Cambridge City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, seeks volunteers to serve on a new “Getting to Net Zero” Task Force. This Committee is being created to advise the City Manager on ways to advance the goal of putting Cambridge on the trajectory towards becoming a “net zero community”, with focus on carbon emissions from building operations. This includes reducing energy use intensity of buildings and taking advantage of opportunities to harvest energy from renewable resources.
We are seeking a project manager and technical expert with an understanding of the impacts of climate change on transportation and a broad understanding of risk management and transportation planning to lead extreme weather and climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategy projects for regional, state, Federal, and international clients. Our work focuses on helping our clients understand the risks of extreme weather and climate change to multimodal transportation systems and cost-effectively integrate resiliency measures (adaptation strategies) into transportation planning and decision-making processes. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of transportation planning and policy and/or civil engineering work experience with strong communication skills, project management experience, business development experience, understanding of the application of climate data to the assessment of infrastructure and operational vulnerabilities, knowledge of asset management for transportation infrastructure, understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and broad transportation planning experience. Candidates will be expected to lead or support extreme weather and climate change vulnerability and adaptation studies, as well as lead or support general transportation planning projects. Experience with disaster risk management planning is a plus. Work assignments may include project management, performing research and data analysis, facilitating stakeholder and/or technical expert dialogues and workshops, preparing and delivering presentations, and documenting findings and recommendations. This is a superb opportunity to join and work with a group of bright and dedicated professionals in a stimulating, profitable environment. Qualifications: Ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Planning, Policy, and/or Civil Engineering, with emphasis on transportation (a Bachelor’s with additional years of experience is also acceptable); evidence of strong oral and written communications skills; project management experience; ability to work with multidisciplinary teams and independently; familiarity with GIS; willingness to travel; and desire for growth. Experience working with the U.S. DOT, state DOTs, MPOs, transit agencies, and/or multilateral/regional investment banks is highly desirable. Business development skills, including proactive marketing of clients, proposal development, and presentation skills also desirable. Foreign language skills are a plus.
The City of Cambridge is seeking candidates to fill three vacancies on the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC), the advisory committee to the City Manager on climate change planning and implementation.
The committee, which consists of residents and representatives of the universities, the business community, and community organizations, advises the City on climate change policy and implementation.
Cambridge has been working on climate change action since 1999. A Climate Protection Plan was adopted in 2002 by the City Council with an initial target year of 2010 for greenhouse gas emission reductions. The committee is currently working on implementing new goals and objectives, identifying effective strategies, policies, and programs; and developing metrics. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and and preparing for climate change will require concerted action by the entire community, and the committee is an important element of the effort to help residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations incorporate energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other measures into their homes and work places as well as to prepare for climate change impacts.
The committee generally meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway. Any Cambridge resident or representative of a business, institution, or organization based in Cambridge who would like to work to address climate change is welcome to apply.
To apply, send a letter before October 22, 2013 describing your interest and your background to email@example.com or to John Bolduc, Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139.