Our client, a major Oil and Gas company, is looking for a Socio-Economic & Environment Justice Advisor to work on a 12-month contract in Houston, TX.
- Position to be based in the Ohio River Valley Tristate region supporting the development of a clean energy hub including hydrogen and carbon capture and storage.
- Develop and lead the strategy and actions of the Socio-economic and environmental justice program for the clean energy hub and related funding opportunities
- Lead and prepare socio-economic and environmental justice aspects of Department of Energy funding applications related to clean energy projects.
- Direct supporting consultants and service providers in their related scope of work.
- Design and develop the equity and environmental justice plans in funding opportunities, addressing community engagement and consent, justice40, benefits agreements, quality jobs, diversity etc. requirements
- Develop the monitoring processes, KPIs and reporting mechanisms to demonstrate progress and delivery of the equity and EJ plans
- Lead and manage the execution of the equity and EJ plan, including vendor management, progress monitoring, compliance reporting and risk management.
- Engage with external stakeholders in the development and execution of strategy and plans.
- In support to the company External Affairs, work closely with external providers on community engagement, educational and outreach campaigns, consent and programs to benefit disadvantaged communities.
- Participation in external committees, boards, advocacy groups etc in support of the hub.
- Presentations at conferences, meetings as required.
- Interface with project team, partners and the company internal groups such as communications, government relations and regulatory personnel.
- Preferred location for the position is Ohio River Valley Tristate region but other candidates will be considered based on experience and qualifications
- Experienced professional with practical experience in socioeconomic development and environmental justice program development and implementation.
- Good understanding of local context, communities, key stakeholders and organizations.
- Knowledge and experience with federal government policy and requirements for socio-economic and environmental justice in funding awards (including diversity, disadvantaged communities, skills development, trade unions, social justice, employment and economic development).
- Excellent collaboration skills and experience with stakeholder engagement.
- Experience in the energy, manufacturing, construction and/or industrial sector is an asset.
- Interest in being part of shaping the energy transition.
- Team player that can work independently. Some flexibility in working hours and occasional travel is required.