Project Manager - SJV

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Position Announcement

Position Overview
CALSTART has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated person to join our team as a Project
Manager in California’s San Joaquin Valley. This is an exciting time for building the clean 
transportation technology industry and the opportunity to improve air quality, prevent climate 
change, and create jobs. The Project Manager will work with CALSTART’s Director of the San Joaquin 
Valley Clean Transportation Center to develop and manage high impact clean transportation projects. 
The Project Manager will be responsible for opening and managing CALSTART’s second office in the 

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, 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 five offices in 
three 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.

From its office in Fresno office, which was establish about two years ago, CALSTART is currently 
managing programs to demonstrate zero emission trucks and buses, the nation’s first all electric 
training aircraft, and solar powered electric vehicle chargers in rural communities. CALSTART sees 
significant opportunities to work with its member companies and partners in the San Joaquin Valley 
to expand the use of cleaner and lower carbon cars, trucks, buses, and fuels.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate  must have excellent written communication skills, and  experience in
technical  analysis,  research,  grant  writing,  program  management  and  coordination,  client
relations, and outreach. 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 technical 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:
  • Managing programs;
  • Organizing and leading meetings that engage stakeholders;
  • Making presentation before small and large groups.
  • Conducting research and technical analysis;
  • Producing high quality reports, and
  • Developing and writing proposals;
Necessary Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with two (2) or more years of work experience, 
preferably in the transportation or environmental industries. The candidate will have a strong 
technical, analytical background or can demonstrate a comfort level when dealing with and 
understanding technologies and technical issues. A high degree of proficiency in writing and 
communications are essential. 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 good program management capabilities. The candidate should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, with a high degree of competence in 
using spreadsheets.

Additional Skills and Experience
The following skills and experience are highly preferred. They will be viewed favorably and will 
provide an advantage:
  • Specific knowledge of and expertise with clean transportation technologies and fuels.
  • Knowledge of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis, Financial Analysis, or Economic Modeling.
  • An advanced degree.
  • Experience managing government contracts and programs.
  • Certificate or training in program management.
  • A track record of being a self-starter and expanding an enterprise.
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 will be based in the San Joaquin Valley. CALSTART currently has an office in 
Fresno. We are planning to open a second office in the Northern part of the valley where this 
position will be based.

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. A salary history is also 
requested. Applicants should send their information to:

Margaret DeGuzman:

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.