Data Analyst for Climate and Transport Policy

Europe's leading clean transport think tank and campaign group, Transport & Environment (T&E), is currently seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual in the area of transport data analysis. This is a new role based in T&E’s trends and analysis team.

The position requires a person with strong analytical and research skills, the ability to think critically and strategically, as well as effective communication skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to grasp technical issues, analyse and model different policy scenarios and translate them into simple and persuasive policy messages.

We offer the chance to help shape policies with huge implications for people and the environment in Europe and across the globe, as well as a competitive salary with a substantial package of benefits.

Candidates with an engineering or economics background are strongly encouraged to apply, though anyone with the relevant skills and interest will be considered.

The role will involve:

  • Development of T&E’s in-house modelling capabilities and performing scientifically sound research and analysis. This will include producing original material and advocacy materials based on robust evidence and argumentation in order to reduce the climate impact of the transport sector, particularly of aviation and shipping. 
  • The ability to build and maintain good contact with policy-makers, researchers and our network working in this field. 
  • Contributing to a multi-year campaign to reduce climate emissions from the transport sector within the context of the European Green Deal.
  • Ad hoc analytical support to the whole team, including T&E national offices.

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Have strong analytical skills, an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and strong knowledge of a programming language (experience with python is a plus).
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as good communication and presentation skills 
  • The ability to write in English fluently, accurately and concisely;
  • Relevant professional experience working on technical issues in the environmental or energy sectors, a research institution or similar;
  • The confidence to think and act with initiative and to independently identify research opportunities that would clearly support T&E’s mission; 
  • The capacity to creatively find solutions to complex quantitative research questions where there is an apparent lack of data. 
  • Have the ability to critically analyse documents, models and projects performed by others, extracting main conclusions, research assumptions and political implications.
  • Project management experience and an ability to deliver to tight deadlines.

The successful candidate would ideally have:

  • A demonstrable knowledge of transport and greenhouse gas analytical work, particularly of the aviation and shipping sectors. 
  • Experience in transport or energy modelling and projections is a plus; 
  • A personal commitment to sustainable transport and the aims of T&E.

The ability to speak at least one other EU language fluently, preferably (but not necessarily) German.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 26th January 2020.

This is a full-time position based in Brussels. A more flexible working schedule can be discussed.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and send it together with a copy of your CV to vacancy@transportenvironment.org, clearly demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria. The email subject line should state Analyst for Climate and Transport Policy. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26 January 2020. First-round interviews are scheduled to be held in early February in Brussels or by videoconference. A second round of interviews will follow shortly after. The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible.

T&E anticipates a high number of applications and only shortlisted candidates for the first round of interviews will be contacted.

About Transport & Environment (T&E)

T&E is Europe's leading clean transport research and campaign group. Our vision is a zero-emission mobility system that is affordable and has minimal impacts on our health and environment. Since we were created 30 years ago, T&E has shaped some of Europe’s most important environmental laws. We got the EU to set the world's most ambitious CO2 standards for cars and trucks but also helped uncover the Dieselgate scandal; we campaigned successfully to end palm oil diesel, secured a global ban on dirty shipping fuels and the creation of the aviation ETS, the world's largest carbon market for aviation to name just a few.

We combine the power of robust, science-based evidence and a deep understanding of transport with powerful communications and impactful advocacy. Our staff in Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Warsaw and London collaborate with our 60 national member and supporter organisations. All together our members and supporters represent more than 3.5 million people.