Careers

Senior Data Manager

Location: Costa Mesa, CA or Visalia, CA (preferred) 
Posted: April 20, 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 experienced analytical and data management professional for the position of Senior Data Manager to join CalBio’s GHG Team. Reporting to the GHG Program Director and under supervision of the Vice President of GHG Programs, the Senior Data Manager’s primary role is to manage, maintain, and streamline 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 work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders 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:

  • Work closely with other CalBio team members to collect, track, organize, and analyze large data sets and documents required for reporting to regulatory agencies for credit generation, grant reporting, etc.
  • Develop models and tools to improve and innovate methods used to collect, process, and organize data and information required for regulatory program requirements, business insights, and forecasting
  • Support the development of quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) processes and perform QA/QC checks to maintain the highest level of integrity, accuracy, and transparency in GHG accounting practices
  • Problem‐solve and troubleshoot errors, misreporting, incorrect data, and other issues that may arise during pathway development and/or verification process
  • Prepare reports to clearly communicate important performance metrics associated with each digester project for the purpose of communicating to internal and external stakeholders (e.g., gas production and quality, CI scores, GHG emission reductions).
    • Manage the design, development, and implementation of a system that automates and integrates data collection, standardization, analysis, and visualization across CalBio’s portfolio of projects
    • Coordinate and interface with other members across the CalBio team (e.g., operations, construction and engineering, finance, dairy relations) to define and improve reporting metrics and processes
    • Develop strong understanding of relevant GHG accounting protocols for quantifying methane and other GHG emissions from livestock operations and projects
    • Maintain the highest level of integrity, accuracy, and transparency in GHG accounting practices
    • Engage with third‐party verification bodies during validations/annual verifications
    • Participate in site visits with dairy farmer partners, verifiers, and internal teams

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Technical Regulatory Support: The Senior Data Manager would be expected to support the Vice President of GHG Programs and GHG Program Director in the development of internal business metrics and other analyses in response to evolving policies and regulations, including California’s LCFS, EPA’s RFS, and other programs.
  • Other: CalBio is a growing company where roles and responsibilities may evolve over time as needs arise. The Senior Data Manager 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

  • 5+ years of professional experience in database development, data management, quantitative analysis, and data visualization.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, environmental science, computer science, data science, finance, business, economics, or related field is required.
  • Advanced in MS Excel and programming language(s), including experience with SQL, Python, etc.
  • Technical experience tracking sustainability-related or operational project metrics (e.g., GHG emissions, gas production, energy, wastewater) as well as regulatory compliance recordkeeping is a plus.
  • Experience working in renewable energy, oil and gas, agriculture, sustainability, or climate sectors in business, government, or non-profit organizations.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and extraordinary attention to detail is 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workload and priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with or interest in the energy and/or dairy livestock sectors.
  • 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