United Airlines

Senior Staff Representative - Sustainability Specialist

United Airlines - Posted 5 months ago
$140k-150k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Environmental Managemer salary records


Chicago, IL

no experience required
Company size
84k employees

Environmental Managemer Job description

There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path toward becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space-available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

At United, we take bold action. And our Government, Corporate, and Environmental Affairs teams are the driving force behind our efforts to make change happen! By working closely with the US government and coordinating grassroots advocacy efforts, our Corporate and Government Affairs team represents United on public policy and legislative issues. And our Environmental Affairs team is equally working hard to shape an environmentally sustainable future. Together these teams advocate for a cleaner, safer, and more optimistic future for our airline, our employees, and the millions of customers we serve all around the globe.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for supporting United's ESG portfolio, inclusive of data tracking and analysis, planning and reporting efforts associated with external climate disclosures. Often you will prepare and maintain communications materials, including presentations, facts sheets, etc. to be used for both internal- and external-facing platforms.

  • Support United's Climate team and leadership to define, implement and report on United's ESG strategy
  • Managed United's enterprise-wide ESG reporting program by taking the lead role in data management, reporting and verification activities, including a collection of data from various collaborators, driving consistency, accuracy and completeness in line with both mandatory requirements and company expectations
  • Maintain awareness of industry and market trends relative to ESG as well as various climate disclosure frameworks and standards, including but not limited to TCFD, CDP, GHG Protocol, proposed SEC climate change disclosure regulation, etc.
  • Establish and conduct benchmarking and associated communications to inform continuous improvement.
  • Support implementation and subsequent management of newly implemented data management system as it pertains to climate-related data.
  • Maintain an understanding of United's climate strategy and associated objectives and support accordingly through frequent collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Support employee engagement efforts relative to embedding sustainability across various internal work groups
  • Use technical knowledge and experience to provide thoughtful decision-making and guidance in the strategic implementation of approved projects
  • Other duties as assigned

United values diverse experiences, and perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!


What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science/policy/sustainability, business, or related area
  • 2-4 years of experience
  • ESG frameworks and standards
  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to build trust and communicate
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • A clear interest in and passion for environmental issues
  • Demonstrates strong people, planning and organizational skills
  • Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Environmental sustainability experience
  • Understanding of Sustainability as it relates to the Aviation/Airline industry
  • Airline, aerospace or airport experience

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