City of Boston

Zero Emissions Vehicle Program Manager

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Traffic Division
Regular Full-Time
Btd Policy&Planning
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is seeking a Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Programs Manager to plan and implement initiatives that help the City’s ambitious mode-shift and emissions reduction goals. This position will lead the City’s commitment to provide publicly accessible EV charging within a 10 minute walk for all Bostonians by 2030.


Reporting to the Director of Policy and Planning or their designee, the ZEV Programs Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of EV charging station deployment; providing technical support and education on ZEV programs and policies; supporting the New Mobility Team in increasing the use of EV car share, e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, and other e-micromobility, and envisioning and planning for the growth of Boston’s ZEV programs. The selected candidate will be expected to work with communities throughout Boston’s neighborhoods to further our climate justice and public health goals.


The position requires basic knowledge of and experience with EV charging services and infrastructure as well as a passion for developing partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders including local utilities, consultants, general contractors, local businesses, providers of EV charging services, and other city departments; and ensuring equitable access to EV charging infrastructure. This position does not have specific supervisory responsibilities but may, when needed, instruct, and train support personnel.


  • Manages consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders who are tasked with various aspects of planning for, installing, and operating publicly accessible EV charging stations.
  • Researches and coordinates the submission of applications to relevant federal, state, and local grant opportunities.
  • Works with vendors to ensure the proper maintenance and operation of City-owned publicly accessible EV charging stations.
  • Expands upon existing and develop new ZEV policies and programs that will advance the City’s goals for shifting car trips to walking, biking, and public transit, and for all remaining vehicles on the road to be zero emissions.
  • Updates the Zero Emission Vehicle Roadmap and oversees Recharge Boston, the Streets Cabinet’s umbrella for ZEV programs.
  • Supports programs designed to make transitioning to ZEVs affordable and accessible for low-income, minority, and English as a second language population.
  • Partners with local organizations to expand auto dealership engagement programs.
  • Develops and executes educational programs, workshops, and other outreach campaigns.
  • Maintains up-to-date insights into EV and EVSE industry trends and forecasts.
  • Conducts studies, surveys, geospatial analyses, and interviews to inform the continued evolution and efficacy of Boston’s ZEV programs.
  • Manages project-based community processes using digital, in-person, and on-the-ground (tactical) engagement.
  • Develops marketing and other promotional messaging, graphics, and other materials in multiple media, including but not limited to digital, print, video, and audio.
  • Collects and analyzes data to inform regular internal and external reports.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • A minimum of four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in business or public management (or related field). It is strongly preferred the experience be in the building construction industry, property management or related field. A bachelor’s degree in business, public management, or related field is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of office practices and procedures; working knowledge of project management; ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions;  ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and compose correspondence; working knowledge of Microsoft Office; must be highly organized, with strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail.
  • Knowledge of processes and procedures necessary for effective contract management and project finances according to public contracting laws and ordinances preferred.
  • Familiarity with the City of Boston administrative and financial practices and a familiarity with Boston’s neighborhoods preferred
  • Must have and maintain a current and valid Massachusetts driver's license.
  • Excellent oral and written communications required
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications and Google Suite.

Boston Residency Required


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Hours per week:  35


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