With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.
EDF's Oil & Gas Program is focused on finding, quantifying, and reducing the environmental and health risks of oil and gas development, and catalyzing ground-breaking scientific studies for sensible policy action. EDF has set an ambitious goal to achieve a 45% cut in global methane pollution by 2025 -- in an effort to cut the warming expected over the next 20 years by the same amount as closing one third of the world's coal-fired power plants. EDF also works to protect communities, water supplies, and land resources from the impacts of oil and gas development to achieve win-win for public health and the environment. Building on the successful strategy in North America, EDF is now turning our attention to other regions of the world including China, an increasingly major player in global oil and gas market.
The Senior China Policy Manager, Oil and Gas will play a key role in developing and executing EDF's strategy for reducing methane emissions from China's oil and gas development and investment, and in working with EDF oil and gas land and water experts to disseminate information on ways to reduce impacts on water, land and communities. The Senior China Policy Manager, Oil and Gas will lead strategic relationship building and management, advocate and facilitate the adoption and implementation of sound oil and gas methane and environmental policies, regulations, and best practices by Chinese government and major industry players.
This position will work in close coordination with EDF science, industry engagement, communications, and policy/technical teams in both the U.S. and China to contribute to EDF's global methane and environmental goals. This position will directly report to EDF's Oil and Gas Program's Director of International Policy and Legal Affairs in the U.S. with a close working relationship with EDF's China Chief Representative in Beijing. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record strategizing and implementing policy advocacy/regulatory initiatives, strong political and cultural sensitivities, deep knowledge of oil and gas/energy/environmental issues and China political system, strong communication and relationship management skills, high degree of comfort with scientific and technical content; and ability to work effectively in a matrix organization.
We are seeking a seasoned manager with a deep understanding of oil and gas regulatory policy, strong policy skills and a proven background of effective advocacy around complex technical issues. Qualifications for this position include:
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Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.