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24 Apr 2023

Full-Time Project Manager, Steel – Remote

Global Energy Monitor – Posted by shuanher Anywhere

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Job Description


Global Energy Monitor is seeking an experienced Project Manager for its global iron and steel asset trackers.

Global Energy Monitor’s Heavy Industry Program houses several global trackers dedicated to providing information about the global iron and steel industry, which is responsible for 11% of global carbon dioxide emissions. The Global Steel Plant Tracker (GSPT) tracks all metal production facilities with at least 500 thousand tonnes per annum crude iron/steel capacity. This tracker includes information on location, ownership, production technology, operating status, and more. The Global Blast Furnace Tracker (GBFT) tracks details about age, size, and manufacturer/model for blast furnace units at plants in the GSPT. The Global Electric Arc Furnace Tracker (GEAFT) will track details about electric arc furnace feedstocks for electric arc furnace units at plants in the GSPT. These trackers provide important information for understanding the opportunities and challenges of transitioning the global iron and steel industry to cleaner production.

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 to collect, gather, and vet information to ensure the iron and steel trackers within the Heavy Industry Program will provide the most accurate and timely information on the global iron and steel industry (sources include government data, company reports, news articles, as well as information from partner organizations, etc.).
  • Using spreadsheets, databases, and other software tools to manage data sets and analyze iron and steel capacity, production, and technologies.
  • Training and managing the day-to-day work of GEM researchers working on trackers with the Heavy Industry Program.
  • Creating, formatting, and updating pages on the platform, both manually and in consultation with the data team and Program Director to automate processes where possible.
  • Creating visual presentations of findings using presentation graphics and online tools.
  • Working with software developers to develop websites for presenting the Global Electric Arc Furnace Tracker results.
  • Writing briefings and reports summarizing research findings.
  • Analyzing and staying abreast of industry, NGO, media, and governmental data and reports to assess current and emerging trends.
  • Representing research findings at meetings, conferences, hearings, and other public events.
  • Networking with third-party researchers in academia, NGOs, governments, and business organizations seeking to use GEM data and analysis.
  • Providing miscellaneous editorial support for GEM publications, such as proofreading, data preparation, and development of figures and charts.
  • Providing support for other Global Energy Monitor projects 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:

  • 5+ years of experience in energy/environmental research and analysis.

The following experience and skills are desired for this position:

  • Understanding of the global iron and steel industry (ex. production methods and technology, metals supply chains, low emissions production, etc).
  • Technical background such as engineering, physics, chemistry, or demonstrated relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of the environmental and social impacts of energy and materials production and the global political economy of energy/materials generation and procurement.
  • Strong research skills, including attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented fact, and resourcefulness in using search tools.
  • Demonstrated analytical experience in the heavy industry and/or energy spheres, including experience summarizing and presenting quantitative data, and managing large data sets.
  • Effectiveness at networking with partners and building new relationships.
  • Track record of working to advance social and environmental justice.
  • Professional writing skills.
  • Professional data presentation skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Facility with computers, software, and Google Workspace.
  • ​​Possession of fundamental coding abilities.

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, 10 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

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and this listing will remain open until filled. Applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (one technical and one for public audience), and one data presentation/visualization.

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

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

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