City of Boston

Climate Environmental Planning Project Manager

Posted Date 4 months ago(11/17/2022 1:24 PM)
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Environment Department
Regular Full-Time
Environment Department
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Brief Job Descriptions (essential functions of the job):


The Climate and Environmental Planning team is responsible for the Environment Department’s work in developing and implementing the City’s climate action plan, including climate adaptation, greenhouse gas mitigation and zero waste efforts, developing and enforcing regulations in traditional environmental areas such as air pollution, noise and wetlands protection and overseeing the review of development projects from a climate, environmental, and sustainability perspective. The CEP Project Managers will report to the Director of Climate and Environmental Planning and work with the team to advance the City’s environmental goals and support implementation of these initiatives. 


  • Becomes thoroughly familiar with the City of Boston's climate and sustainability goals and the City’s administrative structure, programs, and staff responsibilities for climate action.  
  • Stays current with scientific developments and convey them in practical terms to stakeholders. 
  • Supports implementation of the City’s climate adaptation, zero waste, and greenhouse gas mitigation plans, wetlands protection ordinance, and other environmental programs.
  • Supports the development of policies and regulations.
  • Supports projects that cross multiple disciplines (e.g. the intersection of climate adaptation and wetlands protection or material reuse and deep energy retrofits)
  • Leads innovative community outreach and engagement around sustainability, climate action, and environmental protection.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative partnerships with neighborhood, non-profit, business, and institutional groups to ensure that all parts of the Boston community are engaged in the development and implementation of the City’s climate and environmental plans.
  • Assists in coordinating and mainstreaming internal and external activities related to climate and environmental action
  • Works with City agencies to expand the integration of climate and environmental action in their activities and develop resources for residents, small businesses, and other stakeholders to take action. 
  • Performs related work as required. 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in environmental science or policy, urban planning, engineering, business or a related field. A bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred, and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. A master's degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience. 
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills; experience working with different communication styles.
  • Flexibility and ability to quickly develop content knowledge in a variety of fields.
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse interests and backgrounds. 
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team;  experience working on a diverse team.
  • Energy, creativity, and entrepreneurship. 
  • Proficiency with GIS, R, Python or similar preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and in incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Commitment to advancing social justice and equity in the City of Boston to improve the lives of all residents.

Boston Residency Required



Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: MO-8/ Full-time/ Non-union

Hours per week: 35


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