Analyst or Senior Analyst, Transportation and Urban Solutions (Toronto)
The Pembina Institute seeks a highly motivated individual to join its transportation and urban solutions team as an analyst who will research and advocate for solutions to accelerate Canada’s transition to a clean energy economy at the local, regional and national levels. The scope of work may include on-road freight, personal vehicles, and public transit as well as the interaction of transportation systems with the built environment.
We’re looking for a person who is engaged in the transportation and urban solutions space and wants to influence the narrative around these issues in Canada. The ideal candidate is excited about crunching the numbers behind policy and business decisions and knows where to find the right data and how to build basic models. We’re looking for a problem-solver who knows what questions to ask to get at the root of today’s challenges, and who actively follows transportation and urban solutions trends, blogs and thought leaders.
This role will require engagement with diverse stakeholders, including municipal, provincial and federal governments, industry, communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to support the development and implementation of good transportation and climate policies.
Why the Pembina Institute?
The Pembina Institute is a national non-partisan think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, consulting and convening, we employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to change to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.
Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment that rewards honest character, personal initiative and innovation. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on delivering clean energy solutions into the hands of Canada’s decision-makers and key influencers.
Roles and Responsibilities
Lead research projects from inception to delivery
Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of transportation, urban and climate policy and programs (e.g. transportation technologies/infrastructure and their GHG impacts, urban development dynamics)
Review analysis of peers and collaborate with various teams internally
Develop and maintain constructive relationships with other NGOs, the private sector, academia, and municipal and provincial governments
Represent the Pembina Institute at meetings and forums
This position is located in our Toronto office and reports to the transportation and urban solutions director. It is full time (40 hours a week) and may require some travel and occasional work on weekends and evenings.
Skills and Qualifications
Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:
A degree in engineering, economics, business, planning, sciences, law, public policy or related field — graduate degree preferred.
Two to five years of professional experience or equivalent experience.
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Knowledge of economic, environmental, business, social and/or political aspects of transportation and urban development, including one or more of the following areas: transit, on-road freight, electric vehicles and transit oriented development.
Experience quantifying environmental benefits of policy decisions and options.
Familiarity with interpreting and/or developing simple quantitative models.
Familiarity with key provincial policies (e.g. Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan and the provincial Growth Plan).
Ability to communicate complex technical matters in plain language.
Proficient with Microsoft and Google documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and social change through educational, professional, and/or volunteer experiences.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide array of stakeholders.
Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently.
Other Valuable Qualifications
Experience in policy advocacy and/or campaigning
Direct experience developing and/or implementing government policy
Direct experience helping businesses make energy- or transportation-related decisions
Experience in public speaking
Experience in strategy development
Experience in facilitation
Active social media user
Experience working with First Nations, local governments, industry and/or communities
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