Project Officer, Power, Climate and Energy Project


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 in accordance with applicable laws. 

Position Summary

NRDC is seeking a Project Officer, Power to work with the Climate and Energy Project in our Beijing office. 

The Project Officer, Power will work with the Program Manager, Power, on research cooperation and engagement with Chinese partners under NRDC’s Climate and Energy Project to develop analysis related to transitioning the electricity sector from coal power to low-carbon electricity, including supporting research on national, provincial, industry and enterprise targets, plans, policies and mechanisms to transition the role of coal power to better support a “new type” energy system based on new energy, 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. 


Strategy Development (10% of time required) 

Project Management (45% of time required) 

Research and Advocacy (45% of time required) 


We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience. 

To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter, in which salary expectation and availability are stated, through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of resumes, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please send an email with the position title in the subject line to

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