Bus Team Research Associate at CALSTART

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Pasadena, California

Job Description:

CALSTART is thriving! We are #hiring a Technical Associate Project Manager (APM) to contribute to Bus team projects playing a critical role in advancing the development of zero-emission vehicle refueling infrastructure. The APM will assist with techno-economic feasibility studies using quantitative and qualitative models to analyze and optimize the infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles and other tools development and data-driven technical work in the Bus team. In addition, the APM will have a range of responsibilities related to the ZEVA, HVIP, and other projects. The APM would work on researching transit agency needs, developing statistical tools to evaluate project feasibility, and assisting with project implementation. The AMP will also offer technical support in grant writing applications. The APM will work under the supervision of a Project Manager on the Bus team to guarantee that projects are successfully delivered.

The Technical Associate Project Manager will also:

  • Support the working group for conceptualizing and designing the tecno-economic electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) solution for public and private Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) fleets, including collecting and analyzing data from multiple sources, such as utility databases, to provide insights for project decisions.

  • Provide support for Bus team activities and consulting projects involving transit agencies, as well as contribute to the development of tools.

  • Support functions, processes, or teams and complete work as directed to deploy zero-emissions vehicles.

  • Support accreditation for projects and ensure deliverable completion.

  • The APM will work closely with other Project Managers and provide general project management as needed, such as managing tools data collection and validation, budget planning, time and task tracking, etc.

  • Collaborate with internal technical experts and engage with external stakeholders.

  • The APM will involve coordinating and supporting the bus team:

    • This includes writing the final report for the project, summarizing the tools used and preparing a help guide for them.

  • The APM also be responsible for monitoring the REM modeling and running the tool for other team projects, such as calculating route energy for IODOT, WISDOT, and other projects.

  • Additionally, APM will assist in developing structured reporting processes and incorporating deployment learnings.


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

We work with 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 equipment), fuels, and innovative 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 environmental engineering, Technology, Business, or related field of study

  • 1+ Years of Experience includes zero-emission transportation, statistical tool development, quantitative and qualitative analysis, handling large datasets, GIS, microgrid understanding, renewable energy technology, sustainability, electric utility space, DER integration, and electric infrastructure planning.

  • Experience in the field of Zero-emission vehicle technology including BEVs and FCEVs, Microgrid system designing and utility cost calculation.

  • Knowledge of Renewable energy tools such, Microgrid designing tools

  • Knowledge of electric vehicle infrastructure and supporting technologies such as electric charging technology and software

  • Excel (knowledge of macros, functions, pivot tables, and charts) or other industry analysis, modeling, and simulation tools

  • Knowledge of electricity, hydrogen, fuel cells and energy storage, natural gas, bio- and renewable fuels

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree in Energy Technology, Policy, business, or related field

  • GHG Inventory, understanding of utility load data analysis, Hydrogen Infrastructure sizing, NREL Tools, microgrid designing, understanding of electric single line diagram

  • Knowledge of hydrogen fueling infrastructure

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

  • Employee Wellness Program that includes on-demand fitness and mindfulness classes

  • 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 www.calstart.org/careers

CALSTART includes the complete salary range for our Technical Associate Project Manager level ($54,600 to $70,350). This will be combined with the benefits identified above for a total compensation package that is industry leading. We determine starting pay based on education, experience, internal equity, and any other factors relevant to the job. Starting pay for this role will typically be from $54,600 to $59,850.

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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