We’re Hiring: Join our Consulting Team!

We are no longer accepting applications for this position, however if you would like to be considered for future employment opportunities, you can express your interest here.

SSG’s climate action planning projects are delivered by an interdisciplinary team of consultants. While each new SSG consultant will have specific expertise and skills that they bring to the role, SSG consultants will eventually play a wide-ranging role in leading and supporting project delivery. This includes everything from building relationships with clients to data analysis and interpretation to report writing. 


SSG celebrates diversity and strives to participate in restorative justice, in part by implementing just recruitment practices. We encourage applications from BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ applicants, applicants with disabilities, and applicants from historically marginalized communities. 


For this recruitment, SSG is looking to bring on a consultant with specific experience in:

    1. Project Leadership. This includes being a primary point of contact with clients, leading and managing SSG Project Teams, and leading the writing of final project reports.
    2. Climate Change Adaptation/Vulnerability/Resilience Project Delivery. This includes  analyzing and interpreting modelling outputs from SSG’s technical staff, researching qualitative climate hazards and vulnerabilities, completing background reviews of municipal policies, reports, and other published documents.
    3. Climate Action Plan Implementation. This includes understanding municipal government structures and developing system change models required to implement climate action plans in their organizations, identifying applicable and available funding mechanisms to support policy implementation, and developing policies and actions for implementation across these sectors to achieve climate goals;

SSG’s ideal candidate is looking for long-term employment, with an interest in becoming a committed member-owner of the co-operative.


Successful candidates will have all the following qualifications and attributes:

  1. Passion for, knowledge of, and dedication to climate action planning.
  2. A kind heart and a collaborative spirit.
  3. Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively, and to problem-solve.
  4. High degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  5. Proven track record of success working on project teams.
  6. Entrepreneurial outlook and ability to take initiative.
  7. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  8. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  9. Comfort working virtually with a distributed workforce.
  10. Commitment to social and climate justice.
  11. Flexibility to adapt to different levels of workloads and schedules.
  12. Ability to work in a non-hierarchical environment.

Successful candidates will have at least one of the following qualifications and attributes:

  1. Municipal government or related consulting experience in the US, Canada, or Latin America.
  2. Experience managing projects with budgets over $50,000.
  3. Excellent data analysis and/or visualization skills.
  4. Background in financial and/or economic analysis of climate action scenarios.

The following qualifications and attributes are considered assets but are not requirements for successful candidates:

  1. Proficiency in French and/or Spanish.
  2. Familiarity with and/or enthusiasm for worker co-operatives.
  3. Experience with city planning.
  4. Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GIS software such as QGIS.
  5. Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation.
  6. Project management professional (PMP) designation.
  7. Experience with municipal asset management planning.
  8. Experience with energy utilities data.
  9. Experience with corporate-scale energy analysis.
  10. Experience with community-level climate resilience/adaptation planning.
  11. Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, particularly in small organizations.
  12. Familiarity with electricity grid electrification.
  13. Excellent negotiation skills.
  14. Other languages spoken.


SSG’s primary software tools include Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Adobe (Acrobat DC), Slack, Zoom, Wrike, Zotero, and Airtable. Previous knowledge of these tools is not necessarily required and can be taught on the job.


SSG workers are paid according to a salary scale that factors in years of professional experience relevant to their position, as well as years worked at SSG, and membership status. The salary scale applies equally to all workers, regardless of their role or position in the organization.

The salary range for 2023 was:

Non-Members CA $64,070 – $80,780
Members CA $66,850 – $86,910
Non-Members US $51,320 – $64,700
Members US $53,550 – $69,610
Non-Members CLP 28.916.900 – 50.074.600
Members CLP 32.442.900 – 57.832.400

SSG applies an annual cost of living increase to our salary ranges every year. The 2024 salary cost of living increase will be communicated by the time interviews are offered. 

For Canadian workers, SSG offers a benefits package, which includes health, dental, and vision. SSG offers US-based workers a health care allowance, vision and dental insurance, and access to a disability insurance program. Chile-based workers are entitled to coverage under a group benefits plan (Seguro de Salud Complementario) established for SSG Chile Employees and their dependants and their spouses. 

For all workers, SSG offers flexible holiday pay, generous health and family care leave, four weeks of paid vacation, paid volunteer time, and a stipend for professional development. 


This position will be eligible for membership in the co-operative (i.e., co-ownership) within 12 months. SSG distributes a minimum 50% of its annual net income back to its members. Income distribution is in the form of shares and cash, as determined by SSG’s Board of Directors.

For more information about worker co-ops in Canada, see the following resources:


SSG has a relatively flat staff structure and payscale. Climate change and social justice values are embedded throughout our organization and work. SSG is a distributed organization with staff in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Chile. 

The Consultant will work from home or a shared office (such as a co-working space) with occasional out-of-town travel for work. Applicants from outside of Canada, the US, and Chile are welcome to apply; however, they must be eligible to work in those countries. Our typical work hours fall between 9 AM – 5 PM in the Pacific through Atlantic time zones. All candidates must also be available during these hours in one of these time zones (i.e. Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Atlantic, Chile, or Newfoundland). Extensive work at a computer is required. SSG offers flexible work hours. Overtime may be required.

For more information about the position, please refer to the full job posting.


We are no longer accepting applications for this position, however if you would like to be considered for future employment opportunities, you can express your interest here.