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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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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.

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.

This position can be remote.

The Senior Director is responsible for the overall strategic direction, work execution and financial performance of CSE’s Distributed Energy Resources (DER) department and programs. This role works closely with the Director of DER Programs, Principal Engineer and other senior leaders to ensure adequate resourcing of program teams and to foster a healthy and productive work culture with high levels of retention and job satisfaction. Additionally, this role works closely with CSE’s Account Management and Business Development team to identify and pursue strategic partnerships and business development opportunities that advance CSE’s mission to decarbonize. The Senior Director will work with CSE leadership to further the organization’s thought leadership on critical decarbonization issues, and position CSE as a trusted partner and expert program implementer at the national level. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead a team of 30+ highly motivated sustainability professionals and will be able to draw upon their professional network and deep knowledge of DER markets to drive CSE’s mission to decarbonize.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a strategic vision for CSE’s DER department that is consistent with CSE’s mission and core values, and positions CSE for success in the evolving DER landscape.
  • Manage department budget and regularly monitor financial performance and staff utilization.  Communicate significant budget variances to executive management.  Recommend budget revisions and/or changes to department activities that keep expenses within budget and staff utilization rates on target.
  • Work with the Director of DER Programs to ensure adequate resourcing and successful execution of CSE’s portfolio of DER demonstration/validation and incentive programs.
  • Work with the Principal Engineer to ensure effective delivery of engineering services as a matrix resource across CSE’s programs.
  • Direct business development activities including identifying appropriate funding opportunities, building relationships with existing and new partners, and responding to proposals. Apply knowledge of the DER market and lessons learned through program implementation to support development of innovative program designs, scopes of work, and budgets in response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Identify and pursue opportunities for proactive business development with key clients.  
  • Cultivate a team culture that results in high levels of cohesion, employee satisfaction, retention, and ensures career progression.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership on the role of DERs in the decarbonization effort through a variety of outlets, including CSE’s blog, speaking engagements and regulatory comments.
  • Facilitate coordination across departments, project teams, and staff functions as appropriate.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Ability to develop and execute organizational strategy at the departmental or organizational level.
  • Experience in successfully managing a large team across multiple levels of reporting.
  • Strong familiarity with DER technologies, market trends and policy drivers, at the national and state level.
  • A strong understanding of energy equity issues and best practices for incorporating equity into program design.
  • Experience engaging with clients and partners through all phases of partnerships and program implementation.
  • Ability to effectively engage with organizational leadership to represent department needs in key decision-making processes.
  • Ability to cultivate a strong team culture, foster professional development, and develop a highly engaged and motivated team.
  • Demonstrated success in securing new business through development of relationships and proposals.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages such as MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. 
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities, stressful situations and complex assignments.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision.

Preferred

  • Strong understanding of CSE’s competitive landscape in key markets (California, Northeast, Pacific Northwest)
  • A robust professional network directly related to CSE’s work within and beyond California.
  • Experience with advanced DER technology market transformation programs
  • Familiarity with clean transportation policies and landscape
  • 10 years of experience in clean energy industry

Education:

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

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • PMP Certification or equivalent preferred

 

The Business Analyst works on the Product Management & Platform Development team. They help define and implement software solutions to support requirements and increase efficiency in consumer incentive programs. Becoming deeply knowledgeable of Salesforce CRM is key but the position is not limited to business analysis of only this system. Other technology and tools involved in the day to day analysis include Web Development, Box Integration, Tableau Reporting, Security tools, etc. Communication is a key success criterion for this role – being a good listener, asking key questions, speaking in a concise, clear manner with the ability to illicit details from stakeholders who do not have a technology background.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

BUSINESS ANALYSIS:

