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Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or someone who’s always wanted to be part of a greater movement for a sustainable future, you’ll be in good company at CSE. From project managers to energy efficiency gurus, EV enthusiasts to data nerds, we’re each doing our little part to make a big impact.

We move at the speed of business and operate with the heart of a nonprofit. This means we have a strong corporate infrastructure that includes finance, information technology, human resources and marketing functions that work together with our program administration teams to achieve our mission.


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Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Research and Statistical Methods

  • Compile, read, and summarize existing literature to frame research efforts and inform policy
  • Administer surveys, focus groups and/or interviews
  • Assemble, manipulate, analyze and interpret data from various sources, often in coordination with external research partners
  • Perform statistical analysis, including multivariable linear regressions, GIS-based spatial analysis, time series modeling and forecasting techniques
  • Apply machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Effectively communicate findings and implications to internal staff and high-level external stakeholders
  • Review analyses conducted by other research analysts for quality
  • Document research procedures and develop SOPs
  • Draft written reports and proposals describing completed or proposed model design, implementation and results
  • Work collaboratively with program teams and other members of T&I team to achieve objectives.

Data Visualization and Reporting

  • Generate web-based data visualization, maps and reporting tools
  • Access and facilitate reporting from existing program, customer relationship management (CRM) databases, and enterprise resource planning software databases

Project Scoping and Implementation

  • Identify market needs, internal program needs and external funding opportunities; design and scope research projects to address these needs and opportunities; write proposals to secure funding for research projects
  • Play a leadership role on the T&I team to design research and manage research implementation according to industry best practices and internal quality assurance protocols; serve as Principle Investigator when large research projects warrant it.
  • Mentor junior members of T&I team in research methods and project work.

CSE Program Support

  • Develop analytical tools for program assessment, tracking and evaluation, including projections of budgets and participation rates.
  • Support/represent program staff in public reporting calls and committee.
  • Support/represent program staff in measurement and evaluation activities.
  • Support program staff in developing presentations.
  • Participate, as needed, in program working groups, meetings, and regulatory proceedings.
  • Advise program teams of research needs, opportunities, strategies and best practices; help them scope research projects that help meet their project goals.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with internal clients and other stakeholders.


  • Contribute to T&I team strategy/work plan
  • Present at conferences produce research briefs and reports
  • Manage intern(s), including hiring, timesheets, requirements for school credit (if applicable), defining assignments, overseeing projects and progress, and providing feedback for improving performance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Role Specific Responsibilities:


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint; advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following:
  • Data visualization software (e.g., Tableau)
  • Statistical analysis tools (e.g., STATA, R, Python)
  • Relational database development, maintenance and reporting
  • GIS mapping software (e.g., ESRI ArcMap 9+, QGIS)
  • Query languages such as SQL, Hive, or Pig
  • Proficiency in advanced quantitative research design and methods and/or program evaluation
  • Demonstrated expertise in electricity sector (including rates) and/or markets or policy related to electric vehicles, energy efficiency, distributed generation and/or energy storage
  • Ability to explain complex, technical concepts to non-technical staff and stakeholders
  • Extraordinary attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills
  •  Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated to meet deadlines of multiple concurrent projects and implement quality assurance protocols
  • Ability to work independently on long-term projects
  • Demonstrated propensity to proactively communicate with teammates and seek feedback on work
  • Interest in working with data, research and sustainable energy initiatives


  • Master's degree and/or PHD in statistics, economics, computer science, social science, environmental science, public policy, engineering or related field. Coursework should show substantial analytical content.
  • Additional relevant work experience may be substituted to satisfy the education requirement; a higher advanced degree may take the place of some work experience if directly relevant to the position.



  • 3-8 years of related experience
  •  Record of publications, reports and/or presentations in industry-relevant setting


  • Experience writing proposals and creating project budgets

Job Summary

The Salesforce Architect / Developer leads the design and development of custom solutions for CSE’s internal and external clients.  This is a hands-on developer position that will be the team lead for a group of Salesforce Developers/Admins.  CSE solutions include application processing platforms for clean energy incentive programs, such as California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP).  These solutions include a front-end CMS system and back-end Salesforce and document storage systems.  The Salesforce Architect / Developer reports to the Director of CSE’s Product and Platform Development team and collaborates with a team of business analysts, and front-end and back-end developers (including external development partners) to design, develop, deploy, and maintain solutions.  


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing complex Salesforce solutions
  • Analyze needs and architect solutions using traditional and/or agile development methodologies
  • Design solutions that leverage Salesforce best practices and introduce new technologies when necessary
  • Translate business requirements into well-architected solutions that best leverage the Salesforce platform
  • Develop comprehensive configuration designs and architectural documentation to support the successful implementation of projects
  • Lead a team of Salesforce developers in complex custom developments of entire applications using Apex coding
  • Identify and recommend salesforce.com based solutions, integration points and related implementation architecture for business usage improvements, scalability, and performance
  • Integrate Salesforce with other applications using web services and API’s
  • Engage in code reviews and ensure adherence to best practices
  • Identify any application/code security issues and recommend solutions to resolve them
  • Integrate and test systems using automation and non-automation methods
  • Strong foundation in version control, configuration management, deployment methodologies and release management
  • Provide mentoring and technical leadership to other team members

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proven knowledge and expertise with complex custom development using Apex, with Lightning Component Development, the Salesforce clouds, API and web services integrations are required.  A plus would be experience with Salesforce involving integrated CMS (ie. Drupal) and document storage (ie. Box) solutions. Must have excellent written/verbal communication skills, attention to detail and a commitment to quality.  Experience with Communities and Marketo Marketing Integration is a plus.

