Conservation International leads an innovative international program focused on developing and implementing hybrid Green-Gray Infrastructure solutions for climate adaptation. The Nature-based Solutions Engineer will be central to advancing this green-gray initiative, providing specialized technical and programmatic guidance to projects restoring and conserving ecosystems alongside conventional engineering solutions as a climate adaptation strategy for people around the world.
This position will coordinate the development and strategic implementation of the Green-Gray program across the institution, build and support critical partnerships in science, industry and conservation, and provide critical technical expertise, particularly to Conservation International's country programs. The Nature-based Solutions Engineer will be at the forefront of developing this new conservation and engineering approach for application globally.
The ideal candidate will come to the position with diverse engineering experiences, an appreciation of the immense potential of hybrid green-gray solutions to address climate change impacts across the globe, and a strong drive to use these approaches and experiences to build climate resilience and support adaptation for communities. The candidate will excel at written and spoken communication and embody a strong commitment to conservation and environmental concerns globally, particularly including the importance of healthy ecosystems for communities. The ideal applicant will have coastal, water or other infrastructure engineering expertise and a working knowledge of conservation and environmental approaches and principles. The candidate will also ideally have experience working in developing countries, including with communities, governments, academic and industry partners. Additionally, the capacity to develop strong partnerships with a broad range of institutions and individuals is essential as the candidate will be a key contact for Green-Gray partnerships with industry companies, leading academic institutions, government agencies and non-profits, including through the Global Green-Gray Community of Practice, led by Conservation International.
This position will be situated within the Blue Climate team in the Center for Oceans and will require a high level of interaction across multiple divisions and programs. The selected candidate may be based in any Conservation International office around the world and must be willing and able to work alternative hours as needed to support the needs of an organization working in more than 30 countries globally.