CALSTART, Inc.

About CALSTART

CALSTART ‘s mission is to make the air healthy to breathe, prevent climate change, strengthen the nation, and create jobs by growing the clean transportation technology industry. With more than 25 years of experience, CALSTART is recognized nationally and internationally as an effective industry catalyst organization. CALSTART’s member companies are diverse and include Tesla Motors, UPS, Ford, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kenworth, General Motors, Southern California Gas and Southern California Edison. CALSTART focuses its work in four major initiatives: cars, buses, trucks (and non-road vehicles), and fuels. CALSTART advances each of these sectors by supporting technology development, assessing and validating new technologies and products, accelerating market growth by supporting clean vehicle incentive programs, providing policy guidance and implementation, and giving valued-added services to its member organizations. CALSTART is a national organization with multiple offices in several states. We believe now is our time and we are planning for growth. If you want a career where you are making a real impact and benefiting both society and the environment, you should consider coming to work for CALSTART.

CALSTART, Inc. Troy, Michigan, USA
Aug 06, 2018
Full time
Position Overview CALSTART has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated person to join our team as an Associate Project Manager. This is an exciting time in the Midwest for building the clean transportation technology industry and the opportunity to improve air quality, prevent climate change, and create jobs.  The Associate Project Manager will help develop, support, and manage high impact clean transportation projects.  The position will be based in Troy, Michigan at CALSTART’s Midwest office.   About CALSTART CALSTART ‘s mission is to make the air healthy to breathe, prevent climate change, strengthen the nation, and create jobs by growing the clean transportation technology industry. With more than 25 years of experience, CALSTART is recognized both nationally and internationally as an effective industry catalyst organization.  CALSTART’s member companies are diverse and include Tesla Motors, UPS, Ford, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Peterbilt, General Motors, and Southern California Edison.  CALSTART focuses its work in four major initiatives: cars, buses, trucks, and fuels. CALSTART advances each of these sectors by supporting technology development, assessing and validating new technologies and products, accelerating market growth by supporting clean vehicle incentive programs, providing policy guidance and implementation, and giving value-added services to its member organizations.  CALSTART is a national organization headquartered in Pasadena, California with regional offices in California, Colorado, Michigan, and New York.  If you want a career where you are making a real impact benefiting both society and the environment, you should consider coming to work for CALSTART.   Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as have experience in research and program management. Successful candidates must have a positive “can do” attitude and think quickly on his or her feet.  We want someone with a passion for CALSTART’s mission and for making a difference, who can anticipate and fulfill project partner needs, and supports an environment that promotes inclusiveness and team-building.  We seek an Associate Project Manager who demonstrates leadership, an eagerness to learn and grow, and strive for excellence.  He or she will have the necessary skills to play a direct and active role in supporting and ideally managing a variety of advanced transportation projects and should be able to perform the following tasks with strong competency: Manage projects; Conduct studies and perform research; Perform outreach and build teams; Develop surveys and perform data analysis; Produce high quality reports and presentations; Support and organize meetings, webinars and workshops that engage stakeholders; and Present before small groups.     Necessary Skills and Experience The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree. They will have a strong technical, analytical or engineering background and be able to demonstrate a strong comfort level when dealing with and understanding technologies and technical issues, preferably in the transportation or environmental industries.  The candidate must a high degree of proficiency in written and oral communications.  Candidates must have the capability of presenting to and working with diverse stakeholder groups.  The candidate must work well in a team environment, display personal initiative and be driven by a passion for the clean transportation industry.  It is essential that the candidate be well organized and have impressive project management capabilities.  The candidate should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, with a high degree of competence in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  The candidate must also be able to demonstrate initiative, independently manage time, and multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment.  A strong attention to detail will be required.   Additional Skills and Experience The following skills and experience are highly preferred. They will be viewed favorably and will provide an advantage: Experience managing projects and programs; Certificate or training in program management; Track record in organizing events and forums; Specific knowledge of and expertise with advanced transportation technologies and fuels including natural gas, biofuels, propane, electricity, hydrogen, fuel cells and energy storage; Experience with Technical Data Analysis, Life-Cycle Cost Analysis, Financial Analysis, or Economic Modeling; and Experience with infrastructure planning; Compensation and Benefits CALSTART offers a strong compensation package. In addition to a competitive salary, CALSTART currently offers employees a company-paid HMO health plan including dental and vision care.   The compensation plan also includes a retirement plan equivalent to 8 percent of the annual salary. CALSTART allows for flexible work hours as appropriate, and provides funding for transit. The organization also has a strong interest in employee growth and skills development.   The full-time position is in the CALSTART Midwest office located in Troy, Michigan.   How to Apply Applicants should send their responses in email form only and must include a cover letter explaining why they should be considered for this position and a resume. Applicants should send their information to:          Margaret DeGuzman: mdeguzman@calstart.org   CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. As such, CALSTART offers equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
