Driven By Impact: Career Transitions Workshop

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Driven By Impact 🌱

Edition 57: May 23, 2024

Climate Transitions Workshop: 4 Part Series

Over the past quarter, the Climate People team has partnered with Mona Johnson of Mojo Career Coaching to deliver a free four-part series on climate career transitions. We offered three in-depth workshops on career switches, and the final session is coming up TOMORROW!

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🌎 WHAT: Weekly LinkedIn Live Q&A
🗓️ WHEN: 5/30 @ 3 pm EST
👤 WHO: Job Seekers

🌎 WHAT: Kickstarting your Climate Job Search
🗓️ WHEN: 5/18 @ 12 pm EST
👤 WHO: Job Seekers

→ Climate People is hosting its first climate job crash course at the end of June! Our 4-hour intensive BootCamp will help you take your job search to the next level - with resources, templates, actionable advice, and more. Learn more here.

→ Last week, Brendan and Natalie went live for a Q&A session. We covered our boot camp, the hidden job market, networking into a role, transferable skills, and much more. Check it out!

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

→ Michael Applebaum compiled this comprehensive Google Doc on “Climate Career Resources 2024.” Check it out to get a one-stop-shop glance at tons of career resources.

→ Natalie is listed on the #OpenDoorClimate database! Use this link to find professionals to network with!


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Residential solar energy offers a sustainable and financially beneficial solution to rising energy costs and environmental concerns. By installing solar panels, homeowners can generate their own electricity, reducing reliance on traditional power grids and significantly cutting utility bills. Solar systems with battery storage ensure a stable power supply even during grid outages, adding a layer of reliability.

 Adopting residential solar power leads to substantial cost savings, increased home value, and energy independence. Homeowners can expect approximately a 10% return on investment, potentially saving thousands over time. Additionally, homes with solar panels typically see an increase in property value by around $15,000. Federal tax credits and rebates, such as a 30% reduction in total system costs, further incentivize this shift. Numerous companies offer tailored solar solutions, making it accessible for various needs and budgets.

We are partnering with a leading global consultancy to hire a Director of Grants to secure large-scale grant funding for high-impact climate solutions. This fully remote position (PST preferred) involves overseeing a multidisciplinary team of up to 25 grant writers, managing 15-20+ projects monthly, improving processes, and driving team growth. Ideal candidates have 5+ years of federal grant management experience, a proven track record with 8-figure awards, strong project and multi-stakeholder management skills, and a deep commitment to addressing climate change.

We are seeking a junior Data Engineer to join a company dedicated to accelerating the transition to a reliable, decarbonized grid. In this role, you will take ownership of complex projects, working to enhance software solutions for electric grid operators, utilities, and renewable energy developers. Key responsibilities include architecting and deploying data pipelines, processing and analyzing data, and developing intuitive dashboards. Ideal candidates will have strong Python coding skills, experience with cloud-native ETL data pipelines, expertise in cloud-based relational databases, and a passion for using analytical problem-solving skills to drive impactful change in the renewable energy sector.

We are partnering with a company focused on accelerating the transition to a decarbonized grid by providing software solutions to electric grid operators, utilities, and renewable energy project developers. They seek a motivated software engineer to build cloud software that facilitates deploying renewable energy projects. Key responsibilities include translating manual grid study processes into efficient code, deploying large-scale compute code on cloud infrastructure, and collaborating with the team to define product requirements. Proficiency in Python is required, and knowledge of C++, power systems, and cloud environments like AWS is advantageous. A BS/MS/PhD in EE/CE/ECE/CS and relevant software engineering experience are preferred.

Our client, an advisory firm aiding startups and Fortune 500 companies in securing government funding within the semiconductor, material science, clean tech, industrial, and energy sectors, seeks a candidate for independent technology research and analyses. Responsibilities include staying updated on government programs, supporting technical presentations, grant applications, RFP responses, managing schedules, assisting in client deliverables, and creating value propositions. Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s in hard science or engineering, possess strong analytical and communication skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Experience in relevant sectors is a plus.

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