Fleet Electrification Fellow

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Sunnyvale, CA, United States

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23 days ago

Do you want to be a part of an organization that is fighting climate change, accelerating electric innovation and reinvesting locally? Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), the community choice electricity provider for 13 communities in Santa Clara County. By providing carbon-free electricity, SVCE has reduced local, energy-related emissions by 35% from the 2015 baseline and is continuing to reduce emissions through innovative community programs focused on building and transportation electrification.

Under staff direction, the fellow will play a pivotal role in encouraging and supporting the electrification of public sector and private sector fleets across Silicon Valley. With transportation emissions accounting for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions in the area, electrifying fleets will result in direct, significant decreases in emissions. In addition, fleet electric vehicle use can demonstrate the practicality of electric vehicles for everyday use and will catalyze additional electric vehicle adoption.

The fellow will research successful fleet electrification efforts and interface with local government representatives and private sector fleet managers on opportunities to invest in both vehicle and charging infrastructure. The research performed during this fellowship will directly inform current and near-term program design and budgetary allocations. In addition to the primary assignment related to fleet electrification, the fellow may have opportunities and responsibilities in other areas relating to building electrification and electric vehicle infrastructure development.

The fellow will work under the direction of SVCE staff to research, assess and analyze funding and finance opportunities for fleet electrification. The work performed for this fellowship requires strong research skills, organization, and a self-starter attitude.

Essential Duties

The successful fellow will:

  • Assess the baseline state of fleet electrification efforts in the SVCE service territory;
  • Research fleet electrification projects completed by public agencies and private sector companies;
  • Explore fleet electrification support programs initiated by other community choice energy agencies and other funders;
  • Contact fleet managers in member agencies, other governmental/educational agencies and private sector companies to gauge interest in advancing fleet electrification;
  • Pursue opportunities to match SVCE resources and other resources with fleet managers ready to engage in a fleet electrification planning and implementation efforts;
  • Begin program implementation; and
  • Evaluate and chronicle program successes, lessons learned, and future opportunities.


Qualified candidates should be a recent graduate from an academic institution with a degree that will provide the specific skills and knowledge that will contribute to available work assignments.

Additionally, we are looking for someone who is passionate about learning, not afraid to be challenged and excited by the opportunity to apply acquired academic knowledge to real world business endeavors.

The following skills are also highly desired:

  • Basic understanding of principles of transportation and building decarbonization
  • Excel and PowerPoint experience
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Ability to run cost-benefit analysis, Net Present Value calculations, and risk analyses
  • Develop other qualitative and quantitative metrics to compare and prioritize opportunities
  • Knowledge of California regulatory and legislative bodies and processes governing energy, transportation, and climate change
  • Educational focus of finance, economics, public policy, business administration or related field

This role will require some evening and weekend work for presentations and events.

SEI requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fleet Electrification Fellow

Silicon Valley Clean Energy

333 W. El Camino Real Ste. 330 Sunnyvale CA 94087


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