Project Coordinator/Lead

Job Location: 
Oakland, 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.

The Coordinator/Lead I is responsible for general support of various Clean Transportation and Distributed Energy Resources projects with a focus on project activities related to the administration of market transformation programs. Under general supervision from the Clean Transportation Project Manager the Project Coordinator/Lead I will assume responsibilities that include program implementation, stakeholder engagement, and marketing and outreach.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Interact with stakeholders related to both clean transportation and distributed energy resources including, but not limited to, Community based organizations (CBOs), local community representatives, local government representatives, building owners and operators, equipment manufacturers, utilities, Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs), medium and heavy-duty fleet owners, air districts, Air Resources Board and Energy Commission representatives, project partners, and others directly and indirectly related to transportation and distributed energy resource programs.
  • Program Scope: Work on a variety of project activities directly impacting project performance (scope, schedule and budget).
  • Program Implementation: Provide logistical and administrative oversight. Enforce program requirements, application procedures and standards.  Ensure quality control.
  • Program Monitoring: Monitor daily activities to ensure that procedures are working to achieve program goals and to support efficient processes. 
  • Reporting: Create program reports and presentations.  Contribute to data analysis and writing of program reports.
  • Community Outreach: Engage in market facilitation activities involving community presentations.  Assist with program outreach, education, marketing, workshops, etc.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience directly related to the primary job duties and required qualifications.
  • Graduate school experience may take the place of some work experience if directly relevant to essential duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • Bachelor's degree in area relevant to sustainable transportation, and/or energy and/or, such as business administration, environmental/energy policy, transportation planning, environmental planning, or environmental science. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to perform within required deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills.
  • Experience coordinating and facilitating events and stakeholder meetings.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills.
  • Desire to seek new skills and opportunities.
  • Approachable and team-oriented.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities, stressful situations and complex assignments.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with advanced technology market transformation programs a plus.
  • Familiarity with California clean transportation policies and landscape a plus.

Computer and/or Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages (MS Office:  Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Familiar with standard office procedures, filing, telephone techniques and operation of office equipment.
  • Advanced uses of word processing, spreadsheet, database and other standard software to create well-formatted documents and materials requiring interpretation and critical thought.
  • Proficient in typing and good at spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication.

License, Certificates or Registrations:

Valid California Driver’s License; insurable in the State of California.  Must own a licensed and registered vehicle and be willing to use it for work-related purposes.



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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