Senior Technical Advisor

Location: Remote (United States)  ·  Hours: Full-Time  ·  Preferred Start Date: Q1 2023  ·  Compensation: $85,000-$100,000 Annually  ·  


Rho Impact is a diverse, multi-disciplinary team of strategists, scientists, and technologists with a mission to democratize access to ESG capabilities, software, and services. Rho Impact is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor to support our ESG Advisory Practice and Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) Accounting and Services.


Why Rho Impact

Rho Impact’s employees are committed to making our communities and the world a better place. Your work will be appreciated by your team, across the company and far beyond. You will have a direct hand in leading the technical elements of advisory projects, including everything from corporate carbon accounting to portfolio impact assessments to developing new services to addressing emerging client needs. Rho Impact’s culture is supportive and we provide opportunities to grow and promote each other’s individual talents, passions and wellbeing. If you share these values, we invite you to apply!



The Opportunity:

Issues related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) are wide-ranging. Rho Impact provides tailor-made solutions that combine software with experts in order to help organizations of all sizes strategize, set priorities, understand their footprints, and meet their ESG goals. This work is supported by our own superior information management and data analytics services and tools. Rho Impact is seeking an experienced, compassionate, and curious Senior Technical Advisor as we build world-class software and methodologies to help our clients plan, track, and report on their impacts and ESG strategies.


This is an opportunity to help build a cutting-edge advisory and technical analysis function within a mission-driven organization focused on raising the quality of sustainability, impact and ESG analytics available to corporations, investors, and non-profits today. As the Rho Impact Senior Technical Advisor, you will work closely with the Chief Strategist and Head of ESG Advisory Services, as well as the broader advisory practice to address technical needs across our client portfolio, build consulting capacity, and lead client IMM operations. This role will substantially contribute to defining client protocols and best practices and to providing guidance to the broader team on impact assessment methodologies and lessons from the field.

About You:

  • A leader, scholar, and creator
  • Are both a player and a coach
  • Both a mentor and an eternal student who understands that, as a senior member of the team, you are expected to lead by example day-in and day-out
  • Have the ability to work independently and navigate ambiguity
  • Enthusiastic explorer of complex systems, passionate about solving hard problems
  • Have a driving motivation to address climate change and reduce environmental and social harms
  • Have the ability to listen deeply and to synthesize information to reach solutions quickly
  • Are well organized, fastidious, methodical, and have strong time management skills
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a passion for excellence, a good sense of humor, empathy and humility
  • Are comfortable building systems from the ground up

Responsibilities

  • Scoping and leading technical advisory projects
  • Directing the technical aspects of broader ESG and Impact Measurement advisory projects
  • Planning, organizing, and managing multi-month projects in collaboration with clients, Rho Impact employees, and external stakeholders
  • Leading meetings with technical executives wherein you design, tailor and report on specific solutions to their unique strategy and technical needs
  • Developing training materials for industry professionals to learn state-of-the-art IMM concepts, methodologies and tools
  • Developing and refining technical models of low-GHG emerging technologies to support CRANE-based analyses, and training others to do the same
  • Supporting our Research Fellow Network and Impact Accounting Internship programs
  • Interfacing frequently with our Science team and research analysts to execute high quality secondary research on the emissions impacts of relevant existing or emerging technologies

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in a STEM field relevant to sustainability, environmental and climate sciences, and/or impact analytics
  • 5+ years of direct experience providing scientific consulting to clients
  • 3+ years of experience in growing and managing a team
  • Track-record of experience interacting with executives and management teams, investors, financial institutions, Boards of Directors, and entrepreneurs
  • Extensive experience synthesizing findings from scientific literature to develop reports with expert insights
  • Fluency with the technical details on a variety of sustainability methodologies, frameworks, and technologies
  • Clear track record of designing and executing high quality quantitative research
  • Experience in energy and/or material modeling and analysis, complex systems analysis, life cycle assessment, and/or GHG emissions accounting strongly preferred
  • Experience with impact measurement frameworks preferred
  • Enthusiasm to master our software platforms (Rho Impact Platform and CRANE) and further guide their development based on your understanding of client needs
  • Authorized to work lawfully in the United States, and on a 9-5 schedule generally (any US time zone)

Benefits

  • Ground floor opportunity to be an early member of a growing startup
  • Strong career advancement opportunities
  • Personal development support
  • Fully remote work (primarily aligned with EST timezone)
  • Flexible work hours within a vibrant work-life balance culture
  • Medical, dental, FSA, HSA and 401K benefits
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, holidays, personal days)
  • Paid family leave (parental leave, baby bonding leave, caregiver leave)
Please send an email to jobs@rhoimpact.com with a resume that includes the following items:
  • Your relevant professional experience
  • Links to technical blog posts, and other examples of your work.
  • A brief statement (~1 paragraph) describing your interest in working with us