Lead Project Manager, Northeast Fleets

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Alternative Transportation
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Full Time
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Contact Info Benjamin Mandel bmandel@calstart.org

CALSTART is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and results-oriented Lead Project Manager, Northeast Fleets to support our Northeast Regional Director and manage projects in which CALSTART provides direct technical assistance for fleet electrification. The selected candidate will oversee CALSTART’s provision of fleet advisory services for businesses in Massachusetts and will provide outreach support for the NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP). The selected candidate will be tasked to become our point-person as our relationship manager for both programs impacting our communities throughout the Northeast. The Project Manager will lead team members and all aspects of associated deliverables. This person will also oversee industry engagement and collaboration with our multiple partners, including cultivation of new business opportunities relating to fleet-focused stakeholder and/or technical assistance work.

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 

This position will be a part of CALSTART’S Northeast Regional Office, but can work remotely from this office as location in New England, in or near Boston, is preferable. CALSTART’s Northeast Regional Office team works to integrate cleaner, more efficient vehicle technologies into public and private fleets through design and implementation of incentive programs for clean cars, trucks, and charging infrastructure, technical study of clean freight corridor potential, and thoughtful policy engagement with CALSTART’s 280+ industry members to effectuate sound adoption conditions for clean mobility technologies and practices throughout the region.
Additionally, the Lead Project Manager will:

  • Oversee delivery of fleet-facing services throughout the region
  • Lead implementation of fleet advisory services projects in Massachusetts
  • Supplement Northeast team capacity on New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program
  • Embed equity and broad representation in program design, team operations, implementation, partner development, outreach, and support
  • Strategically and collaboratively manage and negotiate across departments, teams, and state agencies (e.g., NYSERDA, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, etc.)
  • Conduct integrated project management including executive decision making, task delegation, budgeting, compliance, and quarterly reporting
  • Resolve challenging legal and contractual matters through collaboration
  • Secure new business for the Northeast in collaboration with Northeast Regional Director and other CALSTART staff, including developing and maintaining a future funding pipeline


  • A bachelor’s degree in, sustainability, engineering, urban planning, or other related fields
  • 5+ years of experience working with utility or transportation industry supporting the adoption of clean transportation technologies
  • 2+ years of project management experience
  • Prior experience conducting electrification analysis for Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle (MHDV) fleets
  • Prior experience facilitating fleet electrification through multi-stakeholder coordination including electric utilities
  • Experience with grassroots community engagement for transportation, mobility, affordable housing, social and/or environmental justice
  • Experience working cross-functionally across different departments, stakeholders and/or agencies to achieve shared goals
  • Demonstrate a passion and commitment for social justice, environmental justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to manage and lead a team
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills and comfortable with complexity
  • Strong ability to meet or exceed deadlines and able to work with minimal supervision or direction

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience conducting community needs assessments and managing multiple multiyear projects
  • Certificate in project management
  • Knowledge and experience working on challenging legal and contractual matters
  • Familiarity with state government agencies, such as MassCEC, NYSERDA, NYSDEC, MassDOT, CTDOT, NJDEP, and others
  • Advanced degree or certifications in related fields

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive annual salary based upon experience
  • Performance-based growth opportunities
  • Competitive company-paid health plan that includes dental and vision care
  • Retirement plan with a generous company contribution
  • Employee Incentive Program (bonus) yearly based on performance
  • Employee Wellness Program that includes on-demand fitness and mindfulness classes
  • Telecommuting and flexible work hours as appropriate
  • Rewards for alternative commuting to and from work
  • Committed to employee growth and development
How to Apply: 

To apply: If you are up to this challenge, we invite you to apply. Qualified candidates, please apply online with your resume and cover letter at www.calstart.org/careers.

About the Company: 

CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and one that celebrates diversity in all forms. Our inclusive environment focuses on making decisions based on merit without regard to race, color, hair texture, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, LGBTQIA+ status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law or not. This applies to any terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruiting, hiring, transferring, training, pay, incentives, benefits, discipline, promotion, lay-offs, and termination. Underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.

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