Careers

Our people share a powerful mission: catalysing opportunities in sustainable innovation. From sectors like Agriculture & Food and Energy & Power, to Materials & Chemicals, Resources & Environment and Transportation & Logistics, our teams work with innovators and corporate clients to help build a digitized, decarbonized and resource efficient future.

And while the work we do matters, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’re cooperative, compassionate and value diverse talents and opinions. We take pride not only in what we do, but also in the way we do it. Have a look at our job offerings and send us your details.

  • People and Operations Manager

    North America or Europe (with some  preference for the UK)Learn more

    Could your skills in talent attraction and retention help build a net-zero future?

    As our People and Operations Manager you’ll help us to deliver the next phase of our growth plans. Since pioneering the idea of cleantech and sustainable innovation in the 2000s, we’re now in an accelerated growth phase. As the 2020s develop, propelled by the tailwinds of the innovation economy, the climate crisis and wider commitments to net zero, the opportunities in sustainability have never been greater.

    We’re looking for an enthusiastic and capable person to play an important role in our growth as we strengthen our team. People are critical to our ability to succeed and to the smoothness of our operation. We want to be ready for the future of work – and the changing needs of our employees. In fact, we want to be a leader in the trends shaping the world of work.

    We want to be resourced and prepared to recruit and onboard people  and attend to all the needs of individuals and the collective to keep us true to our ambition to be a fun and fulfilling place to work.

    What you’ll do

    You’ll report to the CEO. In the future, through growth and achievement, you may be invited to join the global leadership team, and help build the strategic direction and day-to-day management of the company.

    The role will evolve over time with the company’s needs and will range from the highly strategic to the more specific and tactical.

    The key overall objectives of the position:

    • You’ll minimize the costs of attrition and maximize success rates by helping make our workplace exciting, fulfilling and fun for the team and by developing proactive people strategies.
    • You’ll make us more operationally smooth and efficient – through the key lens of our people – and build some competitive advantage from designing a great employee experience that attracts and grows talent and unleashes our employees’ full potential.
    • You’ll be a self-starter, and truly passionate about sustainable innovation and our mission to catalyze innovation-led business opportunities for a better, net-zero, world.
    Responsibilities of the People and Operations Manager
    • You’ll help us continue to live up to our aspiration to provide a great place to work, by overseeing the implementation of future-fit strategies and more robust processes around our people and our culture. The People and Operations manager should expect to get involved with a range of initiatives:
      • A re-design that drives the execution of a proactive and high-touch approach to attracting, recruiting and onboarding talent.
      • A re-design that drives the execution of all aspects of the people experience at Cleantech Group, including, but not limited to, our approach to training and development, team collaboration, all our policies and processes; performance reviews and compensation packages; etc.
    • You’ll optimize internal operations and processes, to ensure that the company is running as operationally smoothly and as well-informed as it can be. By way of example, the People and Operations Manager should expect to be involved, with internal and external reporting on action-oriented data and metrics (related to people, operations and culture) that enable us to learn and improve, as well as managing the IT resources people need to be effective
    • Above all, you’ll advocate for and help develop our most critical resource — our people. Whether it’s in direct response to an employee concern or a data-driven discovery, this role is all about improvement, with lots of ongoing small wins, not just flashy, big bang changes.
    Requirements of the People and Operations Manager
    • Relevant experience, where you have demonstrated the skills needed to take on this role.
    • Organized, fast-working and detail-orientated, with a passion to go the extra yards and someone who gets joy from helping people, fixing problems and making things more efficient.
    • An excellent collaborator and listener, easy for the team to work with, as well as being a self-sufficient, self-starter who takes the initiative to seek out problems and concerns, and who problem solves and gets things done.
    • An all-rounder, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, a calm demeanour under pressure, and enough presence and leadership skills to command the respect of, and to have effective working relationships with, everyone in the company.
    • A versatile business mind, who is comfortable with numbers and data analysis on the one hand, and providing interpretation and recommendations on the other.
    • A person with high personal integrity and an ability to be discrete with confidential information.
    • Demonstrable interest in innovation, climate change and clean technology/sustainability.
    • High proficiency with standard/typical work packages like MS Office 365 and TEAMS; and adept at picking up and working with other digital systems.
    • Some  international travel will be required.
    • Fluent English required.
    Additional skills
    • A bachelor’s degree or higher and proven succeess in business.
    • An interest in being exposed and involved with all the issues and details and decisions that are involved in running a people-centric company.
    • Languages other than English are always a bonus in our very international business.
    Compensation

    The compensation package (base salary plus performance related pay, based on individual and company performance) will be commensurate with experience. All our employees are entitled to a standard set of benefits, including health and dental insurance and employee contributions to pension/retirement plans. These vary, depending on location.

