Consulting Project Manager

Team: Consulting
Direct Supervisor: Project Management Director, VP Operations 

Job Position Summary:

EcoEngineers is seeking a Project Manager to work primarily within our consulting team, with interaction and collaboration with the EcoEngineers audit team. The ideal candidate will be a key part of the team by managing renewable energy and low carbon projects across multiple EcoEngineers service areas. Our clients depend on revenue streams from the sale of emissions reduction credits – the majority of which are renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) or Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits under the California LCFS.  This position will be integral in ensuring clients receive the expertise, guidance and advise they seek through the delivery of contracted services.  

Responsibilities:

  • Manage complex projects within and across EcoEngineers six service areas:  Training/Education, Regulatory Engagement, Lifecycle Analysis, Asset Development Consulting, Compliance Management Consulting, and Audit.
  • Coordinate and monitor various projects within consulting or audit teams throughout the various phases in the project lifecycle.  
  • Collaborate and communicate with various internal/external project stakeholders, including consulting and audit team members, accounting department, account managers, marketing, client contacts, and other, as necessary, throughout the execution of assigned projects, starting from contract execution to delivery of services.
  • Manage the completion of assigned projects while ensuring project success metrics are met, including quality, timeliness, budget and customer satisfaction.
  • Act as the primary point of contact to clients for all projects assigned. 
  • Develop and manage project timelines for all projects assigned.
  • Schedule and lead internal/external project meetings.
  • Request and manage all invoicing for projects assigned.
  • Maintain knowledge of EcoEngineers processes across all service areas.
  • Help promote project management practices through continuous collaboration with the Project Management Director.

Other responsibilities:

  • Maintain basic knowledge of relevant regulations (e.g., RFS, LCFS, other) to help address client questions throughout the execution of a project.
  • Assist in the execution of project deliverables under the consulting team, as necessary. Examples of these types of deliverables may include:
    • Technical and financial feasibility analysis for renewable energy projects including renewable natural gas (RNG), renewable diesel, renewable electricity, renewable hydrogen, and/or carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects.
    • Technical and economic due diligence for investment into renewable energy projects.
    • Market analysis of existing and new carbon markets.
    • Renewable energy regulatory and compliance project scheduling.

Job Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with an engineering, environmental, policy, or compliance focus.
  • 3 to 5-year experience managing projects.
  • Experience managing complex projects.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills are essential.
  • Proficient technical writing skills.
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), with aptitude for learning new applications, as needed.
  • High degree of personal responsibility, time management, organization, and communication.
  • High competency of problem-solving project risks, such as operational, financial, strategic and compliance risks.
  • Interest in renewable energy, biofuels, and lower carbon products to help the world decarbonize and combat climate change.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks/projects to meet demanding deadlines in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Consulting experience.
  • Experience with project management software.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge or exposure of biofuel production processes, renewable energy, and life cycle analysis.
  • Knowledge or exposure to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), and other clean fuels regulations.
  • Knowledge or exposure to renewable natural gas (RNG), ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, and/or other renewable biofuels.

Location: Des Moines, IA (preferred) but EcoEngineers has approximately 20 remote employees and remote candidates will be considered. 

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience 

Contact Information: Brad Pleima, President, bpleima@ecoengineers.us

Company Overview

Carbon is the biggest disruptor of the 21st century. Over the next few decades, the world will transition to new and more sustainable methods of extracting, storing, and using energy. EcoEngineers believes the right mix of policy and practice will achieve carbon reduction goals while incenting robust economic activity and easing the transition for affected industries. We are the catalysts who will make this happen by advising, shaping, and guiding both policy and practices to create a clean energy economy.

EcoEngineers is a global leader in developing solutions to build a sustainable world. We achieve this by helping to create a world fueled by low-carbon energy sources. We hold a deep understanding of what drives innovation and investment in clean energy projects, and our team of experts specialize in training and education, regulatory engagement, life-cycle analysis, asset development consulting, compliance management, and auditing.

At EcoEngineers, our people are the ambassadors of our brand and our most valuable asset. They advance our mission through their direct contributions of expertise, innovation, and integrity, and the trust they build with clients is the foundation of our success. EcoEngineers strives to provide a work environment based on trust, transparency, open communication, and mutual respect. Our office is in downtown Des Moines. Core office hours are from 8 am to 5pm with a liberal flex-time policy. 

EcoEngineers is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified or qualifiable applicants will be employed without regard to race, religion, color, age, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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