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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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The Manager oversees the collaborative organization, direction, and implementation of a portfolio of projects and transformation activities to achieve outcomes and realize the benefits of strategic importance to CSE's mission of decarbonization. The Manager oversees management of budgets, timelines, deliverables, and teams for a portfolio of one to five EVI Department programs. This role facilitates the coordination of multiple market development projects and provides overall operational support within the EVI Department and across departments within CSE, including new program development and implementation. Under general supervision from the Director, Transportation EVI, the Manager will ensure timely and accurate program delivery, provide technical guidance, stakeholder engagement, and supports business development responsibilities for their assigned portfolio of projects and programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Previous experience as a project or program manager and substantial practical experience in managing complex programs
  • Daily program portfolio management throughout the program life cycle, ensuring all deliverables are accomplished to high-quality standards
  • Defining the program governance (controls)
  • Managing risks and issues and taking corrective measurements 
  • Coordinating the programs and their interdependencies
  • Work within a matrix organizational structure to manage and utilize resources across programs
  • Define program scopes, budgets, goals and objectives according to the Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Provide logistical and administrative oversight for assigned clean transportation 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 program requirements.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations, end-user interactions, program details, timelines, scope, and drive issue resolution
  • Make recommendations clean transportation 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
  • Manage team of staff to provide cross-functional support to EVI programs
  • Review program plans as necessary throughout the fiscal year
  • Create program reports and presentations for both internal and external clients
  • Supervise at least one to two direct reports
  • Represent CSE programs and CSE at external events as necessary
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • N/A

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Required

  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • General knowledge of energy issues with a basic understanding of transportation policy and technologies. 
  • Demonstrated high-level of abilities in various computer software programs and fluency in using standard office software packages such as M.S. Office Suite, CRM software platforms, PM software platforms, Microsoft Teams, etc. 
  • Strong independent research skills and knowledge of applicable resources, including internet, regulatory and related industry documents.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and familiarity with the use of self-editing software such as Grammarly. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in client-facing customer service and the ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals across departments. 
  • 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 track and successfully complete project deliverables according to contract requirements and client expectations
  • Strong understanding of the broader objectives of the program.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Knowledge of project management and best practices with data entry and documentation.

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of managing grant agreements and/or government contracts and/or utility contracts
  • PMP certification or equivalent
  • 1-4 years of experience in clean energy industry
  • Experience with Salesforce and similar CRM platforms
  • Experience with advanced technology market transformation programs
  • Familiarity with clean transportation policies and landscape

 

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required; Masters's degree preferred

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience

This position is an integral part of the CSE’s Transparency and Insights (T&I) team, which supports the organization’s policy development, program implementation, and marketing and outreach activities. The Research Associate will contribute to CSE’s analytical capacity, particularly in the areas of quantitative and qualitative analysis, statistical methods, data visualization and public reporting.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Depending on the services needed and the skill set of the Research Associate, responsibilities may include the following.

1.     Research and Statistical Methods

·       Compile, read, and summarize existing literature to frame research efforts and inform policy.

·       Program and test survey questions in online platforms.

·       Interview EV market participants or other stakeholders and synthesize the responses

·       Assemble, manipulate, analyze and interpret data from various sources, potentially in coordination with external research partners.

·       Perform statistical analysis, including multivariable linear regressions, GIS-based spatial analysis, time series modeling and forecasting.

·       Perform quality control (QC) on data analysis conducted by research analysts.

·       Document research procedures and help develop SOPs.

·       Contribute to written reports and proposals describing completed or proposed model design, implementation and results.

·       Work independently with the guidance of senior members of T&I team to achieve objectives.

2.     Data Visualization and Reporting

·       Support the development and maintenance of web-based data visualizations, maps and reporting tools.

·       Access and facilitate reporting from existing program, customer relationship management (CRM) databases, and enterprise resource planning software databases.

3.     CSE Program Support

·       Support the development of analytical tools for program assessment, tracking and evaluation, including projections of budgets and participation rates.

·       Support program staff in public reporting calls and committee.

·       Support program staff in measurement and evaluation activities.

·       Support program staff or senior members of T&I team in developing presentations.