Required Qualifications:

4+ years of Apex, Visualforce and Salesforce application design and development experience  • 2+ years of Lighting Framework development experience  • Solid knowledge and experience in Object-Oriented Design and Programming techniques.  • Expertise in Apex development, including in Trigger Frameworks, TDTM, and governor limits  • Significant experience with Model View Controller, Custom API’s, Web Services and Rest API’s    

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
  • Advanced Salesforce certifications required (ie. Architect, Platform Developer I and II)

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, configure, test, deploy and support custom implementations using several different technologies and frameworks including Drupal, PHP, Python, Javascript, Java, Wordpress, Node.js, jQuery, HTML, CSS
  • Architect complex Integrations between Content Management Systems such as Drupal and Salesforce
  • Build web services and API’s for custom integrations (ie. Drupal/Salesforce integration)
  • Knowledge and experience in MVC web frameworks
  • Experience in modern authentication and authorization technologies (OAuth, JWT, Policy, Claims)
  • Develop code based php solutions for deployments of existing, new and redesigned systems
  • Implement custom modules in Drupal with API hooks
  • Experience writing and integrating code from multiple APIs
  • Participate in agile and scrum best practices as we strive for continuous integration and delivery (CI-CD)
  • Maintain, upgrade and debug existing sites and custom PHP applications
  • Hands-on experience with server configurations, maintenance, and troubleshooting LINUX and NGIX
  • Familiarity with CLI tools, shell scripting, package management, security best practices and various application deployment methods
  • Support production operations and provide engineering-level insight on platform issues
  • Solid experience with Git for VCS, and ideally, GitFlow methodology
  • Solid knowledge of web protocols and standards such as SOAP, JSON, HTTP(S).

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience as a team lead or in a supervisory/management role of a team of web and database developers
  • Knowledge of how to design, create and test products
  • Knowledge in MVC web frameworks is required
  • Experience building applications that use REST-based web services and JSON data structures is required
  • Strong OOP skills in PHP and Javascript
  • Must understand all OOP concepts of Object, Class, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Abstraction, Encapsulation
  • Database coding: MySQL (SQL, Database schema)
  • Experience in test automation and continuous delivery
  • Experience implementing and configuring CI/DC is preferred 
  • Strong understanding of application security aspects in software design and development
  • Experience utilizing GIT for version control and code management processes, e.g., feature branching, code reviews, and pull requests
  • Expertise in translating requirements into designs, as well as development and assembly of components, coding, unit testing and documentation, to create custom information systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Drupal integration with Salesforce is preferred
  • Proficient in backend Drupal hooks
  • Familiarity with Highcharts, Modernizr
  • Experience with Node.js, Angular.js and React framework.
  • Familiarity with Symfony and Twig a plus
  • Experience with Box and Sendgrid APIs a plus
  • Experience with mobile apps a plus
  • Familiarity with Laravel
  • Familiar with Maria DB

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field is required
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in the analysis, design, development and delivery of web applications
  • 2 years of experience managing a team of developers or as a team lead

Under supervision from the Senior Operations Manager, the Operations Manager supervises Clean Transportation Operations staff, managing daily operations to maximize rebate application processing efficiency and ensure that the team is achieving project objectives.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manages activities within the Clean Transportation Operations team with responsibility for results including costs, methods, and staffing. Supervises 6-8 employees.
  • Establishes goals for team members and monitors their progress. Ensures individual and team goals are achieved or exceeded. Provides regular feedback.  Conducts performance appraisals. Creates professional development opportunities.
  • Develops and maintains project expertise and deep understanding of rebate processing systems to guide Operations team members in their work, solve technical problems, maintain efficient work processes, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Coaches employees in customer service best practices; monitors quality of team customer service; handles escalated customer service calls.
  • Coordinates with internal teams and external vendors to implement and test system and process updates to meet new program requirements and to improve existing processes.
  • Maintains quality control and performance metrics to ensure team members are completing work efficiently and accurately. Supports internal and external project auditing activities to ensure compliance with processes. Ensures data is handled according to program requirements and data security best practices.
  • Develops and maintains documentation for all Operations processes and policies. Develops and maintains standard language for communicating with applicants via website, email, and phone. Trains employees to follow processes consistently and accurately.
  • Communicates regularly with the Clean Transportation Operations management team to provide status updates, report concerns, and recommend solutions and improvements.
  • Takes strategic direction from the Senior Operations Manager and proactively directs the team’s efforts based on that direction.

The ideal candidate:

  • 5-6 years of related experience. Working knowledge of project management principles, managing grant agreements and government contracts.
  • Experience in clean energy industry preferred.
  • Some graduate school experience may take the place of some work experience if directly relevant to the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Additional work experience may be substituted to satisfy the education requirement.
  • Demonstrated experience managing people and leading teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to deal effectively with employees, stakeholders and external parties.
  • Demonstrated success in customer service; ability to promote quality customer service practices on the Operations team.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing new and improving existing work processes. Able to collaborate on, test, and implement system and process changes to meet new program requirements and improve existing processes.
  • Ability to document new and existing processes clearly and accurately. Ability to explain work processes and process changes to others.
  • Understanding of data security best practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to flex communication style to communicate effectively with employees, peers, management, customers, and stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail with a logical, analytical approach to work tasks. Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to identify alternative solutions for challenging issues.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills. Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities, stressful situations and complex assignments.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive, work with minimal supervision and make independent decisions as needed.

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 the 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 (inbound and outbound) are promptly reviewed and dispositioned in coordination with CSE finance and accounting department.
  • Frequently report status to CSE management.


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Masters degree preferred
  • Bachelors degree required


  • 5+ years of related experience
  • 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
Technology Integration