Associate Project Manager, New York

CALSTART, Inc. Published: August 29, 2017
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Energy / Project Management /

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~ 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 New York office, CALSTART is currently managing programs to provide clean truck and bus purchases and to grow the market for electric vehicles by getting more employers to offer charging at the workplace. The organization sees significant opportunities to work with its member companies and partners in the Northeast to expand the use of cleaner and lower carbon cars, trucks, buses, and fuels.

Position Overview

CALSTART has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated person to join our team as an Associate Project Manager in our New York office. 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 Associate Project Manager will work with the Regional Director to develop and manage high impact clean transportation projects in the Northeast. This full-time position is in the CALSTART Brooklyn, NY office.

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;
  • Conducting research and technical analysis;
  • Producing high quality reports;
  • Developing and writing proposals;
  • Organizing and leading meetings that engage stakeholders; and
  • Making presentation before small and large groups.


Necessary Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with three (3) 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 impressive program management capabilities.
  • The candidate should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, with a high degree of competence in using spreadsheets.

Highly Preferred Additional Skills and Experience that will be Viewed Favorably and Provide an Advantage:

  • Specific knowledge of and expertise with advanced transportation technologies and fuels.
  • Knowledge of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis, Financial Analysis, or Economic Modeling.
  • Skills in website design, construction and management.
  • An advanced degree.
  • Experience managing government contracts and programs.
  • Certificate or training in program management.

Compensation and Benefits

  • CALSTART offers a strong compensation package. In addition to a competitive salary, CALSTART currently offers employees a company-paid 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.

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.
  • Please click "Apply" below to email this 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. ~

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