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Port and Infrastructure Manager, Shipping Emissions Campaign


Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.


Global shipping is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions which are driving the climate emergency. Ocean Conservancy has launched a campaign to greatly reduce these emissions, targeting international decisions in 2023 at the International Maritime Organization. The Port and Infrastructure Manager, Shipping Emissions Campaign will focus on the infrastructure needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, with an emphasis on achieving zero carbon shipping and green ports. With technical expertise and a familiarity with shipping infrastructure, the ideal candidate should be adept at outreach to industry and port operators, producing and managing technical studies, and working with coalitions to achieve campaign goals.

The Port and Infrastructure Manager’s portfolio will focus on low and zero carbon shipping industry infrastructure and green ports and will work within our Arctic programs, who have historically taken the lead on our shipping and International Maritime Organization work, while coordinating closely with our Climate, Government Relations and Digital/Communications teams to develop and advocate for policies designed to advance zero carbon shipping and green port policies.


  • Produce and manage technical studies relating to low and zero carbon shipping, with a focus on zero carbon fuel infrastructure needs, green ports, and ship design and operation.
  • Organize regional workshops to advance objectives for Ocean Conservancy’s campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping, with an initial focus on US West Coast ports.
  • Coordinate with communities, coalitions and regional initiatives advocating for zero carbon shipping and implementing zero carbon fuel infrastructure and green port policies.
  • Work with Ocean Conservancy’s digital and communications teams to amplify the issues of reducing shipping emissions and greening ports; be a credible ambassador of our work externally.


  • 3-5 years of experience in shipping, emissions, ports or a related technical area.
  • Excellent command of written English, technical research and report production.
  • Experience working effectively with coalitions and diverse networks.
  • Experience working on complex infrastructure and technical issues, including renewable energy.
  • A creative, collaborative team player adept at working across lines of difference.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, work independently, and handle a fast-paced work environment in good humor.


  • Bachelor’s degree; engineering or shipping infrastructure experience preferred


If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please apply here.


Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Ocean Conservancy is continually seeking to diversify its staff, particularly to broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Washington, DC or U.S. West Coast preferred
  • Shipping Emissions/Arctic
Reports To
  • Senior Director, Shipping Emissions
  • Full Time

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