  • Own and support system development projects, including integration between project websites, rebate databases, and cloud-based document storage
  • Gather and translate business needs into detailed software requirements and technical specifications.
  • Oversee system specification development, including creating and reviewing flowcharts and process diagrams.
  • Participate in and/or manage projects using traditional waterfall methodology or agile Kanban/sprints
  • Develop waterfall SDLC documentation such as - Business Requirements Documents, Functional Requirements Documents, Acceptance/Regression Test plans, User Acceptance Test Plans and Deployment plans
  • Develop Agile documentation such as – User stories, Detailed Requirements, Acceptance Criteria, Agile test documentation
  • Work with UX Interaction Design to build best in class user experiences
  • Lead and guide testing and troubleshooting for new system features, including documenting system bugs, errors and solutions.
  • Guide the implementation and rollout of new system features.
  • Help develop training and provide support for new system features.
  • Provide guidance to stakeholders on devising effective and efficient approaches to achieve project objectives.
  • Perform research to gather necessary information, compile statistics, and prepare analysis of data.
  • Participate in or act as lead for the Product & Platform team during the development of RFP’s
  • Lead and manage other Business Analysts on the team, as needed.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT:

  • Support process improvement activities.
  • Participate in strategic planning for transportation and/or other project system operations.
  • Analyze operational models for effectiveness and suggest ways to improve.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Knowledge and understanding of the SDLC process
  • Experience gathering requirements for and supporting database/website implementations.
  • Experience developing and implementing test plans.
  • Experience defining business requirements and acceptance criteria for systems and projects.
  • Ability to conceptually outline a high level design of how a system would work based on business requirements.
  • Ability to work with technical resources to translate business requirements into technical requirements.
  • Ability to explain complex, technical concepts to non-technical staff and stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand and document processes at a conceptual level.
  • Exceptional Communication skills
  • Ability to solicit the voice of the customer.
  • Ability to represent stakeholder concerns and requirements.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with best practices benchmarking.
  • Professional oral and written communication skills (internal and external).
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Experience working with a diverse team.
  • Experience working with diverse business and community groups.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Visio (or comparable) skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Ability to explain complex, technical concepts to non-technical staff and stakeholders

Preferred

  • Significant experience with custom Salesforce development is a plus
  • Experience working with cloud-based storage systems (e.g., Box.com, Dropbox, etc.)
  • Experience with custom database/website development/implementation other than Salesforce/Drupal.
  • Understanding of barriers to adoption of clean transportation by underserved communities and low-to-moderate income households.
  • Basic knowledge of and/or interest in electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and other alternative fuel vehicles.
  • Basic knowledge of and/or interest in local, state, and federal transportation issues related to greenhouse gases (GHGs) and climate change.
  • Basic knowledge of and/or interest in energy issues with basic understanding of sustainable energy policy and technologies.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

Experience:

3+ years of related experience preferred

The UX Interaction Designer is a member of the Product Management & Platform Development Team and is responsible for implementing a best in class user experience and visual design for CSE’s custom client solutions. This role is a proactive, hands-on role that collaborates with program/project managers, business analysts and front end/backend developers to build wireframes and mock-ups and is an integral member of the Team.  

SOLID KNOWLEDGE OF AXURE IS REQUIRED! If you don’t have the ability to code interactions into your wireframes in AXURE (ie. Prototype), Please do not Apply!

Essential Functions and responsibilities:

  • 3-5 years experience as a UX Interaction Designer or in a similar role
  • Work with end users, Project Managers, Business Analysts and Developers to define functionality and translate specifications into mock-ups 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, look and feel
  • Own the entire design process across varied development methodologies (ie. 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.

Essential knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Fluency in design tools such as Axure, Invision, Balsamiq, Photoshop and Illustrator, etc.
  • Have 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
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi task on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality

Required Qualifications:

  • MUST HAVE SOLID AXURE EXPERIENCE – CODING INTERACTIONS (ie. PROTOTYPE) INTO YOUR WIREFRAMES IS A MUST HAVE FOR THIS POSITION!
  • Must have an outstanding portfolio of innovative, creative and functional designs and be prepared to show them
  • Must have experience in creating prototypes, wireframes, user flows, process flows, journey flows and site maps
  • Must have a proactive personality that has a passion for their job
  • Must have experience with User Experience Testing and Validation
  • Experience with Rapid Prototyping, Visual design and Responsive design preferred
  • Experience with Affinity diagrams and Heuristic reviews preferred
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Education and/or experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Background or degree in Human Cognitive Behavior, Product Design, User Experience Design or other related fields
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