Carbon Accountant, Data Specialist

Irvine, CA /
Operations – Strategic Operations /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·        Engage with teams across the organization to understand processes and quantify carbon impact. You will need to know your customer, their challenges, and their workflows. This includes but is not limited to: finance, accounting, manufacturing, supply chain, design, engineering, charging, and retail verticals.
·        Gather data and create reports on ESG-related content, including company-reported and normalized metrics, key analytical ratios, industry-specific metrics, and proprietary scores.
·        Utilize SASB standards and related frameworks to be the quantitative lead for Rivian’s ESG reporting initiatives
·        Establish an accurate process to track carbon impact utilizing our existing accounting, supply chain, and financing systems.
·        Lead the quantitative analysis behind Rivian’s efforts related to carbon life cycle assessments, product carbon footprint analysis, renewable energy implementation, and energy efficiency.
·        Identify carbon reduction opportunities that align with our internal goals and with ESG (environmental, social, governance) investor expectations.
·        Support and help craft Rivian’s carbon neutral strategy and execution plan.
·        Support project roadmaps for renewable energy, net-zero carbon, and other programs focused on environmental impact.
·        Interpret quantitative insights to help create an employee incentive system to reduce carbon footprint.
·        Determine how to draw data from our existing accounting, financing, supply chain, and operations systems in order to track Rivian’s operational carbon emissions. When necessary, design new ways of tracking emissions where systems do not already exist.
 
 
this is what you’ll need:
·        7+ years' experience in a role specifically focused on ESG, sustainability, or carbon neutrality
·        Fluency of the SASB standards and expertise implementing ESG reporting from the ground up
·        Demonstrated experience in carbon accounting or sustainability initiatives, with specific experience with carbon inventory frameworks
·        Mastery and depth of knowledge of the carbon life cycle analysis and quantifying carbon impact
·        Knowledge of statistical analysis, quantitative modelling, or programming and applied data analysis skills, with proficiency using Excel as well as SQL, R, or Python
·        Experience managing large and complex data projects
·        Bachelor’s degree preferred in Engineering, Math, Science, or Business. Non-degreed candidates will be evaluated that can demonstrate exceptional backgrounds and ability to do the job.
·        Deep expertise in fundamental greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting principles, including verification and auditing standards and procedures of GHG quantification and reporting
·        Strong professional networks with climate change practitioners including project developers, verifiers, regulators, and accreditation bodies (ISO, ANSI etc)
·        Familiarity with GRI reporting
·        Ability to identify “next steps” independently and execute on a plan with significant autonomy
·        Ability to adapt within a fast-paced and dynamic environment and a desire to work with multidisciplinary teams
·        Demonstrated ability to solve ambiguous problems cross-functionally and make decisions autonomously
·        Highly-motivated self-starter and constructive team-player
 
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Strategic Operations
Location: Multiple with eventual relocation to Irvine, CA.
 
Rivian description:
We Are Rivian
Rivian is building a new kind of car company. Starting from a clean sheet has allowed us to learn from and leverage what’s been done in the past while giving us the freedom to reimagine mobility from the ground up. Our vehicles and technology are designed and engineered to challenge what’s possible and to inspire people to explore the world in new ways.
 
We believe in the power of adventure. While a vehicle can’t make someone adventurous, it can nurture that fundamental desire in each of us to go places we’ve never been and do things we’ve never done — thoughtfully and sustainably. Science and invention depend on our innate curiosity and desire to explore the unknown.
 
Our development centers are located in Plymouth, MI, San Jose, CA, Irvine, CA and Surrey, England. In addition to these four locations, we have a modern manufacturing facility in Normal, IL and will begin production of our R1T and R1S in 2020.
 
The Adventure Is Just Beginning
Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to delivering on our vision is building a team of curious individuals, determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves, stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking, reframing old problems, seeking new solutions and operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty.
 
Our team has a diverse set of backgrounds— but at heart, we are adventurers on a mission to move the world in a new direction. We’re currently looking for thinkers and doers with a strong sense of adventure to join us on this journey. 
Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.