Union of Concerned Scientists - Washington, DC

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Clean Vehicles Program Union of Concerned Scientists Washington, DC Office The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the leading science-based organization at the center of today’s most exciting and important policy debates, seeks an individual to work with a top-notch, multi-disciplinary team in our Clean Vehicles Program to advance sound transportation policy to cut oil use and protect public health. UCS is seeking an engineer/analyst to conduct research and analysis focused on solutions that save oil and reduce emissions and related technology and policy issues. Candidates must have a background in vehicle and fuel technology and transportation or petroleum policy and excellent written and oral communication skills. Responsibilities The Engineer/Analyst will help lead UCS efforts to evaluate potential transportation and petroleum sector policy and technology solutions to cut projected US oil use in half within twenty years and significantly reduce related pollution.

The person in this position will * generate reports on oil use and savings; vehicle emissions, fuel economy, and related technology; develop related policies; * serve as a technical expert to media, government and key allies; * provide technical information and expertise through written materials and public speaking; * actively promote promising legislation and regulations at federal and state levels; * assist in developing and contributing to campaigns on key oil and transportation-related issues. Qualifications and experience This position requires two to four years of related experience for candidates with a master’s degree in a related field or five to seven years with a bachelor’s degree. Candidate must have interest in communicating technical issues to a non-technical audience through written products and presentations. Candidate should have knowledge of the transportation or oil sector, including vehicle and fuel technology, infrastructure, and industries.

Candidate should have familiarity with current oil and transportation issues and their ramifications on politics, society, the environment and economy. Position requires an interest and aptitude for understanding public policy aspects of transportation, oil, and related climate issues and the role of technical analyses and advocacy in shaping public opinion and policy debates. Applicants must have strong quantitative and research skills; strong writing and verbal skills; proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software; ability to write well for scientific and general audiences; familiarity with economics and public policy; and a team orientation. Direct experience with stock and flow models, engineering economic models, and input-output models is preferred.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate. Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full time position based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is in the high $50,000s. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff and to broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.

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