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This position helps leads the implementation of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure programs, including the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP).  Duties include working directly with clients and leading the coordination of independent internal departments to implement program scope per agreed-upon schedules and budgets.  Scope of program includes program design, outreach and education activities, partner management, platform development, rebate/incentive processing operations, and program transparency and evaluation activities that include data analytics.  In addition, the Program Manager supports business development activities, including RFPs, related to EV infrastructure incentive programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure programs are implemented in a manner that promotes/encourages widespread EV infrastructure deployment.
  • Work directly with clients to support their needs, including reporting on status and collaborating on opportunities to improve programs.
  • Ensure the scope, schedule, and budget of each program is adequately defined with clients to set realistic expectations.
  • For assigned programs, ensure all program scope and contractual requirements are met. 
  • Ensure budgets and timelines are adhered to, and that quality of deliverables to clients and stakeholders meet/exceed expectations.
  • Work with CSE’s outreach and education teams and marketing department to ensure program awareness and participation are at desired levels.
  • Work with CSE’s rebate/incentive processing operations team to ensure program needs are defined/understood so that SOPs and execution of rebate processing can efficiently and effectively take place.
  • For assigned programs, define the necessary platform and systems capabilities from a business perspective, and work with CSE’s platform development team to ensure program websites and systems capabilities are implemented. 
  • Work with CSE’s transparency and evaluation team to provide program performance metrics to stakeholders.
  • Work with CSE’s account management and business development team to establish new EV infrastructure incentive programs.  This includes helping these teams to creatively define the proper scope, schedule, budget to achieve both client and CSE objectives.
  • Define and manage budgets for all assigned programs, including projected resource needs.
  • Ensure invoices (in-bound and out-bound) are promptly reviewed and dispositioned in coordination with CSE finance and accounting department.
  • Frequently report status to CSE management.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • 5+ years’ experience managing large scale customer programs for utilities, and/or government/commercial programs similar in nature to infrastructure incentive programs, and/or product management of complex product lines.
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Ability to coordinate/orchestrate teams comprised of members that are not direct reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate succinctly with executives.
  • Ability to provide guidance and instruction to others in a friendly, professional and manner.
  • Positive and collaborative attitude.
  • Ability to make independent judgments and recommendations.
  • Must be able to manage a steady stream of concurrent projects.
  • Ability to logically diagnose and resolve complex problems.
  • Leadership qualities/skills.

Preferred

  • Understanding of incentive programs, policy, and stakeholders.
  • Business experience and/or training/education (e.g., BA Business or MBA)
  • Engineering or construction management training/education
  • Land-use planning training/education
  • Project management certificate and/or formal training/education.

Education:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Experience:

  • 5+ years of related experience

Responsible for general support of various Electric Vehicle Infrastructure projects with a focus on work related to the administration of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP). Under general supervision from the Project Manager, the Senior Coordinator will assume responsibilities that include project implementation, stakeholder engagement, project design, reporting and overall coordination of CALeVIP program requirements.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall support to project team. Communicate regularly with leadership team to provide updates, report concerns, and suggest solutions for improvements.
  • Develop, track, and maintain project content and client deliverables.
  • Lead project webinar development from start to finish, including developing schedules, presentation and coordinating all webinar-related tasks.
  • Create, maintain, and submit project reports to inform reporting requirements and program design improvements.
  • Support project design process, including creating content, preparing marketing materials, and documenting requirements for each new project.
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to standardize best practices across the team.
  • Identify issues which may require deviation from standard practices and work with team leads to implement solutions.
  • Conduct user acceptable testing for each project cycle, involving periods of heavy content review.
  • Lead internal and external meetings including agenda development and notetaking.
  • Provide outreach support to promote CALeVIP to other programs and audiences.
  • Successfully coordinate across functional teams to support project deliverables.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and work effectively under deadlines.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented with exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service principles.
  • Ability to learn complex procedures and policies quickly.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision.
  • Basic knowledge of project management and best practices with data entry and documentation.
  • Demonstrable proficiency with standard office software packages (MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).Advanced uses of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other standard software to creat well-formatted documents and materials requiring interpretation and critical thought.
  • Excercise key judgment within defined parameters and demonstrate the ability to take appropriate actions when deviations ar required. 

