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Associate Director - Building Decarbonization Strategic Lead

2050 Partners
Oakland, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

2050 Partners is seeking a bright and mission-driven Associate Director to join our team. In this role, you will provide strategic direction and day-to-day oversight of all aspects of building code, appliance standard, and test procedure advocacy projects. We are looking for a team-member who is passionate about understanding clients’ pain points and delivering pragmatic solutions, dedicated to our mission of meeting state, federal, and international carbon mitigation goals, and enthusiastic about growing with our dynamic consulting firm.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide strategic leadership for our clients’ activities in national and state appliance standard, building code, and test procedure rulemakings
  • Act as a trusted advisor to our clients by providing pragmatic advice based on defensible data and analysis
  • Oversee all aspects of multiple projects including subcontractor selection and management, technical research, client engagement, and external stakeholder engagement including:
    • Primary and secondary research related to energy-using equipment and building systems
    • Procurement of energy-using equipment and laboratory testing time
    • Laboratory and field investigation of energy-using equipment
    • Coalition-building through strong relationships with external stakeholders
    • Coordination of review of technical and legal documents
  • Ensure the highest level of quality in all project deliverables, including regulatory filings, reports, and presentations
  • Provide supervision and professional development of internal team members
  • Contribute to business development and proposal writing
  • Contribute to internal strategic planning and operations support


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience related to energy codes
  • 12+ years relevant experience preferably including consulting, utility, and/or regulatory affairs exposure
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physics is required
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills across interdisciplinary fields, including emerging technology assessments, engineering, economics, statistics, and policy
  • Experience with or exposure to energy policy/law, including appliance standards and/or building energy codes
  • Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Project management track record
  • Comfortable leading and providing strategic direction for complex projects involving multilateral negotiations and decisions and managing associated risk
  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers and people at all levels within an organization
  • Great initiative, creativity, and curiosity; work well both on your own and as part of team
  • Strong practical implementation skills and willingness to use a hands-on approach when needed
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including the ability to adapt technical material for broader audiences
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Confidence, enthusiasm, humility and discretion
  • Willingness for regular travel
  • Desire and ability to work remotely


2050 Partners is a professional services consulting firm committed to providing strategy, innovation, execution, and knowledge sharing for our clients and partners. Our core purpose is to shorten the path to carbon neutrality. Our team focuses on energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, water efficiency, clean transportation, building electrification, and broader decarbonization strategies. We have broad experience providing strategic and analytical advice relating to energy codes and standards programs, demand-side management incentive programs, emerging technology programs, and policy development. 2050 Partners is a California Benefits Corporation and operates in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. We offer health, dental, and vision benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan, and a flexible and fun work environment.

2050 Partners


Oakland, CA
94612 USA
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