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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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The Manager oversees budgets, timelines, deliverables, and teams for a suite of statewide EV transportation projects. Facilitates the coordination of multiple market development projects. Provides overall operational support within CSE’s Northeast Office and within the Transportation Department, including new program development and implementation. Under general supervision from the Director, Northeast (or Senior Director), the Manager will assume responsibilities that include program implementation, stakeholder engagement, marketing and outreach, and business development.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • 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. 
  • Support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders 
  • Interact with EV market stakeholders including, but not limited to, utility representatives, auto makers, dealers, fleet owners, air districts, MA DOER and CT DEEP representatives, project partners, media, and others 
  • Manage stakeholder expectations, end user interactions, project details, timelines, and scope and drive issue resolution 
  • Make recommendations on EV program design, including needs assessments, proposals, marketing tools, and evaluation and reporting 
  • 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 
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Senior Manager which will include, but are not limited to, tracking budgets, project developments and new funding opportunities 
  • 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. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Required  

  • General knowledge of energy issues with basic understanding of transportation policy and technologies.  
  • Demonstrated high-level of abilities of various computer software programs and fluency in using standard office software packages such as MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.  
  • Strong independent research skills and knowledge of applicable resources including internet, regulatory and related industry documents. 
  • 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.  
  • Interest in electrical and alternative fuel vehicles and an appetite to learn more about this rapidly-evolving field. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management through all five phases (initiating, planning, execution, monitoring, closing)  

Preferred 

  • Experience with advanced technology market transformation programs a plus. 
  • Familiarity with federal and state clean transportation policies and landscape a plus. 
  • Experience using Salesforce CRM software platforms a plus.  

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in subjects relevant to sustainable transportation and energy, including environmental studies, business administration, transportation planning, or related field or equivalent work experience required. 
  • Master’s degree preferred. 

Experience: 

  • 8-10 years of related experience, including 4 years of experience in clean energy industry preferred 

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations: 

  • PMP Certification preferred 
  • Valid driver’s license; insured in the state of residence

The QA Engineer is a member of the Systems Development Team who will assess the quality of CSE solutions prior to release via manual and automated testing. 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 QA Engineer collaborates with a team of Business Analysts and Front-end and Back-end Developers (including external Development partners) to understand requirements, design test plans/test cases and execute them to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Review and analyze system requirements and specifications
  • Collaborate with Platform Project Management to set milestones and tasks representing all required QA phases
  • Develop and document effective test strategies and plans
  • Create requirements traceability matrices to ensure adequate testing coverage
  • Assign test plans and manage cross-functional team resources to ensure extensive and complete test coverage
  • Execute test cases (manual or automated) and analyze results
  • Responsible for testing front end websites and user experience, backend APIs, integrations and databases along with mobile applications
  • Triage issues found and document each defect clearly and concisely
  • Assist developers in identifying root cause and define corrective actions
  • Assist in creating acceptance criteria for user stories and requirements
  • Participate in Backlog Grooming sessions and Sprint planning and provide input for testing estimates
  • Develop and maintain automated scripts for regression testing
  • Suggest and implement process improvements for platform quality assurance and testing processes

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Must have Salesforce experience

  • Proven experience in testing web applications with knowledge of cross browsers and user interface testing technique
  • Familiarity with Drupal (or other front end technologies), PHP, SQL, Web Services
  • Knowledge of various testing methods – Unit testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, Acceptance Testing (Smoke testing) Regression Testing, Black-Box/White Box Testing and when to apply what
  • Knowledge of scripting and automated testing frameworks
  • Familiar with Software Development Lifecycle and QA methodologies
  • A self-starter who sets priorities and undertakes complex tasks with minimal supervision
  • Can effectively work on multiple projects concurrently and with varying development methodologies – agile, scrum, waterfall
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Customer-focused and results-driven

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of Jira as a test management tool
  • Experience with Confluence and Podio a plus
  • Experience with Agile Development methodology

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with coursework related to the area of assignment
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Communicate effectively in both oral and written form; compose and edit written materials; explain technical concepts in non-technical terms to staff and customers; research and learn new software and adapt to changes in technology; prioritize, organize, and schedule work assignments and projects; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATES OR REGISTRATIONS

Valid California Drivers License; insurable in the State of California. Must own a licensed and registered vehicle and be willing to use it for work-related purposes.

CSE is looking for a dynamic and driven individual keen to take an already highly skilled and curious monitoring, evaluation and research team to the next level. Offering a great opportunity for someone looking to make a mark as part of a broader build-out of a world-class research and analytics team in the space of electrification of transport and distributed energy resources, you should be an individual who excels in an entrepreneurial environment keen to further a social mission. Reporting directly to the Chief Research Officer and Data Scientist, the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research will provide technical direction for all monitoring, evaluation and research related systems, processes, analysis, and reporting across CSE’s existing program portfolio.

Working with Senior Leadership, the Director will also support the identification of and will contribute to new business development initiatives. The Director will ensure the quality of the research in the team, enhancing existing research and fostering the use cutting-edge techniques and advanced analytical techniques where appropriate. The Director will also be responsible for ensuring the highest level of in-house tools, software and data management systems. Additionally, the Director will provide technical support and contribute to staff training and mentoring in areas of evaluation, data collection and analysis, learning agenda development and other project-level M&E-related deliverables. The Director will represent CSE to external audiences to showcase project impacts and achievements.