    Location

    There is some preference that the People and Operations manager be based in the UK, given that the CEO is UK-based and strong interaction between the two will be important. Though a location elsewhere is not out of the question. Long before the pandemic, we operated in a distributed manner, with flexible and remote working. That has only increased.

    There is a concentration of US team members around San Francisco and Boston, and a concentration of European team members in London and Paris. Equally there are remote employees in North America (e.g. Michigan, New York, Ontario, Tennessee and Washington DC) and continental Europe (e.g. Belgium, Italy and Spain). Asian presence will be next.

    There are benefits to more team members being in and around locations with multiple colleagues. Such locations which achieve that are preferred, though not essential

    Most important in the end will be the person, their ability and motivation to help us grow, and their fit with our team and culture.

    Apply now

    Send your C.V. and cover letter to: openpositions@cleantech.com  We plan to fill this job by May or June 2022.

    About Us

    At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation.

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity in its workforce. Cleantech Group is an equal opportunity employer and ensures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

     

     


  • Director of Events and Programs

    Location: Flexible/Remote (North America or Europe)Learn more

    As an Events and Programs Director, you’ll make your mark on the next part of our already successful journey.

    Since pioneering the cleantech and sustainable innovation in the 2000s, we’re now in an accelerated growth phase. As the 2020s develop, propelled by the tailwinds of the innovation economy, the climate crisis and wider commitments to net zero, the opportunities in sustainability have never been greater.

     Director of Events and Programs will:
    • Lead this line of business with the support of a dedicated team. You’ll be accountable for all aspects of the events’ strategy, financials and the content, products and customer experiences.
    • Take responsibility for planning and organizing meaningful, enjoyable and smoothly-run events and other engagement programs that bring together the ecosystem to exchange insights, network, and seed future deals accelerating progress toward our net-zero goals.
    • Be a self-starter, and truly passionate about the opportunity and our mission to catalyze innovation-led business opportunities leading to a better, net zero, world.
    • Report to the CEO and be a part of our global leadership team

    Our calendar of online and in-person international events and programs are designed for innovation companies, investors, large industrial corporations, government organizations, and others in the cleantech ecosystem engaged with sustainable innovation as a business and growth opportunity.

    Our events program is anchored by Cleantech Forums, the world’s longest-running innovation events of their kind. Today there are three annual Cleantech Forums – one in California, one in Europe and one in Asia. We also run occasional, smaller more focused events, on behalf of sponsors.

    APAC 25, 50 to Watch and the Global Cleantech 100 are the existing examples of award programs which have a strong inter-connection with our events. Sponsored programs are a part of this person’s mandate too. Delivery of these programs, just like the events, will require close interaction and co-ordination with Research and Marketing.

    Our events and programs are recognized leaders, with a track record spanning two decades. The director’s responsibility is to keep evolving and innovating to continue growing them in their third decade.

    Responsibilities of the Director of Events and Programs

    You’ll set the strategic direction and grow this seven-figure business line by aligning to overall company goals and ensuring our events and programs keep evolving to be future-fit. This will involve:

    • Continually improving the experiences of our participants, and the efficiency, effectiveness and profitability of our events and programs portfolio.
    • Driving change through adding, reassessing or eliminating aspects of the portfolio.

    You’ll be chief editor and architect of the content for events and programs, drawing on our own content resources and research, as well as the best of third parties. You’ll:

    • Plug into what is top of mind for this community and what they value about our events and our programs.
    • Set themes and decide topics to include for an event or award-related report.
    • Collaborate across the company, conducting an orchestra that includes our research analysts and consultants on agenda development, sales and client services on delivering to sponsors and rallying our clients and wider contacts; and marketing on communications and promotion.
    • Build, oversee and manage a small team that ensures that the production of all our international events, large and small, and related awards programs run smoothly and are professional in their execution from both an internal and external point of view, and in line with company goals, capabilities and financial goals/budgets.
    Capabilities of the Director of Events and Programs
    • Experience in a similar role, where you have demonstrated success in growing a premium international b2b events business.
    • Experience in working with thought leaders to develop content formats that inspire and provide impactful tailored networking experiences
    • Organized, fast-working but detail-orientated, with a passion to go the extra yards needed to provide great experiences for our clients.
    • An excellent collaborator, easy for the team to work with, as well as being a self-sufficient, self-starter who takes the initiative to problem solve and get things done.
    • An all-rounder, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, a calm demeanour under pressure, and enough presence and leadership skills to command the respect of, and to have effective working relationships with the many different people x-company who are part of delivering our events and programs, as well as external vendors and stakeholders (e.g. sponsors, speakers)
    • Demonstrable interest in innovation, climate change, and clean technology/sustainability is essential; experience in these areas and with these subjects will be preferred.
    • High proficiency with standard/typical work packages like MS Office 365 and TEAMS; familiarity with events-related systems (like registration) and with CRMs (e.g. Salesforce) would be highly beneficial.
    • Some international travel required.
    • Fluent English required. Languages other than English are always a bonus in our very international business.
    Compensation

