Associate, CVRP Fleet Programs

Job Location: 
San Diego, CA

About the Center for Sustainable Energy®

Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is an independent, mission-driven nonprofit organization with offices in San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles and Boston. We accelerate the adoption of clean and efficient energy solutions via program administration, technical assistance, policy innovation, and other forms of market facilitation. We are uniquely positioned and engaged with a variety of stakeholders and market actors, including policy-makers, state and federal agencies, regional and local governments, utilities, business and civic leaders, and individuals in both the general market and equity sectors. Our technical areas of focus include distributed energy resources (renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, fuel cells, combined heat and power) and clean transportation.

Provide support to a wide variety of initiatives that further the adoption of alternative fuels (including hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles, natural gas vehicles – CNG & LNG, propane vehicles, advanced technology heavy-duty vehicles, and diesel retrofit technologies) with a focus on emission reduction, energy efficiency and fuel diversity. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Review, conduct and develop emission reduction technology cost-benefit analyses for project evaluation and tracking;
  • Develop opportunities to present on the Fleet Services Program. Organize and participate in meetings, conferences or events that coordinate and promote the use of alternative fuels and advanced transportation technologies;
  • Coordinate event planning activities including an annual conference and regional workshops with key national, state and local stakeholders;
  • Assist with training program development for fleet-related decision makers;
  • Advise fleet managers on implementation of clean transportation technologies; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • Seek out and develop additional, related project work including recruiting sponsors, developing budgets and writing grants to expand the program
  • Write technical and narrative reports as required by funding agencies.


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Technical familiarity of alternative fuels and advanced transportation technology and policy
  • Experience and initiative to manage projects
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Exemplary organizational skills to develop proposals, analysis mechanisms, project tracking, outreach events and other activities
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to complete assigned work accurately and on time
  • Intermediate ability to navigate in Adobe Acrobat PDF files
  • Intermediate ability to follow processes and execute tasks in an internet browser-based system
  • Intermediate ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Windows 7


  • Familiarity with transportation operations extremely helpful
  • Experience working in the transportation industry with fleets, fuel providers, technology vendors or manufacturers
  • Experience with modeling or estimating air quality emissions
  • Event planning or marketing experience
  • Basic knowledge of and/or interest in clean transportation technology and fuel options
  • Basic knowledge of and/or interest in local, state, and federal transportation issues related to greenhouse gases (GHGs) and climate change


  • Associate’s degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Policy, Public Administration, Business, Planning, Engineering or a similar field required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Additional work experience may be substituted for a degree


Minimum one year of work experience in a related field or relevant advanced degree. 

CSE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CSE participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with Form I-9 information to confirm U.S. work authorization.

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