Job posted on: December 5, 2023

Renewable Natural Gas Regulatory and Compliance Manager

Job Title: Renewable Natural Gas Regulatory and Compliance Manager
Department: Environmental Compliance
Reports to: Vice President of Biogas

Company Overview: Located in Ceres, CA, Aemetis Biogas LLC stands as a leader in the renewable natural gas (RNG) sector. With a strategic focus on the agricultural segment, we’ve established robust partnerships with local dairies. These collaborations enable the production of negative carbon intensity renewable natural gas, underscoring our dedication to decarbonizing transportation fuel and improving air quality. Aemetis holds a notable position as a leading producer of RNG in California, underpinned by our advanced methane capture technology, expertly tailored for modern manure management processes. As we continue to expand our footprint, we remain committed to excellence, innovation, and fostering innovative environmental stewardship in collaboration with our partners.

Position Overview: As the Renewable Natural Gas Regulatory and Compliance Manager, the applicant’s primary role will be to support the company’s revenue sources by managing consistent adherence to regulatory standards. The applicant’s insights and expertise in renewable energy policy and economics will be instrumental in guiding the company’s strategic direction. Regular monitoring, updating, and interpretation of political, regulatory, and market dynamics are pivotal to this role. Please reply to Denise Contreras at [email protected].

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert knowledge on EPA’s RFS, CARB’s LCFS, and various state programs.
  • Oversee the generation and sale of environmental attributes from RNG production.
  • Execute comprehensive audits of operational data.
  • Relay operational/engineering updates to relevant stakeholders and agencies.
  • Ensure strict compliance with RFS and LCFS via coordination of third-party audits.
  • Oversee RIN and LCFS forecast and sales and related reporting activities.
  • Acquire technical expertise for upcoming facilities and register new pathways with agencies.
  • Evaluate potential development opportunities via thorough contract/data review.
  • Monitor and report on market trends, especially concerning environmental attribute trading/pricing; identify potential collaboration opportunities
  • Stay updated on site operations changes that might influence regulatory prerequisites.
  • Continuously assess and report on RNG industry pricing trends.
  • Monitor and interpret shifts in environmental and energy policies impacting the RNG and related industries.
  • Serve as primary interface with external regulatory/environmental/engineering consultants.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Environmental Engineering, Data Analytics, or related field is mandatory; master’s degree preferred.
  • A proactive individual with attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to achieve targets and manage multiple priorities under time constraints.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and interpersonal abilities.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving aptitude.
  • Expert in Microsoft Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Compensation and Perks:

  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance.
  • Generous Paid Time Off.
  • 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Join a dynamic and innovative company committed to renewable energy solutions.
  • Experience the satisfaction of working on cutting-edge technology that benefits our planet.

Work Schedule:

Standard business hours from Monday to Friday. Remote work option available.

About Aemetis

Aemetis has a mission to transform renewable energy into below zero carbon transportation fuels with its Carbon Zero production process to decarbonize the transportation sector using existing fuel delivery infrastructure through its Carbon Zero 1 plant in Riverbank, California to convert renewable electricity from solar and hydroelectric sources along with renewable hydrogen from waste orchard wood into renewable jet fuel, renewable diesel, renewable hydrogen and cellulosic ethanol, its biogas digester network and pipeline system to convert dairy waste gas from network of dairy digesters into Renewable Natural Gas (RNG),  its ethanol production facility in California’s Central Valley near Modesto that supplies about 80 dairies with animal feed, its production facility on the East Coast of India producing high quality distilled biodiesel and refined glycerin for customers in India and Europe and its portfolio of patents and related technology licenses for the production of renewable fuels and biochemicals.

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