Project Manager-Automotive-Energy and Mobility - Fully Remote

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Job Type
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$58 - $60 an hour
Santa Clara, California, United States
Talascend is currently seeking a Project Manager-Automotive-Energy and Mobility for a remote contract opportunity.

DURATION: 6 months with possibility of extension
LOCATION: Fully Remote
NOTE: Candidates Require US Citizenship or Green Card


Project Manager V2X/Energy- We are looking for a Project Manager/UX Researcher in V2X and Energy Vehicle-Grid Integration to impact decarbonization and support integration of renewable energy sources and zero emission mobility to bring our plans into fruition.  We bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) to mobility and beyond. From developing autonomous driving systems, to designing experiences and building future businesses, our researchers apply AI Technology to improve mobility for everyone. We are exploring the cutting-edge of new technologies and combining new business models to lay the groundwork for the future of Mobility and Energy.

As a Project Manager in Energy, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the company’s strategic decisions around vehicle-grid integration via shaping business assumptions, proposing new user experiences and business models, and executing pilots with utilities, EVSE vendors, and other players of the energy value chain. Role provides hands-on opportunity to develop future Mobility/Energy concepts.

  • Collaborate with a team of Product Managers and Designers to help set business assumptions.
  • Conduct business experiments to reduce business risks.
  • Contribute to quantitative research to prove business assumptions.
  • Synthesize insights to help guide new business incubation.
  • Manage small scale pilots in vehicle-to-home, vehicle-to-building, vehicle-to-grid, etc., in partnership with utilities and EVSE vendors.
  • Engage with our research and business partners in the energy sector from universities to hardware manufacturers, aggregators, and utilities to identify new services and propose new research and exploration opportunities.
  • Utilize your analytical skills to summarize the results and learnings of pilot projects to advance vehicle-to-grid concepts and business models.
  • Monitor VGI trends in the US and propose new VGI studies and pilots.
  • Communicate your work effectively through presentations and reports to stakeholders.

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Economics or Engineering.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean Startup methodology.
  • Ability to model future scenarios, identify use cases, and quantify business opportunities.
  • Ability to identify customer needs and transform them into customer value.
  • Knowledge and understanding of value capture business models.
  • Demonstrated project management and cross-functional leadership experience.
  • Strong ability to integrate a project-centric view into the broader roadmap.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Passion for doing research and development at the edge of human knowledge, and desire to bring new innovations to real applications.
  • Strong business background required - Lean start-up and Agile.
  • Entrepreneur experience is a plus to understand start-ups.
  • Vehicle grid activities, vehicle to home, work on design of business model of vehicle to home
  • Lean startup methodology: Customer Motivation-what does customer want and then embed into the business model.
  • Revenue streams, value partnerships to make this work.
  • Propose a business scheme on how to work with customers and utilities to capture the revenue.
  • Business Model Design-would expect a draft proposal by the time the assignment is done. 
  • Auto experience/OEM not necessary. but Automotive experience in general is required.
  • Knowledge of charging EV’s, VGI, etc.  Ability to transition into projects.
  • Ways to stand out from the crowd:
  • Self-motivated and action-oriented, energetic, able to work in a fast-paced environment. Good understanding of mobility, EV charging, or energy.
  • Passion for building mobility of the future and sustainability.
  • Manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Years of Experience: 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Education- Master’s in business administration/management, Economics or Engineering.


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of the position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary, other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Drug Screen may be required.

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Pay range is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. Talascend also offers a variety of benefits including: health and disability insurance, 401(k), EAP, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, plan requirements, schedule type, and client work site mandates.

Talascend is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

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