ClearCarbon Consulting – Research Associate –

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ClearCarbon is a dynamic, fast-growing firm supporting some of the world’s largest companies and most innovative organizations. We are helping find solutions to the growing challenge of climate change by designing carbon measurement, management, and monetization programs that save energy and money.

Our staff is our greatest asset. We are passionate about the work we do, the clients we serve, and the impact we make every day. ClearCarbon has a fast-paced, energetic work environment where creativity and dedication are highly valued. As a boutique firm, our staff members have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and interact directly with clients on a daily basis.

ClearCarbon has met the Standard of Excellence and is designated a Best Workplace for Commuters by the
National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We pay for employees to take public transportation to work, support both an in-house and government-sponsored Emergency Ride Home program, offer bike storage at the office, and provide teleworking capabilities for employees to work from home.

We also employ sustainable practices in our office by having recycled office furniture and bamboo floors, actively recycling anything we can get our hands on, and using Energy Star-rated appliances. We also promote environmental causes in our community.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:  

All positions for employment will be located in our Washington, D.C. metropolitan area office.   We only consider and hire individuals who currently possess authorization to accept employment in the United States. Please note that at this time, the company does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to these positions.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@clearcarboninc.com.

 

Greenhouse Gas Analyst or Senior Analyst (with Agricultural Focus)

Greenhouse Gas Analysts at ClearCarbon are actively engaged in all aspects of project work. As a part of our business model, employees at all levels of the company are asked to interact directly with clients. We welcome applications from individuals who are self-motivated and eager to face new challenges.

An Analyst will have two to three years of direct working experience in agricultural GHG issues and over five years of consulting or related experience. A Senior Analyst will have five or more years of experience in agricultural GHG issues and over seven years of general working experience. Experience can be from consulting, corporate, government or non-profit positions. In addition, ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, engineering, economics or policy and/or a Master’s degree focused in these areas. The position title will be determined based on the candidate’s experience.

Qualified candidates will have a strong familiarity with:

  • Emissions from enteric fermentation and manure management for livestock (e.g., cows, swine, poultry)
  • Soil emissions from crops including rice
  • The WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol
  • IPCC
  • DeNitrification-DeComposition Model (DNDC)
  • DOE 1605b
  • Background in soil science is beneficial, though not essential
  • Some familiarity with carbon markets such as CDM, VCS, CAR

The candidate should be prepared to also participate or lead the following activities on a routine basis:

  • Contribute to client engagements that focus on corporate emissions inventory development, environmental policies, energy and environmental strategies, and reduction programs;
  • Develop proficiency in reviewing and manipulating large sums of energy and emissions data using spreadsheet and database applications;
  • Participate in the development of proposals and other marketing materials;
  • Use and manage data, create project presentations, visuals, and databases;
  • Lead project engagements;
  • Author technical project deliverables;
  • Travel to domestic and foreign sites as deemed appropriate by senior managers of the firm.

 

Life Cycle Assessment Analyst

We are seeking a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Analyst to actively engage in all aspects of project work. As a part of our business model, employees at all levels of our company are asked to interact directly with clients. We welcome applications from individuals who are self-motivated and eager to face new challenges.

This position requires one to three years of direct working experience in LCA, energy and GHG issues. Experience can be via academic, consulting, corporate, government or non-profit positions. Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree in engineering or environmental studies and considerable experience using LCA tools such as SimaPro or GaBi, LCI datasets, and environmental impact assessment methods, as well as working knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials. Experience in assessing agricultural-based emissions is a plus. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills are a must.

Qualified candidates will also be familiar with the WRI/WBCSD GHG Corporate Protocol, ISO 14040, PAS2050 and the draft WRI/WBCSD Product LCA Standard. Candidates must also be prepared to contribute the following:

  • Contribute to client engagements that focus on technical product life cycle assessments, corporate emissions inventory development, environmental policies, energy and environmental strategies and compliance programs;
  • Develop proficiency in sourcing, reviewing and manipulating large life cycle inventory, energy and emissions datasets using spreadsheet and database applications;
  • Participate in the development of proposals and other marketing materials;
  • Author technical project deliverables;
  • Contribute towards quality control efforts related to products and services in your area of technical expertise;
  • Travel to domestic and foreign sites as deemed appropriate by senior management

 

Research Associate

Research Associates at ClearCarbon are actively engaged in all aspects of project work. As a part of our business model, employees at all levels of the company are asked to interact directly with clients. We welcome applications from individuals who are self-motivated and eager to face new challenges.

This position requires one to three years of direct working experience in energy and/or GHG issues. Experience can be from consulting, corporate, government or non-profit positions. In addition, ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, engineering, economics or policy. Qualified candidates will have a strong familiarity with the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol and be prepared to contribute the following:

  • Contribute to client engagements that focus on corporate emissions inventory development, environmental policies, energy and environmental strategies, and compliance programs;
  • Develop proficiency in reviewing and manipulating large sums of energy and emissions data using spreadsheet and database applications;
  • Contribute towards quality control efforts related to products and services in your area of technical expertise;
  • Participate in the development of proposals and other marketing materials;
  • Author technical project deliverables and presentations;
  • Work effectively in a team and independently as required; and
  • Travel as deemed appropriate by senior managers of the firm.
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