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Carbon War Room Operation Lead, Shipping

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Carbon War Room
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The Shipping Efficiency Operation Lead will be accountable for achieving the outcomes established for Carbon War Room’s SAF Operation (see summary below).  The Shipping Efficiency Lead will manage and ensure the successful implementation of an aggregated approach to removing the barriers to accelerating capital flows, improving information and transparency, and creating platforms for the proliferation of clean and profitable technologies in the industry. The Operation Lead will also assume a key role in development and stewardship of funding and strategic partnerships critical to the operation’s success.  Specifically, the Operation Lead will:

  • Direct strategic planning for the Shipping Efficiency operation
  • Together with the Director of Global Projects and Shipping Senior Adviser, direct the planning process for global project implementation, working with subject matter experts and stakeholders as appropriate to develop and communicate project strategies with high impact, clear targets, measurable outcomes, and likelihood of successful implementation.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key strategic partners, including shipowners, ship operators, charterers, ports, NGOs, technology partners, legal firms, academic institutions, key individual thought leaders, and business partners/funding sources.
  • Act as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Operation at industry events and conferences, and for media engagements
  • Be the face of the CWR shipping operation in the shipping industry; including developing presentations and represent the CWR as key stakeholder and influencer events.
  • Identify external funding opportunities.  Make presentations and assist Development Team in securing project funding. 
  • Develop metrics, presentations and reports demonstrating strategic impact of the operation to Board, Governance Councils, potential partners, strategic advisors, and funders. 
  • Assist with budget development for funding proposals.
  • Monitor and manage project implementation budgets.
  • Oversee project management plans for Operation work streams, including Information, Demand Pull, and Capital.
  • Establish and ensure maintenance of strong data management and information sourcing systems for the Operation
  • Create and lead a strong team for implementation of Shipping Efficiency projects and workstreams. Establish goals and benchmarks for project completion, and manage performance.
  • Manage relevant interaction and collaboration with Rocky Mountain Institute program teams and Managing Directors


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 15+ years of direct relevant experience in, or associated with the Shipping industrY
  • Successful experience with strategic planning, budget development and monitoring, financial analysis, development of metrics, and reporting
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Technical knowledge and experience in shipping, and – ideally – climate change / sustainability / environment projects
  • Excellent writing skills, strong command of analytical tools and methods
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Experience with network engagement
  • Passion for finding innovative solutions to scaling low carbon solutions in shipping
  • Ability to travel

CWR's Shipping Efficiency Operation:

CWR launched Shipping Efficiency in 2010.  Since then, it has worked with RightShip to develop the GHG Emissions Rating (A to G) and make it publicly available at ShippingEfficiency.org.  The rating is now used as a policy by charterers moving a fifth of the world's shipped tonnage to more efficient ships annually, and by other shipping stakeholders including ports and banks.

The goal of the Shipping Efficiency Operation is to drive a 25% improvement in the fuel efficiency and carbon footprint of the global maritime bulk and tanker fleets (approximately 175 million tonnes) by 2025,from a 2010 baseline.

The Operation currently includes three related work streams:

  • ·       Information: Increasing the availability and utility of fuel efficiency information per individual ship
  • ·       Demand: Increasing demand for more fuel-efficient vessels by creating and spotlighting various market signals and decreasing demand for less fuel-efficient vessels by exposing financial risks and embedding them in decision making
  • ·       Capital: Catalyzing efficiency retrofits by eliminating barriers to finance, increasing confidence in technologies through a robust measurement and monitoring methodology via carbon credits, and a demonstrative project.
  • ·       The GHG Emissions Rating (A to G) is THE global online platform providing stakeholders with the information they need to make informed decisions based on eco-efficiency.  A to G relative indexing drives market decisions; Retrofitted vessels are accurately reflected in A to G system
  • ·       50% of major charterers (3.9 billion tonnes of freight moved) use the A to G to support their chartering decisions; finance (banks), ports (20+) and ship owner communities use the A to G to support their investment decisions
  • ·       Energy efficiency commands a premium in the market place and directly correlates with higher asset value, higher charter rates and longer lifespan (needs comprehensive analysis)
  • ·       Of all cargo ships under 10 years old coming into drydock (approx. 1/5 of the global fleet of 10,000 vessels), 30% are retrofitted with fuel saving technologies paid by owner, charterer or 3rd party capex

By the end of 2018 the following outcomes, directly traceable to our efforts, will have occurred.

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