·       Maintain effective working relationships with internal clients and other stakeholders.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following:
  • Data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, Plotly)
  • Survey platforms (e.g., Alchemer)
  • Statistical analysis tools (e.g., Python, R)
  • Relational database development, maintenance and reporting
  • GIS mapping (e.g., ESRI ArcMap 9+, QGIS)
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Extraordinary attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated to meet deadlines of multiple concurrent projects using project management tools
  • Prove ability to implement quality assurance protocols
  • Demonstrated propensity to proactively communicate with teammates in a remote environment and seek feedback on work
  • Interest in working with data, research and sustainable energy initiatives

 

Preferred Skills

·       Understanding of electricity sector (including rates) and/or markets or policy related to electric vehicles, energy efficiency, distributed generation and/or energy storage

 

Required Education and Experience

·       0-2 years of related experience

·       Bachelor's degree in statistics, economics, computer science, social science, environmental science, engineering or related field. Coursework should show substantial analytical content.

·       Additional work experience may be substituted to satisfy the education requirement.

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is seeking a researcher/analyst with demonstrated experience and/or training in quantitative and qualitative research design and implementation, synthesis and communication of results, and stakeholder engagement. Key Research Analysts skills include, but are not limited to, descriptive and inferential statistics, experience using linear and/or non-linear regression methods, program evaluation methodologies, data visualization, and data management. The successful Research Analyst will produce actionable insights at both the program and program portfolio level, primarily in the energy space with a focus on electric vehicles, electric vehicle infrastructure, and distributed energy resources, which will support program implementation, marketing and communication, business development, and other ad hoc research needs to address program design and portfolio optimization efforts. Research Analysts will also support senior leadership with ad hoc analysis at a rapid pace. 

More broadly, the position will act as an enabler of CSE programs through provision of data and evidence-based insights to inform program improvement, policymaking, and public and private strategic planning. The position will be supervised by a Senior EV Program Manager. 

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 

  • Inform program improvements, strategic planning, and decision-making by cleaning, enhancing/transforming, preparing, and storing program, survey, and third-party data for use in analyses; propose, calculate, and monitor metrics for evaluating program progress toward achieving planned outcomes, and generate evidence-based insights for internal and external stakeholders (implementation and management teams).
  • Design research plans to effectively answer and/or address research questions from internal and external stakeholders, including program managers, senior management, marketing and outreach departments, and others. This candidate will understand how to conduct sound research with valid, actionable, generalizable (where possible) findings.
  • Execute various data collection and analytical methodologies, including survey design, focus groups, semi-structured interviews, mixed-methods, regression, time-series analysis, and descriptive and inferential statistics. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to process and clean, enhance, summarize, and visualize data, and to evaluate data to better understand, design, and implement programs 
  • Effectively communicate findings to stakeholders through professional, clear, and concise presentations, reports, briefs, blogs, and data visualization tools. The ideal candidate can produce advanced visualizations that are accurate and tailored for consumption by specific stakeholders.  
  • Contribute to team quality control by providing colleagues with feedback and reviewing code and work products to ensure final products are free from mistakes, are valid, and that results are clearly and effectively communicated.
  • Support senior leadership and Senior Research Analysts with proposal writing and other business-development-related document preparation, as needed.
  • Mentor colleagues and provide guidance to expand team knowledge and expertise and to promote high-quality work products.
  • Work will be divided approximately 50% quantitative analysis, 50% other work including qualitative work, project coordination, and stakeholder engagement.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • MA in a relevant field (e.g. data science, statistics, economics, scenario analysis, forecasting, etc.) or equivalent relevant work experience (5+ years) required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to design and execute research plans independently, and in collaboration with colleagues. 
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality, scientifically sound, academic research including comprehensive literature reviews, research designs, visualizations, and conclusions, while identifying limitations of the research and next steps.
  • Formal training and/or demonstrable experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods 
  • Demonstrated high-level abilities with Microsoft Office (or comparable office software), including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook are required. 
  • Experience with common data science tools, such as R, Python, MatLab, Stata, including “Fluency” in at least one
  • Demonstrated ability to produce insights to support proposals and or external marketing efforts. The successful candidate should thrive in a fast-paced environment. You must be able to quickly produce sound data insights with accompanying visualizations. 
  • Ability to write well and to communicate complex topics effectively for a wide variety of stakeholders, including state-agency clients.
  • Strong attention to detail.

 

Preferred

  • Knowledge of the electric vehicle and/or DER market and related policies and technologies
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (Tableau, Plotly/Dash) and/or geospatial tools (ArcMap, QGIS, GeoPandas)

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Work Environment:

  • Remote, work-from-home (through June 30, 2021), or 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.

 

Amount of Travel Required

Up to 10%, based on intermittent presentations, stakeholder meetings, conferences, or the like.

