Strategic Energy Innovations

Work Environment: Hybrid (Involves on-site and remote work)Term: October 2022 – October 2023; 40 hours/weekBenefits: Health care coverage, assistance with student loan deferments, professional development, industry networking, end-of-program certificate of completion.Position OverviewThis EV Adoption Fellow position is supported through an innovative partnership between PG&E and Strategic Energy Innovations. Aimed at addressing the myriad of energy and environmental sustainability initiatives, this Fellowship model presents a distinct opportunity to shape energy efficiencies and sustainability practices across sectors and institutional roles.At the core of this program is developing the next generation of thinkers and doers to help address sustainability in higher education settings. Roles in sustainability require a distinct combination of aptitudes including project management, data analytics and community development. In addition to the Climate Corps training and professional certificate, this position offers professional development opportunities designed to help provide the range of skills necessary to execute sustainable programs or practices.The candidate will work on pressing climate and sustainability problems and be relied upon to work toward replicable solutions. A customized mix of on the job training, field work and class time will help the Fellow hone marketable skills and draw important professional connections while making a marked difference in their community.Role and ResponsibilitiesProjects may include, but are not limited to:I. Develop pilot to support transportation electrification of medium- and heavy-duty fleet customers.

Duration: 4 months; October – January
Stakeholders involved
CET team (RCP, EVCN, Engineering)
Data Analytics
Customer Service Representatives Team
Potential External
Commercial fleet customers
Success Metrics
Conduct outreach with MHD customers to better understand pain points and barriers to transportation electrification
Work with CET team, internal teams, 3P vendors, and regulators to finalize
Help draft Tier 3 Advice Letter to propose to the CPUC

II. Market Research and Pilot Development – Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Duration: 6 months; January – June
Stakeholders involved
PG&E Internal LCFS Steering Committee
Governmental entities (cities, CARB, CPUC)
Community Based Organizations
Success Metrics/Deliverables
Conduct market research to understand current transportation electrification needs of residential and non-residential customers
Interview and collaborate with external and internal stakeholders to identify and prioritize pilot ideas
Support development of pilots into regulatory proposals
Support regulatory approval process for the pilots

III. Dealership Outreach and pilot campaign – leveraging the statewide CFR’s dealership network, the fellow would work to better understand how to connect with dealerships to increase EV program education for sales teams. The fellow would also establish partnerships with used EV dealerships to gain insights into this market.

Stakeholders involved
CET team
Statewide CFR Program Implementer
Success Metrics/Deliverables
Conduct outreach to dealerships (including used EV dealerships) in Empower EV cities and sign-up dealers to participate in training program
Design a curriculum to train dealership staff
Track attribution of EV sales due to PG&E efforts
Scope out how to scale to other cities in PG&E territory

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred, Master’s level coursework in sustainability, engineering, design, or energy systems would be ideal.
Related experience in fields related to climate action and strategic planning, energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, and data analysis.
Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation to be available on-site.
Ability to work remotely if required.
Ability to work independently and carry out assignments, make independent judgments and/or decisions, and discern when action at a higher level is required.
Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects and maintain an organized and well communicated workflow.

Ideal Candidate

Has a deep passion for sustainability, especially climate resilience, with the practical skills and abilities to affect change in complex systems.

SEI requires all employees to be Vaccinated against COVID-19.SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
EV Adoption FellowPG&E EV Team
Location245 Market Street San Francisco CA 94105
Stipend$3750Monthly stipend
Additional pay$1000End of program award
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $3,750.00 per month

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