Sustainability Research Analyst - Sound Transit


CLOSING DATE: November 19, 2018


JOB #: 13173

POSTED: October 19, 2018


Under general direction, performs a variety of professional level duties to support the implementation of the Agency’s sustainability program with a focus on climate change and energy management; conducts a wide range of research including quantitative and qualitative financial and statistical analysis to measure, model, forecast energy use, clean fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. Serves as a technical and policy liaison for Agency-wide initiatives pertaining to environmental and sustainability policies and practices including, but not limited to implementing clean fuel technologies and renewable energy projects and purchases; develops and plans staff reports, and recommendations to set and implement climate and energy focused sustainability goals and objectives; coordinates the work of consultants and staff across the agency.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, planning, energy management, environmental policy, transportation policy, economics, statistics, business administration, social science or closely related field, and three years of experience working in a role that involves quantitative research and analysis; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Master’s degree or higher preferred.
Required Licenses or Certifications: 
Valid Driver’s License


Required Knowledge of:

  • Financial modeling and forecasting.
  • Energy modeling and forecasting; greenhouse gas emissions analysis.
  • Familiarity with renewable energy and clean fuels technologies.
  • Primary and secondary qualitative research.
  • Project management techniques and principles.
  • Advanced statistical methods.
  • Contract management skills.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
  • Basic principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.

Required Skills:

  • Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.
  • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
  • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
  • Effectively representing the Agency to outside individuals and agencies and preparing and presenting project and/or plan briefings and reports.
  • Public speaking and in developing and delivering presentations and presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Developing, writing, and reviewing contracts and agreements.
  • Public policy analysis and development.
  • Conducting economic, financial, and market research and analysis.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Applying project management techniques and principles.
  • Developing and monitoring program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.
  • The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.


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