Career Opportunities

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization based in Alberta. ERA was created in 2009 to help deliver on the province’s environmental and economic goals. ERA invests the proceeds from carbon pricing paid by large industrial emitters to reduce GHGs and strengthen the competitiveness of new and incumbent industries in Alberta. Our investments help innovators develop and demonstrate GHG-reducing technologies. These technologies will lower costs, improve competitiveness, and accelerate Alberta’s transformation to a low carbon economy.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Greenhouse Gas Impact Quantification Lead

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)
Edmonton or Calgary, AB

Closing Date: February 4, 2022

ABOUT ERA: A PART OF ALBERTA’S CLIMATE AND INNOVATION HISTORY
Beginning with Alberta’s 2008 Climate Change Strategy and the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) and transitioning through to the Government of Alberta’s new TIER regulation implemented on January 1, 2020, ERA has been the primary mechanism for investing the revenues from the carbon price paid by large final emitters directly into innovative technologies that reduce greenhouse gases and increase economic competitiveness.

MANDATE AND VISION
Reduce GHG emissions and grow Alberta’s economy by accelerating the development and adoption of innovative technology solutions. All projects approved for funding are required to demonstrate how their technology will reduce GHG emissions when implemented on a project or commercial basis. Alberta has competitive industries that deliver sustainable environmental outcomes, attract investment, and are building a diversified, lower carbon economy.

VALUE PROPOSITION
ERA’s investments help innovators develop and demonstrate GHG-reducing technologies. These technologies will lower costs, improve competitiveness, and accelerate Alberta’s transformation to a low carbon economy.

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
To achieve the vision and mandate ERA will:

  • Invest in GHG-reducing technologies that help Alberta grow existing industries and create new ones.
  • Convene the resources required to accelerate the commercialization and widespread adoption of technology solutions that lead to economic growth and GHG reductions in Alberta.
  • Maximize impact through leveraged funding, communications, operational excellence, and by measuring and reporting on key performance metrics.

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY
ERA is seeking a Greenhouse Gas Impact Quantification lead (GHG lead) who will lead the quantification and reporting of GHG impacts of ERA-funded projects. The GHG lead will work closely with ERA’s GHG quantification consultants, technical staff, project advisors, and project proponents. This includes providing guidance to applicants and proponents, and the implementation, and maintenance of a GHG impact database.

The GHG lead’s responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for contractors providing GHG quantification services for ERA and coordinate the work of these service providers in support of the items below
  • Lead the development or update of templates for GHG impact forecasting and reporting for project applicants and leads
  • Summarize impacts for regular board and public reporting
  • Coordinate with ERA’s contracted GHG Quantification consultants to review and validate applicant GHG reduction claims in alignment with best practices, & international standards (ISO 14064)
  • Update and develop, as needed, documents to quantify, track, and report GHG reductions of supported projects
  • Provide guidance and expertise to funding applicants during the two-stage project intake process
  • Assist applicants in developing estimates of GHG reductions to be achieved by the proposed projects
  • Maintain, update and develop, as needed, the GHG reduction database documenting all immediate and anticipated GHG reductions achieved by all supported projects
  • Work with project advisors and contracted service providers to monitor the development of required monitoring, measurement and verification (MMV) plans, GHG reporting documents, and applicable final deliverables from funded projects
  • Develop relationships with internal stakeholders to communicate findings, collaborate on innovation initiatives, and facilitate the development of project/initiative deliverables
  • Leverage the expertise of external partners to develop knowledge, templates, and methodology
  • Develop collaborative relationships with external stakeholders including potential and current funding applicants, industry colleagues, government/institution representatives, and business partners
  • Ensure current knowledge on industry best practices, emerging trends, and shifts in regulatory/legislative requirements is reflected in ERA emissions quantification and reporting
  • Share and align best practices for GHG impact quantification with trusted partner organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, environmental science, or accounting. Preference will be given to candidates who have the following certifications:
    • Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifier (GHG-IQ)
    • Greenhouse Gas Verifier (GHG-V)
    • P. Eng. or CPA
  • At least 5 years of experience in the engineering, environmental science, research, project management, or accounting fields
  • Experience in working in/with government and industry, especially in climate change related work
  • Familiarity with Alberta climate policies and programs, especially related to GHG emissions quantification
  • Familiarity with emissions reduction technologies and innovations relevant to Alberta
  • Experience in working with senior technical and management professionals from government, industry, environmental agencies and/or other stakeholders
  • Familiarity with or a certification in ISO 14064
  • GHG Management Institute Diploma in GHG Accounting or GHG measurement, reporting and verification
  • Ability to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Strong project management and auditing skills
  • Planning and priority management skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written, listening and interpersonal skills to convey concepts and information
  • Ability to think critically and interpret/apply codes and standards
  • Collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Strong attention to detail along with high degree of professionalism
  • Experience with contract management and stakeholder relations.

ERA offers competitive compensation in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement. The base salary for this position is between $79,500 and $95,000 depending on experience, plus benefits. This position can be located at either the Edmonton or Calgary ERA office.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Amanda Amyotte at aamyotte@eralberta.ca by the closing date of February 4, 2022.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Emissions Reduction Alberta is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Emissions Reduction Alberta throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process.