Essential Functions and responsibilities:

  • Provides technical leadership in monitoring, evaluation and research systems, processes and methodologies;
  • Synthesizes historical project successes and finalizes and aggregates organizational M&E indicators across a range of past and ongoing projects;
  • Provides technical guidance and direction for, and review of CSE’s, M&E and program-related research activities and resulting deliverables including reports;
  • Informs and develops monitoring, evaluation and research approaches and strategies as required in support of new business development;
  • Supports staff in setting high expectations for research quality and productivity and on-time completion and maintains a strict quality assurance process;
  • Develops a forum for staff review of data to foster a reflective and open discussion of strengths, problem spots, and strategies for continuous improvement;
  • Directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of program-related research activities to include the design and implementation of research projects;
  • Collaborates effectively with subject matter experts to define and achieve common or cross-cutting research goals while fostering similar collaboration between staff and SMEs;
  • Defines and maintains a “system of ownership” of monitoring, evaluation and research subject matter expertise whereby individual staff are assigned to be responsible for and maintain the integrity of specific methodologies, approaches, related data; 
  • Ensures the supervision and mentoring of junior staff to accomplish research objectives and maintain a quality work environment;
  • Oversees and ensures operational efficiencies across the full range of operations areas, including budgets, funding, workforce planning, and human resources management;
  • Provides substantial contributions to the formulation and direction of CSE research that enhances CSE’s preeminence in monitoring, evaluation and research as it relates to program outputs and impacts;
  • Works as a team member with other Directors and senior leadership to advance the interests of CSE.

Essential knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven dynamic and passionate leader who can establish and communicate a vision for conducting cutting-edge research as well as monitoring and evaluation studies which provide deep insights into the outcomes and impacts of CSE’s portfolio of programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of major quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation methodologies and proven ability to design monitoring and evaluation instrumentation tools;
  • Demonstrated ability to tell compelling data stories and communicate findings in a meaningful way to multiple audiences and which encourages action;
  • Curious, motivated, pro-active and a self-starter keen to solve problems;
  • Recognized national reputation and record of accomplishment;
  • Ability to interact at the highest level of management, both internally and externally, in a constructive and collaborative manner and in way that appropriately represents CSE;
  • Experience leading and motivating monitoring, evaluation and research teams, including identifying potential skills gap and building and/or acquiring the appropriate expertise to establish a well-rounded team;
  • Expertise in strategic planning, developing research projects and research funding, managing budgets and completing projects on time;
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem-solving;
  • Familiarity and exposure to a broad suite of multiple modern and traditional technologies, software and programming languages in the monitoring, evaluation, and research space, including STATA, R, Python, NoSQL, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Alteryx, etc., with experience in using several of these;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Distinguished track-record of publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Knowledge of the energy space, particularly electrification of transport and distributed energy resources;
  • Strong business acumen combined with significant experience delivering research in complex data environments.

Education and/or experience:

  • PhD in statistics, economics, demographics or relevant field of social sciences
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience beyond doctorate

Computer and/or Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability in at least two statistical software packages, including open source, and one data visualization software package
  • Demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages (MS Office:  Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

License, Certificates or Registrations:

Valid California Drivers License; insurable in the State of California.  Must own a licensed and registered vehicle and be willing to use it for work-related purposes.

The Salesforce Developer leads the design and development of custom solutions for CSE’s internal and external clients. 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 Developer reports to the Director of CSE’s 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’ experience designing and developing complex Salesforce solutions
  • Analyze needs and develop 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 solutions that best leverage the Salesforce platform
  • Develop comprehensive configuration designs and architectural documentation to support the successful implementation of projects
  • 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 Apex Development, Lightening Component Development, Model View Controller, Custom API’s, Web Services and Rest API’s
  • HTML, CSS and Javascript development is required
  • Should also have 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Apex, Visualforce and Salesforce application design and development experience
  • 2+ years of Lighting component development experience
  • Solid knowledge of Object-Oriented Design and Programming techniques.
  • Expertise in Apex development and must be knowledgeable in Trigger Frameworks, TDTM, and governor limits.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Advanced Salesforce certifications

The Senior UI/UX designer is a member of the Platform Development Team and is responsible for implementing a best in class user experience and visual design for CSE’s custom client solutions.

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 Senior UX Designer collaborates with clients, program/project managers, business analysts and frontend/backend developers to build wireframes and mockups and is an integral member of the Platform Development Team.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work with end-users, Project Managers, Business Analysts and Developers to define functionality and translate specifications into mockups and wireframes.
  • Conduct user research to identify user personas and understand problems/needs.
  • Suggest user stories and requirements that need to be considered for implementation.
  • Design solutions to create smooth user flows and user interactions.
  • Convey vision and concepts through both low- and high-fidelity wireframes, flows, storyboards and mockups.
  • Create best-in-class websites in terms of ease of use and look and feel.
  • Own the entire design process across varied development methodologies (i.e., Waterfall, Agile, Scrum).
  • Test website and applications to ensure adherence to design specifications prior to release.
  • Conduct usability testing and validation via one on one interactions or focus groups.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Role Specific Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Fluency in design tools such as Axure, Invision, Balsamiq, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Possess a keen eye for aesthetics and enjoy making beautiful web pages with a strong understanding of composition, balance, symmetry and white space.
  • Experience with Waterfall, Agile and Scrum team development environments.
  • Must have an outstanding portfolio of innovative, creative and functional designs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task on a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages (MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to work with both a team and independently.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Customer-focused and results-driven, with a commitment to quality.

Preferred

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human cognitive behavior, product design, user experience design or other related fields
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience including:
    • Experience in creating prototypes, wireframes, user flows, process flows, journey flows and site maps
    • Experience with Interaction design
    • Experience with Rapid Prototyping, Visual design and Responsive design preferred
    • Experience with Affinity diagrams and Heuristic reviews preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work Environment:

  • Works 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