The Ke Lin Chuang Si International Clean Transportation Technology Consulting Co., Ltd. is a wholly foreign owned enterprise of the International Council on Clean Transportation, established in 2015. The ICCT is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.
We seek a highly committed, self-motivated person to contribute to our research to reduce emissions from heavy duty and diesel engines in China. We expect the successful candidate to work on a range of projects and tasks including policy analysis, vehicle testing and data analysis that are useful tools to support policy making, and also take on other projects as the need arises.
Major Position Responsibilities
Lead research and critical assessments of best practice policies and strategies for reducing real-world conventional and GHG emissions (such as CO2, NOx, and PM) from heavy-duty vehicles and other diesel engines including new emission standards, in-use emission control measures, detailed technical guidance and testing protocols, strong compliance and enforcement, complementary policies in the Chinese transportation sector; Write concise summaries of newly introduced policies and best practices in China and worldwide.
- Lead emission-testing projects related to heavy-duty vehicles or diesel engines. Work effectively with testing laboratories in and outside China to design and perform emission tests, analyze test data and write technical reports and high-level recommendations.
- Respond to time-sensitive inquiries received from vehicle regulators in China, US, and other markets.
- Support and implement outreach strategies to communicate our work, activities may include presenting research findings in a wide range of domestic and international policy fora, organizing workshops, writing blog posts, and other communication activities within China and elsewhere.
- Nurture and maintain positive, effective working relationships with respected international experts, Chinese government officials, and local organizations. Facilitate international collaboration with other government agencies and research institutions.
- Collaborate with ICCT staff on emerging projects based on need.
- Master's or higher degree in automotive engineering, mechanical engineer, environmental engineering or relevant interdisciplinary programs;
- In-depth knowledge of HDV and diesel engines, emission reduction and fuel efficiency technologies for new and in-use engines.
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience and experience with vehicle emission testing;
- Excellent, demonstrated quantitative, analytical, and research skills;
- Familiarity with vehicle emission control and efficiency policies preferred;
- Ability to lead and/or implement research projects independently;
- Ability to manage multiple priorities;
- Strong interpersonal skills plus proven competency and interest in working in an international environment with a highly diverse employee population;
- Strong English and Chinese communication skills, in both written and verbal formats;
- Great organizational and collaboration skills, combined with flexibility and a positive attitude;
- Demonstrated interest in climate change, air quality, energy, environment, public health, or related topics, plus familiarity with environmental testing and energy challenges in the transportation sector preferred; and
- Some domestic (within China) and international travel required.
This position will be based in our Beijing, China office with some domestic and international travel, and possibly short working periods in the US. The position reports to ICCT’s China regional lead. We offer a mission-driven, egalitarian, culturally diverse workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. We offer an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance for the employee, substantial paid vacation, and other benefits. Salary TBD based on experience and education.
To apply, please send resume, a cover letter with salary expectations, short writing samples (up to 10 pages) in both Chinese and English, and three professional references (all documents as attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (subject line: “China CA Researcher”). Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. This is an immediate opening and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants without the supplemental materials will receive less consideration. No calls and no recruiters, please. EOE.