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Supervisor, Climate

Employer
Cheniere
Location
Crestwood, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

This position will be part of the Policy, Government, and Public Affairs (PGPA) organization and provide support on sustainability, climate policy and advocacy matters impacting Cheniere Energy, Inc. (Cheniere). This position will be located in Houston, TX and will report to the Senior Director, Climate & Sustainability.

The position will conduct and/or lead legislative, regulatory, and technical analysis of climate policies and programs in the US and other key countries. In addition, this position will lead the policy and regulatory analysis to support new low-carbon venture projects. Further, this position may conduct specific analytical modeling in relation to the role of natural gas and LNG under carbon-constraints.

This is a non-DOT position.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Working supervisor leading and supporting the development of analytical models and other tools, including Cheniere's LCA Model (CLAM) to assess energy and environmental impacts from Cheniere's LNG supply chain.
  • Lead by example by writing technical and scientific reports and supporting Cheniere's QMRV and CE Tags, including continuous improvements.
  • Support future collaborations with Cheniere's suppliers, and academia to improve the timeliness and quality of GHG data.
  • Lead corporate research and analysis of US and international climate and energy transition policies, including the macro-energy impacts due to climate and renewable energy legislation, regulations, and policies.
  • Recommend program and staffing budgets and manage budgets efficiently.
  • Mentor, train, and supervise direct reports on climate science and policy projects and programs, including ensuring "team first" approach for project execution.
  • Experience working with and advising senior management, and internal teams on climate science and policy.
  • Support other members of the climate and sustainability department, and other internal stakeholders in development of Cheniere's independent assessments on risks and opportunities from climate and energy transition programs and policies as it relates to US and Cheniere's markets, including new low-carbon ventures.
  • Support venture and climate technology and integration programs at Cheniere
  • Develop analytical briefs and periodic reports for senior management.
  • Collaborate directly with internal stakeholders to promote the development and execution of Cheniere's climate policy strategies.
  • Credibly engage and represent Cheniere on climate and energy transition policies with regulators, academics, non-governmental organizations, industry forums and networks.
  • Develop public comments and advocacy strategies.
  • Adherence to all corporate policies, especially safety and human resources at all times.
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time; or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

A successful candidate should have the following:
  • Strong life-cycle analysis (LCA) experience for GHG emissions across the natural gas/LNG supply chain.
  • Strong scientific understanding related to GHG emissions monitoring technologies, including application of such technologies across the natural gas/LNG supply chains.
  • Application of scientific knowledge to develop, execute, and implement climate strategies.
  • Experience in publishing peer-reviewed or technical articles
  • Strong understanding and experience in US and international climate change policies, including policies associated with methane, and carbon capture use and sequestration (CCUS), emission offsets, carbon policies such as carbon tax, cap and trade, renewable energy standards.
  • Strong understanding and experience with energy modeling outlooks
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with policy leaders.
  • Ability to represent Cheniere in public engagements. Confident public speaker.

Skills:
  • Advanced Excel and Access database skills and proficiency in statistical analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A passion that embodies our vision statement.
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills to prioritize tasks and work independently within the broad corporate strategic guidance.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in economics, engineering, sustainability/environmental/public policy, or related field.
  • Graduate degree is highly preferred.

Experience:
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in climate and energy transition policies (w/ bachelor's degree) and three (3) or more years of experience in climate and energy transition policies (w/ master's degree) with at least one (1) year of formal or informal supervision of staff
  • Expert level knowledge of LCA models, including publication of at least one peer-reviewed article.
  • Experience with conducting methane emissions research, including GHG field-measurement campaigns across natural gas or LNG value chain, including understanding of continuous methane emissions monitoring, aerial, satellite, and ground-based measurement technologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of carbon policies and renewable energy market trends in the US and international countries, including CCUS, carbon tax, cap and trade etc.
  • Knowledge of US and international energy and environmental projection tools and models from Energy Information Administration (EIA), International Energy Agency (IEA) and familiarity with outputs from leading consultants and think-tanks.
  • Prior experience analyzing macro-impacts of climate constraints, renewable energy policies and energy transition policies on natural gas and LNG fundamentals.
  • Communicating complicated analytical results and recommendations to senior management and external audiences.

DIRECT REPORTS
  • None

FREEDOM TO ACT

Ability to multi-task and function in a highly dynamic atmosphere; must exercise discretion independently.

WORK CONDITIONS
  • Job is performed in a typical office environment, but is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
  • Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
  • May be required to work over 40 hours per week.
  • Limited travel is required.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.

ADA JOB REQUIREMENTS

Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

About Us

As a Fortune 500 company, Cheniere Energy is leading the way in the LNG industry by providing secure, clean and affordable energy to countries and companies around the world. We are a values-driven company that focuses on teamwork, respect, accountability, integrity, being nimble, and above all, safety for our employees, our communities and our assets.

Cheniere Energy's global impact is achieved through a diverse and passionate workforce who are owners of Cheniere Energy through our annual stock grant program. Our high performing employees are united by a shared mission, common goals and a culture of inclusion and caring. Our comprehensive compensation and benefits offerings are like our company: competitive and strong, while prioritizing wellness and performance incentives that reward results. As an employee of Cheniere Energy, you will have a significant impact on our business and in our communities.

As a worldwide company, Cheniere Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas with U.S. offices in Washington, D.C., and Lake Charles, Louisiana, and production sites in Cameron, Louisiana (Sabine Pass Liquefaction) and Gregory, Texas (Corpus Christi Liquefaction), and international offices in London, England, Singapore and Beijing, China.

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