Project Manager, Transparency, Clean Transportation

Location: San Diego, CA

Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is an independent, mission-driven nonprofit organization with offices in San Diego, Berkeley, 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. Our areas of focus include distributed energy resources (renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, fuel cells, combined heat and power) and clean transportation.

Summary

The Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for managing budgets, timelines, and deliverables for program transparency and evaluation activities that are integral to a variety of clean transportation projects. Under general supervision from the Senior Manager, EV Initiatives and working closely with the Senior Principal Advisor, Clean Transportation, the Project Manager will:

  • Manage many complex activities in a fast-paced, matrixed environment.
  • Work with analysts and under the direction of the Senior Principal Advisor to plan and guide diverse project types including data management, analysis and visualization; survey development, implementation and maintenance; market projections; and research papers.
  • Communicate and coordinate with many stakeholders across multiple departments within the organization.
  • Manage expectations and contract deliverables with several clients or sub-contractors.

In addition to managing multiple workflows requiring the coordination of large teams, the Assistant Project Manager may be asked to supervise 1-2 departmental staff members.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Project Planning, Coordination, Budgeting and Reporting: Make recommendations on project design; assess project needs; draft proposals, budgets, and work plans; coordinate team activities; prepare status reports, budget projections, and updates; and create presentations, reports, and marketing materials.
  • Project Operations: Monitor daily activities to ensure that procedures are working to achieve project goals and to support efficient processes. Develop and maintain project expertise to guide execution of related activities across projects and under unusual circumstances. Review project plans and budgets throughout the fiscal year and update senior staff as needed.
  • Content Development: Contribute as appropriate to data analysis and visualization, survey implementation, and, in particular, to presentations and report writing.
  • Special Projects/Stakeholder Engagement: Represent CSE Transparency activities and CSE externally as necessary.  Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities, stressful situations and complex assignments.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to perform within required deadlines.
  • Proficiency in project budget management, tracking and reporting.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive, develop creative solutions, and work with minimal supervision.
  • PMP certification or training a plus.
  • Some experience in research, program evaluation, or related analytical activities a plus.
  • Background in transportation/environmental policy/clean energy a plus but not required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 4-5 years of related experience.
  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred.

Computer and/or Technical Skills:

  • Project management and/or budgeting software experience desired
  • Microsoft Office experience required (including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

License, Certificates or Registrations:

  • None required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Employee will work in an office environment and must possess the physical abilities to utilize standard office equipment: computer, telephone, copier etc. 
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
  • May work some evenings and weekends or work longer hours to meet deadlines
  • Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift

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.

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