Responsible for technical support of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) and ZEV infrastructure programs. Under general supervision from the Senior Manager or Specialist II, the Specialist I will assume responsibilities that include incentive-based and community assessment program design and implementation, stakeholder engagement, and technical assistance for property owners, vendors, government representatives and internal incentive processing specialists. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by electric vehicle (EV) and electric vehicle infrastructure (EVI) stakeholders and experience providing stakeholder education and outreach. The candidate will actively participate in the creation of appropriate reports, tools and resources for assigned programs.

 Role Responsibilities:

  • Review and respond to technical questions from ZEV and ZEV infrastructure program stakeholders.
  • Support CSE internal teams regarding complex eligibility rules, policies or other considerations for incentive-based programs.
  • Provide technical support to guide EV or EVI infrastructure program participants through complex eligibility requirements and details, both over the phone and videocalls, as well as in writing.
  • Provide EV fleet and EVI community assessment support by writing technical recommendations for reports.
  • Communicate regularly with project teams to provide updates, report concerns, and suggest solutions for improvements.
  • Make consistent decisions adhering to detailed program policies and terms and conditions.
  • Assist with the development of operational definitions, tools, and resources.
  • Assist with the development and deployment of outreach activities with clients, community-based organizations (CBOs), local community representatives, technology vendors, fleet owners, air districts, state and federal agencies, project funding partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Demonstrated experience in ZEVs and/or ZEVs charging/refueling equipment, networks, and other infrastructure.
  • 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 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.
  • Familiar with standard office procedures, filing, telephone techniques and operation of office equipment.
  • Exercise key judgment within defined parameters and demonstrate the ability to take appropriate actions when deviations are required.
  • Proficient in typing, excellent spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of land use principles and local government permitting processes.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of common business practices.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of electric utility service design processes.
  • Experience using Salesforce.
  • Familiarity with local, state and federal clean transportation policies and landscape.

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an area relevant to sustainable transportation and/or business practices, such as engineering, business administration, environmental/energy policy, transportation planning, environmental planning or environmental science or equivalent work experience required.
  • Master’s degree OR 2-5 years of relevant experience.

 

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • Valid driver’s license and insurable per state requirements.  Must own a licensed and registered vehicle and be willing to use it for work-related purposes.

 

Responsible for technical support of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) and ZEV infrastructure programs. Under general supervision from the Senior Manager or Specialist II, the Specialist I will assume responsibilities that include incentive-based and community assessment program design and implementation, stakeholder engagement, and technical assistance for property owners, vendors, government representatives and internal incentive processing specialists. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by electric vehicle (EV) and electric vehicle infrastructure (EVI) stakeholders and experience providing stakeholder education and outreach. The candidate will actively participate in the creation of appropriate reports, tools and resources for assigned programs.

 Role Responsibilities:

  • Review and respond to technical questions from ZEV and ZEV infrastructure program stakeholders.
  • Support CSE internal teams regarding complex eligibility rules, policies or other considerations for incentive-based programs.
  • Provide technical support to guide EV or EVI infrastructure program participants through complex eligibility requirements and details, both over the phone and videocalls, as well as in writing.
  • Provide EV fleet and EVI community assessment support by writing technical recommendations for reports.
  • Communicate regularly with project teams to provide updates, report concerns, and suggest solutions for improvements.
  • Make consistent decisions adhering to detailed program policies and terms and conditions.
  • Assist with the development of operational definitions, tools, and resources.
  • Assist with the development and deployment of outreach activities with clients, community-based organizations (CBOs), local community representatives, technology vendors, fleet owners, air districts, state and federal agencies, project funding partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Demonstrated experience in ZEVs and/or ZEVs charging/refueling equipment, networks, and other infrastructure.
  • 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 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.
  • Familiar with standard office procedures, filing, telephone techniques and operation of office equipment.
  • Exercise key judgment within defined parameters and demonstrate the ability to take appropriate actions when deviations are required.
  • Proficient in typing, excellent spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of land use principles and local government permitting processes.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of common business practices.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of electric utility service design processes.
  • Experience using Salesforce.
  • Familiarity with local, state and federal clean transportation policies and landscape.

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an area relevant to sustainable transportation and/or business practices, such as engineering, business administration, environmental/energy policy, transportation planning, environmental planning or environmental science or equivalent work experience required.
  • Master’s degree OR 2-5 years of relevant experience.

 

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • Valid driver’s license and insurable per state requirements.  Must own a licensed and registered vehicle and be willing to use it for work-related purposes.
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