    The compensation package (base salary plus performance related pay, based on individual and company performance) will be commensurate with experience. All oaur employees are entitled to a standard set of benefits, including health and dental insurance and employee contributions to pension/retirement plans. These vary a bit, depending on location.

    Location

    We have a preference that the Director of Events and Programs position be based in North America, to maintain geographic balance of representation in our global leadership team. Though a location elsewhere is not out of the question. Long before the pandemic, we operated in quite a distributed manner, with flexible and remote working a strong feature of our modus operandi. That has only increased of late. There is a concentration of US team members around San Francisco and Boston, and a concentration of European team members in London and Paris. Equally there are remote employees in North America (e.g. Michigan, New York, Ontario, Tennessee and Washington DC) and continental Europe (e.g. Belgium, Italy and Spain). Asian presence will be next.

    There are benefits to more team members being in and around locations with multiple colleagues. Such locations which achieve that are preferred, though not essential

    Most important in the end will be the person, their ability and motivation to help us grow, and their fit with our team and culture.

    About Us

    At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation.

    Apply now

    Send your CV and cover letter to: openpositions@cleantech.com

    Application Deadline: This position will remain open until we have found the right fit and have filled the position. We expect to close application by May or June 2022.

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity in its workforce. Cleantech Group is an equal opportunity employer and ensures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


  • Deputy Executive Director

    Brussels or remote in the EU, Full timeLearn more

    Are you a charismatic thought leader looking to make a significant impact on the EU’s climate journey?

    Cleantech Group, the global authority on sustainable innovation, is expanding its team to support its flagship Cleantech for Europe initiative. This is your chance to fight for a greener, more innovative EU. Cleantech for Europe is an initiative uniting 20 EU cleantech investors, and supported by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy to help the EU lead the race to net zero. Find out more about Cleantech for Europe.

    Since launching in early 2021, the initiative has positioned itself as the main voice of cleantech innovation in the EU, publishing research on cleantech investment and identifying a path to EU climate and industrial leadership. We organise regular summits where cleantech and policy leaders discuss how policy can support climate leadership, and work to build bridges between innovation and policy on a number of topics.

    As we scale the organisation, we are looking for a deputy director to lead our research, thought leadership and communications. You will be joining a fast-paced, agile team with a relentless focus on innovative policy to accelerate climate impact.

    Your role

    • Work closely with the Executive Director to co-lead an expanding team and execute an ambitious growth strategy.
    • Develop thought leadership positions on EU cleantech innovation, policy and the race to net zero, with input from the innovation community.
    • Build excitement for EU climate and industrial leadership, share insights and positions in media, speaking engagements and frequent interaction the wider innovation and policy ecosystem.
    • Manage a team of analysts, working towards an agenda of policy and innovation research that is high-impact and communications-ready.
    • Develop and execute a communications strategy leveraging all research output to impact the EU narrative on climate and innovation.
    • Shape and chair coalitions of movers in the innovation and policy space.
    • Empower the team to maximise performance; help individual team members to grow in their roles and build their networks.
    • Input to strategy and coordination of further growth plans.

     

    Requirements (you don’t need all of these to apply)

    • Charismatic and engaging communicator, willing to make their arguments in public and engage in climate and policy debates
    • Able to absorb and analyse complex information
    • Bachelor’s degree in environment, law, economics, policy or a related field
    • Extensive experience at the crossroads of business and climate: as a journalist, a business leader or cleantech innovator / investor
    • Existing network in global climate research and media
    • Demonstrated experience in thought leadership and high-impact communications
    • Strong interest in climate/energy innovation and clean technology and willingness to keep up with latest research and industry developments
    • Results-driven approach and problem-solving mentality
    • Ready to take on challenges and learn new skills
    • Desire to develop by giving and receiving feedback to/from other team members
    • Fluent English required, additional European languages a plus

     

    Why work at Cleantech Group

    • Build a climate-positive career by fighting for the acceleration and adoption of clean technologies and green investment!
    • Join a friendly, talented and global team present in Europe and North America.
    • Access an unparalleled network of cleantech investors, innovators and policymakers.
    • Take part in actively encouraged learning and development.
    • Benefit from Occasional international travel for client work and events around the world (North America, Europe and Asia).
    • Enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

     

    About us

    At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future, and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation. Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, decarbonized and resource-efficient industrial future. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, our services bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem, the support they need to thrive in this fast-arriving and uncertain future.

