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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.

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Provide policy and technical support to various CSE programs. Supports program teams and provides insight to business development opportunities. Manages and supports the planning and execution of Distributed Energy Resources projects, specifically those pertaining to clean energy technology demonstration projects.   

 Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Draft policy briefs and white papers participate in multi-state public presentations and panels to disseminate lessons learned, and leverage business development opportunities both within and outside California.
  • Build relationships with trade organizations, interest groups, community-based organizations, and local/statewide government officials in an effort to build a network of potential partners for a new DER project pipeline.
  • Inform and participate in research and development projects or other programs as needed.
  • Inform and participate in CSE grant proposals to guide development opportunities.
  • Provide DER technical assistance to program staff as needed.
  • Perform various research requests from project managers regarding new equipment, other programs, policy or related topics.
  • Represent CSE at external events as necessary. 
  • Meet with public and respond to requests for information; and participate as needed in program working groups, meetings and regulatory proceedings.
  • Interact with stakeholders including, but not limited to utility representatives, the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utility Commission, and project partners.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Additional Functions and Responsibilities May Include:

  • Manage contracts between CSE and school district, utilities, subcontractors and consultants.
  • Manage budgets, timelines, deliverables, subcontractors and staff for resiliency risk and energy assessments funded by school districts, CCAs, and/or utilities.
  • Define project scopes, budgets, goals and objectives according to Statements of Work.
  • Manage funder and project partner expectations, project deadlines, timelines and scope.
  • Communicate with demonstration site owners, technical staff and community partners about risk assessment, energy analysis, and resiliency measures.
  • Supervise a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including engineers, technology experts and support staff to successfully implement projects.
  • Prepare monthly reports for the DER Department and external parties as needed which include, but are not limited to, tracking budgets and project developments.
  • Manage program budget and regularly monitor actual expenses versus budgeted amounts.  Communicate significant budget variances to executive management.  Recommend budget revisions and/or changes to program activities that keep expenses within budget and staff utilization rates on target.
  • Access and facilitate reporting from an existing program, customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning software databases

 

Role Specific Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Working knowledge of sustainable & emerging technologies, data analysis, measurement & evaluation.
  • Knowledge and experience with California state-level regulatory policies affecting distributed energy resources
  • Knowledge of distributed energy resource technologies, including advanced energy storage, solar PV, fuel cells and combined heat and power.
  • High-level knowledge of the regulatory environment in other states.
  • Ability to clearly describe complex regulatory and technical principals.
  • Ability to learn complex procedures and policies quickly.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting all deadlines.
  • Ability to explain complex, technical concepts to non-technical staff and stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated to meet deadlines of multiple concurrent projects, communicate with teammates and implement quality assurance protocols.
  • Experience working with or within public agencies.
  • Working knowledge of project management principles, negotiating, executing and managing grant agreements and government contracts.
  • A proven track record demonstrating the ability to work in a fast-paced, forward-moving environment under strict deadlines with the ability to quickly learn new technology.
  • Experience facilitating of stakeholder meetings or workshops. Ability to work cooperatively with decision-makers, market participants, interested parties and other agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking experience.
  • Supervisory experience, including being responsible for the preparation and presentation of professional work products by a team of individuals.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and/or data into a written work product.
  • Experience overseeing subcontractors, including drafting scopes of works and contracts and managing deliverables and ensuring project expectations are met by all parties.
  • Demonstrated high-level of abilities of various computer software programs and fluency in using standard office software packages such as MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Master’s degree preferred

Experience:

  • 2-4 years’ experience in clean energy or related industry, including policy or legislation
  • 1-2 years of energy project management

Oversees day-to-day operations of light-duty vehicle consumer incentive projects including, but not limited to, the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.  Oversees quality assurance/quality control of all consumer incentive application processing, related reporting, and financial controls.  Coordinates with public agency staff to problem solve and assess areas for improvement within the projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an understanding of, and comply with, all contractual terms and conditions of assigned projects.
  • Track and manage project expenditures to ensure project activities are completed on time and within budget.
  • Ensure accurate, timely billing of project activities.
  • Execute all operations-related project/contract deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Monitor daily activities and processes to ensure that procedures are working to achieve program goals and maximize efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain project expertise in order to provide direction to project staff regarding special cases.
  • Review program processes periodically and recommend changes as necessary.
  • Supervise and coach employees regarding customer relations, application troubleshooting, quality assurance/quality control, and all other activities related to consumer incentive application processing. Create professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Manage multiple subcontracting contracts related to program operations as well as all external communications with public agencies related to project operations.
  • Manage program budget and regularly monitor actual expenses versus budgeted amounts.  Communicate significant budget variances to executive management.  Recommend budget revisions and/or changes to program activities that keep expenses within budget and staff utilization rates on target.
  • Manage across project teams and functions as necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Role Specific Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management through all five phases (initiating, planning, execution, monitoring, closing).
  • Successful project management of all six project constraints (scope, quality, scheduling, budget, resources, risk).
  • Demonstrated high-level of abilities of various computer software programs and fluency in using standard office software packages such as MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Fluent with MS Office 2016 Suite and Windows XP.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to perform within required deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities, stressful situations and complex assignments.
  • Ability to oversee project associates, assistants, and other staff.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision.

