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Manager, Energy & Climate Practice

Atlanta, Georgia, US
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Oct 22, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Level: Experienced
Job Location: Undisclosed
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: Undisclosed
You have direct experience in renewable energy or sustainability and you love to analyze, research, and offer creative solutions for clients. You ask lots of questions, take a proactive approach to helping a team, and you have a knack for clearly and succinctly presenting complex information. You are curious and look at all sides of a problem/challenge and make informed recommendations. You pride yourself in your attention to detail. Your organizational skills help you create and execute work plans that are efficient while delivering a high level of service for our clients.
The Energy & Climate Practice, the consulting team at 3Degrees, helps organizations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions worldwide through renewable energy and decarbonized transportation solutions. Our clients include some of the largest and most respected companies on the planet, as well as educational institutions and other non-profits.
3Degrees is large enough to make a huge difference in the world, and small enough that YOU can make a huge difference here. The Manager is a vital contributor to the Power Markets Division of our Energy & Climate Practice team. The position plays a critical role in supporting client engagements through the management of projects and the direct execution of client work.
3Degrees' consulting projects focus on envisioning and implementing renewable energy and climate solutions for large organizations. Our work focuses on reducing emissions of energy supplies - both electricity and thermal - and enabling growing organizations to adopt these solutions within robust sustainability programs.
This position is preferably located in San Francisco, CA or Portland OR. For the right candidate, this position can be performed remotely anywhere in the USA.
Our Managers bring domain expertise to our team's Core Principles. Here's how you will contribute to our success:
Client Delivery Excellence: We demonstrate a constant focus on our clients' expectations; demonstrating and deepening our expertise, being flexible, pragmatic and bringing implementable solutions, holding a deep technical curiosity and a commitment to sweat the details.
Independently lead day-to-day aspects of projects, including client interaction, content direction, and quality oversight
Deliver outstanding quality work that consistently pushes beyond client expectations in terms of structure, content, and polish
Scope out work streams and delegate roles and responsibilities to appropriate team members
Able to identify and clearly articulate business outcomes to a client using the right level of detail based on data and experience
Leadership: We are considered an industry leader by fostering a practice of setting a vision, creating solutions, taking action and enabling market growth; while creating a culture of mutual respect.
Lead day-to-day project work, mentors consultants
Put the overall project plan together - identifies tasks, deliverables, and resources the work based on the client's value proposition
Responsible for ensuring the work deliverables get done and done well, including proactive scoping of potential issues and solutions and timely delivery to meet/exceed client expectations
Accountable for the quality and accuracy of deliverables under their control, and managing client expectations to align with those deliverables
Play a visible role in representing 3Degrees in industry forums
Build subject matter expertise within the team; share knowledge with team
Business Development and Innovation: We support the team's revenue goals and commit to scaling our core offerings (renewable energy transactions, options assessments, etc.) to meet and anticipate client needs.
Lead business development opportunities, which include developing presentations, structuring proposals, and drafting pricing
Successfully create sales tools and collateral with relevant, accurate, insightful and attractive content, including case studies and blog posts, through collaboration with the Business Partnerships and Marketing teams
Able to draw business insights from data and interpret client needs to offer additional solutions
Team Collaboration: We shepherd and deliver cross-team wins, communicate clearly and openly about expectations and experiences, and drive efficiency and process improvements for everyone's benefit.
Collaborate effectively with others and proactively contribute ideas and content to conversations
Lead process and efficiency improvements
Communicate upward, across, and outward clearly and with the appropriate level of detail
Ensure that the team executes on deliverables with an eye to client problem solving and project goals
At least 4- 6 years direct work experience in renewable energy and/or sustainability across multiple domains (e.g. domestic and international electricity markets, corporate goal-setting initiatives, GHG emissions measurement, carbon project origination, etc.).
You have 3+ years of prior management consulting experience, including day-to-day project management and people management responsibilities
An analytical mindset - you enjoy solving complex problems for clients
Prior experience managing client relationships and supporting those clients' relationships with stakeholders such as company decision-makers, vendors, technical agencies, and the public.
Experience with corporate renewable energy procurement and with developing renewable energy and/or climate mitigation strategies for corporations, which may include onsite or offsite power purchase agreements, retail electricity supply, utility green tariffs, or other mechanisms.
Experience executing renewable energy and/or climate mitigation strategies, including tasks such as obtaining budget and decision-maker approvals, reviewing and negotiating contracts, solving problems with few resources, educating stakeholders.
A passion for serving client needs; joy in other peoples' success; empathy and superior listening skills.
Microsoft Excel mastery and ability to establish spreadsheet design principles for client deliverables; envision tools needed for clients at a level of detail which can be implemented by others.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including experience making presentations to external clients and internal stakeholders.
Versatility and ability to be agile in an ambiguous environment.
Successfully managing the day-to-day work for client engagements and participating in at least one key business development opportunity within three months
Effectively mentoring consultants as a team leader and role model
Being open to growth and development with an eye towards increasing responsibility and more impactful client and business outcomes
Collaborating successfully across 3Degrees at all levels
3Degrees exists for one simple reason - to make it possible for businesses and their customers to take urgent action on climate change. As a certified B Corporation, we provide renewable energy and emission reduction solutions to global Fortune 500 companies, utilities and other organizations around the globe that want to join the fight against climate change, and we can't do it without you. Join us! Headquartered in San Francisco, 3Degrees serves clients around the world like Netflix, Unilever, Lyft, Ahold Delhaize, Etsy, Mastercard, PacificPower, and NW Natural.
When you work for us, you're joining a mission-driven certified B Corporation committed to a triple bottom line ethic as well as work-life balance and professional development for staff and the following benefits:
Medical, dental, and vision benefits, PTO, 401(k) with company matching program and participate in our health & wellness reimbursement program
All Team Members are offered:
401(k) plan with employer matching program after six months of employment
Paid volunteer hours
Paid sick leave
Opportunity for growth
3Degrees is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where different perspectives contribute to better solutions. 3Degrees welcomes people regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other category protected by law.
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