Environment & Energy Manager

Description

The Environment & Energy Manager will report to the Senior Director for Environment & Energy and will assist with the execution of automotive-related environmental, energy and product stewardship advocacy for Global Automakers and its members. Environment and energy topics include, for example, fuel economy/greenhouse gases, tailpipe emissions standards, advanced technologies, and chemicals management. 

This position requires a well-rounded individual with exceptional communication skills who can manage multiple subject areas and also will assist in developing strategic direction. The successful applicant must be a self-starter, have strong team-working skills, and thrive in a collaborative and dynamic work setting. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work cross-functionally with Global Automakers’ member companies, internal team and consultants to develop, implement and follow through on short- and long-term strategic goals, such as engagement on federal and California fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations.
  • Support and co-lead association committee work to implement annual operating objectives. This work includes scheduling meetings, gathering relevant information, developing agendas, minutes and other meeting materials, (co-)chairing meetings, preparing reports, creating content for member-based website, project and task management, ensuring needed follow-up, and engaging in frequent discussion with member companies, consultants and Global Automakers team.
  • Monitor and analyze U.S. environmental regulations and policies and the activities of other environmental stakeholders affecting the auto industry. 
  • Draft federal and state regulatory comments, testimony, and other documents for public submission. This work also includes analysis, research, and gathering and summarizing information to support association positions on regulatory or legislative actions, policies, and other matters of interest.
  • Analyze data and lead technical studies to support advocacy efforts.
  • Routinely interact with member companies, other trade associations, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, California Air Resources Board, and other relevant federal and state/local agencies.
  • Perform other duties as needed related to federal and state environmental and energy policies to support Global Automakers’ Environment & Energy and Chemicals Committees.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, environmental public policy, and/or economics.
  • Five to ten years’ experience in environmental or energy related careers, preferably in automotive, transportation or association fields.
  • Experience working with government agencies and regulations, preferably with greenhouse gas or electric vehicle related regulations and policies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential; experience in writing public advocacy materials preferred.
  • Strong analytical, technical and quantitative skills are required.
  • Strong team-working skills.
  • Experience in project management and running meetings considered advantageous.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
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