The Director, Vehicle Electrification and Fuels, assists in the development of the Alliance positions and the implementation of strategies on environmental issues primarily as they relate to the electric vehicle, plug-in electric vehicle, fuel cell vehicle testing and issues, development and expansion of charging infrastructure, alternatively fueled vehicles including hydrogen and other automotive fuels. As directed by the Vice President of Energy and Environment, the incumbent also may represent the Alliance before federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies and coordinate industry responses to federal and state environmental initiatives.
Anticipates and identifies electric vehicle, plug-in electric vehicle and fuel cell vehicle testing and issues, vehicle charging and fueling, fuel, and lubricant-related issues that may affect the industry’s interests.
Helps members define the Alliance positions on these issues and develop strategic options to advance those positions.
Communicates information on the Alliance public policy issues to federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies and to other interested stakeholders including Public Utility Commissions.
Communicates and coordinates positions on vehicle electrification, hydrogen fueling, charging infrastructure, and automotive fuels with other Alliance departments including Communications, Federal, & State Affairs.
Prepares comments, correspondence, and testimony on environmental matters.
Oversees research efforts.
Represents the Alliance at coalition meetings.
Travels as needed in the United States and possible limited travel abroad.
Provides timely, complete, and accurate information to the Alliance staff and members companies.
All other duties as assigned.
Excellent oral and written communications skills including the ability to run meetings and manage several workgroups comprised of member companies with possible diverse opinions.
Good interpersonal skills to work effectively with others and achieve consensus among Alliance members.
Ability to interpret legislative and regulatory initiatives and identify their potential impact on the industry.
Ability to learn about the industry and above technical issues including electric vehicle, plug-in electric vehicle and fuel cell vehicle testing and issues, charging and refueling infrastructure and other automotive fuels. This may include involvement in various technical workgroups or committees and presenting at technical conferences.
Degree in engineering or similar technical degree or education and experience in related environmental issues.
Preferred 10 years of combined experience in the related fields of vehicle electrification, hydrogen fueling, charging infrastructure and automotive fuels and lubes.
About The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
The Auto Alliance (Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers) is committed to developing and implementing constructive solutions to public policy challenges that promote sustainable mobility and benefit society in the areas of environment, energy and motor vehicle safety.
The Auto Alliance, the leading advocacy group for the auto industry, represents 70% of all car and light truck sales in the United States, including the BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Car USA.Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Alliance also has offices in Sacramento, California and Detroit, Michigan.