Sr Engineer/Analyst, Climate, Energy & Sustainability

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-NY-Yonkers | US-CA-San Francisco
Advocacy/Social Impact


Founded in 1936, CR has a mission to create a fair and just marketplace for all. Widely known for our rigorous research and testing of products and services, we also survey millions of consumers each year, report extensively on marketplace issues, and advocate for consumer rights and protections around safety, digital rights, financial fairness, and sustainability. CR is independent and nonprofit.





CR is now bringing its full power to address climate change and environmental issues in the marketplace.  As part of CR's Climate, Energy, and Sustainability Initiative, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across the organization to build and facilitate execution of a strategy to bend the curve of consumption toward a sustainable future.


The Engineer/Analyst will support CR's advocacy work to increase the consumer voice and consumer-focused analysis in policy, corporate engagement, and media efforts around sustainability issues. This position is focused on advancing core priorities that reduce or eliminate harms and inequities associated with the products and services people buy and use everyday, including impacts on consumers, the economy and the environment.


This position is grant-contingent until June 2023, with opportunity for extension as we secure additional philanthropic support, which is an organizational priority.


What You'll Do


  • Using data from multiple external and internal sources using programming languages to analyze and model consumer, economic and environmental impacts of corporate practices and public policy.
  • Contextualize and report on results based on current affairs and other related policies.
  • Develop white papers and policy positions to make recommendations to agencies, legislators and companies as needed.
  • Partner with Communications & Mobilization teams to amplify findings and engage with consumers to take action.
  • Coalition building--both engaging with new partner organizations and working with existing groups.
  • Corporate partnerships--leveraging opportunities to improve the sustainability of consumer goods. 



What We Need To See


  • You have a degree in Engineering with experience in sustainability, climate and/or energy as detailed below:

-A PhD with at least 4-years relevant work experience;

-A Masters Degree with at least 8-years relevant work experience; or  

-A Bachelor's Degree with at least 10-years relevant work experience.

  • You have built and run technical models in Python, R or similar programs.
  • You have shared findings and recommendations with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • You have worked cross-functionally with internal stakeholders.


What We'd Love To See


  • A degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Policy analysis experience including understanding legislative and regulatory language and evaluating real world impact of policies and policy proposals.
  • Public speaking experience including speaking to media.
  • Interest and experience in advocating on behalf of consumers.
  • Understanding of strengths and limitations of analysis, modeling and research.


Consumer Reports is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decision without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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