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Lead Project Manager - Validation & Assessment

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California OR CA Remote


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May 11, 2022

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CALSTART is seeking a highly-motivated, experienced and results-oriented Lead Project Manager (LPM) to play a critical role in managing CALSTART’s validation & assessment projects and initiatives focused on the advancement of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. The LPM will take a lead role in supporting the management of third-party data collection and performance evaluations of clean vehicles, technologies, and fuels.

Additionally, the Lead Project Manager will also:

  • Be a driver of first-of-its-kind fleet projects and programs in the clean transportation sector
  • Manage and provide oversight to a team of direct reports
  • Support writing of proposals in partnership with the Program Manager/Director
  • Collect, analyze and report data on advanced vehicle demonstrations and technologies
  • Support market/industry research to identify trends and gain insights
  • Assist with the development of technical reports, presentations, and webinars
  • Utilize analytical tools such as Excel, R, Python, and Tableau
  • Work with industry partners to solve complex project challenges


CALSTART‘s mission is to improve air quality, combat climate change, strengthen the economy, and create jobs by growing the clean transportation technology industry. With more than 29 years of experience, CALSTART is recognized nationally and internationally as an industry catalyst. CALSTART’s member organizations are diverse and include, among others, Tesla Motors, UPS, Ford, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kenworth, General Motors, Southern California Gas, and Southern California Edison. CALSTART focuses on four major initiatives: cars, trucks (including non-road vehicles), bus/mobility, and fuels/infrastructure. CALSTART is a national organization with offices in several states. If you want a career where you are making a real impact and benefiting society and the environment, you should consider working for CALSTART.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, data analytics, project management, other related fields or equivalent years of experience
  • 4+ years of direct project management experience
  • Strong partnership development and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Experience managing teams, including delegation and performance management and guidance
  • Strong ability to meet or exceed deadlines and able to work with minimal supervision or direction
  • Proven ability to synthesize large amounts of data into clear understandable language for stakeholders and other interested parties
  • Manage project partner relationships and oversight of roles and responsibilities
  • Good time management and an aptitude for managing multiple projects at once
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other relevant industry analysis, modeling, and simulation tools
  • The ability to work well in a team environment, thrive on technical challenges, and display personal initiative
  • The capacity to grasp new information and concepts quickly
  • Exceptional presentation, communication, and written skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering, data analytics, project management, or other related fields
  • Related experience in the clean transportation industry

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.

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