At Cheniere, we provide the world with safe, reliable energy. But more than that, we provide opportunities for our talented employees to impact their communities every day. Our diversity is key to our continued success and forges a path where our culture supports greater equity and inclusion—for our employees, customers and beyond.
Provide clean, secure, and affordable energy to the world” – Cheniere’s vision statement
The person in this role will be part of the Policy, Government, and Public Affairs (PGPA) organization and provide guidance on Environmental Social Governance (ESG) issues including corporate climate and sustainability programs, ESG policies and advocacy matters to various levels of management within Cheniere. This role is based in Houston, Texas and will report to the Senior Director, Climate & Sustainability.
A successful candidate should have and demonstrate the following qualities:
- Ability to apply advanced knowledge, understanding and/or experience in the application of concepts on climate and sustainability, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) protocols, ratings, and framework.
- Strong analytical experience on ESG metrics, ESG benchmarking, transitional and physical risk analysis
- Ability to conduct independent ESG research and engage with investors, rating agencies, sustainability and policy leaders.
- Ability to advise management on US and international climate change policies, including policies associated with methane emissions, carbon capture use and sequestration (CCUS), emission offsets, carbon policies such as carbon tax, cap and trade, renewable energy standards.
- Experience working with and advising senior management, and internal teams on ESG issues, corporate climate and sustainability programs, ESG policies and advocacy matters
- Knowledge of natural gas value chain operations and markets.
- Ability to represent Cheniere in public engagements.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Support and lead the development of certain key corporate sustainability policies and programs, including the segments of the Corporate Responsibility (CR) report, and external ESG reporting
- Lead ESG research and analysis in support of our internal and external climate and sustainability policies and interactions with key stakeholders.
- Lead engagement and feedback to ESG rating agencies
- Support transitional and physical risk analysis, and other ESG considerations consistent with recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board)
- Support and provide guidance to the CFO’s office on various initiatives, and support Investor Relations, Corporate Finance, and Treasury departments on ESG engagements with investors and other entities, including the Equator Principles (EP) framework, guidelines for green bonds and social bonds, instruments such as sustainability-linked bonds or loans tied to corporate ESG performance.
- Lead corporate research and analysis of US and international climate and energy transition policies, including the macro-energy impacts due to climate and renewable energy legislation, regulations and policies.
- Develop Cheniere’s independent assessments on risks and opportunities from climate and energy transition programs and policies as it relates to US and Cheniere’s markets, including new low-carbon ventures.
- Collaborate directly with internal stakeholders to promote the development and execution of Cheniere’s climate policy strategies.
- Represent Cheniere at various external forums such as trade associations, conferences, workshops and other forums or organizations as directed by the Supervisor
- Mentor and support team members
- The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time; or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.
- Adherence to all corporate policies, especially safety and human resources at all times.
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS)
Education and Certifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in sustainability/environmental studies, environmental engineering or science with relevant coursework in climate science and policy, sustainability and data analysis. Master’s degree highly preferred
- Ten (10) or more years of experience with seven (7) years specifically in climate and sustainability or related area/field
- Experience in leading or supporting the development of corporate responsibility (CR) reports, including deep understanding of reporting frameworks including the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), IPIECA, and Value Reporting Foundation (SASB/IIRC) standards, and TCFD framework
- Experience working with and/or leading cross-functional teams in development of CR reports
- Experience conducting transitional and physical risk analysis, establishing climate-related targets, and associated policies
- Interpreting policies/guidelines and applying analytical acumen to climate and sustainability strategy/solutions
- Prior experience working on ESG reports and various ESG rating entities
- Demonstrated understanding of carbon policies and renewable energy market trends in the US and international countries, including CCUS, carbon tax, cap and trade etc.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong writing skills
- A passion that embodies our vision statement.
- Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
- Excellent computer skills, including Excel macros and statistical tools.
- No direct reports
FREEDOM TO ACT
Ability to multi-task and function in a highly-dynamic atmosphere; must exercise discretion independently.
- Job is performed in a typical office environment, but is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
- Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
- May be required to work over 40 hours per week.
- Limited travel is required.
- Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.
ADA JOB REQUIREMENTS
Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.