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The Clinton Climate Initiative’s islands energy work started in 2012 and works with island nations to accelerate their transition to renewable energy through national strategic planning, project implementation, and local capacity building. The purpose of this position is to assist governments, utilities, and community and industry partners in the Caribbean to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster economic development by replacing fossil fuels affordable clean energy and helping build more resilient economies and societies.
The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for working with 2-4 partner governments who have expressed a desire for an energy transition to: i) set a vision for energy transition in Caribbean nations and engage stakeholders; ii) perform analysis to assess the opportunity pathways towards energy transition; iii) assist technical studies, development and preparation of energy projects, (iv) execute projects by developing procurement materials and identifying potential development partners and sources of finance for these projects; (v) ensure proper operations and maintenance of projects; and (vi) report metrics and report results internally.
The employee in this position will act as a representative for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI). The incumbent interacts with external parties at all levels, including senior government officials, C-level executives, and senior leaders of NGOs and academia to advance significant clean energy projects and helps secure project financing for work which aims to make a difference in energy transition in the Caribbean. The role requires traveling internationally approximately 25% of time. The incumbent collaborates closely with other Clinton Foundation programs, such as the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), to advance the impact of CCI. Internally, the incumbent reports directly to the Clinton Climate Initiative CEO. The Senior Project Manager will primarily contribute to the strategic energy planning and projects goals of CCI.
1. Performs project management work and internal and external stakeholder engagement toward the implementation of renewable energy projects, including the development of:
- Pre-feasibility plans and action plans;
- Project tracking and updates to project stakeholders and sponsors;
- Procurement processes and documents;
- Management of technical consultants and contractors;
- Project implementation including scheduling, task management, and cross organization coordination;
- Serves as a resource to client governments, utilities, and other project sponsors to negotiate on contracts and concession agreements for energy projects.
Manages key relationships with government officials and private sector executives in partner countries to convene stakeholders, identify renewable energy projects, assess their potential for success and sustainability, and develop strategies for their implementation.
2. Provides technical expertise and analytical skills in the fields of renewable energy planning and financing, including:
- Performing technical analysis and providing information and recommendations on renewable energy technologies – including, but not limited to solar, wind, geothermal, batteries, electric vehicles (EVs), and smart grid technologies;
- Performing business and economic analysis and modeling in relation to renewable energy planning and projects
3. Investigates and researches funding sources for developing countries to provide financial and technical support for renewable energy projects.
- Develops partnerships with and applications to potential sources of grants, debt and/or equity
4. Collaborates with the CCI team on
- Metrics reporting, communications, and budget
- Assists in providing materials for donors, internal reports, information requests, media, and internal sharing of information
- Materials and practices such as news flow, common challenges, relevant contacts, relevant research, project materials and project models
- Minimum Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Economics, Policy or other related fields
- Preferred: Masters in technical field of study such as Engineering, Policy, Economics or MBA, MPA, MPP
- Preferred: Project Management Professional (PMP) certified
2. Work Experience:
- Minimum Required: 5 years’ experience working in project/program management in clean energy, finance, management consulting, policy, and/or research area that helped develop relevant skills. Experience working with high-level government officials and energy/utility industry stakeholders preferred.
- Preferred: 8 years of experience in areas described above.
3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:
- Depth knowledge in one or more of the relevant areas: renewable energy technologies, energy sector and energy policy, environmental fields, construction, project finance.
- Ability to directly and indirectly manage staff and direct in the growth of new programs;
- Drive and ability to work independently, manage own time and schedule, to push projects and initiatives forward;
- Strong team-work and collaborative approach capacity; ability to work with colleagues based outside of the main office;
- Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interact or interface with diverse sets of individuals in public, private, and non-profit sectors;
- Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills.
- Able to troubleshoot problems, while also identifying issues which need to be escalated;
- Strong analytical, quantitative and project management skills, sound judgment and ability to prioritize.
5. Special Skills:
- Strong computer skills, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS-Project or similar project management program.
- GIS, HOMER, Plexos, MatLab, AutoCAD or other computer software skills are a plus.
- Solar design software skills are a plus.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Must have excellent ability to understand and communicate complex program, scientific information and practices to a wide variety of stakeholders;
- Ability to learn how to adopt a system thinking approach to their work; ability to listen to colleagues, partners, and clients to understand the interconnected relationships between and amongst the elements in the energy and climate system and/or an individual project, and to synthetize ideas and concepts.
7. Additional Comments:
- Ability to work in a varying schedule including nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally, and work on multiple time zones, as necessary.
Physical and Other Requirements
- Office Environment: Constant computer work requiring repetitive motion, prolonged sitting and sustained visual/mental demands. Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which may be heavy (>15 lbs.) and require use of carts.
- Travel Environment: Occasional long-distance travel (sometimes to developing countries) which may require walking distances, lifting and carrying luggage and boxes (>25 lbs.) or prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.
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