Program Manager, Greenhouse Gas Verification

Emeryville, CA, US
17 days ago
Full time role


Since 1984, SCS has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across ...

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Job Description

Company Overview
Since 1984, SCS Global Services has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across the economy in the natural resources, built environment, food and agriculture, consumer products, and climate sectors. Partnering with companies, government agencies, NGOs, and stakeholders, we are striving to advance sustainable development goals through independent assessment, the application of sound science, and innovative solutions. Through these services, we are enabling decision-makers and purchasers to make informed decisions, giving innovators a competitive edge, and helping to drive the development of leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement.

Job Overview

A Program Manager is responsible for the overall management for his scope of services. The Footprint Verification services is responsible for the Carbon Footprint verification for entity/corporate level claims. The position works directly with the Director to ensure that the program’s profit, quality control procedures, technical standards and overall day-to- day operations are continuously improved and maintained. The Program Manager collaborates with his colleagues within the division, including Marketing, Sales and Customer Services. Additionally, the Program Manager is responsible for representing SCS through relevant industry meetings, tradeshows and/or standard development committees.

Relevant Services/Schemes

  • GHG Verification (at the organization level):
  • The Climate Registry (TCR)
  • Washington State Clean Air Rule
  • California Mandatory Reporting Rule
  • Canadian Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
  • CDP Climate
  • WRI GHG Protocol
  • ISO 14064-1 - Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals
  • ISO 14064-3 – Specification with guidance for the verification and validation of greenhouse gas statements
  • SCS-108 Carbon Neutral Standard
  • PAS 2060 – Specification for the demonstration of carbon neutrality

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for program profitability.
  • Reports P&L to Director.
  • Maintains program quality control and applicable accreditations.
  • Conducts all phases of certification audits.
  • Manages support staff through training, audit assignments, and professional/technical development.
  • Builds program bottom line by leading sales opportunities with new leads as they come in
  • Ensures program operations are efficiently maximized.
  • Conducts training and program specific technical oversight.
  • Completes technical reviews and certification decisions (as able).
  • Maintains program quality through continual review process
  • Actively participates in all required division/program meetings.
  • Supports the division managers, sales and marketing teams as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related field;
  • Experience and strong network within a variety of Industries;
  • Experience in Greenhouse Gas accounting through consulting and verification;
  • Experience and strong knowledge within the environmental sustainability industry, specifically third party certification
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in:
  • Program Development;
  • Program Management;
  • Consulting Services;
  • Verification/Auditing services;
  • Staff Management.
  • Strong leadership, communication and negotiation skills
  • Highly organized with well-developed organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual/multi-lingual preferred (e.g. Mandarin, Hindi)
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Environmental Sustainability, Materials Science, etc.

*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.

Physical Requirements

This position is primarily a desk-based job, with occasional travel to client sites. Ability to sit/stand at a computer station for 6+ hours/day, keyboard 6+ hours/day, ability to travel via private/public transportation and carry luggage, and ability to walk/stand for 2+ hours/day when auditing.

Work Environment

  • CA Office, Emeryville or Remote, US (Home Office)
  • Domestic and international travel required

*SCS, Working Remotely:

At this time, SCS Global Services is recruiting all open roles to be remote; allowing our employees the ability to work flexibly and allowing SCS as a company to diversify the experience and perspectives of our growing workforce.

As part of our remote work, we want to ensure that our employees have what they need to work from home. We provide our new employees with a computer and can offer assistance in acquiring ergonomic necessities.

Pay Range:

$75k to $103k Annually

EEOC Statement:

SCS 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 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, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.


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