Atlas Public Policy is looking for a highly qualified Senior Policy Analyst to join our exciting policy tech firm. Atlas equips businesses and policymakers to make strategic, informed decisions that serve the public interest. We build analytical tools and dashboards using powerful, accessible technology, and offer expert advisory and convening services to tackle the pressing issues of the day. Our current areas of focus are electric transportation, building decarbonization, water, disinformation, and other aspects of climate policy.

A qualified person must be sharp, ambitious, passionate, and capable of adapting to the evolving demands at Atlas. This position can be based in San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC. Staff in Washington, DC currently follow a hybrid work model while staff in San Francisco work from home. For a highly qualified candidate, we would consider making the position fully remote to be based anywhere in the United States.

Atlas’s customer base is primarily in the climate policy space, including public agencies from all levels of government, leading climate advocates in the non-profit sector, and top companies working on clean energy technology. Our work includes cutting edge research and development on critical climate-related policy issues, products that equip stakeholders with actionable information on clean energy markets, and strategic advising to key leaders in the climate space.

Atlas began in 2015 and has grown with increasing demand from our core set of public interest-focused customers. We engage all our staff in internal strategy development, and believe in work-life balance, career development, and cohesive, team-oriented work.

The Work

  • Lead original research, policy analyses, issue briefs on electric transportation and/or building electrification topics.
  • Support the planning, designing, and building of complex analytical tools using Microsoft Excel like the Dashboard for Rapid Vehicle Electrification (DRVE).
  • Work directly with any of our many customers to field questions and provide strategic advice through original research and/or leveraging Atlas’s existing knowledgebase.
  • Advise staff on original research and sophisticated data analyses.
  • Advance Atlas’s mission by expanding our reach in existing sectors and developing relationships in new areas of public policy.
  • Lead meetings with clients and other organizations actively working with Atlas.
  • Represent Atlas at events and give direct support to our customers.
  • Supervise Policy Analysts and Associates.

Desired Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in public policy, STEM, economics, or related field;
  • Master’s degree preferred;
  • 5-7 years of work experience related to energy, transportation, and/or climate policy required;
  • Passionate interest and experience in using data to solve complex problems;
  • Experience conducting quantitative analysis using Microsoft Excel required, Python, R, or other programming language a plus;
  • Ability to communicate data requirements and prepare publicly available data to be scaled and accessed over time through Atlas’s products.
  • Experience leading complex projects and managing teams;
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong communication skills;
  • Strong interest in realizing Atlas’s mission;
  • Ambitious, self-directed; and
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or other U.S. work authorization (please specify details in your application. Atlas does not offer sponsorship for permanent residency).

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: Until filled

Time Commitment: Full time

Compensation: Annual salary of $100,000-$150,000 and competitive benefits (health insurance, vacation, and retirement).

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Atlas strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We also understand that having a staff that reflects the communities impacted by our work provides experience and knowledge that is essential to informing data-driven and equitable policy solutions. Our work, providing rigorous and nuanced analysis on electrification and other key policy challenges, requires the knowledge of environmental, economic, and historical policies and practices. Atlas is also committed to becoming a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in public policy.

Women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans and military spouses, formerly incarcerated people, religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. We consider qualified applicants regardless of any legally protected characteristics.

Reasonable accommodations can be provided at all phases of the application and employment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process, please contact