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Position: Data Analyst & Client Advisor
Organization: Climate Smart
Location: Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia

About Us

Climate Smart is a dynamic social enterprise that is engaging the business sector to take action on climate change and move toward a resilient, low-carbon economy. Our unique combination of training, certification and software enables organizations to measure and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while strengthening their business at the same time. We partner with local governments (e.g., City of Vancouver, City of Edmonton), transportation hubs (e.g., Port of Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport), and other organizations (e.g., Vancity, St. John’s Board of Trade) to engage the businesses in their networks and accelerate carbon reduction. Our aggregated data and related products (e.g., Business Energy and Emissions Profile –, and 200 Million Tonnes of Opportunity are used by our partners and others to inform community-wide emissions planning, policy and reduction initiatives. Climate Smart is a collaborative, hands-on team that believes businesses play a critical role in addressing climate change. Our commitment to environmental sustainability underpins our internal operations and organizational culture. Learn more about Climate Smart at .

About the Position

Reporting to the Data and Knowledge Systems Manager, as Data Analyst & Client Advisor you are a key member of the team that delivers Business Energy and Emissions Profiles (BEEPs), impact reports to host partners, and other data projects. In addition, you will contribute to developing new data products and services.

As Client Advisor you will be responsible for providing one-on-one support to a portfolio of client businesses to help them through the process of measuring their greenhouse gas emissions, developing a list of emission reduction strategies they’re going to pursue, and completing their Climate Smart certification. Client Advisors are critical to Climate Smart’s strong client relations, and to providing exceptional service to the businesses we work with.

Main Responsibilities

Data Analysis

  • Creating BEEPs, including:
    • Preparatory research and data cleanup
    • Deriving sectoral emission intensities from the Climate Smart dataset
    • Data analysis and projections using top-down and bottom-up techniques
    • Applying and analyzing Climate Smart emission intensities and community energy and emissions data using GHG accounting methodology
    • Deriving and communicating insights through written and visual summaries using Microsoft and Adobe software
    • Using Tableau to create interactive BEEP dashboards
    • Other BEEP data analysis tasks as required
  • Using Tableau to create interactive impact reports for host partners
  • Emission factor annual updates and other GHG accounting research
  • Provide support to Climate Smart’s business training and support (TAS) team

Client Advisory

  • Provide technical support to Climate Smart clients on a scheduled and ‘ad-hoc’ basis as they conduct GHG emissions inventories, develop emissions reduction plans, and achieve Climate Smart certification
  • Resolve technical issues and provide guidance on GHG inventory boundary-setting, emission reduction, and related topics according to the specific needs of each client and in accordance with principles of the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard
  • Conduct a detailed review of completed inventories, emission reductions potential, delivering feedback on methodology and data quality according to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and Climate Smart best practices
  • Develop projections and analyze the business case, for different emission reduction strategies; generate documentation for businesses upon completion of their certification as Climate Smart, including GHG inventory reports, case studies, and internal records

Experience, Skills and Characteristics

  • Post-secondary education in environmental sciences and business, or equivalent training and work experience. Graduate degree related to climate change or GHG management is an asset
  • Experience in related data analyst role(s); minimum of three years
  • Technical expertise and confidence in data analysis (manipulating spatial, normalizing, visualization) and mathematical modelling required; Mastery of Excel and Salesforce CRM required
  • Organized and comfortable dealing with large data sets of data, proven ability to extract unique insights from complex data
  • Experience in GHG Accounting and knowledge of climate change research as it relates to emission inventories a strong asset
  • Strong critical thinking and methodological analysis skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills with an ability to communicate to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work on multiple parallel projects
  • Experience with Tableau and Adobe Products preferred

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume by midnight on August 26, 2018 to: 
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with the subject line of “Data Analyst and Client Advisor.” In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  1. Why is this position of interest to you, and how does it fit with your career goals?
  2. Please outline your prior experience in data analysis and client service or advisory roles.

Climate Smart is an Equal Opportunity Employer: We are committed to the principles of equal and inclusive employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, religion, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, domestic partnership status or any other status that is representative of the communities we work in. Climate Smart encourages applicants from all communities.

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GoodWork ID: 47325       Date posted to Aug 10 2018