Are you an air quaLity/GHG/climate change nerd?
When people talk about CAPs, you ask whether they are discussing criteria air pollutants or climate action plans. You have a t-shirt that reads, “Question CalEEMod.” You excel at Excel. Brainstorming how to address post-2020 GHG goals, targets, and thresholds at company events is still fun, even virtually. You can perform complex calculations and clearly write the story about the results. You have looked up your place of residence on Cal-Adapt. When someone says Newhall or Friant you know what they are referring to. You can readily explain TAC, CAAQS, AQMD, CARB, GHG, BAU, CEQA, EIR, MND, and IPCC to your non-air quality/climate change friends. You know why AB 32 and all the SBs (e.g., 32, 97, 375, and 379) are important. Owning the responsibility for small, medium and large, complex projects is in your comfort zone, including quality assurance, client management, schedule and budget management, and team coordination. Your past success also includes business development, proposal writing, and networking with prospective clients. Your attitude is positive and you are curious, caring, collegial, collaborative, career-oriented, and committed to quality.
What working at Ascent would be like…
Ascent is seeking an Air Quality/Climate Change Project Manager to join our environmental practice based in San Diego. You will be working as part of the Air Quality/GHG/Climate Change services team to:
IF this work could be a fit for you, please read a bit more about our Air Quality/GHG/Climate Change Specialist position:
We are seeking a candidate with a passion for air quality, GHG, and climate change issues who can manage and conduct technical analyses (e.g., quantification of criteria air pollutants and GHGs) and climate action/adaptation plans, including writing/reviewing technical and planning report sections and documents. Project management duties include client communications, guiding technical staff, conducting quality assurance/quality control tasks for deliverables, and overseeing project budgets and schedules. Projects may include CEQA and NEPA analyses, community plans, climate action/adaptation plans, and GHG reduction strategies.
Qualifications include a BS or higher degree in atmospheric science, environmental science, math, environmental policy, sustainability, or a related field with 5 or more years of relevant technical and project management experience. Strong analytical, computer, and writing skills are a must. Spreadsheet and database software skills are also desired. The successful candidate will be hard working, detail oriented, conscientious, interpersonally skilled, and team oriented.
Ascent offers a supportive, fun, and intellectually challenging workplace environment with excellent benefits. We invest in our employees’ careers and welfare and strive to provide high-quality outcomes for our clients. We offer flexible hours, collegial teamwork, participation in important and challenging projects, opportunities to contribute to and join in community service events, and regular performance recognition.