Engineering Consultant / Project Manager

Center for Transportation and the Environment

Location: St. Paul

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops, promotes, and implements advanced transportation technologies, vehicles, and fuels that reduce environmental pollution and fossil fuel dependency. CTE is a passionate, progressive workplace open to employee-driven ideas and opportunities. CTE is based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in St. Paul, Berkeley, and Los Angeles.

This job opportunity is located in the St. Paul, MN office.

CTE’s mission is to improve the health of our climate and communities by bringing people together to develop and commercialize clean, efficient, and sustainable transportation technologies. Since 1993, CTE has managed a portfolio of over $530 million in team research, development, and demonstration projects. We’ve helped over 200 US companies move their technologies into the global energy and transportation mainstream. Currently, CTE is heavily involved in the deployment of electric vehicles across the U.S. CTE works closely with vehicle manufacturers, component providers, and fleet operators, including transit agencies and logistics organizations across the country. To learn more about CTE, please visit

Position Summary  

CTE is seeking an Engineering Consultant / Project Manager to directly support the organization and management of medium and heavy-duty electric vehicle projects. CTE’s battery electric and fuel cell vehicle projects involve project management and technical consulting during proposal development, procurement, planning, construction, and vehicle design and manufacturing oversight tasks, as well as monitoring and reporting on project performance. Prior experience with zero-emission vehicles is not needed, but attention to detail and the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously are key.

Position Responsibilities

·     Support a variety of projects as part of a consulting team.

·     Manage and lead effective teams of CTE staff, subcontractors, and stakeholders to ensure project success.

·     Manage project budgets and schedules.

·     Develop and maintain organizational tools for tracking project timelines, budgets, issues, and key milestones.

·     Take initiative and responsibility for activities and staff on multiple projects.

·     Develop working relationships with remote clients, partners, and stakeholders.

·     Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers.

·     Assist in vehicle performance and route modeling, utility rate modeling, electric vehicle feasibility planning, and key performance indicator (KPI) reporting through the collection and analysis of project data. Must be comfortable working with numbers and data analysis.

·     Develop progress reports that comply with federal, state, and local reporting requirements.

·     Lead business development and proposal writing activities.

·     Quickly learn about new technologies and their applications.

·     Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint.

·     Willing to travel 3-5 days per month. Some months will be more.

·     Familiarity or experience with vehicle mechanics is a plus, but not a requirement for this position.

·     Familiarity or experience with electric utility and infrastructure projects is a plus, but not a requirement for this position.

Required Qualifications
Education: Four-year degree required. Master’s degree is a bonus. 

Experience: Several years of work experience demonstrating initiative and the ability to get things done. Experience with electric grid infrastructure installation is a bonus (EE with power engineering experience).

CTE is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, gender expression, marital status, HIV status, disability, or any other status protected by laws or regulations.  All employment decisions are based on business need, qualifications, and merit.

How to Apply
Please submit a current resume and cover letter to