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Rocky Mountain Institute Manager / Principal - Global Methane Solutions in Boulder, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Institute transforms global energy use to create a clean,prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. That is our mission. That is ourpassion. And every day, every member of our team of 220+ works tirelesslyto achieve it. We are driving the global energy transition from fossil fuelsto efficiency and renewables by working in partnership with businesses,communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to advance market-basedsolutions. We achieve this by developing breakthrough ideas, testing andrefining them, reshaping markets, and bringing solutions to scale. RMI isa fast growing, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a2020-2021 annual budget of $70 million and offices in Basalt and Boulder,Colorado; New York City; Oakland, CA; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.Position Overview:We are looking for a Manager or Principal level candidate to lead our team inthe United States. Global Methane Solutions is a partnership between RockyMountain Institute (RMI) and SYSTEMIQ, and branded as a separateentity, that is focused on using market mechanisms to achieve large-scalereductions in methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry. We havedeveloped a product standard for natural gas produced with minimal methaneemissions and are focused on developing the market for this differentiated,certified product. This position will lead the development of the market formethane emissions certified gas in North America, and will engage heavilywith natural gas producers and buyers. A parallel position in Europe,reporting to the SYSTEMIQ side of the partnership, engages in similar workto engage with the gas markets serving Europe, including Eurasia, NorthernAfrica and the Middle East.The candidate should be a team leader and program manager in a veryentrepreneurial setting - willing to roll up their sleeves to do research andcreate presentations, but also able operate at a high-level with executivesboth within and outside of RMI. The candidate should be able to thinkstrategically about how to design big systemic shifts, but also able tomanage the day-to-day activities of the team. The Program Manager will be astrong communicator, should feel at ease running virtual and in-personworkshops with diverse stakeholders, and feel comfortable buildingrelationships with senior managers from partner organizations, regulatorybodies and oil and gas companies to drive the market development of methaneemissions certified gas. The candidate will have ample experience and pastresponsibility in managing commercial deals, business or projects towardsclosure, a clear goal or agreed timelines and key performance indicators.The candidate will be accustomed to working under time pressure, includingmeeting or exceeding targets under changing circumstances and uncertainty(e.g. changes in the industry, organizational changes, functionalcomplexities, political and regulatory changes, etc...).The Manager or Principal will work closely with the Global Methane Solutionssenior leadership team (managing director, senior content leads and otherteam leads) across RMI and SYSTEMIQ to manage the strategy, budget anddelivery of the program. Understanding of North American and Europeanpolitical systems, including regulatory efforts, is preferred. While weare a mission-driven team striving to reduce methane emissions, thecandidate should be comfortable working with the oil and gas industry to doso. Previous oil and gas industry experience is required, as well as theunderstanding of the science behind the issue of methane emissions.This is an exciting opportunity to help launch a new market for certified gasin North America at a critical time in the global energy transition. Idealstart date is October 2020.The primary responsibilities for this position include:Direct all activities to develop the market for Global Methane Solutions(GMS) certified gas in North America, major focus on interactingwith gas buyers to build demand for the productProject manage the

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