Preferred

  • Experience using Salesforce.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in electric vehicle market development and electric vehicle charging technologies.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in area relevant to sustainable transportation and/or business practices, such as business administration, environmental/energy policy, transportation planning, environmental planning or environmental science or equivalent work experience required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  • 5 years of related experience

 

 

Job Summary

Responsible for technical support of various Electric Vehicle Infrastructure projects with a focus on work related to the administration of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP). Under general supervision from a Senior Manager, the Specialist will assume responsibilities that include program implementation, electric vehicle infrastructure stakeholder engagement, and technical assistance to site owners. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by stakeholders specific to the design, permitting, installation and use of electric vehicle chargers, and experience providing stakeholders education, outreach, coaching and support systems to address their specific barriers. With experience and expertise, the ideal candidate can actively participate in the creation of appropriate tools and resources that help stakeholders achieve transportation electrification goals.    

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall operational support to electric vehicle infrastructure (EVI) project teams. Communicate regularly with leadership team to provide updates, report concerns, and suggest solutions for improvements. 
  • Review electric vehicle infrastructure applications with complex site type, applicant eligibility, permitting, utility design/connection, or other aspects in support of CSE operations team.
  • Make consistent decisions, following detailed incentive program terms and conditions, to determine site applicant, equipment, and network eligibility.
  • Communicate with the operations team leads and operations managers to provide status updates, report concerns, and suggest solutions and improvements.
  • Assist with the development of operational definitions, tools, and resources for electric vehicle infrastructure equipment, permitting, utility design, and installation based on strong knowledge of local permitting processes, utility design processes, land use controls, and common real estate and business practices.
  • Assist with the development and deployment of outreach activities with clients, community-based organizations (CBOs), local community representatives, technology providers, fleet owners, air districts, state agencies and Energy Commission representatives, project funding partners, and other stakeholders, directly and indirectly, related to local, state and nationwide electric vehicle infrastructure programs.
  • Provide technical support to guide applicants through complex eligibility requirements and details, both over the phone and in writing.
  • Mentor and train more junior CSE team members to complete technical assistance tasks, assisting team members when opportunities arise.
  • Identify issues which may require deviation from standard practices and work with management to implement creative solutions. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and work effectively under deadlines.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented with exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service principles.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of land use principles and local government permitting processes.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of common real estate and business practices.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of electric utility service design processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electric vehicle charging equipment, networks, and electrical infrastructure.
  • Ability to learn complex procedures and policies quickly.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision.
  • Basic knowledge of project management and best practices with data entry and documentation.
  • Demonstrable proficiency with standard office software packages (MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook). Advanced uses of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other standard software to create well-formatted documents and materials requiring interpretation and critical thought.
  • Exercise key judgement within defined parameters and demonstrate the ability to take appropriate actions when deviations are required. 

Preferred

  • Experience using Salesforce.
  • Familiarity with California clean transportation policies and landscape.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in electric vehicle market development and electric vehicle charging technologies.

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in area relevant to sustainable transportation and/or business practices, such as business administration, environmental/energy policy, transportation planning, environmental planning or environmental science or equivalent work experience required.  
  • Master’s degree OR 5-10 years of relevant experience.

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.

Job Summary

Responsible for technical support of various Electric Vehicle Infrastructure projects with a focus on work related to the administration of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP). Under general supervision from a Senior Manager, the Senior Coordinator will assume responsibilities that include program implementation, electric vehicle infrastructure stakeholder engagement, program design, and program reporting. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by stakeholders specific to the design, permitting, installation and use of electric vehicle chargers, and experience providing education, outreach, coaching and support systems to address barriers. With experience and expertise, the ideal candidate can actively participate in the creation of appropriate tools and resources that help stakeholders achieve transportation electrification goals.    

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall operational support to electric vehicle infrastructure (EVI) project teams. Communicate regularly with leadership team to provide updates, report concerns, and suggest solutions for improvements. 
  • Maintain and manage databases containing contractors and approved equipment.
  • Assist with the development and deployment of outreach activities with clients, community-based organizations (CBOs), local community representatives, technology providers, medium and heavy-duty fleet owners, air districts, state agencies and Energy Commission representatives, project partners, and others directly and indirectly related to state and nationwide electric vehicle infrastructure programs.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships to answer stakeholder questions and inform stakeholders of ongoing program developments.
  • Create program reports and presentations.
  • Make consistent decisions following detailed program terms and conditions to determine site applicant, equipment, and network eligibility.
  • Provide technical support to guide applicants through complex project requirements and details, both over the phone and in writing.
  • Use template-based and customized emails to communicate professionally and accurately with clients and applicants.
  • Work effectively with fellow team members to complete technical assistance tasks, assisting others when opportunities arise.
  • Identify issues which may require deviation from standard practices and work with team leads to implement solutions. 
  • Communicate with the operations team leads and operations managers to provide status updates, report concerns, and suggest solutions and improvements.
  • Review electric vehicle infrastructure applications with complex site type, applicant eligibility, permitting, utility design/connection, or other aspects in support of CSE operations team.
  • Assist with the development of operational definitions, tools, and resources for electric vehicle infrastructure equipment, permitting, utility design, and installation based on strong knowledge of local permitting processes, utility design processes, land use controls, and common real estate and business practices.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Essential knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and work effectively under deadlines.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented with exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service principles.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of land use principles and local government permitting processes.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of common real estate and business practices.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of electric utility service design processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electric vehicle charging equipment, networks, and electrical infrastructure.
  • Ability to learn complex procedures and policies quickly.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision.
  • Basic knowledge of project management and best practices with data entry and documentation.
  • Demonstrable proficiency with standard office software packages (MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook). Advanced uses of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other standard software to create well-formatted documents and materials requiring interpretation and critical thought.
  • Exercise key judgement within defined parameters and demonstrate the ability to take appropriate actions when deviations are required. 

