The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. For two decades, NRDC has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 30 people based in our Beijing office, NRDC China Program have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that conserve natural resources, curb pollution and accelerate China's transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.
NRDC is seeking a Project Manager, Power to work with the China Coal Cap Project team in our Beijing office.
The Project Manager, Power will lead research cooperation and engagement with Chinese partners under NRDC’s China Coal Cap Project to develop analysis related to transitioning the electricity sector from coal power to low-carbon electricity, including supporting research on national and provincial targets, plans, policies and mechanisms to limit the risk of excess coal power, accelerate retirement of excess coal-fired power plants, and integrate greater renewable energy, storage and demand side resources while maintaining electricity system stability and supply.
The Project Manager, Power will be responsible for
Supporting team leaders in developing an overall power sector coal power reduction and transition research and advocacy plan;
Leading engagement with and managing the research projects of multiple power sector research partners, working with partners to prepare research proposals, budgets, contracts and compliance materials; ensuring quality project implementation that meets the research goals of the project, including organizing expert review meetings and providing expert feedback and guidance to partners to improve the research; collecting mid-term and final narrative and financial reports; and supporting reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the project.
Synthesizing the research of partners to develop an overall coal power and carbon peaking roadmap that sets coal power capacity and generation control targets and scenarios for reduction, and analyzes both national and provincial coal power capacity and generation reduction targets and policies.
Engaging enterprises and research institutes on enterprise carbon peaking and reduction plans and pathways, with a focus on coal to zero carbon power transition mechanisms and business models.
Keeping up to date on the latest developments in power sector zero carbon transition policy in China and internationally, including in key provinces.
Presenting on behalf of NRDC in conferences and workshops to introduce and discuss research findings and recommendations, and coordinating project communication, report launch and advocacy efforts on coal reduction and air quality and carbon peaking.
Working with the other members of NRDC’s China Program and US colleagues to enhance NRDC’s research and advocacy efforts and expertise on energy and environmental policy.
Ph.D. (or a Masters with equivalent working experience) in power sector economics, engineering, or a related field.
Strong technical and analytical skills, especially with regard to power sector policy.
Broad knowledge of environmental, clean energy and climate change policy in China and abroad, and experience researching and writing on environmental/energy policy.
Ability to work cooperatively with stakeholders, including policymakers, researchers, universities, companies, and NGOs. Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
Excellent research and writing skills in both Mandarin and English.
Care for details, accuracy and high quality output.
Ability to communicate and advocate ideas and recommendations clearly and effectively in writing and orally
Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.
NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment.
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience.
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