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Technical Specialist II, Climate Change Innovation

SCS Global Services
Emeryville, California, US
Closing date
Dec 6, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
Since 1984, SCS Global Services has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across the economy in the natural resources, built environment, food and agriculture, consumer products and climate sectors. Partnering with companies, government agencies, NGOs, and stakeholders, we are striving to advance sustainable development goals through independent assessment, the application of sound science, and innovative solutions. Through these services, we are enabling decision-makers and purchasers to make informed decisions, giving innovators a competitive edge, and helping to drive the development of leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement.

Job Overview

The Technical Specialist - Climate Change & Innovation is responsible for supporting a suite of programs aimed at helping our customers in determining climate change impacts, establishing climate change policy objectives and developing mitigation options. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting carbon footprint consulting services, including standard greenhouse gas inventory and short-lived climate pollutants as well as other non-emissions contributors to climate change. You will also be responsible for validating and verifying GHG and climate pollutant mitigation projects and evaluating claims of climate neutrality. You will be tasked at completing quantitative analyses and modeling for determining GHG inventories, technical report writing, supporting technical standard writing, interacting with clients, and administrative support. You will utilize both traditional and updated climate accounting protocols while supporting the Program Manager and climate change innovation team.
Relevant Services/Schemes
  • GHG Accounting
  • GHG Verification
  • Carbon Footprinting and Project Analysis
  • Radiative Forcing Management
  • Carbon Neutrality Verification and Certification
  • GHG Emission Reduction Recommendations and Strategies
  • Standards Development
  • Other Related Services
Roles and Responsibilities
Technical Services
  • Conduct data analysis and modeling
  • Interpret results of analysis and prepare written reports
  • Prepare, troubleshoot, and create Excel-based tools for GHG accounting
  • Research current emission factor databases and GHG accounting best practices
  • Conduct GHG verification
  • Participate in development and implementation of technical standards relevant to this position

Client Communications
  • Engage with clients, client prospects, and networks
  • Supporting clients to scope projects, gather data, etc.
  • Present technical reports
  • Answer client questions and concerns
  • Document communications

Administrative Support
  • Ensure that assessment documentation and other client records are properly executed and maintained
  • Assist in the creation and/or maintenance of program documents
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific discipline or engineering
  • 4 year of professional experience requiring quantitative work and technical report writing, or 2 years of professional experience plus a graduate degree (e.g., Masters or PhD degree in Engineering or related sciences)
  • Extensive working knowledge and familiarity with Carbon Footprinting, Carbon Neutrality principles/ standards such as WRI GHG Protocol, ISO 14064-1, ISO 14067, IPCC, PAS 2060 and The Carbon Neutral Protocol
  • Knowledge with GHG Verification process and standards such as ISO 14064-3
  • Working knowledge with Carbon Offsets
  • Experience working with quantitative data and database systems
  • Experience with GHG calculation tools utilizing Tableau and Power BI dashboard designs
  • Diverse industry experience (e.g., food and beverage, apparel, textiles, retail)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with standard business software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered, unless precluded by local and national jurisdiction. Pursuant to local and national law--proof of vaccination required. Medical and religious accommodations will also be considered.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge or familiarity with Life Cycle Analysis and LCA Standards
  • Master's degree in a relevant science or engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of Science Based Targets
  • Scientific knowledge of climate science
  • Knowledge in Python
  • Experience with GHG reporting under leading GHG reporting programs such as CDP and TCR

Physical Requirements
  • This job requires travel (predominately US & Canada) ~ 60% of the time.
  • This is an office-based job ~ 40% of the time
  • Sit 6+ hours per day. Keyboarding 6+ hours per day
  • Must be able to speak and listen to employees and vendors in person and via online video conference call applications

The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

Work Environment and Requirements
  • Office work both onsite (facility walk-throughs) at clients and remotely (home office)

*SCS, Working Remotely:

At this time, SCS Global Services is recruiting all open roles to be remote; allowing our employees the ability to work flexibly and allowing SCS as a company to diversify the experience and perspectives of our growing workforce.

As part of our remote work, we want to ensure that our employees have what they need to work from home. We provide our new employees with a computer and can offer assistance in acquiring ergonomic necessities.

EEOC Statement:

SCS Global Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SCS Global Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

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