Analyst, Zero-Emission Truck Deployment

With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace where innovation and results are a way of life.

 

EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share our Core Values of Respect, Results, Innovation, Optimism, and Integrity, and support our Commitment to Diversity.  

This position can be fully remote

 

The Zero-Emission Truck Initiative aims to accelerate the clean energy transition in the heavy-duty vehicles sector. We do this by securing transformational, durable public policies that will drive the long-term turnover in the vehicle stock; and partnering with fleets to increase near-term truck and bus deployments. We aim to have 100% of new heavy-duty vehicles be zero-polluting by 2040 with an interim target of 30% zero-polluting by 2030.

 

OVERALL FUNCTION

The analyst  will be a core member of the Zero-Emission Truck Initiative who will contribute to the success of the team electrification efforts by (i) maintain, operate and improve EDF suite of tools for supporting fleets with  zero-emission vehicle deployment (ii) conduct analysis to support EDF work with fleets to develop and implement electrification roadmaps; (iii) support advancing the fleet deployment strategy as related to partnerships through EDFCC and the Fleet Electrification Handbook; (iv) coordinate zero-emission truck analytics across EDF; and (iv) supporting staff and program initiatives that shape fleet incentives and other policies in select states

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support relationship management with fleets and manufacturers to advance the deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses
  • Manages databases related to EDF fleet deployment efforts, including grant opportunities, fleet commitments and vehicle production announcements and schedules
  • Maintain operate EDF total cost of ownership (TCO) calculations
  • Help demonstrate the business case for vehicle electrification of medium- and heavy-duty fleets, including refining and employing EDF’s TCO for use with specific fleet efforts in near term deployments
  • Monitor industry perspectives on barriers and opportunities that drive adoption of Zero-Emission Vehicles
  • Support analysis of up-front infrastructure costs and other considerations of electrifying heavy-duty truck fleet
  • Support EDF-organized the Fleet Readiness Group, including work with group manager on context related to grants, incentives programs and innovative private sector financing
  • Contribute to training and support of EDF Climate Corps fellows working on fleet electrification projects.
  • Must advance EDF DEI goals in which People from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental challenges we face. This includes fostering equitable systems and empowering diverse constituencies both internally and externally.
  • Must demonstrate cultural awareness and the knowledge, attitude, behavior and skills that lead to a culturally competent workplace. Must demonstrate a commitment to continued self-assessment, learning and growth to increase and broaden culturally competent skillsets that produce effective interactions with people across diverse cultures and backgrounds. This includes the ability to adapt to cultural change.
  • Undertake and complete special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience conducting comparable scientific research, quantitative analysis, policy analysis or an advanced degree in a related field
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and experience in performing rigorous analyses;
  • Knowledge of fleet electrification projects and familiarity with opportunities and barriers in the sector
  • Demonstrable project and people management skills, including the ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied background and experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for senior executive audiences.
  • Creative and innovative thinker willing to challenge the status quo and propose new ideas and opportunities.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and lead a team in a fast-paced, dynamic, and creative environment.
  • Experience managing a diverse workload. 
  • Exceptional personal organization and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard business software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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