Program Director - Clean Transportation

The Clean Transportation Program Director will develop and lead innovative programs to advance the adoption of clean transportation. This position will lead these efforts while pursuing business development opportunities that enable the team to grow beyond our current 40+ contracts and 40+ staff in four offices across the country. The Program Director is responsible for establishing and communicating the team’s strategic vision to both internal and external stakeholders and providing operational oversight to ensure that implementation is aligned with CSE strategies across all service sectors. The Director seeks to influence, understand, and implement changes in the organization. As Program Director s/he is chartered with building interfaces and collaboration with other functional Managers/Directors of the integrated program teams within Operations.

 The Clean Transportation Program Director provides leadership for CSE transportation program services, including managing day-to-day operations of the team and providing operational oversight to ensure that implementation is aligned with CSE strategies across markets being served. Develops and implements effective business processes to operate and enhance CSE program services.

S/he must have a strong grasp of the clean transportation technology and policy landscape, the ability to inspire others through written and verbal communications, and familiarity with program development, work planning and budgeting.

Daily activities will involve managing development of work products required for project administration, facilitating team meetings involving complex issues, interacting with CSE policy and marketing staff, preparing briefing or other materials for presentation, and making presentations in representation of CSE’s programs and mission. This position requires interaction with stakeholders including legislative staff, industry, customers and government agencies. The Program Director will be responsible for providing timely and useful analysis and advice to Commissioners’ offices, administrative law judges, and CSE management on a wide range of regulatory issues pertaining to transportation and related proceedings. Frequent travel is likely.  

Essential Functions and responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of CSE’s transportation programs, including such activities as work plan supervision, budgeting, reporting, analysis, quality control, and employee development and performance.
  • Oversee the management of contracts and subcontracts to ensure achievement of contract objectives, including contract negotiation, budget management and results reporting and service delivery.
  • Work with finance and operations directors to establish programs and lead long-range and annual work planning and budgeting for programs.
  • Oversee development of integrated, strategic marketing plans for programs 


  • Demonstrated success in a business development role securing large contacts
  • Program management experience, including tactical decision-making, facilitation, communications and the ability to develop and attain goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of large, complex projects.
  • Commercially astute with genuine P&L accountability experience.
  • Strong understanding of energy policy issues, environmental stewardship, and energy technologies including renewable sources and energy efficiency.   .
  • Ability to formulate and write complex proposals and development documents.


  • A track record of successfully managing multiple parallel short-term projects and long term programs while communicating project status and expectations both in and out of the organization.
  • A minimum of 10 years of proven experience in energy and transportation program development.
  • Policy research, analysis and development.  Experience with analyzing complex regulatory issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Energy Management, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline/coursework from a four-year college or university or equivalent experience.  A policy-related degree may be appropriate if coupled with relevant on-the-job experience.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Business/finance skills sufficient to understand budgeting, financial payback and return on investment.
  • Connections to and contacts in the energy and transportation sector and environmental nonprofit groups.
  • Understanding of the multidisciplinary aspects of energy projects including planning, permitting, finance, and technology.

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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