Manager – Climate Aligned Industries


  • Business ,Sales and Marketing
  • Full time
  • 4 months ago
  • Remote
  • Remote

Job Description

Job Description

Do you like solving challenging problems, thinking about dynamic systems, and working in groups? Do you have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, and ability to guide others toward meaningful results? Do you have a passion for making the world a better place? If yes, then join our growing team!

Program Overview

The Climate Aligned Industries (CAI) program works to decarbonize heavy industry and heavy transport. We collaborate with a global network of businesses, financial institutions, policymakers, and community-based organizations to facilitate and scale emissions reductions in these industrial sectors. Through a new grant, CAI is catalyzing Clean Industrial Hubs by enabling flagship renewable energy and industry electrification, hydrogen and carbon removal projects in Houston, TX, and Los Angeles, CA.

The Position Overview

RMI is seeking a Manager to support the development of the two Clean Industrial Hubs. Specifically, this person would be responsible for managing resources, budgets, and staff on projects; interfacing with internal and external stakeholders; developing project deliverables; and ensuring that projects have impact in Houston and Los Angeles. Projects might include working with project developers to advance GW-scale hydrogen or with industrial facility owners to directly electrify.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with project developers to support their business development efforts in advancing projects to FIDs
  • Develop and implement scopes of work, budgets, and workplans for Clean Industrial Hubs projects in TX and CA
  • Manage and mentor staff to deliver on-time and on-budget project deliverables
  • Interface with internal and external stakeholders, including developing agendas, hosting meetings and workshops, and managing relationships with partner organizations
  • Contribute to project design and delivery, including contributing subject matter expertise about industrial sectors (aviation, shipping, trucking, cement, chemicals, steel) and/or about renewable energy (clean hydrogen, renewable electricity, low carbon fuels)
  • Measure projects’ impact qualitatively and quantitatively, capturing case studies, best practices, and lessons learned and evaluating numerically projects’ impacts on emissions, energy production, jobs, and investments
  • Develop external communications materials as needed to support the team’s strategies, including products such as blogs, op-eds, talking points, slide decks, and public speaking engagements.
  • Manage and mentor staff, developing a cohesive, enthusiastic, supportive, and high-performing team culture
  • Demonstrate organization-wide values, helping maintain a culture of impact, accountability, and entrepreneurship and commitment to equitable climate action.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional work experience including at least 1+ year as a team manager
  • Experience managing projects, including leading staff, developing scopes of work, and tracking budgets and workplans
  • Business development experience in hydrogen or renewable power industries is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, writing and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent work references

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with project implementation, specifically infrastructure projects, facility construction or retrofitting, and fleet management
  • Experience managing complex and diverse stakeholder groups
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities
  • Capacity to pick up technical concepts quickly


We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby.

Please note that this position has a strong preference for the candidate to be based near Houston, TX. This will be further discussed throughout the interview process.

We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies.

We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process.

Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply.


RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Managers join at the minimum to mid salary range of $103,000-$125,000. You would also have an additional 10% bonus target!


We offer a comprehensive benefits package adjusted to regional norms, including (for U.S. employment):

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Work from home and commuter allowance


Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.

This Ensures That We

We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization.

  • Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.
  • Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued.
  • Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About RMI

RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

RMI is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.