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Join our team of passionate professionals forging the path to decarbonization

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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Manages scope, schedule, and budget for one or more clean transportation projects. May also serve in a supporting role on additional projects.

***Ideal candidate will be based in San Diego, Los Angeles, or Oakland, Ca.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Define project scopes, budgets, goals and objectives according to Statements of Work
  • Provide logistical and administrative oversight for clean vehicles programs, and enforce program requirements, application procedures, and standards.
  • Ensure quality control by tapping into technical knowledge and stakeholder familiarity to ensure deliverables and resources align with both established technical standards and project requirements.
  • Monitor daily activities to ensure that procedures are working to achieve program goals and to support efficient processes
  • Review project plans as necessary throughout the course of the fiscal year
  • Create project reports and presentations to both internal and external clients
  • Recommend budget revisions and/or changes to project activities that keep expenses within budget and staff utilization rates on target.
  • Represent CSE programs and CSE at external events as necessary.

Relationship Management

  • Interact with EV market stakeholders including, but not limited to, fleet owners and operators, dealerships, auto makers, and government entities
  • Coordinate directly with clients on project expectations and deliverables

 

Project Support

  • Provide overall operational support within CSE’s Transportation Department, including program implementation, stakeholder engagement, marketing and outreach, and business development

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in typing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills, and the ability to perform within required deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and complex assignments.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Knowledge of project management and best practices with data entry and documentation.
  • Experience in Office 365; must be proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Preferred

  • Experience working with CRM systems or Salesforce.
  • Experience working in clean energy or clean transportation sector.

Education:

Required

  • Associate of Arts degree, and/or equivalent experience is required.

 Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and/or equivalent experience is preferred.

Experience:

  • 3 years of relevant experience.

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • None required 

The Senior Coordinator supports various Clean Transportation and Distributed Energy Resources projects that contribute to CSE‘s mission to decarbonize This role will work closely with project managers, specialists and subject matter experts to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality work products, build and maintain strong partner and stakeholder relationships and support various aspects of project management including scope and budget management. The role will primarily focus on the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) as well as a number of DER demonstration projects, but may expand into other areas as needed. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to a future with sustainable, equitable and resilient transportation, buildings while gaining valuable knowledge and project management skills in a high-growth industry. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support day-to-day program activities including collaboration with team members to develop tools and resources for target audiences. Tap into technical knowledge and stakeholder familiarity to ensure tools and resources align with both established technical standards and project requirements. 
  • Interact extensively with stakeholders; develop and maintain strong relationships to inform stakeholders of ongoing program developments. Develop and deliver messages to target audiences via newsletters, direct marketing materials, presentations, web content, social media, etc. 
  • Create program reports and presentations.  Contribute to data analysis and writing of building performance program reports. 
  • Develop and refine standard operating procedures; review and approve incentive application materials that require advanced knowledge and/or discretionary decision-making ability to ensure compliance with program requirements. 
  • Make recommendations on future program design, including needs assessments, drafting proposals, creating content, preparing marketing materials, and evaluation and reporting. 
  • Accurately track program data in Excel and/or customer relationship management software; organize and analyze data to inform reporting requirements and program design improvements. Ensure that procedures are working to achieve program goals and to support efficient processes.      
  • Support PMs with client and subcontractor invoicing, expense tracking and budget management.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Knowledge of project management principles and best practices with data entry and documentation.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to perform within required deadlines with minimal supervision. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – demonstrated ability to produce high quality written work products, speak in public and/or present webinars
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities, stressful situations and complex assignments.
  • Ability to take initiative and be proactive and work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with data entry and databases.
  • Demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages (MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) to create well-formatted documents and materials.
  • Proficient in typing, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of energy efficiency programs and financing for commercial and municipal buildings in California.
  • Knowledge of electric vehicle infrastructure and environmental incentive programs.
  • LEED Green Associate or Accredited Professional. 
  • Experience with CiviCRM or other CRM software.
  • Experience with GoToWebinar 
  • Experience with Salesforce.

Education:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required 
  • Masters degree preferred

Experience:

  • 5 years of related experience

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • Valid California Driver’s License; insurable in the State of California

  

Overview

Efforts will focus on promoting the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), a program that offers rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles.  This job description outlines key tasks that the selected candidate will focus on in this role.

 Job Summary

We are looking for a candidate that has deep experience working with black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities that is an outgoing community engagement champion to represent CSE (Center for Sustainable Energy) and the CVRP program in building strong partnerships and participate in community events throughout the Sacramento and areas of northern California.  This role is responsible for building awareness and understanding of CVRP as well as educating target audiences about additional incentives and benefits of clean vehicle ownership.  

 

Primary Job Duties

 Partnership Development and Coordination

  • Partnership Building 
    1. Seek out and cultivate new partnerships with community- based organizations (CBOs), community leaders, sustainability, and health focused organizations 
    2. Manage and Strengthen CVRP established relationships with identified stakeholders
  • CBO Partner Network stakeholder coordination
    1. Regular check in with partners under the CBO Partner Network 
    2. Provide ongoing outreach and engagement support
    3. Assist with community presentations for CBO partner network
    4. Assist with any CVRP supported test drives with CBO partner network

Community Event/Presentations

  • Community event participation
    1. Represent CSE/CVRP participating in approved community events and local presentations.
    2. Research event opportunities to participate in that target the low to moderate income audience in pre-identified disadvantaged communities (requires developing an understanding of the landscape of assigned areas to identify where efforts should be focused)
    3. Coordinate needs for any approved event participation logistics 

