Consumer Reports, Inc.

Senior Policy Engineer/Analyst - Transportation

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers | US-NY-Yonkers
Advocacy/Social Impact


From heat waves to wildfires, drought and sea level rise, our climate is changing before our eyes. The quality of our air is getting worse, while toxic chemicals are showing up in our food, water and household products. These are serious environmental problems that affect the everyday lives of consumers, and yet public health and environmental protections are being rolled back. 


With our commitment to a fair and just marketplace, CR is now bringing its full power to address climate change and environmental issues in the marketplace and we’re looking for a creative and entrepreneurial person to lead the way. As Senior Policy Engineer/Analyst on the Sustainability Policy team, you’ll report to the Associate Director, Sustainability Policy.   You will work to increase the consumer voice and consumer-focused analysis in policy, corporate engagement and media efforts around sustainability issues.

This position is grant-contingent, with a current end date of 1/31/2024 with an opportunity for extension as we secure additional philanthropic support, which is an organizational priority.


This is a hybrid position and is eligible for remote work up to 80% of the time. Under our CRFlex program, this position is eligible for Fully Remote status for candidates who live more than 75 miles from one of our main office locations (Yonkers, NY, Washington DC, Colchester, CT). Additionally, the successful candidate must reside in one of the following locations: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, Vermont, Washington D.C. 


Your work will focus on helping us build and facilitate the execution of a strategy to bend the curve of consumption towards a sustainable future specific to current and future transportation fuel policies.  


You will also help create common cause with young people and communities of color who will be our partners in change. And you will have the opportunity to tap into the diverse assets of a nonprofit social enterprise to take a unique, consumer-facing approach to shape the marketplace and reduce or eliminate harms and inequities associated with the products and services people buy and use every day, including impacts on consumer health, the economy, and the environment.



You’ll Be Highly Rated If:



  • You have deep technical knowledge of engineering principles.  We require 10 years of experience with a Bachelors of Engineering; 8 years of experience with a Master’s of Engineering and 4 years of experience if you have a PhD in engineering. Your work experience should be within interdisciplinary teams with a focus on low carbon fuels for transportation.
  • You can model policies and policy proposals to determine real world impacts. You have a minimum of 3-years of experience designing or building and running technical models. You can use data to analyze and model consumer, economic and environmental impacts of corporate practices and public policy
  • You can read and analyze government policies . Your policy analysis experience means you understand legislative and regulatory language, can source and analyze the key information within. 
  • You’re a clear communicator.  You can share your findings with both technical and non- technical audiences, and contextualize results based on current affairs and other related policies. 

You'll Be One Of Our Top Picks If:

  • You have a broad worldview.
  • Recognize both the strengths and limitations of analysis, modeling and research.
  • Appreciate the power of partnerships, both internally and externally.
  • You have experience working on mitigating inequity in sustainability transportation topics



Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here:


At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $130,000 to $140,000. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.



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