Engineering Associate

Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 14, 2021
Feb 13, 2021
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

Engineering Associate

About CTE

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops, promotes, and implements advanced transportation technologies, vehicles, and fuels that reduce environmental pollution and fossil fuel dependency. CTE is a passionate, progressive workplace open to employee-driven ideas and opportunities. CTE is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and St. Paul. This job opportunity is located in Midtown Atlanta. CTE staff continues to primarily work from home with limited travel during the pandemic, however the Atlanta office is currently open with limited occupancy and social distancing requirements in place.

CTE’s mission is to improve the health of our climate and communities by bringing people together to develop and commercialize clean, efficient, and sustainable transportation technologies. Since 1993, CTE has managed a portfolio of over $600 million in team research, development, and demonstration projects. We’ve helped over 200 US companies move their technologies into the global energy and transportation mainstream. Currently, CTE is heavily involved in the deployment of electric vehicles across the U.S. CTE works closely with vehicle manufacturers, component providers, and fleet operators, including transit agencies and logistics organizations across the country. To learn more about CTE, please visit

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CTE is committed to championing inclusivity, diversity, and equity through our pursuit of a zero-emission future. We are motivated by our mission to improve the health of our climate for all people. Our staff seek to create a community where your identity is not only embraced, but celebrated. Whatever your race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, or socioeconomic status may be, we welcome and encourage all individuals to join us in transforming transportation.

Position Summary 

CTE is seeking a full-time Engineering Associate to provide technical analysis to transportation electrification projects. This position will use analytic tools such as Excel, scripts, simulations, databases, and data visualization tools for the analysis. This role also offers the opportunity to further develop and improve CTE's processes and tools. Job duties may also include administrative work such as report writing and facilitating meetings with clients.



  • Use, develop and maintain Excel worksheets
  • Use, develop and maintain scripts
  • Use, develop and maintain data visualization tools
  • Working with clients to assess needs and collect data
  • Writing technical reports and technical proposals

Required Qualifications

  • Analytical bent
  • Proficient with Excel
  • Some experience scripting, e.g. Python, Matlab, R, VBA
  • Demonstrated history of collaboration and teamwork
  • Proficient in English writing
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

Desired Qualifications

  • Engineering or computer science degree program (however other degrees are encouraged to apply)
  • Some knowledge of physics including basic mechanical and electrical principles (however we will fill in any gaps in your knowledge)
  • Experience with transportation electrification
  • Experience working in public transit, especially in transit planning
  • Project management experience
  • Grant and/or proposal writing experience

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is able to work independently to overcome technical obstacles, suggest better approaches, and communicate effectively – verbally, visually, and in writing. The ability to juggle multiple projects is an absolute must. Travel will be required once it is safe to do so. We do not expect anyone to meet all or even most of the desired qualifications, so if you are a confident, analytical, self-starter interested in the environment and public transit, we encourage you to apply.

How to Apply

Please submit a current resume and cover letter to

CTE is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, gender expression, marital status, HIV status, disability, or any other status protected by laws or regulations.  All employment decisions are based on business need, qualifications, and merit.

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