Associate / Sr Associate - Climate Intelligence Program Remote Sensing

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Boulder County, Colorado, US
Apr 28, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking in numbers, and working in groups? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, and ability to persuade others toward meaningful results? Are you passionate about Climate Change and making the world a better place? If yes, then join our growing team!

RMI is leading the energy transition by creating market and technological solutions to impact Climate Change. RMI is seeking Associates or Senior Associates for our Climate Intelligence Solutions team, focusing on analytical research of greenhouse gas emissions using remote sensing and numerical models.

RMI is looking to hire an Associate/Senior Associate within the Climate Intelligence program, with a focus on reducing methane and carbon dioxide from Oil and Gas supply chains and landfills, among other anthropogenic sources. The Climate Intelligence program relies heavily on remote sensing data, including emerging satellite technologies and airborne-based sensors, as well as analytics of industry and consumer data to create actionable insights. RMI is seeking a talented, geospatial scientist with experience collecting, ingesting, or applying remote sensing data along with associated multivariate datasets to handle complicated problems. The applicant will be part of a team of analysts working with political and industry leaders, as well as an external body of scientists, to implement effective strategies for greenhouse gas mitigation.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Source, filter and analyze open-source remote sensing datasets and satellite imagery
  • Select and QA/QC appropriate datasets based on sensor and acquisition specifications
  • Perform multivariable analysis of geospatial and temporal operational datasets for actionable insights
  • Operate and create analytical tools for handling multivariate datasets
  • Offer technical assistance on greenhouse gas emissions monitoring capabilities
  • Engage with expert community of satellite, remote sensing and greenhouse gas monitoring professionals
  • Perform literature reviews and data sourcing to support greenhouse gas analytical models
  • Manage stakeholder relationships, including scientific collaborators and insight user groups, to drive greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Synthesize recommendations into clear and compelling presentations
  • Present quantitative information in a clear, visual format for public consumption, such as for whitepapers, journal articles and RMI publications.

  • Bachelor's degree required (in an applicable field such as engineering, environmental or physical sciences). Master's of PhD in a related field is a plus.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in Remote Sensing, GIS, and/or analytics.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in scientific programming languages (Python, R, Matlab) and GIS software (ArcGIS/QGIS)
  • Demonstrated familiarity with remote sensing technologies, sensor capabilities, and spectral analysis.
  • Background or familiarity with greenhouse gas emission remote sensing or satellite technology preferred
  • Strong problem-solving, research and writing skills
  • Driven, entrepreneurial, demonstrates initiative and creativity

We invite candidates with a variety of skillsets, educational and work backgrounds. Ideal start date is June 2021.


The position will remain remote through the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the COVID-19 situation improves, it is expected that this role will be based out of one of our offices in Oakland, CA, Washington, D.C., New York City, Boulder, or Basalt, Colorado. This will be discussed further throughout the interview process.


The incoming Associate salary range is $68,000 - $75,000 and the incoming Senior Associate salary range is $76,500-$85,000. Salary and level are dependent on experience that will be vetted throughout the interview process. Both levels have an additional 5% bonus target.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Options (5% match immediately)
  • Generous PTO
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Parental leave
  • Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Commuter and Wellness Benefits


Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.

We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this-regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment, or other social identities-is critical to the success of each RMI staff and collectively as an organization.

This ensures that we:
  • Have a different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.
  • Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported, and valued.
  • Effectively connect, communicate, and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders, and constituents within diverse communities.

RMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About RMI

RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world's most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

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