CALSTART, Inc. Pasadena, CA, USA
Jul 20, 2018
Position Overview CALSTART has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated person to join our team as a Project Manager for Incentive Program Administration. The ideal candidate will play an important role in supporting high impact clean transportation projects by managing project coordination and implementation for the California Air Resources Board Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP).  HVIP provides incentives to California fleets who purchase clean trucks and buses.  HVIP is funded by the California Air Resources Board and administered by CALSTART.  In this role, the Project Manager for Incentive Program Administration will support the Director of Market Acceleration in managing the day-to-day operations of a multi-million-dollar market transformational program focused on advancing the commercialization and penetration of advanced medium and heavy-duty clean vehicles. The position will be based in the CALSTART solar-powered headquarters in Pasadena, California.   About CALSTART CALSTART‘s mission is to improve air quality, combat climate change, strengthen the economy, and create jobs by growing the clean transportation technology industry. With more than 25 years of experience, CALSTART is recognized nationally and internationally as an effective industry catalyst organization. CALSTART’s member companies are diverse and include Tesla Motors, UPS, Ford, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kenworth, General Motors, Southern California Gas and Southern California Edison. CALSTART focuses its work in four major initiatives: cars, buses, trucks (including non-road vehicles), and fuels. CALSTART advances each of these sectors by supporting technology development, assessing and validating new technologies and products, accelerating market growth by supporting clean vehicle incentive programs, providing policy guidance and implementation, and giving valued-added services to its member organizations. CALSTART is a national organization with multiple offices in several states. We believe now is our time and we are planning for growth. If you want a career where you are making a real impact and benefiting both society and the environment, you should consider coming to work for CALSTART.   Ideal Candidate CALSTART seeks a Project Manager that has the ability to manage a diversity of project responsibilities and needs, is a proactive problem solver, and coordinates effectively with supporting team members to ensure that all project tasks and deliverables are met and executed in a timely fashion. The candidate will have strong interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills; experience in managing grant administration and incentive programs; coordinating and working closely with multiple project partners; monitoring and analyzing data for technical reports; project funding and budget management; and experience with information technology software and CRM.   CALSTART seeks a team member with a passion for the organization’s mission and for making a difference, who can anticipate and fulfill project partner needs, and supports an environment that promotes inclusiveness and team-building. Successful candidates must have a positive “can do” attitude and to learn and grow, and strive for excellence.  He or she will have the necessary skills to oversee project management responsibilities for HVIP and would perform the following tasks with strong competency: Track and manage project activities, project policies and guidelines, team coordination, communications, required reporting, vehicle and vendor eligibility, voucher status, and budget expenditure; Identify key program needs and manage support staff on meeting project deliverables and timelines; Follow and support detailed standard operating procedures to review voucher incentive applications and varied, complex supporting documentation for accuracy and completeness; Understand and be able to explain complex project requirements to program applicants/participants; Engage regularly with HVIP stakeholders and partners to inform project goals and objectives, address key barriers and challenges, and identify opportunities and solutions to improve project participation and outcomes; Manage critical client relationships, ensuring successful negotiation and delivery of project deliverables, trouble-shooting, and improving ongoing delivery of project deliverables; Identify issues which may require deviation from standard practices and work with team leads on solution-finding; Manage and support schedule and logistics of industry and stakeholder working groups and meetings; Collaborate with trade groups, local government representatives, regulators, and funding agencies to continue ongoing coordination and evaluation to streamline, leverage resources and learnings and support project improvements; Manage subcontractor and vendor relationships to ensure completion of objectives and deliverables; Present at industry and community events including the preparation of presentations and briefs; Conduct data collection, analyze results and generate technical reports on voucher status, fleet usage, greenhouse gas and air quality benefits, participation of clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities, and market assessment; and Support with managing the redevelopment and implementation of an online voucher processing database.   