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Climate Change Technical Specialist

Posting Date:  31 Mar 2024
City:  Genova

Genova, IT, 16129 Rozzano, IT, 20089 Roma, IT, 144

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  Green Energy Solutions
Level of experience:  Intermediate

RINA is currently recruiting for a Climate Change Technical Specialist to join its office in Genoa, Milan or Rome (Italy) within the Green Energy Solutions Division.


The ideal candidate will closely work with players within the industry, R&D and financial services sectors around sustainability with a specific focus on but not limited to Carbon Markets, GHG inventories and decarbonization target settings (SBTi), Carbon Footprint, LCA, Climate Change Risk Assessment,  Decarbonisation studies, Energy Audits, etc.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement projects with industrial, commercial and financial clients related to carbon markets (with special focus on CBAM, ETS and Voluntary Carbon Markets), climate change risk assessment, quantification of climate-related impacts, target-setting (SBTi), GHG inventories (Scope 1, 2 and 3), energy efficiency assessments, decarbonization strategies and opportunities
  • Implement Research & Development tasks on climate change and decarbonization projects funded by EU through the Research and innovation funding programme (Horizon Europe 2021-2027)
  • Develop new opportunities, interacting with new potential clients and contributing to technical and financial proposals
  • Manage parallel priorities and complex projects ensuring high quality and on time deliverables
  • Collaborate, support and share knowledge with team members to ensure ESG team priorities are achieved
  • Manage contracts and administrative issues related to the project execution (invoicing, management of suppliers, Project Management Systems)


  • Preferably minimum 3 years of work experience in the climate change field, working in either consulting or a corporate/financial environment in a variety of climate change-related matters
  • A postgraduate degree in Sustainability or Energy Management is a plus
  • Experience and knowledge of international sustainability standards, frameworks and indices such as ISO 14064-1, ISO 14067, GHG Protocol, TCFD, GRI, CDP, SBTi and ESG Indices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Italian (C1 level), other languages an asset (e.g., French, Spanish)
  • Excellent knowledge of the Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Power Point; knowledge of Sphera LCA (GaBi) Software and energy modelling (i.e. Plexos, Leap) are a plus


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering General
Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering or Mechanical Engineering


  • MAKE EFFECTIVE DECISIONS - Structure activities according to priorities, actions, resources and constraint
  • ADDRESS THE WAY - Have a big picture of different situations and reinterpret it in a perspective way
  • MANAGE EMOTIONS - Recognise one's and other's emotions and express and regulate one's reactions
  • CLIENT INTIMACY - Embrace internal and external client needs, expectations, and requirements to ensure maximum satisfaction
  • EARN TRUST - Take everyone's opinion into account and remain open to diversity
  • PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Promote commitment by keeping promises as a Role Model
  • THINK FORWARD - Capitalise on experiences and translate them into action plans for the future
  • PIONEER CHANGE - Actively embrace change and benefit from the new circumstances
  • BUILD NETWORK - Forge trust relationships, across departments, and outside the organization


With over 5,600 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide, RINA is a multinational player which provides certification, marine classification, product testing, site supervision and vendor inspection, training and engineering consultancy services across a wide range of sectors. Our business model covers the full process of project development, from concept to completion. The aim is to guarantee a project’s technical, environmental and safety - and sometimes also economic and financial - sustainability.


At RINA, we endeavor to create a work environment where every single person is valued and encouraged to develop new ideas. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels respected and safe from discrimination or harassment of any kind. We are also compliant to the Italian Law n. 68/99.

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