Circular Economy Analyst

Arlington, VA / Boston, MA / Washington, DC
Consulting Services – Research / Data Analysis /
Full Time /
ERG is a research and consulting firm that provides a wide range of support to federal, state, and commercial clients. ERG offers multidisciplinary teams with nationally recognized skills in engineering, science, economics, public health, informational technology, and communications. We hire people with the best minds and then provide them with a vibrant and flexible environment in which to develop their careers. The qualified individual must be highly motivated with the skills to prioritize, perform, and communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment. 

ERG seeks an experienced professional in the sustainability and circular economy fields with expertise in topics such as solid waste and sustainable materials management, life cycle assessment, food waste, e-waste, and battery recycling, plastic pollution prevention and recycling, and climate change mitigation strategies to support federal and state government programs and policies.

The job location is flexible, with a preference for the ability to occasionally be in our offices in Concord, MA, Boston, MA, or Arlington, VA, with an option for remote work and hoteling.

Job Description:

    • As a circular economy analyst, you will be responsible for a range of research tasks, including evaluating circular economy policy and technology options related to food waste, critical minerals for the energy transition, and plastic pollution
    • Day to day activities include analyzing and presenting waste and sustainability data metrics and trends; characterizing trends; generating tables, charts, and other visualizations; and writing guidance documents, technical reports, and policy briefs
    • You may support the development of web-based tools
    • Additionally, you may support program and event communications and outreach, including virtual and in-person event logistics
    • You will work with a broad range of subject matter experts and interface with clients

Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, science, or engineering Master’s degree in related field a plus
    • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience
    • Knowledge and familiarity with the sustainability and circular economy topic areas outlined above
    • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including attention to detail and customer service
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present complex information in a manner that is understandable to a variety of audiences
    • Creativity and innovation, with the ability to generate fresh and compelling ideas for different formats and channels
    • Strong analytical and data management skills are desired, including fluency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Word, and other programs, including but not limited to Slido and ArcGIS
    • Strong time management and organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively under tight deadlines and changing priorities
    • Knowledge and interest in current environmental issues, trends, and best practices
$55,000 - $75,000 a year
ERG offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, educational benefits, FSAs, a generous 401k plan, profit sharing, an EAP, 11-20 paid vacation days per year, 10 paid holidays per year, 56 hours or more of sick leave (based on the state you work in) per year (pro-rated for part-time) and more. The salary range for all positions depends on the years and type of experience.
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