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Transportation Engineer (TR-Istanbul)

Washington, DC
United States

EMBARQ - The World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport, which heads a global sustainable transport network, is seeking a transportation engineer for its Center for Sustainable Transport in Turkey (SUM-Türkiye). The successful candidate will report to the SUM-Türkiye Director, and will be responsible for managing the sustainable urban transport projects including non-motorized transport, public transport (including bus rapid transit), transport and climate change, clean vehicles and vehicle technologies in Turkey.


• Lead the Value Assurance Review process.

• Manage the relationship with the Municipality and all other relevant organizations (including the engineering company) involved in the development and implementation of sustainable urban transports.

• Manage and develop work plans and timelines for sustainable urban transport projects

• Identify required resources for the sustainable urban transport projects;

• Draft terms of references (TORs and CTRs) for EMBARQ’s sub-grantees, consultants, and other contributing experts or partners for SUM-Türkiye.

• Develop and manage the Turkey sustainable urban transport budget and program plans.

• Provide technical input into the development of the sustainable urban transport projects.


• Organize, facilitate and/or attend events that are relevant to

EMBARQ’s sustainable urban transport program in Turkey.

• Assist in the development of sustainable urban transport tools that could be applicable city and regional partners.

• Write and review reports and evaluations on Turkey sustainable urban transport activities and projects, coordinating with Turkey Program Director and EMBARQ’s core staff, based in Washington, D.C.


• Contribute to the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy to ensure successful implementation of SUM-Türkiye’s transport projects.

• Draft proposals for strategic partnership with potential donors to fund transport projects; manage follow-up and follow-through.

• Identify and contact potential funding organizations and partners to discuss opportunities for collaboration on transport projects.

• Contribute to reports for SUM-Türkiye donors.


• Serve as subject matter expert of Sustainable Urban Transport for the EMBARQ global network.

The position requires someone with some or all of the following qualifications:

• Completed MS degree in transportation engineering/planning

• Experience in transportation engineering, transportation planning, project management, and or public finance

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Good computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and the Internet. Capability to learn and use software applications for transportation planning and engineering used by EMBARQ and WRI

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Turkish. Must be fluent in Turkish / possess bilingual fluency in Turkish and English.

• Detail-oriented, highly organized

• Ability to juggle multiple priorities and work under pressure with tight deadlines

• Commitment to EMBARQ’s mission as well as WRI’s mission and values.

Apply online at http://www.wri.org/jobs ONLY


Washington, DC
United States