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Analyst, Climate Policy or Transportation and Urban Solutions (Toronto)

  • Posted:Dec 06, 2018
  • Apply by:Dec 24, 2018
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Ontario, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Environment
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

Position Overview

The Pembina Institute seeks a highly motivated individual to join its Toronto team as an analyst who will research and advocate for solutions to accelerate Canada’s transition to a clean energy economy at the local, regional and national levels. The scope of work may include climate and economic policy, as well as the interaction of transportation systems with the built environment. 

We’re looking for a person who is engaged in economics or economic policy, climate policy, transportation, or urban solutions and wants to influence the narrative around these issues in Canada. The ideal candidate is excited about crunching the numbers behind policy and business decisions and knows where to find the right data and how to build economic models. We’re looking for someone who cares about the environment and knows we have a responsibility to protect it; a problem-solver who knows what questions to ask to get at the root of today’s challenges; and an active follower of economic policy, climate policy, transportation, or urban solutions trends, blogs and thought leaders. 

This role will require engagement with diverse stakeholders, including municipal, provincial and federal governments, academics, industry, communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to support the development and implementation of good transportation and climate policies.

This competition may also be used to fill a Senior Analyst position. 

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.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary rate is competitive for an analyst in the environmental non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Benefits include:

  • extended health and dental 
  • four weeks of holidays per year
  • flexible work hours
  • strong growth potential in an entrepreneurial business environment
  • RRSP plan
  • training and development opportunities

Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead research projects from inception to delivery
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of climate policy and programs (e.g. transportation choices and their GHG impacts, urban planning and development choices)
  • Review analysis of peers and collaborate with the various teams internally
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with other NGOs, the private sector, academia, and municipal and provincial governments
  • Represent the Pembina Institute at meetings and forums

This position is located in our Toronto office and reports to the Ontario Regional Director. It is a full-time position (40 hours per week) and may require some travel and occasional work on weekends and evenings.

Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:

  • A minimum of a degree in economics, business, engineering, planning, sciences, law, public policy or related field — graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience as an analyst or equivalent experience
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of economic, environmental, business, social and/or political aspects of transportation or climate
  • Experience quantifying environmental and economic benefits of policy decisions and options and an understanding of the policy development and implementation process
  • Familiarity with interpreting and/or developing quantitative models
  • Familiarity with key provincial policies (e.g. Ontario’s climate policies)
  • Ability to communicate complex economic and technical matters in plain language
  • Proficient with Microsoft and Google documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and social change through educational, professional, and/or volunteer experiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide array of stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently

Other Valuable Qualifications

  • Experience in policy advocacy
  • Direct experience developing and/or implementing government policy
  • Direct experience helping businesses make economic, energy or transportation-related decisions
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Experience in strategy development
  • Experience in facilitation
  • Active social media user
  • Experience working with First Nations, local governments, industry and/or communities
  • Knowledge of theory of change/logic models
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google documents
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship building and making presentations


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