Senior Analyst, Transportation and Urban Solutions / Clean Economy (Toronto) (contract) - Pembina Institute
The Pembina Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual to join its Transportation and Urban Solutions and Clean Economy team as Senior Analyst to lead research and analysis and to develop and advocate for policy solutions that address the key transportation, energy and climate issues that Canadian cities are facing. We are a seeking a driven and resourceful person with strong policy and technical analysis skills, a solid work ethic and the tenacity needed to solve Canada’s most prominent energy and transportation challenges. The candidate should have proven experience in the areas identified below and the ability to thrive with limited supervision.
We are looking for a candidate who can work with governments, industry, communities, and the non-government sector to successfully find solutions in these interesting and dynamic times. This position is a one-year contract (September 2020 to September 2021).
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.
Our core values
Climate change threatens everyone. We must come together to evolve how energy is created and consumed through solutions based on equity, curiosity, evidence-based thinking and practicality.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Develop and support the implementation of evidence-based public policy options and initiatives to support public discourse and action on environmental, climate and energy solutions
- Lead and manage research projects from inception to delivery
- Conduct thorough technical, quantitative and qualitative analyses of solutions
- Create high-quality project deliverables, including reports, presentations, briefing notes and funding proposals
- Develop and maintain constructive relationships with government, industry leaders, technology providers, thought leaders, other environmental non-governmental and community organizations, and Indigenous peoples and communities
- Represent the Pembina Institute’s views at meetings, regulatory hearings and presentations, and to the media
This position is in Toronto and reports to the Ontario Regional Director and national transportation lead. It is a one-year full-time (40 hours per week) contract position between September 2020 and September 2021 and may require some travel and occasional work on weekends and evenings.
While we collectively live through the effects of the COVID-19, we have set up protocols to support employees to work remotely. We will maintain flexibility and be creative in the delivery of our services while following all directives provided by government health authorities.
Essential Skills and Qualifications
Candidates must clearly reflect, with examples, the following skills and experience in their application. Candidates may also wish to provide examples of additional qualifications and describe how they would apply these in a role at the Pembina Institute.
Technical and policy knowledge
- Minimum of an undergraduate degree in environmental studies, planning, engineering, sciences, economics, law, public policy or related field — or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
- Minimum of two years’ work experience in the private, non-governmental, or government sectors in developing and implementing evidence-based public policy options in areas related to transportation, energy, climate and environment
- Working knowledge of government planning and policy development processes and strategic directions to plan for low-carbon transportation systems and a clean economy in Canada
- Strong project management experience advancing multiple research projects, strategies and initiatives and demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities
- Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimum supervision
Research and analysis
- Experience with fully scoping, designing and executing complex research projects in consultation with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to decipher complex technical matters and to lead quantitative and qualitative technical research in the areas of transportation, energy and environment policy
Communication and stakeholder engagement
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills to prepare reports, presentations and briefings on complex technical matters in plain language to senior management audiences
- Ability to facilitate and/or chair meetings and group processes
- Strong interpersonal, partnership and consensus-building skills to inform, persuade and work with a wide array of decision-makers and stakeholders
Other Valuable Qualifications
- A master’s degree in engineering, sciences, economics, law or public policy or related field, ideally with an undergraduate degree that is also in a related field
- Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and social change through educational, professional, and volunteer experiences
- Experience in public speaking
- Media experience
- Experience working with Indigenous peoples and communities
- Bilingual in English and French (written and verbal) would be an asset
Compensation and Benefits
The salary rate is competitive for a senior analyst in the environmental and non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
- flexible work hours and work arrangements
- strong growth potential in an entrepreneurial business environment
- training and development opportunities
Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
Email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please ensure the following:
- Subject line includes Senior Analyst, Ontario and your last name
- Cover letter (max. two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position
- Resume outlines your relevant skills, education and experience
- Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position-year.pdf
- example: smithm-application-SeniorAnalystON-2020.pdf
Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020.
The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.