Associate Director: 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 Associate Directors to join our team in fully remote roles. In this role, you will provide strategic direction and day-to-day oversight for all aspects of assigned decarbonization consulting projects. We are searching 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 
  • California Market Transformation Administrator (CalMTA) program engineering & technical assessment 

Responsibilities include:  

  • Be a trusted advisor for our clients by providing pragmatic advice based on defensible data and analysis 
  • Oversee all aspects of multiple projects including technical research, client engagement, subcontractor identification and management, and external stakeholder engagement including:  
    • Planning and directing primary and secondary research  
    • Procuring energy-using equipment and laboratory testing time 
    • Developing laboratory and field investigations  
    • Fostering coalition-building  
    • Coordinating legal, regulatory, and policy reviews 
    • Ensure high-quality deliverables, including reports and presentations 
    • Supervise and support professional development of internal team members 
    • Contribute to business development and proposal writing 
    • Contribute to internal strategic planning and operations support 

    Desired Qualifications and Competencies: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technical field(s) is required 
    • 12+ years relevant experience  
    • Consulting experience and mindset: comfort leading and providing strategic direction for 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   
    • Staff supervision 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 expertise in all these areas. Given the variety of our projects, we are seeking to hire multiple candidates with diverse expertise so that we can align experience and expertise 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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