City of Boston

Carbon Neutrality Project Manager

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Environment Department
Regular Full-Time
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The Carbon Neutrality team is responsible for the Environment Department’s work in developing and implementing the City’s greenhouse gas mitigation efforts, specifically in the built environment. 


Under the supervision of the Director of Carbon Neutrality, the Carbon Neutrality Project Manager develops and implement policies and programs to equitably increase energy efficiency and decarbonization in buildings across Boston, including:


  • Development of policies and programs that reduce carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency and renewable energy. 
  • Providing support for building owners, residents and small businesses to ensure access to decarbonization and renewable energy programs for all Bostonians.
  • Coordination with the Mass Save program and other relevant state and federal energy incentive programs. 
  • Engagement with community organizations and constituents to ensure that programs are designed and implemented equitably. 
  • Implementation of the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) and other building decarbonization policies.
  • 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, green building and clean technology developments, and relevant state and federal policies and programs, and conveys them in practical terms to stakeholders. 
  • Supports implementation of the City’s greenhouse gas mitigation plans and other environmental programs, in particular by supporting the development and implementation of building sector policies and regulations.
  • Supports projects that cross multiple disciplines (e.g. material reuse and embodied carbon, resilience and deep energy retrofits).
  • Leads innovative community outreach and engagement around sustainability, climate action, and decarbonization.
  • 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 building sector policies.
  • Works with City agencies to expand the integration of climate and environmental action in their activities and develop resources for residents, 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, building science, management, engineering 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. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to and engage with diverse audiences.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team; experience working on a diverse team.
  • Energy, creativity, and entrepreneurship. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Experience with Energy Star Portfolio Manager, customer relationship management systems (e.g. Salesforce), Drupal, email campaign management systems, data visualization software (e.g. Qlik, Tableau), and other software platforms strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with net zero design principles, deep retrofits, and ability to interpret building energy models strongly preferred.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to advancing social justice and equity in the City of Boston to improve the lives of all residents. Knowledge of climate change and energy issues, with a particular understanding of its connection to racial equity, climate justice, and the resident and community health implications, preferred.


Boston Residency Required



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non union/ MO-8/ Full-time

Hours per week:  35


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