Project Manager, EV Incentives

Company Name
Center for Sustainable Energy
Company Website
Location (City)
Job Category
Project Management
Job Sector
Alternative Transportation
Job Type
Full Time
Degree Requirement
Contact Info Human Resources 858-244-1177

Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is leading the charge on transportation electrification through promoting widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption and charging infrastructure market development. Our transportation services support the clean vehicle marketplace through consumer incentive and education programs, municipal and regional fleet and infrastructure planning, cutting-edge research and government and stakeholder engagement. The Project Manager, EV Incentives oversees budgets, timelines, deliverables, and teams for a suite of statewide EV transportation projects. The Manager facilitates the coordination of multiple market development projects and provides overall operational support within CSE’s Northeast Office and within CSE's Clean 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.

Job Duties/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.


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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)
How to Apply: 

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About the Company: 

Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is an independent, mission-driven nonprofit organization with offices in San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles, Brooklyn 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.

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