Global Energy Monitor (GEM) seeks a Remote Project Manager to lead its Global Coal Plant Tracker: Apply Now!!!

Global Energy Monitor seeks a Project Manager to lead its Global Coal Plant Tracker.

Application Deadline: 08 March 2024

The Global Coal Plant Tracker is an online database that identifies and maps existing and proposed coal-fired power plants. The project manager will serve as point person for the tracker, including conducting facility level research; coordinating research and peer reviews, when necessary; developing reports, briefings, analyses, and presentations based on the data; providing support to third-party projects that utilize the data; and staying abreast of relevant energy transition developments and progress at the local, regional, national, and global level.

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 and developing spreadsheets and other analytical tools to summarize the state of the global coal power fleet and proposed projects at the regional, national, and international levels.
  • Using various global data sources (government websites, company reports, news articles, etc., as well as information from partner organizations) to ensure the database represents the most accurate and timely information for each coal power plant.
  • Writing reports, articles, and blogs summarizing research findings.
  • Analyzing and staying abreast of industry, NGO, media, and governmental data and reports to assess current and emerging trends.
  • Providing editorial support for GEM publications, such as proofreading, data preparation, and development of figures and charts, as needed.
  • Training, planning, and facilitating the day-to-day work of Global Energy Monitor (GEM) researchers working on the project.
  • Collaborating with other project managers, researchers, and analysts to ensure data consistency as well as for coal-sector and power-sector wide analyses.
  • 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, and other events.
  • Working with data visualization specialists and software developers to maintain and develop websites for presenting tracker results.
  • Creating, formatting, and updating GEM wiki pages for each project.
  • Providing support for other GEM 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 research and/or analysis experience.
  • Knowledge of the coal industry and/or energy transition issues.
  • Demonstrated project management experience: ability to break large projects into timelines, work among diverse groups with varying interests and perspectives, adjust priorities based on feedback, and meet deadlines.
  • A can-do attitude, meticulous attention to detail, and a commitment to high performance standards.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a (remote) team environment.
  • Professional presentation and writing skills.

The following experience and skills are desired for this position:

  • Track record of working to advance social and environmental justice.
  • Demonstrated analytical experience in the energy sphere, including experience summarizing and presenting quantitative and qualitative data and managing large data sets.
  • Experience networking and building working relationships with external stakeholders and experts, including working with media.
  • Python or other coding skills.
  • Chinese, Portuguese, Indonesian 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.

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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

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and 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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