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Southwest Gas Corporation

Environmental and Sustainability Advisor

Southwest Gas Corporation - Phoenix, AZ

Position InformationThe Environmental and Sustainability Advisor works with both internal and external customers by promoting the environmental and sustainability benefits of natural gas use in residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications in all Southwest Gas (Company) service territories. The incumbent advises on how natural gas may be incorporated to benefit an organization\u2019s environmental and sustainability goals while adding value to that organization\u2019s bottom line. The incumbent will also provide advice, influence, proposals and testimony for changes to Federal, State and Local statutes that may negatively impact the use of natural gas in all Company service territories. The incumbent is a self-starter that advises on environmental and sustainability related matters to ensure the Company remains relevant and the use of natural gas continues to receive consideration as part of an organization\u2019s overall environmental and sustainability program.

Understand, develop and implement environmental and sustainability standards that incorporatethe use of natural gas to positively influence the customer\u2019s shareholder value thereby creatingcustomer loyalty
Understand, develop and educate the Company on environmental and sustainability standards thatincorporate the use of natural gas to positively influence the shareholder value of the Company
Support various departments with the education of Federal, State and Local governments on theenvironmental/sustainable benefits and economic value of using natural gas as part of their overallenergy consumption goals to reduce carbon footprint through energy conservation measures
Inform management of situations related to environmental policies that could adversely affect theuse of natural gas
Maintain a working knowledge of stakeholders, policies and acts related to Environment, EnergyConservation, Air, Water, Natural Gas, Propane and Electricity
Provide oversight and consultation to the Company regarding both national and local environmentalrelated judgements, settlements or investigations related to the use of natural gas
Research, interpret and propose changes to the company on Federal, State and Local governmentregulations to promote the use of natural gas as part of a holistic environmental and sustainablepolicy and plan
Provide support and guidance to the Company on Federal, State and Local government policies asthey relate to renewables such as Renewable Natural Gas
Provide support and guidance to the Company on the management of environmental credit reportsrelated to the distribution, sale or use of renewables
Comment on the environmental and sustainable value of emerging natural gas technologies throughtheir use in the industry
Advise the Company regarding the creation and application of residential, commercial, industrial
rebates and Federal rebates as part of a holistic environmental and sustainability offering to naturalgas customers
Provide and coordinate written application or correspondence to environmental basedorganizations, agencies and regulating entities regarding the application of incentives to Companyand Customer projects
Work with Operations to coordinate with industry best practices for environmental mitigation
Coordinate meetings with internal and external customers to address best practices of thepromotion of natural gas use through environmental and sustainable policies
Represent the Company by influencing the support of the use of natural gas as part of anorganization\u2019s mission. These include but are not limited to NGV America, U.S. Department ofEnergy Clean Cities Coalition, Solid Waste Association of North America, National TruckingAssociations, Association of School Board Officials, etc.
Work with energy efficiency industry representatives, consulting organizations and emergingtechnologies with a primary focus on promoting environmental and sustainability measures throughpreliminary energy audits and investment grade energy audits
Communicate (written and orally) with Company employees about environmental and sustainabilityprojects using natural gas as part of the overall solution
Provide necessary environmental analysis, opinions and recommendations where applicable
Develop and utilize industry partnerships to promote natural gas as part of the solution toenvironmental and sustainability policies
Educate the public on the uses of natural gas as part of an environmental and sustainable plan bypreparing public presentations and by participating on public panel discussions
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned
Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of thejob

Minimum Qualifications
There are clear precedents and practices which the incumbent uses to determine how this job isperformed. This position requires a minimum of four to six years of equivalent relative work experienceand a bachelor\u2019s degree from an accredited university. Must have a working knowledge ofenvironmental policy and have. experience with Windows Office (Excel, Power Point & Word) software.Excellent written and communication skills are required.Preferred experience as a grant writer with a solid foundation and knowledge of Federal, Legislativeand Local Government contacts and procedures. A degree with a focus on environmental policy orpolitical science is preferred. The ability to present information or testimony to large groups,organizations and customers is preferred.
Salary Details$77,778 - $97,223

8 days 20 hours ago

Southwest Gas Corporation


Environmental and Sustainability Advisor Southwest Gas Corporation - Phoenix, AZ, United States


Location: Phoenix, AZ

Company Profile:
In 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, a handful of entrepreneurs founded Southwest Gas Corporation, and soon after began selling liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the dusty railroad town of Barstow, California. Although the fledgling company soon expanded to nearby Victorville, uncertain economic conditions limited its growth potential during the Depression. Southwest Gas grew slowly but steadily over the next 20 years, serving these two High Desert communities. Then, in 1951, Pacific Gas & Electric Company built a high-pressure natural gas transmission line from San Francisco to the Arizona border, where it linked up with El Paso Natural Gas Company's line from Texas. Recognizing the growth potential offered by clean, efficient, economical natural gas, Southwest tapped into the new line and converted its system to the more marketable fuel. This would become a significant milestone in a truly remarkable business success story.