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Abt Associates Lead Sustainable Transportation Principal Associate (Remote Flexibility) in Atlanta, Georgia


Abt Associates seeks a senior leader to grow our sustainable transportation practice. This position will be focused on working with Abt staff to grow our portfolio of work related to sustainable transportation with key clients, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, and state and local governments. Key areas of focus include electric vehicle planning, clean transportation systems, and environmental, health, and equity analyses.


  • Lead efforts to identify, qualify, and capture new business opportunities related to sustainable transportation.

  • Work with Abt technical teams to produce high-quality technical work.

  • Provide technical expertise to clients in areas related to clean transportation.

  • Cultivate sustained client relationships.

  • Lead efforts to improve Abt’s reputational capital through publications, social media, and customer engagement.


  • Prior consulting experience or experience working as a federal government employee.

  • Understanding of federal clients, such as Department of Transportation or Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, including setting priorities and adapting to changes in a time-sensitive, deliverable driven workplace. 

  • A Master's degree in transportation studies, urban planning, public policy, or related area and 10 years of related experience.

  • Established network of professional contacts in the sustainable transportation community.

  • Experience and subject matter expertise in transportation sector matters, such as bike and pedestrian strategies, transit, active transportation, electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment, transportation planning and modeling, demand management, transportation equity, fleet conversions and alternative fuels.

  • Broad professional expertise and interest, across various energy, environmental, climate, infrastructure, and other issues in the transportation sector.

  • Experience with project management and client management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree + Fifteen years of relevant experience, or PhD + Ten years of relevant experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply. #LI-TS1

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is rapidly growing our domestic health and environment portfolios as we expand our footprint in these thriving markets. As we race into the years ahead, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. If you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration, Abt is the right place for you!

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.