World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.
Global mass adoption of electric vehicles is imminent, and the resulting impacts and opportunities for energy systems are profound. WRI is committed to a future that ensures electric mobility systems support both sustainable mobility and sustainable energy objectives, such as the alignment of electric vehicle charging with renewable energy systems. This is a new position that will be instrumental in developing and implementing our activities towards this goal.
In this role, you will have a unique opportunity to leverage our growing portfolio of electric mobility programs around the world to help design and execute an international VGI strategy. Reporting to the Senior Global Manager for Electric Mobility, you will be responsible for all aspects of the design and management of multiple major initiatives in targeted regions (China, India, Latin America, and the United States). You will coordinate with staff in WRI’s international offices, as well as the U.S. team, to support their work and align strategic planning between these offices, WRI’s global headquarters, and other functional organizations within WRI (e.g., the Energy and Climate Programs).
Your work will inform our global electromobility strategy, which you will also have an opportunity to shape. As part of the implementation of this strategy, you will support and sometimes lead development activities through drafting proposals and communicating directly with funding organizations. Specific projects currently in your portfolio include the development of VGI-related policies and regulations, performing original research and developing analytic tools to identify electrical grid-related requirements and opportunities associated with mass adoption of electric vehicles, and defining business models and technological requirements to enable a wide range of VGI activities (including the use of electric vehicles as dispatchable energy storage assets). Each month, you will support an ongoing research and analysis activity to broaden our global expertise in an array of electric mobility topics. Based on existing programmatic work and these research and analysis activities, you will grow and evolve WRI’s portfolio while actively communicating both internally and externally.
Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. For the full job description and application instructions, visit WRI’s website.