Necessary Skills and Experience The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 to 5 years of professional experience in grant and incentive program management and administration, industry/business engagement, data collection and analysis, and business transactional accounts. The candidate should have existing knowledge of and experience with environmental and energy issues and the transportation industry.  The candidate must have a high degree of proficiency in written and oral communications and must have the capability of presenting to and working with diverse stakeholder groups. The candidate must work well in a team environment, display personal initiative and be driven by a passion for the clean transportation industry. It is essential that the candidate be well organized and have strong project management capabilities. The candidate should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, with a high degree of competence in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. The candidate must also be able to demonstrate initiative, independently manage time, and multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment. A strong attention to detail will be required.  The ideal candidate should have the following experience. Proven track record and high proficiency in project management across various stages of project development and implementation (initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and completion);  Knowledge of data analysis in a programming language (R, Python, etc.); Strong organizational and planning skills; Understanding of or interest in clean transportation, energy efficiency and sustainability; Ability to think ahead, propose new ideas, take active steps in addressing challenges, and implementing new strategies/approaches to adapt to new/changing priorities; Ability to engage and communicate tactfully and persuasively with a variety of stakeholders through oral and written communication methods; Must be extremely detailed oriented and perform within project deadlines; Ability to manage data, conduct analysis, generate reports and support IT management/development; and Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks, and work in a fast pace business environment.   Additional Skills and Use of Tools  The following skills and knowledge of are highly preferred or would open additional opportunities. They will be viewed favorably and will provide an advantage: Advanced proficiency with Excel Relational database development, maintenance and reporting Experience with WordPress, and other website development tools Experience with Google Analytics and CRM Data visualization software (e.g. Tableau) GIS Mapping software (e.g. ESRI, ArcMap 9+, QGIS)   Compensation and Benefits CALSTART offers a strong compensation package. In addition to a competitive salary, CALSTART currently offers employees a company-paid HMO health plan including dental and vision care. The compensation plan also includes a retirement plan equivalent to 8 percent of the annual salary. CALSTART allows for flexible work hours as appropriate, and provides funding for transit. The organization also has a strong interest in employee growth and skills development.   How to Apply Applicants should send their responses in email form only and must include a cover letter explaining why they should be considered for this position and a resume.  Applicants should send their information to: Margaret De Guzman: mdeguzman@calstart.org  CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. As such, CALSTART offers equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
CALSTART, Inc. Pasadena, CA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
Position Overview CALSTART has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated person to join our team as a Project Manager for Voucher Incentive Database and Website Management. The ideal candidate will play an important role in supporting high impact clean transportation projects by overseeing the management of an online voucher processing center and website for the California Air Resources Board (CARB)-funded Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP).  HVIP provides incentives to California fleets who purchase clean trucks and buses and is administered by CALSTART.  In this role, the Project Manager for Voucher Incentive Database and Website Management will support the re-development and ongoing management of HVIP’s web-based voucher processing center responsible for handling the administration of thousands of voucher requests for the purchase of clean vehicles. Additionally, the ideal candidate would manage ongoing maintenance and modifications to the public-facing HVIP website. The position will be based in the CALSTART solar-powered headquarters in Pasadena, California. About CALSTART CALSTART‘s mission is to improve air quality, combat climate change, strengthen the economy, and create jobs by growing the clean transportation technology industry. With more than 25 years of experience, CALSTART is recognized nationally and internationally as an effective industry catalyst organization. CALSTART’s member companies are diverse and include Tesla Motors, UPS, Ford, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kenworth, General Motors, Southern California Gas and Southern California Edison. CALSTART focuses its work in four major initiatives: cars, buses, trucks (including non-road vehicles), and fuels. CALSTART advances each of these sectors by supporting technology development, assessing and validating new technologies and products, accelerating market growth by supporting clean vehicle incentive programs, providing policy guidance and implementation, and giving valued-added services to its member organizations. CALSTART is a national organization with multiple offices in several states. We believe now is our time and we are planning for growth. If you want a career where you are making a real impact and benefiting both society and the environment, you should consider coming to work for CALSTART.   