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SAF Ecosystem Developer


We are looking for a SAF Ecosystem Developer to join our Sustainability & Transformation department based in Herndon, VA.

*Team is open to reviewing non-local profiles as there is potential to base this hire at a major company location (Herndon, VA / Washington DC / Atlanta, GA / Miami, FL / Mobile, AL / Wichita, KS / Denver, CO / Newport Beach, CA / Dallas, TX / Columbus, MS / Mukilteo, WA)

Title: SAF Ecosystem Developer (Contract)
Division: Commercial Aircraft
Location: Herndon, VA
Rate of Pay Range: $51.44/hr - $56.73/hr
Duration of assignment: open-ended

Your Challenges:

[Develop SAF production regional overview]: 40%

  • Collect information on SAF production projects, initiatives, technology pathways including regulations under preparation or implementation across the US Region

  • Keep track, coordinate and follow-up on all actions related to SAF projects in the US Region

  • Be capable, with the support of company engineering and finance, to evaluate the technical and financial value of a project

  • Build internal recommendations on how company should support projects within the Region, along with proposed strategy cases and associated roadmaps and if relevant champion the internal investment decision process (M&A process)

  • In collaboration with the central team, and in accordance with the company’s SAF strategy and regional roadmap, define an engagement plan with local SAF producers

  • Ensure successful collaboration between company and regional energy providers & other relevant customers in line with overall company strategy and objectives

  • Design and run specific collaboration projects with consultancy or other entities to develop and implement new sources of SAF with O&G producers. Work hand-in-hand with the company central team to exchange on respective information, good practices and benchmark projects implemented in other regions, allowing a greater degree of cross-fertilization


[Develop SAF infrastructure]: 40%

  • Drive sustainable fuel opportunities to achieve company’s announced decarbonization goals, including: pipeline development/opportunity identification, case analysis, technical and environmental due diligence, and offtake/ investment agreement discussions

  • Project management of SAF infrastructure projects as they relate to company operations and its customers in the US

  • Solidify relationships with SAF technology suppliers, certification agencies, government bodies(e.g. ASTM, DOE BETO, etc)


[SAF Ambassador Support]: 20%

  • Support the Regional SAF ambassador in its duty to feedback the SAF project with consolidated partners intelligence data

  • Prepare management briefs, presentations and other relevant documents

  • As vital be the supplier interface on SAF & Sustainability

  • Engage in and connect company to the latest SAF developments and trends, including representing the company at industry events and other platforms


Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned:

  • Work hand-in-hand with the company’s central team to exchange on respective information, good practices and benchmark projects implemented in other regions, allowing a greater degree of cross-fertilization

  • Support other decarbonization efforts or special projects within the International, Government Affairs and Corporate Sustainability Environment teams

  • Support the overall SAF knowledge center consolidation by regular exchanges and updates with/to the central team

  • Carry out company objectives to implement contractual commitment with the SAF ecosystem

  • Provide SAF and SAF-related technical and subject matter expertise and recommendations both internally and externally


Your Boarding Pass:

  • Required: Master Degree in science, sustainability or environmental management, marketing, business, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Required: 3+ years of experience in Aerospace and Defense Industry and understanding of the Aerospace value chain

  • Preferred: Past experience within company

  • Preferred: 5 years of experience in chemical industry or petrochemical industry or oil refining

  • Preferred: Experience in sustainable aviation fuels production

  • Preferred: Project Management Certification is desirable

  • Required: Detailed knowledge of current state of SAF: Technical (feedstock/pathways, logistics, opportunities/constraints), Commercial (current and future players, vertical value chain, competitor activities), Policy (Current and proposed legislation, RINs, LCFS)

  • Required: Knowledge of environmental life cycle assessment, including familiarity with GREET LCA modeling

  • Required: Basic knowledge of petroleum industry; specifically jet fuel and/or refined products and logistics

  • Required: Knowledge of ESG principles

  • Required: Autonomy and ability to exchange with specialists from various backgrounds

  • Required: Skilled in understanding and explaining technical concepts in a manner tailored to the audience

  • Required: Track record of developing impactful relationships with co-workers and industry peers

  • Required: Must have the ability to assume a high level of responsibility, working independently and in partnership within a large organization

  • Required: Must have ability to balance a wide range of opposing assignments and deliver high-quality results occasionally within very tight timeframes

  • Required: Must have ability to accurately handle highly sensitive and confidential information

  • Required: Must demonstrate attention to detail and have strong written and verbal Required: communication skills

  • Required: Ability to communicate insights from technical reports, publications, and presentations in a structured, digestible, and concise manner

  • Required: Fluency in English both written and verbal

  • Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally is involved with this role

Pay Details: $51.44 to $56.73 per hour

Benefit offerings available for our associates include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, additional voluntary benefits, EAP program, commuter benefits and a 401K plan. Our benefit offerings provide employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. In addition, our associates may be eligible for paid leave including Paid Sick Leave or any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law, as well as Holiday pay where applicable.

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The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records subject to federal contractor requirements and/or security clearance requirements.

Job Number: US_EN_33_022581_2269899
Job Location: Herndon, VA
Rate: 51.44-56.73
Per Diem: --
Overtime: --
Duration: indef
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 06/04/2024
Last Updated: 07/14/2024
Address: P O BOX 619820
City, State: DALLAS, TX 75261-9820
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
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