Senior Manager, Renewable Energy



Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 23rd June 2019   6 days left

Job Purpose and Background

Are you passionate about the environment and tackling climate change? CDP is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual with excellent understanding of power markets, and good command of corporate sourcing of renewable electricity to join us as our new Senior Manager, Renewable Energy. You will work with CDP’s global climate team to deliver a program of activities which largely include working for RE100 initiative. The position will be an interface with RE100 Technical Advisory Group (TAG) which CDP manages as a part of the RE100 initiative. The Senior Manager will function as a project manager and will lead a renewable energy work focusing on RE100. Reporting to the Director, Climate Change the successful candidate will be a strong self-starter with data presentations skills and the ability to communicate across a range of levels.

About RE100 initiative

Led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative uniting more than 160 influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for - and delivery of - renewable energy. Please visit to find out more.

About CDP

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Working with institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion and 100+ Supply chain member companies with US$3000 billion procurement spent, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information and driver of change globally. Please visit to find out more.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overall project management for all the technical work of RE100 initiative;
  • Support knowledge creation and management for RE100 initiative;
  • Coordinate Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings, drive discussions and seek productive outputs. Also provide general administrative support such notes taking, record keeping, etc.;
  • Work with project partner i.e. The Climate Group and keep the track of project deliverables and associated communications;
  • Work towards expansion of CDP’s work on Renewable Energy using the CDP disclosure process, working with partners such as IRENA to work on analysis and reporting and driving up corporate and city, states and regions procurement of renewables;
  • Keep track of finances and review all budgetary requirements which also include preparation of funding proposals and progress reports for the funders;
  • Write technical guidance documents and reports;
  • Corporate energy data analysis via using excel/other software; and
  • Develop a network of contacts in the energy industry and promote CDP’s work across a wide variety of stakeholders;

The successful candidate will have:

Essential skills and experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills that promote cohesion and teamwork; timeliness and efficiency.
  • Previous working experience (minimum of six years), specifically in energy markets and corporate sourcing of renewable electricity (ideally three to five years);
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in fundraising, project proposal preparation and monitoring;
  • Consensus-building and writing action-oriented briefings for senior decision makers.

Desired skills and experience

  • Excellent oral and written English skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of how to manipulate data in common tools;
  • Familiarity with CDP’s Environmental disclosure programs;


  • PG degree in Energy Studies/ Sustainability focusing on renewable energy.

What we offer:

  • Working in one of the most successful and fastest growing initiatives driving climate action within the corporate sector;
  • Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, international, innovative and highly motivated team;
  • Competitive NGO salary and annual bonus (depending on company results);
  • Attractive holidays to be determined based on location;
  • For UK applications only: 
    • Salary and benefits: Competitive NGO salary, 30 days’ holiday excluding bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance), Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance and others.

Interested? To apply please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘Senior Manager, Renewable Energy’ in the subject. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of 23 June 2019. Due to the volume of applications only successful applicants will be contacted. 

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