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Net Zero Data Lead

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank

Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2023

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

This role is hybrid. Team members who are in a hybrid role typically spend three days a week at the listed U.S. Bank location(s), while having flexibility on their work location for the other working days. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Program Office is part of U.S. Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Team and works to meet stakeholder expectations and set a strong standard amongst peers. The ESG Program Office team is responsible for delivering in three critical areas: (1) Enterprise-Wide ESG strategy, transformation, and integration (2) reporting and disclosures (3) external partnerships and engagement.

The Net Zero Data Lead will provide subject matter expertise in data science and decarbonization transition planning to facilitate the development and execution of U.S. Bank’s enterprise-wide net zero strategy through a cohesive and efficient data management strategy. The Net Zero Data Lead is responsible for building the net zero data platform, dashboarding, and ad hoc insights and analytics to inform approaches to client engagement, reputational risk review and net zero progress alignment, empowering banking teams to support clients on net zero financing strategies and specific commercial opportunities. The Net Zero Data Lead will support and partner with business stakeholders in the ESG Program Office, Technology, Climate and Credit Risk, the Sustainable Finance Team, Business Lines, and Corporate Real Estate. They must be able to communicate across technology partners, external data vendors and the business lines to execute on viable data solutions, with a focus on end-user experience and usability.

This individual will feel at ease creating complex queries and extracting large, raw datasets from various sources, merging, and transforming raw data into usable data and analytic structures, and benchmarking results to known standards and resolving differences across different data sources. They must feel comfortable with automation, generating dashboards that are easy for end users to interpret, conduct quantitative analysis, as well as effectively communicate and disseminate findings and insights to stakeholders. They should also understand greenhouse gas accounting frameworks and financed emissions calculations as applied to different sectors and asset classes. The Net Zero Data Lead will have experience representing firms with major clients and outside parties, and demonstrated capacity for strategic leadership, exercising significant independent judgment and discretion and working towards strategic goals with limited oversight.

Essential Functions:

  • Net zero transition planning and execution: Partners with Net Zero Strategy Working Group Lead, Net Zero Transition Program Manager and Head of ESG Program Office in developing and executing enterprise-wide net zero transition plan and operational roadmap, with a focus on data procurement, analysis and reporting capabilities, liaising with consultants, external data providers, Business Lines, Reputation Risk, Climate Risk and Technology functions

  • Data and Analytics: Develops data platform, dashboarding, and ad hoc analytics of bank-wide and client net zero commitment implementation, with an initial focus on automation of financed emissions analysis, reporting against PCAF standards and net zero transition preparedness analytics and engagement of Corporate Real Estate Team to enhance strategy for meeting Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions goals

  • Reporting: Supports ESG Data and Reporting, specifically financed emissions analysis and client engagement data analysis for TCFD report

  • Supply Chain Emissions Analytics: Partners with Procurement on data integration for Scope 3 emissions analysis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in data management or analytics, engineering, sustainability, finance or other related field

  • Six (6) or more years of experience in statistical and/or data management and analytics and visualization (intersection with financial services strongly preferred)

  • Understanding of corporate accounting data integrity considerations and risk management

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in data science or PhD in earth/climate sciences, engineering, sustainability, natural resource management, environmental economics, finance or other related field

  • Practical experience with supporting data procurement and analytics of leading ESG reporting frameworks, specifically TCFD and PCAF and experience with climate-related data providers and sources (S&P, Bloomberg or other providers, TPI, WBA, etc)

  • Knowledge of other frameworks and standards, including SASB, CDP, GRI and other impact reporting frameworks (IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, GIRS/IRIS, Impact Management Platform) and industry guidance (SBTi, NZBA, GFANZ, Transition Plan Taskforce, etc) also welcome.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Strong technical and visualization skills, with the ability to understand the business goals, needs, and be committed to delivering recommendations that will guide strategic decisions.

  • Deep expertise in SAAS Applications, Azure, SQL, Python, Excel, PowerBI (knowledge of NLP, data scraping and generative AI welcome), CRM optimization and project management

  • Strong leadership skills and proven ability in motivating employees and promoting teamwork.

  • Excellent interpersonal, management, and teamwork skills.

  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and timelines.

  • High level of significant independent decision-making ability.

  • Ability to quickly identify risks and determine reasonable solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others in a high-stress environment to achieve goal.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and resolve conflicts by both oral and written communication to both internal and external clients.

  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic and evolving work environment.

  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience and knowledge of the principles and practices of management and employee development.

  • Ability to think critically to solve problems with rational solutions.

  • Ability to react and make decisions quickly under pressure with good judgment.

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If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants.

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Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, US Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401k contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $124,695.00 - $146,700.00 - $161,370.00U.S. Bank will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.