Driven By Impact: Climate Career Week is Live!

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Driven By Impact 🌱

Edition 49: March 28, 2024

Climate Career Week How To Get a Job in Climate!

Earlier this week, we kickstarted Climate Career Week with a presentation on “How to Get a Job in Climate.” This event is designed to provide you with unique insights into the nuances of finding a job in the climate sector, a process that differs significantly from traditional job searches.

​With an estimated 80% of jobs never reaching public job boards, we focus on teaching you how to leverage networking effectively to secure your dream job. Our marketing lead, Natalie Lavery, will guide you through this journey, sharing valuable knowledge and actionable insights derived from Climate People’s 2023 Job Seeker Playbook & Climate People’s LinkedIn Learning Course.

🌎 WHAT: Climate Career Week: Strengthening Your Personal Brand
🗓️ WHEN: 3/29 @ 11 am EST
👤 WHO: Job Seekers, Hiring Managers

🌎 WHAT: Sales Professionals Ask Me Anything Session w/ Laurel Yaros
🗓️ WHEN: 4/9 @ 12 pm EST
👤 WHO: Job Seekers

→ Did you miss last week’s LinkedIn live session? We talked about the power of the hidden job market and why networking is so important. Check it out!

→ The other week, we hosted a webinar on a funding recap of 2023 and some job market projections for 2024. Check it out!

→ Missed last week’s edition? It was a jam-packed one! Check it out here.

**We do not accept sponsors for this newsletter. All of these external promos are our genuine recommendations 💚**

→ ‘Transferable skills’ are thrown around a lot in climate. But what are they, and how can you use them in your job search? Check out the second session in our Climate Transition series to learn the power of transferable skills in your climate job search!

→ On Tuesday, we hosted the 3rd session of our 4-part networking series with Laurie McGinley. Check out the recording for tips on how introverts can make the most of networking.

→ Buoyant Ventures recently released a report sharing their predictions on venture and climate industry trends, as well as some initial research on data center energy efficiency for 2024. Dive deeper here!


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Climate Robotics, an emerging field within Climate Tech, aims to develop robotic solutions that can efficiently respond to climate change challenges. This includes tasks like regenerating coral reefs and operating wind turbines. The acceleration of automation and mechanization in industries worldwide has contributed to a significant increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Current climate solutions, while numerous, are inefficient when deployed manually and lack scalability. For example, manual tree planting to offset carbon emissions is labor-intensive and time-consuming.

To address these issues, Climate Robotics leverages AI-powered robotics to automate the deployment of climate solutions, thereby accelerating the implementation of climate response strategies. Applications of Climate Robotics include planting and monitoring mangroves, collecting stratospheric data, operating wind turbines, regenerating corals, collecting ocean data, and managing waste. Companies such as Mission Robotics, ReefGen, Botlink, Drone Amplified, Mast Reforestation, TreeSwift, Luminious, Bluewhite Robotics, and Bedrock Ocean Exploration are pioneering innovative work in this field. As Climate Robotics continues to grow, it holds the promise of more groundbreaking solutions to combat climate change.

➵ Opportunity to join a global mission-driven consulting firm dedicated to combating climate change and fostering green economies. As the Project Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in managing sustainability projects, conducting impactful research, and providing vital administrative support. Your responsibilities encompass project coordination, qualitative research on sustainability topics, client communication, marketing support, and office administration. Ideal candidates hold a Master’s Degree in relevant fields, possess 1-2 years of experience, demonstrate proficiency in MS Office Suite, exhibit strong attention to detail, project management skills, and excel in multitasking and meeting deadlines. Foreign language skills and a passion for public policy are highly valued.

This job opportunity is with a fully remote and profitable climate tech startup that has developed a software platform to assist renewable energy developers. They are seeking a Full-Stack Engineer who will lead new product work, interact with users, ideate on features, give feedback on designs, and build out those features. This role will involve working directly with the CTO on scoping new features and engineering plans and launching new features and markets in the US. The ideal candidate is a product-minded engineer with 2+ years of experience, proficient in React, TypeScript and Python, and with a history of continuous learning and operating in ambiguity. Experience in the utility industry or projects supporting electric transmission, distribution, and substation design is a plus.

Our client is seeking three Lead Grant Writers to join their mission-driven team, focusing on securing large-scale grant funding for climate solutions. This role requires 5+ years of experience in grant writing or proposal development, a proven track record of winning large federal grants, and scientific/technical knowledge in areas such as energy systems, material science, and biotech solutions. The successful candidates will work closely with clients to refine projects, collaborate with senior staff, and support multiple high-quality proposals simultaneously, playing a key role in addressing climate change.

➵ The fully remote climate tech startup we're partnering with is seeking a back-end engineer to enhance their software platform and expedite interconnection studies for renewable energy developers. In this role, you'll construct backend services, set up projects, handle infrastructure work, create architecture diagrams, and code extensively while working closely with the CTO. The ideal candidate should have 3+ years of product launch experience, a product-oriented engineering mindset, a commitment to continuous learning, proficiency in Python, GraphQL, Heroku, and Hasura, and a bonus for utility industry project involvement.

That's all for this edition! Thanks for doing your part in mobilizing a workforce transition to work on climate!