Project Manager

Job Location
Boston, MA

About the Center for Sustainable Energy®

Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is an independent, mission-driven nonprofit organization with offices in San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles and Boston. We accelerate the adoption of clean and efficient energy solutions via program administration, technical assistance, policy innovation, and other forms of market facilitation. We are uniquely positioned and engaged with a variety of stakeholders and market actors, including policy-makers, state and federal agencies, regional and local governments, utilities, business and civic leaders, and individuals in both the general market and equity sectors. Our technical areas of focus include distributed energy resources (renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, fuel cells, combined heat and power) and clean transportation.


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.


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


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.…
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CSE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.