opportunity at Google for an Urban Ecologist

Here’s an interesting, interim opportunity with a SHORT TURNAROUND TIME (apply by Sept. 26). Please share widely!


We are seeking an environmental scientist to temporarily manage Google’s Urban Ecology Program while the current Program Manager is on leave (~Nov 2019 to ~June 2020). This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience as an environmental scientist in the tech sector, and help lead efforts to improve ecosystem health in the communities and landscapes Google calls home!

The position is housed within Google’s Real Estate Sustainability Team, which is responsible for advancing the integration of Google’s sustainability goals into the built and natural environment. Our team develops strategies for Google’s global real estate portfolio that are aligned with Google’s long term sustainability vision and improve outcomes for people and the environment. For more info on the Ecology Program efforts, see here <https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/environment/ecology-google-brings-holistic-design-our-outdoor-environments/> and here <https://sustainability.google/projects/urban-ecology/>.

Job duties:
Program management: oversee core program responsibilities, including managing ongoing ecology research projects and deliverables, contracts and budgets, relationships with external vendors, partners, and advisors
Ecology advising: Provide ecology advice and subject matter expertise to Real Estate project teams in Silicon Valley and other campus locations, as well as to teams across Google
Research and data synthesis: Gather data and conduct analyses to support expansion of ecology program to global campus portfolio and guide Bay Area campus design and operational efforts, in collaboration with key consultants and science partners
Preferred qualifications:
MS/PhD in ecology, environmental science, or related field and 3+ years work experience (or BS with 5+ years relevant work experience)
Familiarity with ecosystem restoration, urban ecology, landscape ecology, urban planning, landscape architecture, conservation biology, climate-change adaptation, sustainability, or related topic
Experience with project management, strong organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to synthesize information
The position is based in the South Bay (Sunnyvale), with opportunities for a flexible working schedule depending on location. It will likely be 100% time although there may be some opportunity for a reduced schedule.

If interested, please provide a resume and brief 1-pager (including a ~1-2 paragraph statement of interest and bulleted list of most relevant experience) to ebeller@google.com <mailto:ebeller@google.com> by Thursday, September 26.