Careers

Data Analyst

Location: Costa Mesa, CA or Visalia, CA (preferred) 
Posted: September 15, 2022

Company Description

California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio) is one of the country’s leading developers of dairy digester projects. Our projects generate renewable natural gas and electricity which is used as a vehicle fuel to power clean trucks, buses, and cars. Founded in 2006, CalBio works closely with local dairy farmers, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the dairy industry to develop projects that reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), protect local air and water quality, create local jobs, and provide a new revenue stream along with other meaningful benefits to its dairy partners. Along with its affiliates, Midwest Bioenergy, Northwest Bioenergy, and Southwest Bioenergy, CalBio is undertaking the development, construction, ownership, and operation of dozens of dairy digester projects across the country.

Position Purpose

CalBio is seeking an analytical and highly motivated Data Analyst to join CalBio’s GHG Credit Generation Team. Reporting to the GHG Program Director and under supervision of the Vice President of GHG Programs, the Data Analyst’s primary role is to support the collection, processing, and analysis of data required for the timely and successful generation of Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) RINs across CalBio’s portfolio of projects. The position offers the opportunity to become part of a growing team and advance professionally in a role that contributes to the transition to a low-carbon economy.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Core responsibilities include the following:

  • Collect, track, organize, and analyze large data sets and documents required for reporting to regulatory agencies for credit generation, grant reporting, etc.
  • Prepare project‐specific CI calculators and underlying data as well as other documentation as needed
  • Problem‐solve and troubleshoot errors, misreporting, incorrect data, and other issues that may arise during pathway development and/or verification process
  • Conduct research on and develop strong understanding of relevant GHG accounting protocols for quantifying methane and other GHG emissions from livestock operations and projects
  • Assist the team in engaging with third‐party verification bodies during validations/annual verifications
  • Maintain the highest level of integrity, accuracy, and transparency in GHG accounting practices
  • Participate in site visits with dairy farmer partners, verifiers, and internal teams

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Data Analysis: The Data Analyst is expected to work closely with members of the CalBio team to track important metrics associated with each digester project for the purpose of communicating to internal and external stakeholders. These may include gas production and quality (MMBTU, scf, CH4%, etc.), mtCO2e reduced, CI scores, and more as other needs arise. The Data Analyst would be responsible for collecting and analyzing the data for reports that clearly communicate the key metrics for each intended use.
  • Other: CalBio is a growing company where roles and responsibilities may evolve over time as needs arise. The Data Analyst is expected to adapt when help is needed in areas which are not described in this job description. As knowledge and interests within the company develop, opportunities will be given to pursue these further to the extent possible.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, computer science, finance, business, economics, or related field required.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience related to renewable energy, oil and gas, agriculture, sustainability, and/or environmental/climate issues in business, government, or the non-profit arena. An equivalent combination of education (e.g., Master’s degree) and experience will be considered.
  • Data collection, quantitative analysis, and visualization skills as well as advanced in MS Excel and/or proficiency in basic programming language(s). Technical experience tracking sustainability-related metrics (e.g., GHG emissions, energy, wastewater) and more advanced quantitative analysis or modeling is a plus.
  • Technical experience in, familiarity with, or interest in the energy and/or dairy livestock sectors.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and extraordinary attention to detail required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to synthesize and interpret technical information for various audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment.
  • Enjoy the challenge of exploring new issues and subject areas.
  • Proficiency in Windows-based applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel) on a PC required.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to operate a motor vehicle in California is required.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The position will ideally be based in our Costa Mesa, Bakersfield, or Visalia, CA offices, with an option to work remotely as needed.

Periodic site visits will be required in industrial and agricultural environments, primarily outdoors in the central valley of California. Temperatures range from 30 deg F in the winter to 115 deg F in the summer. Limited exposure to hazardous materials and/or toxic fumes will require the use of approved personal protective equipment. Exposure to heat, noise, flammable materials, rotating equipment, and other conditions normally encountered in an industrial environment should be expected. California Bioenergy will ensure all applicable work rules and safety requirements are closely adhered to.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience. Position includes a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, bonus, paid time off, 401k matching program, and more.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit the following information:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Employment Application