Preferred

  • Experience using Salesforce.
  • Familiarity with California clean transportation policies and landscape.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in electric vehicle market development and electric vehicle charging technologies.

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in area relevant to sustainable transportation and/or business practices, such as business administration, environmental/energy policy, transportation planning, environmental planning or environmental science or equivalent work experience required.  
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 years of related experience.

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.

Physical demands:

Responsible for general support of various Clean Transportation projects with a focus on operations for the administration of statewide clean transportation programs. Under general supervision from the Clean Transportation Operations Managers the Coordinator will assume responsibilities that include program implementation, team training and support, application processing, partner engagement, and overall coordination of transportation program requirements.  

***Temporarily Remote due to COVID-19.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Explain complex project requirements to applicants on the phone and in writing.
  • Provide training and ongoing support to the team of rebate processing specialists (RPS).
  • Provide logistical and administrative oversight to ensure quality control. Enforce program requirements, application procedures and standards.
  • Monitor daily activities to ensure that procedures are working to achieve program goals and to support efficient processing. Review program plans through the course of the fiscal year and advise the Senior Manager or Program Manager as necessary.
  • Make recommendations on transportation program design, including drafting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Cheat Sheets, program email templates and correspondence, and program evaluation and reporting.
  • Coordinate, organize and track progress of RPS tasks. 
  • Create program reports and presentations as needed. Contribute to data analysis and writing of transportation program reports.
  • Maintain and update the internal database of application processing related documentation, including SOPs and Cheat Sheets
  • Handle inquiries about the program, eligible technologies and project requirements. Serve as point person for escalated customer service calls as they relate to program requirements.
  • Provide overall operational support to Project & Operations managers.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Role Specific Responsibilities:

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and working effectively under deadlines.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented with exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service principles. 
  • Ability to learn complex procedures and policies quickly.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision.
  • Basic knowledge of project management and best practices with data entry and documentation.
  • Demonstrable proficiency with standard office software packages (MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook). Advanced uses of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other standard software to create well-formatted documents and materials requiring interpretation and critical thought.
  • Familiarity with standard office procedures, filing, telephone techniques and operation of office equipment.
  • Proficient in typing and use of proper English spelling, punctuation and grammar in communications.

Preferred

  • Basic knowledge of and/or interest in clean transportation issues with basic understanding of clean vehicle technologies. 
  • Familiarity with California clean transportation policies and landscape a plus.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in area relevant to sustainable transportation and/or business practices, such as business administration, environmental/energy policy, transportation planning, environmental planning or environmental science or equivalent work experience required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  • 3 years of related experience

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • Valid California driver’s license; insured in the State of California. Must have access to a licensed and registered vehicle and be willing to use it for work-related purposes.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work Environment:

  • Works in an office environment 

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.  

  • Must have manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and other equipment customarily present in an office environment.
  • Able to sit for extended periods of time while at a desk or in meetings
Benefits
 
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick time
  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Health care & dependent care flexible spending account
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Long-term Disability
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Transportation flexible spending account
  • Gym/fitness reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Legal Shield & ID protection option
  • Alternative work schedule (not available for senior leadership positions)
Our Team
 

Efficient and effective processes are what set CSE apart from our competitors. Ensuring our clients have visibility into our great work while optimizing the user experience for consumers is paramount to our operations.

Chad Taylor
Chad Taylor
Director EV Programs
Process & Technology

We’re testing grid integration projects that have only been theorized about before. Working with real commercial properties to test assumptions is really exciting.

Erin Malcolm Brandt
Erin Malcolm Brandt
Director
Technology Integration