Senior Environmental Management Specialist - Energy Program

Port of Seattle
Seattle, Washington, US
Jul 25, 2021
Aug 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Some of what you'll be doing:
In this role, you will support the Port of Seattle's (Port) Maritime Environment & Sustainability Department's (ME&S) efforts to reduce maritime building energy use, and maritime air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and help the Port's evaluate new environmental opportunities. You will manage and lead the Port's maritime building energy program, including implementation of the Port's energy conservation, building electrification, and renewable energy strategies, and be responsible for compliance tasks. Your work will involve collecting, analyzing, and managing data to inform maritime environmental projects, programs, policy, and investments. You will also work across Port departments and with other agencies to advance the Port's environmental goals, maintain compliance with all energy requirements, support environmental communications, and capture grants that support the Port's work.
- You will gather, synthesize, manage and apply environmental data to support implementation of the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy (NWPCAS), the Port's Maritime Climate and Air Action Plan (MCAAP), the Port's Sustainable Evaluation Framework policy (SEF) and the development and implementation of the Seattle Waterfront Clean Energy Strategy (SWCES).
- You will serve as the data analysis and management lead for the building energy-related components of the NWPCAS, MCAAP, SEF and SWCES development and implementation.
- You will support and lead programs focused on reducing energy use, such as the Port's transition away from fossil natural gas, upgrades to all LED lighting, use of smart meters and energy tracking systems, and completion and implementation of energy audits.
- Your work may also include analyses of maritime fuels, infrastructure investments, green building options, new business models, policy, and other social, environmental, or economic impacts on the Port.
- You will leverage data to help develop strategies and provide comparative investment alternatives, cost benefit analyses, lifecycle cost analyses, data forecasting, carbon analyses and policy analyses.
- You will help capture and manage grants and utility rebates related to Port projects.
- You will conduct primary research on maritime strategies, policy, technology and other emerging topics.
- You will provide presentations, reports, and communications to internal and external audiences including using data visualization techniques to effectively communicate.
- You will work as part of a team, collaborate with other Port staff and consultant teams, maintain relationships with Port staff and external stakeholders, lead meetings, and represent the Port publicly.
- You will support or lead a variety of other sustainability projects as part of the ME&S.
- You will have broad exposure to other Port work projects, opportunities to apply creative thinking and innovative approaches, and to grow professionally.
Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:
- Experienced - You have two (2) years of experience supporting or managing complex environmental/energy projects and/or planning processes and you have experience managing and applying complex environmental data to support programs.
- Educated - You possess a Bachelor's degree in environmental science or policy, engineering, sustainability, economics or a related field OR equivalent expierence
- Desired - We hope you have an advanced certification or equivalent expierence in climate science, environmental science or policy, energy, transportation, green building, business, economics or another related field; we hope you have strong quantitative abilities in energy, climate or financial modeling, experience writing or managing grants, conducting environmental or economic analyses; we also hope you have project management or planning experience related to port operations, the maritime industry, transportation industry, alternative fuels, building energy efficiency, and/or renewable energy.
- Project Manager - You are organized, detail-oriented, and have experience managing or implementing complex projects where you demonstrated your successful ability to coordinate, support, or manage multi-disciplinary environmental, engineering, scientific, financial, policy, and/or planning staff and consultants.
- Scientifically-Minded - You are knowledgeable about climate science, energy management or policy, or green building, and you are highly skilled in gathering, analyzing and leveraging data to inform decision-making. You also have some knowledge of low and zero carbon energy sources, environmental analyses, lifecycle emissions and cost analysis, and can conduct primary research on emerging topics.
- Data Analyst - you have experience collecting, analyzing, modeling, and interpreting data, a high level of mathematical ability, strong problem-solving skills, and advanced abilities using data management software, such as MS Excel.
- Effective Communicator - You have highly developed verbal and written communication and presentation skills and the ability to communicate about complex issues clearly and succinctly to a wide variety of audiences, including to leadership and the public.
- Collaborator - You are comfortable working as part of a team, sharing ideas, and leveraging the expertise of those around you to advance your work. This also includes building strong rapports and relations inside and outside the Port.
- Strategic Thinker - You can analyze the impacts from complex regulations and laws (existing or emerging) and strategically incorporate those into a planning process. You can apply creative thinking and innovative solutions to develop and implement strategies and policies that advance the Port's strategic goals.
What else you need to know:
- Work Schedule - Your normal work schedule will be Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.
- Work Environment - This role will be primarily conducted remotely in accordance with the Port's Flexible Work Arrangement policies during the Covid-19 pandemic. It may transition to primarily working in an office environment post pandemic.
- Washington State Residency Requirement - Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
Why you'll love it here:
- Healthcare - Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
- Paid Vacation - Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
- Holidays - More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
- Pension/Retirement Plans - A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
- Getting to Work - From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.
- Parental Leave - Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
- Development - From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
- Diversity - We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
- Work-Life Balance - We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
- Mission Driven - We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle:
Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here .
Location: Downtown Seattle
Organization: Maritime Env & Sustainability
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Expires: Aug 13, 2021, 1:59:00 AM
Minimum Salary: 86,308.00
Midpoint Salary: 107,885.00
Req ID: 000401
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