Ideal Candidate CALSTART seeks a Project Manager that has a high attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to work collaboratively within a team, is a proactive problem solver, and has exceptional organizational and project management skills to ensure that all project tasks and deliverables are met and executed in a timely fashion. The candidate will have demonstrated experience in database and program management; website design and maintenance, experience with information technology software and CRM; ability to work on complex and dynamic interface systems; and coordinates and works closely with multiple project partners.  CALSTART seeks a team member with a passion for the organization’s mission and for making a difference, who can anticipate and fulfill project partner needs, and supports an environment that promotes inclusiveness and team-building. Successful candidates must have a positive “can do” attitude and to learn and grow, and strive for excellence.  He or she will have the necessary skills to oversee project management responsibilities for HVIP’s Voucher Processing Center (VPC), public-facing website and the generation of technical reports and would perform the following tasks with strong competency:  VPC Redevelopment and Systems Management Oversee the redevelopment and implementation (including planning, designing, deploying, supporting and maintaining) of a web-based application processing database within a complex multi-platform environment for voucher incentive requests and reimbursements (redemption); Manage vendor/contractor relationship and day-to-day development and integration activities of VPC by closely monitoring and engaging with VPC vendor/contractor to ensure effective delivery of deliverables and tasks; Understand program policies, practices and operating procedures to help design VPC system to reflect program requirements and processes and ensure functionality serves the needs of program administrator and multiple-users; Work closely with VPC vendor/contractor to understand and integrate requirements that support a highly dynamic interaction with users, submission of required documentation and data, and approval gateways to support application review and verification towards voucher redemptions; Stay abreast of program strategy, goals, objectives and operational performance to ensure ongoing system improvements and updates to the VPC; Support development of customized and automated reporting functions for various metrics and analyses; Ensure use of security processes for the handling of highly-sensitive documents that handle non-public information; Oversee the planning and implementation of testing and demonstration of database; and Support full integration of data transfer of current VPC to new system.  Website Management Manage and maintain HVIP’s public-facing website including ongoing updates, new developments, process improvements and modifications; Ensure high utilization by continuously evaluating optimization techniques and interface engagement strategies; Understand HVIP stakeholder needs and priorities to ensure content is focused and useful to multiple users; Assist with HVIP’s website and social media interaction and plans; Work with project team members to achieve the delivery of high quality services, information, and professionally developed collateral and publications; and Maintain currency with IT industry trends & tools, software programs and best practices relevant to HVIP and the clean transportation industry.   Necessary Skills and Experience The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree with 5+ years of experience in the information systems field including database development and design, database management systems, and maintaining security protocols.  The candidate should have sincere interest and/or experience with environmental and energy issues and the transportation industry.  The candidate should have a high degree of proficiency in written and oral communications and have the capability of presenting to and working with diverse stakeholder groups. The candidate should work well in a team environment, display personal initiative and be driven by a passion for the clean transportation industry. The candidate should have exceptional time management, planning and organizational skills and proficiency in MS Office products (particularly Excel, and Project).  The ideal candidate should be conversant with as many of the following platforms: SQL Queries/Stored Procedures NET (C#/VB) Crystal Reports Windows Server/Active Directory Administration Network Administration Firewall Administration Exchange Management Microsoft Office 365 Management SharePoint Management  The ideal candidate should have the following experience. Proven track record and high proficiency in database management across various stages of database development and implementation (initiating, planning, development, testing and reporting); Ability to think ahead, propose new ideas, take active steps in addressing challenges, and implementing new strategies/approaches to adapt to new/changing priorities; Ability to engage and communicate tactfully and persuasively with a variety of stakeholders through oral and written communication methods; Must be extremely detailed oriented and perform within project deadlines; Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; Experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies including waterfall, iterative, agile or other related disciplines and processes; Experience with very large production databases; and Supporting data to a customer facing web platform.   Compensation and Benefits CALSTART offers a strong compensation package. In addition to a competitive salary, CALSTART currently offers employees a company-paid HMO health plan including dental and vision care. The compensation plan also includes a retirement plan equivalent to 8 percent of the annual salary. CALSTART allows for flexible work hours as appropriate, and provides funding for transit. The organization also has a strong interest in employee growth and skills development.   How to Apply Applicants should send their responses in email form only and must include a cover letter explaining why they should be considered for this position and a resume. Applicants should send their information to:  Margaret DeGuzman: mdeguzman@calstart.org  CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. As such, CALSTART offers equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.