Environmental Project Manager (Engineering)

Remote (Chicago, IL, United States)
about 1 month ago
Full time role


Tradewater's mission is to improve our environment and create economic opportunity through the collection, control, and destruction of potent, high ...

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Job Description


Engineering Project Manager (Engineering)

Location: Remote (within reasonable driving distance from Chicago)

About Tradewater

Tradewater, a certified B Corporation, is in business to prevent catastrophic climate change. We are on a mission to improve the environment and create economic opportunity through the collection, control, and destruction of potent, high-impact greenhouse gases. Tradewater is a deeply mission-driven company that believes that a company committed to cleaning up the environment can be just as successful – if not more so – than a company that achieves its goals without regard to environmental impact.

To date, Tradewater has prevented more than 6.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from being released into the atmosphere, a critical step in the fight against climate change. Much of this impact has come from the identification, collection, and destruction of old refrigerants that are both ozone depleting substances and potent greenhouse gases. Now, Tradewater is scaling its operations and building a global team capable of preventing more than 3 million tons of CO2e from being released to the atmosphere annually. Achieving this goal involves identifying, controlling, and destroying potent greenhouse gases around the world and building a diversified market that values the climate benefits Tradewater creates.

The Opportunity

To support its growth around the world, Tradewater is seeking an Engineering Project Manager to fight climate change in a tangible and meaningful way. This position is key to the success of our methane work.

The Engineering Project Manager position is hands on, requiring not only the ability to routinely access the organization’s warehouse in Chicago as well as work in the field. When not in the field or at the warehouse, the work may be performed remotely and will also have access to the organization’s office in Chicago. Given the requirement to be able to regularly access the warehouse, the candidate must be located within reasonable driving distance to Chicago. The position reports to the Project Development Manager, based in Chicago, Illinois.

Application materials for this position will be accepted through Tuesday, August 29.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working as a part of a team developing a pipeline of projects to identify and prevent the emission of harmful greenhouse gases.
  • Playing a key role in managing our orphaned oil and gas well plugging efforts, from the identification of wells to the measurement of methane emissions, and through leading well plugging projects.
  • Interfacing with internal and external partners to move projects forward, including but not limited to technicians, contractors, other project managers, and government officials.
  • Processing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data from analytical equipment, historical records, and a variety of databases.
  • Researching the technical, market, environmental, and regulatory context of our projects and innovation concepts to identify constraints and opportunities and communicate them clearly in reports, memos, whitepapers, and presentations.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred in a scientific or engineering discipline (chemical, mechanical, environmental, or industrial).
  • 3+ years of professional experience managing projects or equivalent relevant graduate school experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience and adeptness at managing relationships with external partners including technical consultants, energy industry contractors, government and policy officials, and landowners.
  • Hands-on experience with oil and gas wells, oil and gas processing, or chemical or analytical equipment preferred but not required.
  • Experience in planning, setting priorities, and managing multiple projects across multi-functional teams.
  • Willingness to travel to the field and other locations as needed. Schedule may vary; however, estimated up to 15% of time.
  • Data-driven; experience performing data analysis and building simple models in Excel or other tools preferred.
  • Ability to influence and build relationships with key stakeholders and constituents in a multicultural environment with a variety of different perspectives.
  • Ability to embrace ambiguity and create clarity for decision making when a diverse range of options are available.
  • Demonstrated track record of approaching problems with an attitude of inquiry and commitment to seeking answers and finding a way to make something work.
  • Creative, curious, and an open attitude.
  • Enthusiasm for Tradewater’s mission to collect, control, and destroy greenhouse gases.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

The Application Process

Tradewater provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Tradewater is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email humanresources@tradewater.us. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation

for the interview process.

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