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Peninsula Clean Energy Published: March 24, 2019 (5 months ago)
Redwood City, CA
Job Type
Electric Vehicles
Salary Type
Per Year


The Electric Vehicle (EV) Program Specialist will lead outreach, provide support for and administer the Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) EV infrastructure incentive program and assist with other EV program. The initial approved EV infrastructure incentive program is a 4-year, $16 million program aimed at dramatically accelerating the deployment of EV infrastructure in San Mateo County. This program is complemented by substantial EV marketing and incentives intended to drive transportation electrification and decarbonization, one of PCE’s strategic objectives. San Mateo County has among the highest concentrations of EV adoption in the country and it is rapidly growing. This person will work under the supervision of the Director of Energy Programs.  The ideal candidate will have at least one to three years of directly related experience.

More information is available below and at

About Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is the community choice energy program (known as a "CCA") for San Mateo County.  PCE's customer base includes almost 300,000 accounts, serving a population of 765,000, with a total electrical load of almost 4 million megawatt-hours.  PCE is the fifth operating CCE in California and launched in October 2016.

PCE is the electricity provider for all electricity accounts in the 20 communities in San Mateo County (Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside) as well as the unincorporated county. The city councils of each city were unanimous in their support for joining PCE.

Examples of Duties: 
PCE has aggressive goals for electrification of transportation. Advancing those goals requires increasing access to EV charging for people who currently do not have a place to charge vehicles. The EV Programs Specialist will execute PCE’s strategy for enabling charging in multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and other public spaces through its incentive and technical assistance program. This includes engaging large property owners (public and private) to encourage installation of EV charging using PCE support as well as programs such as PG&E’s EV Charge Network and Electrify America. This requires understanding property owner concerns, collaborating with PCE technical assistance consultants and partner program implementers, following the progress of major projects and addressing problems which may arise. In addition, the Specialist will manage the PCE rebate program including validating submitted rebate reservations and applications and disbursing funds to eligible projects. Finally, the Specialist will analyze program data to provide metrics on market conditions, progress, and load shaping effects of the program and manage the workforce grant program.

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.  Peninsula Clean Energy offers competitive benefits.


Bachelor's degree in business, economics, engineering, environmental planning or a related field and a minimum of one to three years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities described above including working at a EV charging product and services company, installation and construction firm, and/or major site implementer.

Experience and Knowledge:

Direct experience with EV infrastructure including types and installation requirements, estimating costs and administration requirements, permitting requirements and familiarity with electricity rate schedules and electrical service connection policies and procedures.

Existing relationships with a significant number of EV product companies, stakeholders, and installers.

Experience working with facilities managers and property owners.

A successful history executing installation projects.

Experience reviewing technical drawings and permits.

Experience with load calculations and modeling basic EV energy utilization.

Familiarity with load balancing, demand response, and energy storage and other strategies to manage electrical capacity and load; willingness to work with subject matter experts.

Ability to:

Work with initiative to build relationships with customers and partners.

Provide excellent attention to detail.

Deliver excellent public speaking across diverse audiences.

Provide thorough research which may include review and summarizing of research papers from national labs and industry sources, data acquisition (such as meter and commute data, etc), and quantitative calculation of power use and charging utilization.

Produce strong written products with strong logistical and quantitative analysis.

Exercise sound judgment, creative problem solving, effective dispute resolution, and commercial awareness.

Manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and quickly adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Take responsibility and work independently, as well as coordinate team efforts.

Be thorough and detail-oriented; demonstrate patience, tact, and courtesy.

Work as needed to attend evening and weekend meetings and presentations.

Travel throughout the region to attend meetings and functions.

Establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships with customers, commercial partners, PCE staff team, Citizens Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors.

Work with intermediate and advanced MS Office functions, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Administer charging systems using charging network management tools (such as ChargePoint, Greenlots).

Work with tools including Gantt charts and project management tools, CRMs and other advanced project tools.

Use SQL for data queries, diagramming in Excel, and visualization tools such as Power BI.

Be part of a team of committed people.

Supervisory Responsibilities
No direct supervisory role anticipated at this time, but this could change as PCE grows over time.

Submit application materials to:

with a subject line: "EV Program Specialist: Your Name"
The application materials must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
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