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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Analyst

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JR05355 - JOB_POSTING-3-4534

Posted on 19 December, 2023

Austin, TX, Texas (United States of America)

Full time

Quality & Environment

About us:

Who is Cintra? With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning over 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents. Today, its portfolio includes nearly 1,200 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over $24.8 billion. Cintra manages over $10 billion of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than $4.7 billion of infrastructure projects in Canada. What makes us different? Our people come first. We want every single employee to develop both professionally and personally. With a strong focus on growth potential, we look to our internal employees as potential candidates for both national and international opportunities. We aim to achieve greatness by promoting from within every chance we get. We work hard and play hard and strive every day for success and achievement. With a diverse group of professionals working in a fast-paced environment, we achieve milestones constantly. And if that weren’t enough, we also offer our employees highly competitive insurance benefits, Paid Time Off, and a matching 401(k) program.

Job Description:

Summary: An ESG Analyst contributes to Cintra’s success by supporting the company’s Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) strategy. The ESG Analyst will assist the Global ESG Director with case studies and process improvement for sustainability activities. This role plays a crucial part in ensuring the integrity and accuracy of our environmental records which are a core aspect of our global sustainability efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead GRESB reporting efforts for subsidiaries and support wider adoption of framework.

  • Support subsidiaries with additional ad-hoc ESG questionnaires, including coordinating data collections, analysis, drafting, and proofing.

  • Coordinate with Community Affairs Directors at subsidiaries and Cintra to improve implementation of B4SI reporting framework.

  • Support improvements of data collection efforts to streamline, reduce administrative burden, and improve quality of data for assurance purposes.

  • Provide analysis of Cintra’s ESG Strategy and objectives with Ferrovial to ensure alignment.

  • Develop company-wide annual ESG presentations and dashboards for target setting and monitoring of achievements.

  • Support decarbonization efforts at subsidiaries by conducting research, analyzing data, preparing presentations, and providing ongoing support during implementation.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to fulfill those duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Business, Sustainability, or a related field. Master´s degree preferred.

  • 0-3+ years of relevant experience supporting ESG programs and initiatives with a focus on environmental sustainability and social impact.

  • Knowledge of ESG frameworks (SASB, GRI, CDP, TCFD, etc.)

  • Experience with GRESB benchmarking preferred.

  • Understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging initiatives.

  • Familiarity with sustainable finance, impact investing, and stakeholder engagement practices

Professional Qualities:

  • Passion for sustainability and a commitment to driving positive environmental and social change.

  • Highly organized self-starter with the ability to work independently, while also collaborating with a diverse set of internal stakeholders to provide critical inputs.

  • Strong project and time management skills

  • Effectively manage tasks and strict deadlines with independence

  • Ability to interact with volunteers in-person and via video conferencing.

  • Superior writing and verbal communication skills

  • Analytical skills to collect, interpret, and present ESG data and metrics effectively.

  • Must be able to multitask, problem solve, and implement innovative processes within a fast-paced environment while ensuring accuracy in work product; strong focus on being meticulous is a must.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and data analysis tools and software (e.g., Excel, PowerBI) for ESG data management and reporting.

  • Experience with preparation of executive-ready PowerPoint presentations

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • There will be some travel required.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus, as necessary to use a computer.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.

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