Program Manager, Carbon Offsets
Google - Mountain View, CA

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The area: Engineering Management

Simply put, Google engineers make computers do amazing things. Populated by extraordinarily creative, motivated and talented people, our Engineering team gets excited by developing new applications that really make a difference and are used by millions of people. We're driven by Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. If you seek to tackle such challenges as building a highly scalable computing infrastructure, novel storage systems, innovative user experiences or the next big application that will change the world, then this might be a perfect fit for you.

The role: Program Manager, Carbon Offsets

The role of the Program Manager will be to provide the project management skills, analytical "horsepower", and business judgment to support strategic and tactical initiatives globally. Google has very high performance standards and everyone is expected to work aggressively to achieve challenging goals. The COPM will be responsible for identifying and mitigating risk, and to serve as an expert for carbon offset strategy, procurement, methodology, and policy-making at the national and global level. You are a self-starter who can work in a rapidly-changing industry, tolerate ambiguity, lead cross-functional teams through influence, and demonstrate problem-solving leadership with limited oversight. Changes with respect to operations and day-to-day activities may require focus to be shifted as necessary.

  • Research and analyze carbon offset projects around the globe.
  • Maintain meticulous documentation both of financial and project records
  • Work well on multidisciplinary teams including legal, finance, and policy.
  • Clearly communicate findings from offset initiatives to senior management and to the broader organization.
  • Own part of larger initiatives both on an on-going basis and on an ad-hoc basis.
  • BS degree preferred in a technical field with a strong academic record or equivalent work experience. A graduate technical degree a plus.
  • At least 2 years relevant experience in energy or climate policy. Demonstrated strong performance in prior roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence.
  • Distinctive problem solving and analysis skills and impeccable organizational skills.
  • Experience in or passion for climate policy and information technology.
  • Ability to travel to all carbon offset project site locations.

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