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Sustainability, Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation 

Position: Sustainability Associate – Data and Policy
Consultancy: Pinna Sustainability Inc.
Location: preference will be given to applicants based in the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky corridor, though all residents of BC will be considered

About Pinna Sustainability

Pinna was founded in 2012 as a strategic consultancy to help our clients embed sustainability values into practice. We are strategists, analysts, analysts, planners, researchers, innovators and educators with a commitment to quality and meaningful work that leads to positive change. We work with First Nations, local, regional, and provincial governments, agencies, and institutions to drive local action towards a more sustainable, equitable future. For more details on the work we do, visit

Position description

We are seeking a full-time staff member to join our team as a Sustainability Associate to support our climate change mitigation and adaptation team. We hope to attract someone who is driven to support climate action, resilience and using research and data to inform evidence based decision making. Research, data analysis, data visualization, project management, communication skills and ability to work independently and with a team. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deliverables, while knowing when to ask for support.

The main location of work will be a home office, while in-person working days with colleagues and/or clients will also be expected bi-weekly or more, typically in the Vancouver area. We hope to retain a new employee who is interested in learning and growing with us over time, and who can see a future for themselves contributing to and over time leading emission reduction and adaptation projects and contributing to a diversity of strategic sustainability projects with Pinna team members and collaborators.

This position will include but not be limited to the following activities:

  • Use quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques, including designing / structuring tools (e.g. spreadsheets) to track and analyze data.
  • Conduct policy research and data analysis to inform strategic projects.
  • Support the development of technical spreadsheets, data visualisation tools and other systems to support client needs.
  • Carry out consulting work as defined by client contracts, under the guidance of a manager.
  • Manage small to large-sized projects and tasks.
  • Maintain positive team and client relationships.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure high quality deliverables on time and budget.
  • Prepare well-written, clear, concise reports and presentations for clients.
  • Work remotely with other Pinna staff to collaborate and meet client expectations.
  • Be accountable for your time by tracking how time is spent and checking in regularly with manager(s) to ensure time is spent wisely.
  • Other tasks and duties as required.

Preferred skills

We are looking for a candidate with multiple skill sets, including:

  • Strong project management and task management skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, with the ability to think strategically.
  • Strong data management skills – both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Subject matter knowledge and experience in the fields of climate change and climate resilience. Knowledge and experience in relation to local government planning are highly desired.
  • Ability to communicate findings and recommendations effectively through reports and presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent verbal communications and active listening skills.
  • Interest in working on a variety of topics related to sustainability.
  • Able to work independently and collaborate in person and remotely.
  • Proficiency in using computers: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and various video conferencing platforms.
  • Interest in staying abreast of emerging research and best practices in the field.


  • Post-secondary degree (Masters preferred) in planning; resource and environmental management; engineering; sustainability; geography; forestry; and/or expertise as relevant to the position.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience, with preference for those who have worked in a consulting environment.
  • Professional designation is desired.

Application details

Pinna is a growing firm that embraces diversity. We encourage people with all identities, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences to apply.

The salary range for this postion is $75,000 - $95,000 annually, based on a 35 hour work week. The compensation package will be discussed with the preferred candidate during the interview phase. For this position, preference will be given to applicants based in the lower mainland and sea to sky corridor, though all residents of BC will be considered. Please submit a resume and cover letter to .

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Applications will be reviewed until an appropriate candidate is hired.



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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 14 2024    ID: 71210