Open Position: Transport Sector Lead

Posted on
22 agosto 2022

Location:  Mexico City
Job Purpose and Background 
The SBTi transport lead will work to help develop sector-specific resources including standards, guidance and tools to drive the adoption of climate targets in line with the ambition required to limit warming to 1.5°C with a special focus on the transport sector.
About the SBTi:
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets. For more information please visit
About the team
The Technical Department leads the development and maintenance of the key resources within the initiative to enable the adoption of climate targets in line with the best-available science and following best-practice for standard-setting organizations.
The Sectoral Development team, a key pillar of the SBTi Technical Department, enables adoption and guides interpretation of SBTi corporate standards at the sector  level. The team leads the origination and implementation of projects to translate SBTi standards into sector-specific standards, guidance and tools at the sectoral level.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Development of standards, guidance, tools and technical resources to enable the adoption of 1.5°C-aligned targets in the transport sector;
  • Project coordination and stakeholder management for sector-specific resources to be developed in line with the SBTi standard-setting protocols;
  • Conduct research to identify suitable scenarios, decarbonization roadmaps and mitigation pathways to develop science-based target setting resources for the transport sector;
  • Support queries management and capacity building related to the transport sector;
  • Support with other ad-hoc research and technical activities as required by the Science Based Targets initiative.
Essential skills and experience needed: 
  • 5 to 8 years of professional experience, preferably within a corporate sustainability, account management and/or relationship management role;
  • Demonstrable expertise in climate mitigation in the transport sector within an industrial, consulting, academic or civil society context;
  • Good command of mitigation pathways, climate scenarios and decarbonization roadmaps;
  • Good knowledge of corporate GHGs accounting and science-based target setting is required;
  • Background in climate change, sustainability, environmental engineering, and/or sustainable development;
  • Professional, effective and flexible team player, with proven ability to work with high-level representatives from the business, investors and civil society community
  • Ability to digest and communicate technical information to non-technical audiences;
  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and able to work independently in a remote work environment;
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) with excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Proven project management skills;
  • Results oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a constantly evolving environment
  • Able to work in an international and multi-cultural setting

Desirable criteria:
  • Familiarity with agile and/or other project management approaches;
  • Familiarity with standard-setting protocols, including ISEAL, ISO and others;
  • Experience in science-based target-setting 
This is a full-time role based in Mexico City The salary for this role will be dependent on location and level of experience. This role is a fixed-term contract for 12 months with the possibility of extension.

Interested candidates should be legally allowed to work in the countries specified. The SBTi cannot sponsor any working visas.
How to apply:
Please email your CV and a cover letter setting out why do you want to work in the SBTi, how you meet the required skills, experience or key responsibilities, and salary expectations which should be no more than two pages together in one document, to with Transport Lead followed by your first name and surname in the subject. The deadline for applying is August 31.

SBTi is an equal opportunity employer - committed to building an inclusive workplace and diverse staff, where all can thrive. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates of all identities and backgrounds, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.