Transportation Policy and Strategy Manager, Europe

Commission on the Future of Mobility (CFM)

Flexible location within Europe
€95,000 - €110,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected] Karem Armstrong

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Sunday, 16th May 2021   4 days left

Who we are

The Commission on the Future of Mobility (CFM) has been created to identify opportunities across transportation and technology silos and propose a fundamentally new vision for transportation policy for people and goods. The global transportation sector is on the cusp of a worldwide transition driven by shared, connected, autonomous, and electric technologies as well as new ways people may get around cities like micromobility platforms. These rapid technological developments will have broad effects on business models, emissions, and safety.

The Commission will encourage and harness the benefits created by an interconnected transportation system to reshape transportation policy in favor of exponential outcomes for consumer safety, global opportunity and infrastructure resiliency. Founded in research and advocacy, the Commission will provide new data and methodologies to drive innovative policy that optimizes across five areas for a cleaner environment, enhanced security, economic opportunity, safety, and access.

Purpose of Role

We’re looking for a seasoned strategic thinker and researcher to lead the Europe based CFM policy team. You’ll work collaboratively with the North American and Asian policy teams to develop and execute on CFM’s policy and research roadmap. You should be passionate about transportation policy research and advocacy, and have specific expertise in freight, passenger transportation, infrastructure, or energy policy.

You’ll need experience managing researchers and at least 10 years of experience in the transportation industry. You should be excited about working in a fast-paced research and advocacy environment, ready to be nimble and change directions at any given time. You’ll report to the Commission’s Director of Policy.

Key responsibilities

  • Collaboratively develop and manage research plan for multiple, concurrent research efforts
  • Conduct in-depth policy research and analysis to support and develop cross-sector policy proposals and solutions
  • Manage a team of research analysts and research interns
  • Strategically define geographic specific and global CFM goals and develop roadmaps to guide the Commission towards achieving defined goals
  • Manage academic and consulting project partners to ensure a consistent and on-time set of deliverables
  • Develop policy recommendations and solutions for critical global mobility challenges
  • Compose a range of written materials, for advocacy and information, along with research and analysis
  • Represent the Commission at conference, in public speaking engagements, meetings, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Urban Planning, Economics, Political Science, Engineering, Business, or other relevant discipline required; Master’s degree in those areas strongly preferred.
  • 10+ year of experience in transportation policy research, as well as experience with policy analysis and developing policy proposals.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • 2-5 years working within a transportation specific public agency, legislative body, or in government affairs within the European Union.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the European mobility landscape.
  • Experience developing and publishing peer reviewed policy research.
  • Experience creating advocacy support materials, such as talking points, policy briefs, etc.

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach you would bring to the role, along with your CV/resume in English, to Karem Armstrong at [email protected]

Please ensure that documents are sent with the titles “your name cover letter and “your name CV” and state "CFM- Transportation Policy and Strategy Manager, Europe” in the email subject line. Please let us know, in your covering email, where you found out about the post.

The deadline for application is Sunday May 16th, 2021

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