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Senior Director of Clean Fuels and EV Infrastructure

Company: CALSTART, Inc.
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

CALSTART is #hiring a Senior Director of Clean Fuels and #EV Infrastructure. The Senior Director will work closely with our initiative, activity and regional office leads to ensure alignment of priorities to advance the most effective technologies and solutions for the deployment of clean vehicle charging infrastructure and zero-emission fuels. The Senior Director will drive strategy, influence policy, and manage implementation of innovative #electricvehicleinfrastructure technologies and programs advancing the adoption of clean-zero-emission vehicles and equipment. You will take the lead to build and manage external relationships with CALSTART members particularly in the clean fuels and infrastructure industry, state and federal government, utilities, nonprofit organizations, and community-based organizations. You will ensure cross-cutting information-sharing and collaboration on the latest technical solutions, policies and opportunities for inclusivity and equity. The Senior Director will use their network to build upon and leverage to further CALSTART's impact in advancing clean vehicle infrastructure. You will be managing and growing a passionate team of Clean Fuels (#hydrogen) and Infrastructure
There has never been a better time to be a part of building the #cleantransportation technology industry and in doing so creating new jobs, addressing #climatechange, and improving air quality. CALSTART currently operates significant programs related to #zero-emission trucks and buses, innovative #emobility, light-duty #electricvehicles, and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure throughout the region, working closely with prominent government agencies and industry actors. CALSTART's Senior Director Clean Fuels and Infrastructure is a critical position that bridges our industry and government partners to develop and lead new initiatives and programs that have a major impact in the region and beyond.
We are a nationally and internationally recognized clean transportation industry organization with offices in multiple states and Europe. With more than 30 years of experience, we work with public and private sectors to break down barriers to innovation and drive the transportation industry to a clean and prosperous future.
We work with member companies and the broader industry, including fleets, manufacturers, public agencies, and fuel providers, to advance the clean transportation industry. Our work is organized into the major initiative areas; cars, buses, trucks (and off-road equipment), fuels, and innovative mobility. We advance 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 our member organizations. 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 with us!
Our Senior Director will also:

  • Develop and manage oversight of Clean Fuels and Infrastructure Initiative Strategy and Operational Plan that would include annual development (and quarterly review) with close coordination across initiative, activity, and regional office leads. Support regular coordination, external communication, and collaboration with industry/government/community, and ensuring projects support Initiative goals and anticipated outcomes.
  • Oversee strategy, administration and management of all Clean Fuels and Infrastructure projects and initiatives including the California Energy Commission's EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles Project, Communities in Charge and the Electric Truck Research, Utilization Center (eTRUC-RHETTA), and close coordination with the California Air Resources Board's Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).
  • Work with the CALSTART Policy team, Clean Fuels and Infrastructure team leads and industry on leading policy goals and activities that advance the efficient, effective, and sustainable deployment of clean vehicle infrastructure including policies and frameworks for utility transportation electrification. Oversee current, revised and in development standards that affect the deployment of clean vehicle infrastructure.
  • Work with the Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives to oversee business development to secure new funded business that advance first of its kind and cutting edge projects and initiatives to advance clean vehicle infrastructure and innovative infrastructure solutions.
  • Oversee Clean Fuels and Infrastructure operations including growing and managing a passionate team of direct reports and their teams.
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Planning, Environmental studies or equivalent education
    • Ten years of experience managing clean transportation programs including the advancement/deployment of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure.
    • Experience managing large scale grant programs including incentives for clean vehicles and infrastructure.
    • Five years of experience managing business development including proposal and team development, contract management, project development and implementation.
    • Ten years of experience of building and managing team development & management and operational planning.
    • Experience with policy and standards related to clean vehicles and clean vehicle infrastructure.
    • Experience with coalition building and stakeholder engagement with industry, government, and community-based organizations/environmental justice.
    • Knowledge of alternative fuel infrastructure technology and deployment needs including electric charging and hydrogen refueling across all vehicle platforms.
    • Exceptional knowledge of developing strategy and operational plan for advancing clean vehicle infrastructure technology and program implementation.
    • Extensive understanding of clean vehicle infrastructure policy and standards.
    • Extensive network and relationships with industry, government (state and federal), utilities and non-profit organizations.
      Desired Skills and Experience:
      • Master's degree in Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Policy, and/or Business Administration
        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
          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
          CALSTART includes the complete salary range for our Senior Director level ($148,000 to $188,000). This will be combined with the benefits identified above for a total compensation package that is industry leading. We determine starting pay based on education, experience, internal equity, and any other factors relevant to the job. Starting pay for this role will typically be from $148,000 to $153,000.
          CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action 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. 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.

Keywords: CALSTART, Inc., Pasadena , Senior Director of Clean Fuels and EV Infrastructure, Executive , Pasadena, California

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