle, and others. Each geothermal plant included in the tracker is linked to a wiki page on the GEM wiki.

The Global Bioenergy Power Tracker is a worldwide dataset of utility-scale bioenergy power facilities. The tracker includes every bioenergy unit at the 30 MW capacity threshold for operating, announced, pre-construction and in-construction power station units. In some cases, units may combust multiple fuel sources in addition to bioenergy. Each power station included in the tracker is linked to a wiki page on the GEM wiki.

The Challenge

According to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), we have less than a decade to make massive and unprecedented changes in the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To meet that challenge, Global Energy Monitor is creating trackers and other tools to provide detailed information on energy facilities, sponsors, and financing.

About Global Energy Monitor

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is a network of researchers developing information for the worldwide climate and clean energy movement. Since the organization’s founding in 2007, GEM’s research has become an essential tool for activists, journalists, policymakers, and scientists. GEM’s data and reports are used and cited by organizations ranging from Greenpeace to The Wall Street Journal. GEM’s information is used by Bloomberg Terminals, the International Energy Agency, the IPCC, Climate Analytics, Carbon Tracker Initiative, and hundreds of others.

Note: GEM does not have a central office; instead, GEM works with employees to create suitable home offices catered to the needs of their role. Remote staff need not be based in the United States.

Position Summary and Duties

  • Using various global data sources (government websites, company reports, news articles, etc., as well as information from partner organizations) to collect data on individual bioenergy and geothermal power stations worldwide and ensure the Global Bioenergy Power Tracker & Global Geothermal Power Tracker represent the most accurate and timely information for each facility.
  • Using and developing databases, spreadsheets, and other software tools to manage data sets and analyze bioenergy and geothermal power capacity and development at the regional, national, and international levels.
  • Training, managing, planning, and facilitating the day-to-day work of GEM researchers working on the Global Bioenergy Power Tracker & Global Geothermal Power Tracker. (Note: the Project Manager is not a supervisory role).
  • Collaborating with other GEM tracker project managers, researchers, and analysts to ensure data consistency as well as for power-sector wide analyses.
  • Analyzing and staying abreast of industry, NGO, media, and governmental data and reports to assess current and emerging trends.
  • Assisting third-party researchers in academia, NGOs, governments, and business organizations seeking to use GEM data and analysis.
  • Creating visual presentations of findings using presentation graphics and online tools, and presenting research findings at meetings, conferences, hearings, and other public events.
  • Working with software developers to develop websites for presenting the Global Bioenergy Power Tracker & the Global Geothermal Power Tracker results.
  • Writing blogs, articles, and reports summarizing research findings.
  • Providing miscellaneous editorial support for GEM publications, such as proofreading, data preparation, and development of figures and charts.
  • Creating, formatting, and updating wiki pages.
  • Providing support for other Global Energy Monitor projects, including administrative tasks, as needed.

Education & Experience

Applicants who tailor their resume and cover letter to these requirements will be prioritized.

The following experience and skills are required for this position:

  • Fluency in English.
  • 5+ years of environmental research and/or analysis experience.
  • Demonstrated previous project management experience: ability to break large projects into timelines, monitor progress towards goals, adjust priorities based on feedback, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the environmental and social impacts of energy production.
  • Track record of working to advance social and environmental justice.
  • Demonstrated analytical experience in the energy sphere, including experience summarizing and presenting quantitative data and managing large data sets.
  • Professional presentation and writing skills.

The following experience and skills are desired for this position:

  • Experience networking with partners and building new relationships.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Python coding skills.
  • Chinese, Portuguese, Indonesian, French, and/or Spanish language fluency.

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. The salary is $99,959 for locations in the United States. Salary and benefits differ for those based outside of the US and may be discussed on an individual basis.

Benefits include (US Based Employees):

  • 100% paid health, vision, dental insurance for employee & contribution towards dependent coverage
  • Long-term disability and worker’s compensation insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 5% employer match
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, plus 18 holidays, 15 sick leave days, and other leave
  • Remote work stipend
  • Home office set up & ergonomics reimbursement
  • Paid 12-week sabbatical leave after five years
  • Paid parental leave

Application Requirements

Application reviews will begin on January 16 and will be considered on a rolling basis. This listing will remain open until filled. Applicants must provide a resume, a cover letter, a short (1-2 page) writing sample, and one data presentation sample.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

Hiring Practices

Equal Employment: Global Energy Monitor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment determinations at GEM are based exclusively on the needs of the organization, specific job requirements, and a candidate’s individual qualifications. These determinations are made without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, age, physical, mental, and/or sensory disability, sex, orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, medical history, or military service. GEM is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Accommodations: We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected] 

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How to Apply


Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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