California Water Service

ESG Manager

Onsite - San Jose, CA
Application Deadline: 6/19/24

ESG Manager


California Water Service


California Water Service


Job Description:


The ESG Manager will play a key role in supporting Cal Water’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) program by overseeing and advancing our ESG strategy, leading ESG reporting, advocating on ESG issues, and driving continued improvement and alignment with evolving reporting frameworks, standards, regulations, and best practices. The ESG Manager will report to the Chief Sustainability Officer. The position is located in San Jose, CA.




• Manage the annual ESG reporting process, including consultant management, content and data collection, editing, and reviews.


• Identify and drive necessary improvements in data collection to enable disclosure alignment with appropriate standards and frameworks, such as SASB, TCFD, GRI, and emerging standards from the ISSB, TNFD, and other leading standard-setting organizations.


• Collaborate with internal subject matter experts across the organization to develop and implement ESG strategies, initiatives, objectives, key performance metrics, and reporting content; leverage existing programs and identify new opportunities to expand or improve.


• Analyze reports and respond to questionnaires from ESG research firms and rating agencies, including MSCI, ISS, Sustainalytics, and CDP; identify opportunities to correct inaccuracies and improve performance.


• Collaborate with the investor relations team to engage with shareholders and respond to queries relating to ESG matters.


• Advocate for the company on ESG-related matters and communicate with internal and external stakeholders about the company’s ESG efforts.


• Benchmark ESG performance and reporting against peers and industry best practice; recommend opportunities for improvement.


• Monitor emerging ESG trends, regulation, and legislation that impact the company; develop insights and recommendations for the Board and the ESG Executive Oversight Committee to evolve Cal Water’s ESG program to meet shifting stakeholder expectations, enhance Cal Water’s reputation, and mitigate risk.


• Facilitate successful execution of the company’s ESG governance framework and support the Board, ESG Executive Oversight Committee, and ESG Topic Owners to ensure accountability for and visibility of ESG topics; foster broad employee engagement in Cal Water’s ESG strategy.


• Effectively manage the ESG team by planning and evaluating project tasks; leading mid-year and annual job performance reviews; and fostering a positive, safe, supportive work environment.




Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5+ years in an ESG-related role; graduate degree and/or professional certifications are preferred.


Proven expertise in ESG reporting standards, requirements, and common frameworks (including SASB, TCFD, and GRI).


Experience with ESG rating and ranking agencies.


Proven ability to manage projects; strong organizational and analytical skills.


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.


Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.


Salary Range: $117,400 – $221,900


Deadline to submit resume is Wednesday, June 19, 2024.


The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service and Washington Water Service do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.


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