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12 Feb 2024

Full-Time Researcher (Spanish / Portuguese fluency)

Global Energy Monitor – Posted by shuanher Anywhere

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Job Description


Global Energy Monitor is seeking an experienced Researcher who will be based in the Renewables and Other Power team, and focus on wind and solar research. Research primarily involves conducting internet searches and reviewing publicly-accessible online material for information (e.g. project start year, name, operating status, employment data, geospatial coordinates) about wind and solar farms in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries. The Researcher may also support other GEM projects as needed.

The Global Solar Power Tracker is a worldwide dataset of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal facilities. It includes solar farm phases with capacities of 1 megawatt (MW) or more. The Global Wind Power Tracker is a worldwide dataset of utility-scale, on- and offshore wind facilities. It includes wind farm phases with capacities of 10 MW or more.

GEM’s wind and solar data are used by climate movement advocates, academic researchers, journalists, and government officials worldwide to advance a sustainable energy future.

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 data sources (government websites, company reports, news articles, etc., as well as information from partner organizations) to collect data on solar and wind farms in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.
  • Assessing the environmental and social impacts of energy projects as needed.
  • Supporting report development and analyses based on GEM’s data as needed.
  • Translation of original source materials.
  • Collaborating with other GEM staff members across different project areas.
  • Miscellaneous support for other GEM 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:

  • Fluency in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • 1-3 years of experience in energy/environmental research and analysis.

The following experience and skills are desired for this position:

  • Strong research skills, including attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented fact, resourcefulness in using online search tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with databases and/or large datasets, including Google sheets or Heroku.
  • Familiarity with project management platforms, e.g. Asana
  • Demonstrated analytical experience, including experience in summarizing and presenting data.
  • Knowledge of the environmental and social impacts of energy production.
  • Track record of working to advance social and environmental justice, especially in the climate or energy space.

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. The pay rate is $37.58 per hour 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 and a 1-page cover letter. Applications will be reviewed starting Monday, February 26, in the order they were received.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion: Our goal is to listen, engage, and activate voices across our global organization to ensure all identity groups and perspectives are represented in our work. Our aspiration is to foster a diverse work environment and encourage women, LGBTQIA individuals, people of color, people with disabilities, older members of the community, ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and others from minority groups and diverse backgrounds to apply. We designed our hiring process to foster an inclusive and welcoming experience that allows candidates to feel respected, appreciated, and comfortable, thereby creating the conditions for both GEM and the candidate to determine if there is a good fit.

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] 

***Please be sure to add [email protected] to your contact list to ensure delivery of all correspondence from us.***

How to Apply


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

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