Senior Technical Specialist, Climate Change Innovation
Posted on Indeed on Jan 27, 2021

Job Overview

The Sr. 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 using Radiative Forcing Management
  • Carbon Neutrality Verification and Certification
  • Standards Development
  • Other Related Services

Roles and Responsibilities


Technical Services

  • Conduct data analysis and modeling
  • Interpret results of analysis and prepare written reports
  • Conduct GHG verification
  • Participate in development and implementation of technical standards relevant to this position


Client Communications

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

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

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • 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 is primarily an office-based job. Sit 6+ hours per day. Keyboarding 6+ hours per day. Must be able to speak and listen in person and on the phone.

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.


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, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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