Transportation Research Analyst

Job Description

Are you a highly motivated, detail-oriented team player who is committed to creating affordable and equitable low-carbon transportation systems? If so, then join our growing team! The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national research organization based in Washington, DC, seeks a transportation research analyst to provide research and advocacy support on policies at the intersection of transportation, climate and equity. At ACEEE, you’ll be part of an organization that makes a difference and delivers energy savings to communities across the country. Join our growing team and help us work towards a 50% reduction in energy use by 2050.

About ACEEE:

ACEEE conducts independent analysis and develops transformative polices to build a vibrant and equitable economy that uses energy more productively, protects the environment, and promotes the health, safety, and well-being of everyone.

ACEEE’s organizational culture is collaborative and team-oriented with a strong commitment to its mission. Staff work at an energetic pace within a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for professional growth and development. There is a high degree of workplace flexibility, with an emphasis on results, making ACEEE an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work. ACEEE is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion while weaving equity into our research and policy work.

Position Description:

The transportation research analyst will provide research and advocacy support for ACEEE’s transportation program, focusing on policies at the intersection of transportation, climate and equity at the local, state, and national levels. In particular, the analyst will contribute to research and engagement related to passenger and freight mobility policies and the role that these policies play in supporting vehicle electrification. The analyst will also contribute to ACEEE’s largest crosscutting projects to advance impactful and equitable energy efficiency policies economy-wide.

Core Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities of the role include:

Conducting transportation research and synthesizing stakeholder feedback for ACEEE’s suite of energy efficiency scorecards including the state, city, and transportation electrification scorecards
Supporting ACEEE research, convening, and technical assistance efforts with local decisionmakers and community-based organizations (CBOs) to create accessible, low-carbon passenger transportation systems.
Help write blogs and thought pieces on issues relating to vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) reduction policies
Conduct analysis and assist with modeling on the greenhouse gas impacts of various VMT policies
Supporting ACEEE in advancing equitable state transportation electrification through research, convenings, and publication of best practices


Able to simultaneously work on several ongoing tasks with competing deadlines
Highly analytical and attentive to detail
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Highly motivated, self-starter
Tech-savvy and quick learner
Articulate and thoughtful
Teamwork oriented


Demonstrated enthusiasm for and some knowledge of environmental, energy, and climate policy, preferably with a focus on clean transportation and equity
Interest in learning about crosscutting energy and climate policy
Demonstrated ability to collect and analyze large amounts of data and information

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in natural or social sciences with at least 2 years of experience, or master’s degree
Experience with quantitative or qualitative analysis, including the use of spreadsheet software
Rigorous coursework or work experience in energy and environmental policy, transportation policy, or land use planning.

Preferred start date: November 2022. The position is located in Washington, DC, or can be remote.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary range is $50,000 – $55,000. ACEEE’s generous benefits package includes health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage; a 403(b) retirement plan; transportation and bike-share benefits; three weeks of vacation in the first year and four weeks thereafter.

To apply: Use the link below to use the Paylocity Recruitment portal. Be sure to send a cover letter, and resume. We do not accept phone calls or emails about the position.

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ACEEE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability. ACEEE is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in its organization and encourages applicants with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply.

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