    The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing presence in the USA, UK and Europe.

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity in its workforce. Cleantech Group is an equal opportunity employer and insures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

     

    About the Application

    Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a CV to hello@cleantechforeurope.com

     


  • Lead Analyst: Energy & Power

    This will be a US-based role. Although this can be a remote position with some travel to events and meetings, you might be better positioned if you are near a relevant ecosystem to engage on a regular basis.Learn more

    Are you an experienced analyst who understands how innovative technologies enable solutions in the energy and power landscape? Are you as dedicated to a net-zero future as we are? As a Lead Analyst in our research team, you’ll be our go-to expert for questions on innovative companies, business models, trends and opportunities. We’re looking for someone who’s comfortable engaging in conversations about these topics across the ecosystem and sharing expert insights. You’ll join a global team on a mission to bring clients actionable insights and strategies to leverage innovation for sustainable growth.

    What you’ll do:

    • Lead research the energy and power sector. This research will involve engaging innovators, incumbents, investors and diverse group of participants across the ecosystem to understand from the bottom up the roll of innovation in the context of a complex market evolving to become more sustainable.
    • Regularly publish qualitative analysis drivers, challenges, opportunities and developments relevant to participants across the global ecosystem. Topics may range across business activities such as: green hydrogen production, fusion, wind O&M, grid flexibility, asset management, resilience, buildings, NILM, consumer engagement.
    • As the subject matter expert, support the consulting team to develop innovation strategies for utilities, energy majors, industrials, and governments to engage external innovation.
    • Collaborate with business development to help drive the new research and consulting business pipeline.
    • Develop a name for yourself in the industry, building and cultivating a network of innovators, investors, corporates, and other key industry stakeholders. This will include active development, moderating/speaking at internal and external industry events internationally.
    • Work with product development teams to help maintain and improve our cleantech activity database.
    • Work collaboratively with other sector specialists and help manage junior analysts.

    You’ll build on an existing base of energy-specific experience:

    • A dedication to emerging and disruptive technologies within the energy and power industry as well as innovative business models.
    • An ability to engage a wide variety of people and organizations in conversations about innovation, energy and changing dynamics.
    • An understanding of the sectors’ energy market structure/design, regional/national policy/regulation, and traditional supply markets.
    • Proven experience applying your analytical skills to subscription-based research services.
    • Ability to deduce important trends, drivers, or challenges from secondary or primary research.
    • Ability to synthesize data and insights into clear and concise written messages.
    • Ability to work under pressure on multiple workstreams while providing consistent quality work.
    • Ability to work autonomously while sticking to rigorous deadlines.
    • An international/global view, ideally having travelled and beyond fluency in English, also have a second language.
    • Most importantly, be a fun, kind, and trustworthy team-member to work alongside.

    Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, performance bonus, healthcare and benefits.

    Please submit your CV and a cover letter to openpositions@cleantech.com

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity in its workforce. Cleantech Group is an equal opportunity employer and ensures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


  • Research Interns

    Learn more

    Location:  Europe or North America

    The Position

    We’re looking for interns to join our research team for the summer of 2021.

    Apply Now

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute to our i3 database, which provides insights on over 30,000 companies, their investment histories and management teams.
    • Review investors’ portfolios, funds and sectors.
    • Follow market activity and ensure activity is correctly tracked and uploaded into our online research platform.
    • Conduct on-going secondary research, including identifying new companies, investments and partnerships
    • Conduct on-going primary research interviews with entrepreneurial companies and other stakeholders across the clean technology ecosystem.
    • Contribute to client ready insight publications and client briefings, applying our research frameworks. Our research work includes analysis of market segment value chains, business activities, market drivers, challenges, competitive landscapes and profiling of innovative companies.

    Requirements

    • Strong demonstrated interest in innovation in clean technology
    • Ability to synthesize data and insights into clear and concise written messages
    • Ability to research effectively, and work toward deadlines
    • Desire to develop by giving and receiving feedback to other team members
    • Excellent written and PowerPoint skills.

    About Us

    At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future, and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation.

    Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, decarbonized and resource-efficient industrial future. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, our services bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem, the support they need to thrive in this fast-arriving and uncertain future.

    The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing international presence based in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

    How to Apply

    Send us your C.V. and covering letter.

    Apply Now

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity in its workforce. Cleantech Group is an equal opportunity employer and ensures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.