Administration Responsibilities

  • Administrative responsibilities include:
    1. Oversee inventory of all outreach materials
    2. Uphold CVRP branding standards with regards to materials to be used at events/presentations
    3. Assist with culturally sensitive new outreach tools, handouts and materials as needed to adapt to local communities
    4. Maintain and monitor all outreach messaging for events/presentations
    • Track event/presentation and partnership metrics for internal/external reporting purposes
    • Maintain all communications with partners, stakeholder activities and conversations through Salesforce platform
    • Update project tasks through Teamwork platform
    • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree suggested and or 
  • 2-3 years of experience in community outreach or other areas directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Deep experience working with in BIPOC communities
  • Bilingual (reading, writing, and speaking) in both English and Spanish a plus
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and the ability to build strong professional relationships over the phone and in person
  • Demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages (MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong multitasking ability, attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Able to follow through on assignments and projects within required budgets and deadlines
  • Familiarity with federal and California regulations related to transportation, energy, and air quality a plus
  • Excellent time and stress management skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • A passion for sustainable energy, customers and solving problems quickly and creatively will be valued 

 

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.  

  • This position will require the use of a personal vehicle to transport program and/or booth material to events/presentations or partner meetings. Mileage reimbursement available upon completed and approved vehicle mileage form.  
  • Up to 20% may be required for business travel once travel resumes (post-pandemic). 
  • Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.  
  • When working events, employee will be required to lift up to 50 lbs. in order to transport, setup and take down booth and program materials and stand for extended periods of time
  • Will work some evenings and weekends or work longer hours when working at events or to meet deadlines 
  • When working in an office environment, employee must possess the physical abilities to utilize standard office equipment: computer, telephone, copier etc.  
  • Sitting for extended periods of time while at a desk or in meetings; hearing and visual acuity within normal range; manual dexterity to operate keyboard and calculator
  • Potential option to work from home

 

Programmer (Python)

CSE is seeking a Programmer (Python) to join the development team for ongoing software projects related to electric vehicle incentive policy evaluation and electric vehicle charging infrastructure siting. This software will be both in use by clients and stakeholders and in constant development. The development process is geared toward simultaneously refining/enhancing existing functionality, rolling out robust new functionality, and ongoing functionality development. The programmer will interact with data scientists to refine and integrate draft coding of algorithms and will take a lead role in the testing/QA/debugging process.

This role is planned to be fully remote (but aligned with Pacific Time work hours), with a future option to work in-person in CSE’s San Diego office.

What You Are Good At:

  • Python coding expertise for production software (esp. pandas, numpy)
  • Writing efficient, scalable code
  • Experience with data visualization and interactive app design (esp. using plotly/dash)
  • Experience optimizing code to reduce resource usage and runtime
  • Developing and participating in testing, QA, and debugging processes, including building testing scripts and tools
  • Use of GitHub in the software development process
  • Ability to rapidly pivot between projects and adapt to changes in timeline, prioritization, and task sequence
  • Able to become a trusted member of an existing team
  • Attention to detail, organization, and time management are second nature to you.
  • Experience or interest in electric vehicles, energy sustainability, and related topics – or enthusiasm to become familiar with this domain space
  • Bonus points if you have any of these: front-end technologies (e.g., Javascript), Python frameworks (e.g., Django, Flask), coding for geospatial analysis/visualization, databases, AWS

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 1-2 years of work experience in a similar role for production software project(s) and can point to specific examples of your work
  • Familiar with Agile methodology (and willingness to adapt methods to meet the needs and constraints of our development process)
  • Exposure to data science/machine learning techniques
  • CITIZENSHIP/WORK AUTHORIZATION (insert language from Ronnie/HR)

 

Position is currently remote, ideal candidate would be based in Los Angeles, Fresno or Oakland, CA.

*** Up to 50% travel once business travel resumes. (post-pandemic).

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Dealership Outreach

· Lead dealership education efforts through virtual outreach, in-person visits and coordination of training sessions.

· Identify key accounts and build/maintain relationships with dealerships in assigned territory.

· Salesforce account management.

o Enter all dealership event data into Salesforce including but not limited to phone calls, emails, and in-person visits.

· Represent CSE and their programs while creating engagement opportunities with dealerships and at approved dealership community events.

· Coordinate needs for dealership virtual outreach, site visits and trainings, and event participation.

· Support training Outreach Coordinators in dealership engagement.

· Oversee inventory of all outreach materials, monitor supplies (re-ordering and repairing as needed), and organization of those items (quality assurance).

Dealership Outreach Follow Up

· Ensure effective follow up with contacts made at dealerships and events.

· Create communications that reinforce key outreach messaging and encourages dealership contacts and other stakeholders to take action.

· Address frequently asked questions, dealership issues, and/or provide other information that was brought up at specific dealerships and events.

· Track dealership outreach metrics (i.e. volume of collateral distributed, number of quality conversations had) for internal/external reporting purposes.

Partnership Development

· Participate in the development of new, regional partnerships that will assist in meeting program goals.

· Assist in maintaining relationships with dealerships and partners, ensuring they have materials they need to disseminate to their respective audience/customers.

· Assist in creating content for the statewide dealership newsletter email.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

· Strong attention to detail and ability to produce high quality work in a fast-pace environment; accuracy and attention to detail is essential.

· Experience in Office 365; must be proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

· Self-motivated and an ability to work independently or as part of a team.

· Outstanding interpersonal skills and relationship management.

· Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Outgoing and professional attitude that engages and informs through public interaction.

· Excellent customer service skills.

Preferred

· Experience working with CRM systems or Salesforce.

· Experience working with dealerships as well as conducting community outreach, logistics, and coordinating for events.

Education:

Required

· Associate of Arts degree, and/or equivalent experience is required.

Preferred

· Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and/or equivalent experience is preferred.

Experience:

· 1-2 years of relevant experience.

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