Consultant: Decarbonization Projects and Programs

Remote (Oakland, California)
14 days ago
Full time role


2050 Partners helps utility, public, private, and non-profit clients shorten the path to carbon neutrality and increase return on investment ...

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Job Description

2050 Partners is seeking mission-driven Consultants to join our team in fully remote roles. In this role, you will contribute as a junior-level consultant to various decarbonization consulting projects. We are looking for team-members who are passionate about understanding client pain points and delivering pragmatic solutions; dedicated to our purpose of shortening the path to carbon neutrality; and enthusiastic about growing with our dynamic consulting firm 

We are seeking to hire multiple candidates with diverse expertise so that we can align strengths and interests with different projects. Initial assignments will include one or more of the following project areas: 

  • State building codes advancement and advocacy (energy and green codes in multiple states) 
  • National model building codes advancement and advocacy (ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC) 
  • State and national appliance standards and test procedure advancement and advocacy 
  • Building performance standards – local, state, and national 
  • Local reach/stretch codes 
  • Decarbonization initiatives and research 
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure 

Responsibilities include:  

  • Support our project leads in providing pragmatic advice to our clients based on defensible data and analysis 
  • Contribute to one or more projects, including:  
    • Supporting primary and secondary research  
    • Supporting laboratory and field investigations  
    • Supporting stakeholder engagement and coalition-building  
    • Supporting regulatory and policy reviews 
  • Ensure high-quality deliverables, including reports and presentations 
  • Contribute to business development and proposal writing 

Desired Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technical field(s) is required 
  • 5+ years relevant experience (may include relevant graduate school experience)  
  • Consulting mindset: comfort contributing to complex projects with a problem-solving orientation that prioritizes client needs  
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills across interdisciplinary fields, including technology assessments, engineering, economics, statistics, and policy 
  • Highest ethical standards  
  • Project management track record 
  • Ability to collaborate well with people at all levels within an organization 
  • Great initiative, creativity, and curiosity; work well both on your own and as part of team 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills  
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Confidence, enthusiasm, humility, and discretion 
  • Willingness for periodic travel 
  • Desire and ability to work remotely 

Desired Experience*: 

  • Experience related to national, state, and local building codes (e.g., California Title 24 Part 6, California Title 24 Part 11, ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, local reach/stretch codes, state amended energy codes) 
  • Experience related to national and state appliance standards, test procedures, and specifications (e.g., DOE, California Title 20, ENERGY STAR) 
  • Experience related to building performance standards 
  • Experience related to one or more of the following categories: battery storage; building energy modeling; building decarbonization; electric vehicle charging infrastructure; electronics; embodied carbon; emerging technologies programs and projects; energy efficiency incentive programs; equity; demand flexibility and connected loads; fans, motors, and drives; HVAC; industrial end-uses and processes; market transformation programs and projects; refrigerants and refrigeration; renewable energy; resilience; transportation electrification; water heating; water-using equipment and plumbing; white goods appliances. 

[*Note: We recognize that no candidates will have experience in all these areas. Given the variety of our projects, we are seeking candidates with diverse experience and strengths so that we can align with different projects. Please highlight your relevant experience in your resume and cover letter.]   

2050 Partners is a professional services consulting firm committed to providing strategy, innovation, execution, and knowledge sharing for our clients and partners. Our core purpose is to shorten the path to carbon neutrality. Our team focuses on energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, water efficiency, clean transportation, building electrification, and broader decarbonization strategies. We have broad experience providing strategic and analytical advice relating to energy codes and standards programs, demand-side management incentive programs, emerging technology programs, and policy development. 2050 Partners is a California Benefits Corporation and operates in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. We offer health, dental, and vision benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan, and a flexible and fun work environment. 

2050 Partners helps utility, public, private, and non-profit clients shorten the path to carbon neutrality and increase return on investment ...

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