Technical Project Manager II for Hydrogen Infrastructure Technical Support Remote CA at CALSTART

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Pasadena, California

Job Description:

CALSTART is growing! We are looking to hire Technical Project Manager II for Hydrogen Infrastructure Support to manage technical assistance and support toward development and implementation of hydrogen fueling infrastructure projects across vocational medium- and heavy-duty truck and bus platforms. The Technical Project Manager II will manage infrastructure technical support activities for California and other state hydrogen infrastructure deployment and incentive administration projects. Primary focus will be supporting technical assistance needs as it relates to fleet participation in the California Energy Commission's EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles Project and California Air Resources Board Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). The Technical Project Manager II will report to the Deputy Director of ZEV Infrastructure Technical Assistance Program.

The Technical Project Manager will:

Develop and manage technical support strategy and provide technical assistance for commercial hydrogen infrastructure projects.

  • Lead technical assistance program tailored to the commercial hydrogen infrastructure needs across truck and bus platforms.

  • Develop framework for technical advisory for improved team technical assistance across vocations, and technical assistance to potential and awarded fleet incentive participants.

  • Provide guidance to project administration team on technical considerations and vocational suitability for incentive project design, application document development, participation requirements, outreach methodology and approach, and needed coordination between infrastructure and vehicle incentive projects.

Manage stakeholder engagement and technical assistance training workgroups to increase project participation and advance market

  • Manage stakeholder engagement activities that provide tailored technical support for commercial hydrogen infrastructure across truck and bus fleets.

  • Activities may include organizing and managing technical workshops on commercial ZEV infrastructure planning and deployment, facilitating, or speaking on informational or technical webinars, or leading focused working group activities tailored to hydrogen infrastructure needs of truck and bus fleets.

  • Coordinate the development of project engagement strategy(s) and outreach to support development and ongoing project improvements, awareness building for project participation, technology and infrastructure needs assessment, identification of barriers and solution-finding, and market transformation strategy development and implementation.

  • Develop relationships with vocational fleets (truck and bus), infrastructure solution providers, utilities, state agencies, community organizations, non-profit organizations and other critical partners involved in ZEV transportation planning and implementation.

Manage resource hub for commercial ZEV infrastructure technical assistance program.

  • Support development and operation of Clean Fuels and Infrastructure's resource and technical assistance hub "Infrastructure Readiness Center" (IRC) for initiative incentive projects. Contribute to resource and collateral development, technical assistance training, customer support, technical support monitoring, and reporting.

  • Manage and coordinate ongoing evaluation of hydrogen infrastructure technology developments and deployment strategies for hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

  • Track technology and solutions and share with organization and team to support technology advancement.

Provide guidance and support on technology standards, policies, and technical requirements for infrastructure technology.

  • Track technology standards for hydrogen refueling stations and deployment requirements.

  • Understand the requirements for permitting and site host agreements, tracking state and federal policies on infrastructure for commercial hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and understanding and communicating with CALSTART and external partners important information on those technical requirements.


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!


  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering (mechanical/chemical), environmental sciences, sustainability, business administration, policy, related field, or equivalent training and years of experience

  • 3-5 years of experience working in clean transportation and management of zero emission vehicle projects and programs.

  • Experience with hydrogen technology development and demonstration projects.

  • Experience with hydrogen infrastructure incentive/deployment programs.

  • Experience with hydrogen station safety plans.

  • Demonstrable experience on designing industrial infrastructure related to gas storage and transportation and/or hydrogen production.

  • Exceptional ability to organize and engage with a broad set of stakeholders and to move discussions to consensus and action.

  • Strong negotiator and ability to engender trust with stakeholders.

  • Knowledgeable about light, medium- and heavy-duty, e-mobility and infrastructure programs including hydrogen refueling.

  • Knowledge of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fleet and hydrogen infrastructure needs for bus fleets.

  • Knowledge of hydrogen fueling infrastructure (station development) technologies and deployment requirements.

  • Strong technical project management skills including the management of operational plans, goals, objectives, project scopes with tasks/deliverables and timelines.

  • Strong technical analysis skills.

  • Exceptional writing, presentation and speaking skills.

  • Strong skills with database management and use of Microsoft excel, R and other analysis software.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in engineering, urban planning, environmental management, sustainability, business, public policy, or other related fields of research

  • Project management certification PMP or PMI or equivalent

  • Certified in Quality Engineering or Manager, Six-Sigma certification from American Society of Quality

  • Experience working with community-based organizations and applying strategies to promote equity and environmental justice.

  • Experience in standards development organizations such as SAE, ISO, and NFPA

  • Strong understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for zero-emissions vehicles.

  • Knowledge and experience with policy impacts on customer and ZEV related purchase decisions.

  • Strong project management and budgeting skills.

  • Strong proposal and policy writing experience

  • Market analysis skills.

  • Good knowledge about International Standards: ISO, NFPA.

  • Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) technical standards development.

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 includes the complete salary range amount (minimum to maximum) the job level of the job announced. We determine pay based on education, experience, internal equity, and any other factors relevant to the job. Pay for this role will typically be from $74k - $82k.

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.
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