Senior Public Policy Associate, Sustainability and Environmental Impact

  • Uber
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Nov 02, 2016
Full time Climate Change/GHG Energy Efficiency Sustainability

Job Description

About This Role
We Are Looking For Someone To Join Our Public Policy & Economics Team Based In San Francisco.

This Role Will Involve:
Developing deep issue expertise on one or more of the public policy issues impacting Uber
Consulting with local public affairs, communications and policy teams around the world
Working with business partners internally to develop creative solutions to thorny policy challenges
What We’re Looking For
Expertise and passion for understanding the environmental impact of transportation, represented through experience in one or more of the following topics:
Modeling greenhouse gas emissions of different modes of passenger travel
Passenger vehicle technology including vehicle electrification
Public transportation management and operations
Sustainable transportation planning
Analytical ability - we take an intensely data-driven approach to running our business. In order to efficiently function within Uber, the ability to use use our data to make the right, data-driven decisions will be critical.
To succeed you’ll need to be:
A self starter: Uber is a company of entrepreneurs and we want to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up. Stuff changes fast in our world so you’ll need to be highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure.
An intellectually curious wonk: We are responsible for developing the thought leadership positions that drive our public policy agenda around the world. You’ll need to seek out issues just on the horizon and devour as much information as you can get your hands on to develop your expertise.
A great advocate: We’re looking to create new regulatory frameworks that encourage innovation and alternatives to individual car ownership. You’ll need the intellectual fire power to grasp complex policy issues as well as the ability to articulate clearly and simply how apps like Uber can help improve transportation for everyone;;both orally and in writing.
A team player: Success at Uber depends on the ability to organize different teams (internally and externally) around shared goals. It’s why we’re looking for well organized people who enjoy working with others to get stuff done;and who can deal with the ambiguity that sometimes comes from working cross-functionally.
A strong project manager: You should be able to conceptualize, own, drive and complete projects that will move the needle on given issues and support our overall arguments.
Ideally you will have five years experience working in business, academia, think tanks, government or the private sector. We would prefer candidates with some programming experience and the ability to wrangle large data sets as well as the ability to communicate effectively. You will need the ability to get through to external parties and help them understand the nuances of our arguments.

These are early days. Come join us, and you will have the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat studying the environmental impacts of a genuinely new mode of transportation.
Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.

Benefits (u.s.)
401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, nine paid company holidays.
Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.


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