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of managing grant agreements and government contracts.
  • PMP certification or equivalent
  • 1 - 4 years of experience in clean energy industry
  • Experience managing consumer incentive projects
  • Experience with Salesforce.com CRM platform
  • Experience with advanced technology market transformation programs
  • Familiarity with clean transportation policies and landscape

Education:

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

Experience:

  • 9 – 10 years of related experience

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • Valid California drivers license

 

Assists in the administration of the day-to-day Human Resources operations.  Answers employee questions regarding benefit-related issues, hiring procedures and company policy.  Supports and assists HR Generalist with key human resources function. Coordinates new hire orientations, human resources events and benefits activities. Provide additional support to HR team including record-keeping, file maintenance, and HRIS data entry.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist HR Generalist with Employee Relations Functions
    • Prepares onboarding documents.  Assists with new hire orientation
    • Inputs new hire employees into all systems.  May assist with other data input to systems and management of data integrity as needed.
    • Prepares termination packets and offboarding scheduling. Assists with processing of terminations as necessary.
    • Issues onboarding and 90-day surveys and follows up with employees and hiring managers to ensure HR receives feedback.
    • Assists with the preparation of the performance review process.
  • Record-keeping and Documentation
    • Compiles and maintains employee personnel records; files documents into appropriate employee files; prepares new employee files.
    • Manages application/resume files and retention according to company policy.
  • Assist HR Generalist with Health and Welfare plus Internal Company Benefits Administration
    • Assists with the administration of health and welfare plans including enrollments, changes and terminations.
    • Assists with coordination of open enrollment meetings and implementation.
    • Implements and administers wellness programs and initiatives in a timely manner; champions employee participation in these programs.  Plans, develops, and implements site-specific wellness initiatives and activities to address the unique health needs and demographics. Coordinates monthly wellness programs, suggests employee referrals to various wellness programs, including the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), as appropriate. 
    • Processes required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions.
  • Leave Administration
    • Assists HR Generalist with the preparation of leave requests and documentation.
  • Timekeeping and Time Off Benefits
    • Assists HR Generalist with execution of NOVAtime leave management options, such as birthday hours.
    • Coordinates the initiation and set-up of AWS schedules with eligible employees.
  • HR Metrics & Reporting
    • Assist department and development staff with various reporting functions and calculation of metrics.
  • Labor Law Compliance and Reporting
    • Assist HR Generalist with setting up data for the annual EEO-1 report.
    • Maintains the OSHA 300 logs and prepares reports for OSHA.
    • Ensures posting of up-to-date labor law notices company-wide.
    • Verifies I-9 documentation and maintains that they are current.  Enters all new hires in E-Verify.
    • Assists HR Generalist with ACA system management activities and supports ACA compliance through auditing for data integrity.  Distributes 1095-C forms.
  • Assist with HRIS Administration and Human Resources Information Dissemination
    • Ensures HR information and resources are up to date on N Drive.
    • Assists HR Generalist with maintenance of HR resources in ADP.
  • Quality Assurance of Human Resources Functions
    • Assists with audits of various HR programs including; benefits, and payroll and recommends corrective action.
  • Administration Support
    • Assists with the coordination of company-wide events, such as staff meetings, blood drives, annual holiday party, etc.
    • Complete employment and payroll verifications.
  • Uphold Human Resources Service Standards Team Collaboration
    • Responds to employee requests and questions.
    • Assists with recruitment and interview process as requested, including scheduling.
    • May be asked to step into other roles in the HR department in the absence of staff members.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Basic working knowledge of California and federal labor laws.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce quality work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding payroll, benefits, and employee issues.
  • Self-motivated and an ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills: must display patience, humor and helpfulness at all times.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary.
  • Excellent oral, written, and telephone communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work with interdisciplinary teams, all levels of company employees, and outside vendors. 
  • Must demonstrate acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, abilities, and religious backgrounds.
  • Commitment to CSEs mission, vision, and values.

