Downstream Strategies offers environmental consulting services that combine sound interdisciplinary skills with a belief in the importance of protecting the environment and linking economic development with a natural resource stewardship. Our program areas include Energy, Water, and Land and our toolkits include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Monitoring and Remediation, and Stakeholder Involvement and Perspectives.

We seek a Project Manager/Analyst to lead, participate in, and develop a range of projects related to energy and the environment, with an initial focus on assisting with the development of a greenhouse gas inventory for a West Virginia city. The successful candidate will bring multiple skills and will be a key team member on projects in Appalachia and beyond. This is a full-time, salaried position. Salary and responsibilities will be based on education and experience. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance and a flexible policy for paid time off. Future benefits may also include a share of company ownership.

Duties and Responsibilities
Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Participate on a project team to develop a greenhouse gas inventory for a West Virginia city. This will involve collecting data, performing calculations, involving stakeholders, and writing a final report that is accessible to a non-technical audience as well as municipal leaders across the state.
  • Work in collaboration with a nonprofit organization to help develop solar photovoltaic projects across West Virginia
  • Develop new projects within the Energy program that fit within our general program vision but can be tailored to the successful candidate’s particular skills and interests. These will include research projects as well as on-the ground renewable energy development
  • Help with other science and policy projects related to natural resources with a primary focus on our Energy program
  • Analyze data and create charts and tables using tools such as Excel
  • Write technical and summary supports
  • Help foster an interdisciplinary atmosphere at Downstream Strategies


  • Bachelor’s degree in a program related to environmental science, energy resources, or related field
  • One of more years’ experience working in a related field
  • Knowledge of greenhouse gases and methods for creating a community inventory
  • Aptitude for data synthesis and presentation
  • Proficiency with software tools including Excel and Word
  • Experience with technical writing

Preferred additional skills and characteristics:

  • Graduate degree
  • Experience creating a greenhouse gas inventory for a city, country, or state
  • Other direct experience related to greenhouse gas accounting
  • Knowledge of energy and environmental issues related to West Virginia and Appalachia, including coal mining, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, and renewable energy
  • Familiarity with federal energy datasets, including those from the Energy Information Administration
  • Familiarity with federal and state laws and policies related to energy resources
  • Interest in helping develop Downstream Strategies’ program areas

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible. The position will begin on or about June 1, 2013 or as soon as a candidate is selected and able. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to Tara Steed at