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Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Projects Manager Transportation Programs-San Diego, CA

Organization: Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

Position Title: Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Projects Manager Transportation Programs

Location: San Diego, CA

Hours & Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled



Reports to: Program Manager, Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
Available Openings: One
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Closes: Open until filled
Location: San Diego, CA
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Position Number: 2013-81- San Diego-006N


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The Plug-In Electric Vehicle ( PEV) Projects Manager Transportation Programs will be responsible for development, coordination and general management of a variety of projects associated with PEV market development. Under general supervision from the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project ( CVRP) Program Manager, the PEV Projects Manager Transportation Programs will facilitate the coordination of multiple market development projects currently associated with the administration of the Air Resources Board’s CVRP. In addition to duties related to the CVRP, this position will also provide overall operational support within CCSE’s Transportation Department, including new program development and implementation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Interact with stakeholders related to CVRP including, but not limited to, utility representatives, auto makers, dealers, fleet owners, air districts, Air Resources Board and Energy Commission representatives, project partners, media, and others directly and indirectly related to this program.
  • Project Coordination: Create, implement and manage projects which add value to the administration of the CVRP and general PEV market development; many projects focus on analysis of PEV market data and produce data-driven products.  Ensure complete enforcement of program requirements, application procedures and standards throughout project lifecycle.  Ensure quality control.
  • Program/Project Design:  Make recommendations on transportation program design, including needs assessments, drafting proposals, preparing marketing tools, and evaluation and reporting.
  • Program/Project Monitoring: Monitor daily activities to ensure that procedures are working to achieve program goals and to support efficient processes.  Review program plans through the course of the fiscal year and advise the Program Manager as necessary.
  • Operational Management: Synthesize monthly reports for the Transportation Department which will include, but are not limited to, tracking budgets, project developments and new funding opportunities. Coordinate, organize and develop agenda for monthly departmental staff meetings.
  • Revenue Development: Monitor regional, state and federal funding opportunities for departmental growth. Participate in grant and proposal writing to secure funding for the CVRP as well as additional programs. Draft comment letters to state agencies (e.g. California Energy Commission) in order to position future investment in the organization.
  • Reporting: Create project reports and presentations.  Contribute to data analysis and writing of transportation program reports.
  • Special Projects: Represent  CCSE programs and CCSE at external events.  Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.


  • In-depth understanding of state energy issues with basic understanding of public and private utilities.
  • In-depth understanding of transportation issues relating to greenhouse gas ( GHG) and criteria air pollutant emissions.
  • Understanding of plug-in electric vehicle and alternative fuel technologies.
  • Understanding of plug-in electric vehicle market development and trends.
  • Familiarity with federal and California regulations related to transportation, energy, and air quality; including AB 118-funded programs and other related legislation.
  • Familiarity with ARB’s Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate and Advanced Clean Cars Program.
  • Excellent program/project management skills including experience developing and managing a project plan, budget, and timeline.
  • Excellent liaison and coordination skills.
  • Excellent public speaking and client/partner interaction skills and abilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision and/or direction.
  • Ability to oversee program assistants, volunteers and/or interns.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.


  • In-depth understanding of plug-in electric vehicle market development and trends.
  • Ability to create data visualization products using advanced Microsoft Excel functions.
  • Understanding of CPUC, CEC, ARB and DOE energy and transportation related programs.
  • Understanding of technology diffusion and general advanced technology adoption theory/practice.
  • Familiarity with ARB’s Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate and Advanced Clean Cars Program.
  • Familiarity and experience with consumer survey design techniques.


  • 3-5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, including program implementation and experience building and maintaining relationships with external clients. Graduate school experience may take the place of some work experience if directly relevant to essential duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree with relevance to sustainable transportation and energy and/or the automotive industry, such as environmental/energy policy, transportation planning, environmental planning, transportation engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or environmental science.  Master’s degree preferred.


Demonstrated high-level of abilities with various computer software programs and fluency in using standard office software packages such as MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Fluent with MS Office 2007 Suite and Windows XP.


Valid California Drivers License; insurable in the State of California.  Must own a licensed and registered vehicle and be willing to use it for work-related purposes. If hired, the candidate must provide documentation that shows their legal right to work in the United States.


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.

  • Employee will work in an office environment and must possess the physical abilities to utilize standard office equipment: computer, telephone, copier etc.
  • Travel may occasionally be on short notice.  Periodic overnight travel may be required.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • Job responsibilities may require the use of personal or CCSE vehicles on CCSE business.  APM must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license, and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for CCSE business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a CCSE vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.
  • May work some evenings and weekends or work longer hours to meet deadlines.
  • Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift.

Application Procedures

  1. Download and fill the CCSE Application for Employment Form
  2. Please send a resume, application and cover letter along with salary history via e-mail
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