Analyst, Zero-Emission Truck Initiative

Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Zero-emission trucks and buses are increasingly available and capable. EDF aims to transition trucks and buses to zero-emission solutions by 2050. The stakes are huge. Though trucks and buses represent fewer than 5% of all vehicles, they account for 28% of climate pollution from road transportation and 57% of the soot from vehicles. The next several years are critical to lock in a pace of transition to achieve our goal. We have opportunities to put in place national and state-level policies that set long-term standards with a clear timeline for transitioning to zero-emission vehicles; help leading fleets gain an understanding on how to effectively operate zero-emission trucks and set clear transition plans; and secure investments to strategically deploy charging infrastructure necessary to support these vehicles and help reduce upfront cost barriers. 

This decade is a critical time to develop a robust, resilient charging system for electric trucks and make the associated investment to modernize the electric grid.  EDF has a critical role to make certain that this task is accomplished by advocating for federal investments; pushing states and utility commissions to adopted charging infrastructure policies and programs sufficient to meet the increasing demand from electric trucks; and partnering with industry leaders to advance solutions that overcome the barriers to charging these vehicles.
 

OVERALL FUNCTION

EDF is working with major fleet operators, manufacturers, and other key industry stakeholders to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses. These voices are also highly influential in the development of public policies that shape the pace of adoption of these vehicles. We are seeking to an analyst to help us sharpen our ability to engage with these companies about critical state and federal policy matters. This position will provide critical outreach analytical skills to support this effort.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform research and analysis that supports EDF's Zero Emission Fleet strategy
  • Run EDF analytical tools, including but not limited to the Total Cost of Ownership tool, Emissions Reduction tool, and the Proximity Mapping tool, to support fleet engagement
  • Coordinate asks for fleets and other industry stakeholders with EDF state, federal and industry engagement teams.
  • Prepare quantitative and qualitative materials to support industry engagement
  • Track progress and outcomes from industry engagement, as well as movement in the medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle market
  • Develop, in collaboration with state leads and other EDF staff, state-specific, public-facing materials to be used at conferences, workshops, and other events that aid fleet professionals with the electrification process
  • Advise on and assist with the creation of additional fleet-focused materials
  • Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values
  • Manage fleet deployment and commitment database and generate statistics for state and federal talking points.
  • Develop event-specific materials for state leads
  • Attend events when state leads and other staff need assistance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with three years of relevant experience or master’s degree with up to one year of experience.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills w/ high proficiency in excel; preference to candidates with modeling experience
  • Understanding of advocacy organizing tools and approaches.
  • Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities associated with heavy-duty electrification.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be well organized, motivated, and detail oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively without extensive supervision, and to interact with a number of other advocates and analysts.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Hiring Range

We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.

The pay range for this role is 56,000 - 63,000 USD which takes into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.

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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