Climate / Remote Sensing Data Analyst (Associate Level)

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Jul 22, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
ERM is seeking a self-starting, dynamic Climate / Remote Sensing Data Analyst to join our consulting team in Washington, DC. As part of our Geospatial and Climate Analysis Team, you will provide high-quality analytical support to ERM clients while working closely with team members, and in collaboration with and support of senior team members. Your work supporting ERM clients will include analyzing and processing large climate and geospatial data layers, generating insight, and creating visuals and reports to help solve our clients' needs. Assignments will be primarily desktop work but will include domestic and international travel on occasion. Advanced remote sensing skills are required as well as experience with climate change data modeling. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled and confident user of a wide array of scripting languages and geospatial software platforms (both desktop and cloud-based), and should have the ability to prepare applications and documents that are essentially client-ready. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring junior or mid-level consultant looking to advance his or her career with a global sustainability leader, and to do so in collaboration with a wide array of Subject Matter Experts.

  • With limited senior supervision, provide creative and fit-for-purpose technical analyses in collaboration with Subject Matter Experts in other fields and with other technical backgrounds.
  • Leverage technical knowledge of climate analysis and remote sensing to develop quantitative metrics and insight to help address medium to long-term climate driven risks to ERM clients.
  • Assist with environmental and social impact evaluation for planned or developed projects using your remote sensing and geospatial analysis capabilities.
  • Provide geospatial planning for field activities associated with environmental, social, and sustainability projects.
  • Provide technical consulting skills to support the growth of ERM's service offerings using ESRI's full suite, cloud-based remote sensing applications, or other software platforms.
  • Explore and learn about new analytical approaches and software to develop new remote sensing or climate analyses for client offerings.
  • Assist with the preparation of climate analysis and remote sensing methodology sections for reports and proposals.
  • Work within, and guide others in working within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
  • Complete work assignments in accordance with ERM's management system, format and quality standards, and guide others in doing likewise.

  • BA/BS or Master's degree in a related discipline such as geospatial analysis/remote sensing, climate/earth systems science, atmospheric science, or similar fields.
  • 2-4 years of experience.
  • Experience with conducting quantitative analysis using full suite of ESRI software and PowerBI. Experience with other software packages such as ENVI, ERDAS, and IDRISI is a plus.
  • Programming skill in Python, R, or similar.
  • Experience or familiarity working with climate models (i.e. CMIP6 GCMs, RCMs, etc.) ensemble analysis, and uncertainty quantification.
  • Knowledge of climate risk assessment and physical risk analysis, and extreme event analysis
  • Ability to work with multi-dimensional data (i.e. netCDF, GeoTIFF, etc.).
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel internationally, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organization/analytical skills.
  • Able to work under competing and fast-changing priorities while managing expectations and supporting the team under pressure.
  • Experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports with limited supervision.
  • Effective written/verbal communication including client communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attributes to become a strong senior consultant - team player, eagerness to learn and grow, self-starter who takes initiative, versatile, and service-oriented mentality.
  • Foreign language and cross-cultural experience, although not required, would be desirable.
  • All candidates should have a demonstrated interest in the business consulting type of work.
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world's leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our "boots to boardroom" approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!