Preferred

  • Experience with HRIS and timekeeping systems.

Education:

  • Associate of Arts degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Additional work experience may be substituted in order to satisfy the education requirement.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of human resources support experience

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • PHR Certification (Professional in Human Resources) preferred

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Dealership Outreach

  • Lead dealership education efforts through in-person visits and coordination of training sessions.
  • Support training Outreach Coordinators in dealership engagement.
  • Support launching and collecting surveys from dealership engagement activities and programs.
  • Identify key accounts and build/maintain relationships with dealerships in assigned territory.
  • Represent CSE and their programs while creating engagement opportunities at all dealership sites and approved dealership community events.
  • Coordinate needs for dealership site visits and trainings, event participation, including negotiating booth location and cost with event organizers, contract management, logistics (transporting collateral to/from event locations, and setting up/tearing down displays), and any other needs that may be required.
  • Oversee inventory of all outreach materials, monitor supplies (re-ordering and repairing as needed), and organization of those items (quality assurance).
  • Identify key accounts and build/maintain relationships with dealerships in assigned territory.
  • Salesforce account management.
    • Enter all dealership event data into Salesforce including but not limited to phone calls, emails, and in-person visits.

 

Dealership Outreach Follow Up

  • Ensure effective follow up with contacts made at dealerships and events.
  • Assist in the creation of email templates to be sent to dealership contacts and event attendees whose email addresses were collected.
  • Create communications that reinforce key outreach messaging and encourages dealership contacts and event attendees to take action.
  • Increase website traffic and create extended outreach opportunities as a result of proper dealership and event follow up communications.
  • Address frequently asked questions, dealership issues, and/or provide other information that was brought up at specific dealerships and events. 
  • Track dealership and event outreach metrics (i.e. event attendance, volume of collateral distributed, number of quality conversations had) for internal/external reporting purposes.

 

Partnership Developments

  • Participate in the development of new, regional partnerships that will assist in meeting program goals.
  • Develop dealership “tool kit” to be used in reaching out to potential partners.
  • 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.

Role Specific Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce high-quality work in a fast-paced 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: must display patience, humor and helpfulness at all times.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary.
  • Outgoing and professional attitude that engages and informs through public interaction.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

 

Preferred

Education:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, environmental systems, marketing, or a related field, and/or equivalent experience is required.

Experience:

  • 3-5 years of professional office experience.

 

The Rebate Processing Specialist plays a vital role in implementing the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) and is primarily responsible for providing incentive application processing support.  Core duties include reviewing incentive applications, supporting program operations and administration and providing information to interested customers and industry participants. The successful candidate must be organized, detail-oriented, a strong communicator and able to independently prioritize their workload and schedule based on the needs of the program(s).

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Process incentive applications for DER technologies, specifically energy storage.
  • Enforce project requirements, application procedures and standards.
  • Review project performance data details and issue incentive payments.
  • Coordinate and maintain correspondence with project participants regarding application status.
  • Maintain and update the online database of projects.
  • Implement quality assurance protocols as needed.
  • Handle inquiries about SGIP-eligible technologies and project requirements.
  • Participate in working group meetings and quarterly workshops, as required.
  • Provide overall operational support to the Managers and other rebate programs, as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Experience working with a database and handling complex administrative processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to work effectively under deadlines of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to respond to customer inquiries in a professional manner. Ability to communicate facts and constraints effectively verbally and in writing, even during difficult conversations.
  • Ability to identify alternative solutions to assigned issues and recommend course of action. Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion and initiative to address problems.
  • Ability to learn complex procedures and policies quickly.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles, project management and best practices with data entry and documentation.
  • Proficiency with standard office software packages such as MS Office: Access, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Demonstrable proficiency in Excel and Outlook required.
  • Familiar with standard office procedures, filing, telephone techniques and operation of office equipment.
  • Comfortable with emails, scheduling, conference calls and other common office communications.

Preferred

  • General knowledge of energy issues with a basic understanding of renewable/distributed energy policy and technologies
  • Prior experience working in the energy sector with public agencies, utilities and other stakeholders

Education:

  • Associate of Arts degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience:

  • 2 - 3 years of related experience

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • Valid California driver’s license; insurable 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.

 

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