Director of Charging Infrastructure

First Student

First for a reason

First Student is the largest school transportation provider in North America with more than a century of experience providing safe and reliable transportation. We work with 1,250 school districts in 39 states and 8 Canadian provinces carrying approximately five million students in 21,000 schools daily.

Develops and implements the vehicle charging strategy for First Student. Through strong leadership skill, is responsible for the overall success of the vehicle charging program nationwide.

Job Description Major Responsibilities

Ensures safety programs and procedures are number one in priority.

Develops a strategy that ensure the cost effective deployment of a charging approach for First Student nationwide..

Evaluates and makes recommendations for charging hardware and software.

Evaluates and makes recommendations on charging strategy that could include partnerships with 3rd party entities.

Works in direct coordination with First Student Engineers and Project Managers on location specific charging design and deployment.

Assists First Student Engineers and Project managers in the selection of outside vendors for design, construction and maintenance of charging systems.

Assist the Head of Electrification in overall electrification strategy.

Remains abreast of utility and vehicle codes and requirements for charging systems.

Assists in efforts to implement V2X programs as it relates to charging hardware and software and understands potential revenue opportunities.

Can represent the company in public facing situations, including speaking at conferences and events.

Assist in procurement strategy for the acquisition of charging system hardware and software

Provides recommendations on cybersecurity as it relates to charging systems and networks.

Effectively interacts with others by demonstrating a high degree of credibility and is responsible for development of initiatives in support of and development of subordinates. Minimum Education or Certifications Required

B.A. or B.S. is required, Masters is preferred

Electrical Engineering degree or similar is preferred. Minimum Experience or Skills Required

12 years of electrical charging or similar experience in the car/truck/equipment transportation industry including experience in the procurement and/or deployment of charging hardware and/or Software.

Ability to be persuasive and give leadership to subordinates.

Skilled in oral and written communications.

Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with clients.

Strong presentation skills.

Strong analytical and reasoning skills.

Strong business background in financial, strategic, and organizational analysis. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Incumbent must be able to move about the office and between floors; utilize standard office equipment; access filing system/cabinets; and communicate effectively and efficiently in person or by telephone.

Travel up to 30%

In the state of Washington, all technician and driving positions, including but not limited to van drivers and any other position requiring employees to drive a company-owned vehicle, are considered safety-sensitive and are therefore subject to drug and alcohol testing, including cannabis.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, and any other fair chance law. Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance Poster is at this link or upon request https://www.phila.gov/media/20210423160847/Fair-Chance-Hiring-law-poster.pdf .