Deputy Director Electric Bus Technology and Infrastructure Development

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30 days ago

CALSTART is seeking a Deputy Director of Bus Technology Development to lead a portfolio of projects that advance and demonstrate zero emission technology solutions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. In this role you will secure funding for vehicle development and demonstration projects and engage key stakeholders such as fleets, manufacturers, suppliers, and government entities. This position will manage projects from initiation to closing and supervise project management staff. Additionally, you will perform industry research and synthesize results, and develop new company expertise areas (e.g. fleet infrastructure deployment plans and recommendations, and marine initiative development).
The Deputy Director will:

  • Manage a technical project portfolio of bus development and bus infrastructure projects: Direct management of individual projects; Research and development of new expertise that can be applied to project work
  • Assign and supervise a technical staff on project work
  • Business development including: Stakeholder engagement; Proposal development and submissions' Strategic planning
  • Perform operational strategy for CALSTART's Bus Initiative

We are a nationally and internationally recognized clean transportation industry organization with offices in multiple states. With more than 30 years of experience, we work with both public and private sectors to break down barriers to innovation and drive the transportation industry to a clean and prosperous future.
We work with these 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 vehicles), fuels, and 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!

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other Technology related field
  • A history of success leading complex projects for organizations
  • Three years of experience working with grant, incentive, or public procurement processes
  • Experience with zero emission bus deployments
  • 7 years of experience working in or supporting the transportation sector
  • Familiarity with battery-electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric vehicles and charging industry
  • Project management best practices tools and software, technical modeling/analysis tools developed by Department of Energy or similar organizations

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Engineering, or other Science related field
  • PMP, Project Management Certification
  • Experience with long-term strategic planning for fleet electrification
  • Experience in operational planning preferably related to Zero Emission Bus fleets
  • Experience working with utilities including applications for incentive and make ready programs
  • Understanding of general policy, program, and stakeholder landscape framing electric school bus and transit bus adoption

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
  • 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, 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.

Job Type: Full-time