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International Climate & Energy Consultant

The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Arlington County, Virginia, US
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Who We Are

At Cadmus, we recognize that solving the world's most challenging problems can't be accomplished alone or with cookie-cutter solutions. That's why we look for team players and problem solvers who are driven to use their unique perspectives and intellectual curiosity to help deliver breakthrough solutions that achieve transformative goals. On the Cadmus team, you'll collaborate with leading experts to help our clients across the globe.

Cadmus' mission is to deploy industry-leading expertise to help our clients achieve extraordinary results that strengthen society and the natural world. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. We are committed to advancing diversity and fostering a culture of equity in the workplace and across society, and we strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all employees feel connected, respected, and valued.

Join Cadmus. Let's solve the world's most challenging problems together.


What You'll Be Doing

Countries across the globe are exploring pathways to adapt to climate change, rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve sustainable development through investment in renewable energy and electric vehicle deployment. The Cadmus International Climate and Energy team works with countries seeking to pursue more sustainable pathways for development through climate mitigation and adaptation planning, resilience building, as well as diversification, decarbonization, and strengthening of infrastructure and energy systems. Our team works directly with governments regulators, and the private sector in emerging markets, through the support of several donor agencies, to:

Increase deployment of distributed renewable energy and electric vehicles, expand electricity services, improve electricity sector governance, and increase the resilience of energy systems to withstand unexpected shocks.

Plan, design, and implement climate mitigation and adaptation measures.

Develop tools and resources for climate change, resilience building, and disaster risk reduction/management among a range of areas, including infrastructure, energy, natural resource management, waste management, and water.

Achieve net zero emissions and/or carbon neutrality through a range of services such as carbon accounting, GHG emissions analysis, policy development and implementation, and strategic planning.

Cadmus seeks an experienced consultant to offer technical support and leadership for our international climate and energy portfolio. Climate and Energy consultants manage teams across multiple projects to:

Analyze, assess, and recommend optimal policy and regulatory frameworks to achieve national climate change and energy priorities and objectives;

Analyze, assess and articulate the business case for renewable energy and electric vehicles to government, NGO, and private sector audiences.

Develop international best-practice guides, strategies, and other materials;

Develop and deliver trainings on core topics related to climate change, electricity regulation and renewable energy;

Support the implementation of programs to develop markets for sustainable climate change and clean energy technologies internationally.

The ideal candidate will combine international experience in development contexts and/or emerging markets, with strong technical knowledge of policy and regulatory frameworks to support climate change and clean energy. The candidate should have knowledge across topics including climate mitigation, climate adaptation, electricity sector governance, electric vehicles, renewable energy and storage policy and regulation, tariff setting and rate design, and economic analysis. Exceptionally strong writing, project management skills and experience with successful proposal writing and business development will also be considered an asset.


Provide project management and oversight to ensure timely delivery of client deliverables.

Conduct work (e.g., research, qualitative and quantitative analysis and policy support, report writing and presentation development) across a range of international climate and energy projects.

Lead and manage consulting teams to develop policy, regulatory and economic analysis for international energy and climate change projects.

Lead and manage consulting teams in implementing programs to develop climate strategies and/or sustainable energy markets, with a focus on solar PV, battery storage, and electric vehicles.

Coach junior staff in reaching career goals and managing day-to-day work.

Lead development and implementation of trainings, workshops, webinars, reports, and other activities to train others on issues in international energy and climate change.

Deliver technical assistance for international government staff, policy-makers, international development agencies, corporate or non-profit clients.

Work collaboratively with senior staff to enhance Cadmus' existing international energy and climate change service offerings and develop new offerings.

Support development and execution of business development plans.

Support expansion and maintenance of key client relationships.


Required Qualifications:

A Master's degree in energy management, planning, public policy, economics, law or business, engineering, or in a related field; Additional years of experience in relevant subject areas may substitute

5+ years' of relevant work experience, which preferably includes at least two of the following:2+ years in consulting, professional services, or international donor-funded organizations.

4+ years of experience in climate change and/or energy.

1+ years of international experience working in development contexts or emerging markets

Understanding of issues in climate change and mitigation/adaptation/resilience planning, energy and/or electricity markets, particularly related to issues facing developing countries.

Demonstrated project management and/or budget management experience, preferably in a consulting or professional services environment.

Experience in proposal development and business capture.

Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.

Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.

Passion for excellence and delivering client value on mission driven projects

Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

Proven ability in business development and sales.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States as a U.S Perm Resident or U.S. Citizens

Post-Covid, candidates will be required to travel internationally.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with policies to support distributed solar PV, battery storage, and electric vehicles.

Experience with or exposure to electricity rate design and tariff setting.

Experience with economic modeling and/or analysis of renewable energy, electric vehicles, and battery storage projects.

Experience with or exposure to projects funded by the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, or USAID.

Record of publication, presentations, and/or thought leadership activities.

Fluency in French or Spanish.

Additional Information: To apply, all applicants must submit a resume along with cover letter and writing sample.

The position will be remote until offices reopen, pending the lifting of restrictions due to COVID-19. When Cadmus offices do reopen, the position will be based in our Arlington, VA or Boston, MA office.

Based on eligibility and job status, Cadmus offers an excellent benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, company paid disability and life insurance, 401(k) program, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, voluntary time off (VTO), tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance program, other optional benefits and various bonus programs.

Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with Cadmus' vaccination verification procedures, is a condition of employment with Cadmus, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation. Prospective and/or new U.S. employees will be required to submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. "Full vaccination" means two weeks have passed since the individual received: 1) their second shot in a two-dose vaccine series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or 2) their shot in a single-dose vaccine series (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Information regarding the process for requesting a reasonable accommodation will be included in the offer letter issued to any prospective employee.

Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination. Cadmus is committed to providing a respectful workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, military and veteran status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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