Senior Program Manager, External Policy/Partnerships Engagement

Deployment United States Washington DC, District Of Columbia Los Angeles, California


Position at EVgo

About EVgo

EVgo is the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles, and the first to be powered by 100% renewable energy. With more than 850 fast charging locations, EVgo’s owned and operated charging network serves over 60 metropolitan areas across more than 30 states and more than 340,000 customers. Founded in 2010, EVgo leads the way on transportation electrification, partnering with automakers; fleet and rideshare operators; retail hosts such as hotels, shopping centers, gas stations and parking lot operators; and other stakeholders to deploy advanced charging technology to expand network availability and make it easier for drivers across the U.S. to enjoy the benefits of driving an EV. As a charging technology first mover, EVgo works closely with business and government leaders to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of EVs by providing a reliable and convenient charging experience close to where drivers live, work and play, whether for a daily commute or a commercial fleet.

Position Summary:

EVgo is looking for a Senior Program Manager to join our growing company and Program Deployment, team. As Senior Program Manager you will identify and implement the strategic vision for EVgo’s Connect the Watts (CtW) policy initiative to galvanize the electric vehicle charging infrastructure community. Skilled at creatively and dynamically engaging both internal and external stakeholders you enjoy working with cross-functional teams to spearhead organizational change and turn strategies into results. In this role, you will coordinate and help deploy industry best practices and other novel ways to expedite fast charger deployment across the charging landscape. The Senior Program Manager will lead initiatives across all business lines, positioning EVgo as a thought leader and innovator in the electric vehicle charging space. 


  • Champion, manage and grow EVgo’s pivotal Connect the Watts (CtW) initiative:
    • Design and coordinate community events series (online and in-person) in collaboration with the marketing team.
    • Work with EVgo marketing team to expand program awareness and reach using existing multi-media channels.
    • Create and push content through existing channels and create new partnerships with established ‘channels’.
    • Design and execute additional work products (blogs, videos, events) to increase awareness of Connect the Watts, demonstrate thought leadership, and maximize engagement opportunities with external stakeholders in partnership with the Marketing and Communications team.
    • Coordinate CtW and related efforts across multiple teams, including marketing, engineering/construction, site development, market development, policy, etc., to ensure a cohesive and effective campaign with measured, tracked and reported milestones and impacts.
  • Rally internal and external partners to identify, develop, refine and circulate industry Best Practices, through CtW and via other opportunities and channels.
  • Collaborate with marketing team to finalize, launch, manage, and build EVgo’s new Charging Ecosystem Recognition Program, to incentivize all external stakeholders to expedite fast charger deployment.
  • Coordinate CtW and related efforts across multiple teams, including marketing, engineering/construction, site development, market development, policy, etc., to ensure a cohesive and effective campaign with measured, tracked, and reported milestones and impacts.
  • Organize, execute, and track executive engagement efforts with industry leaders (e.g. utility and real estate executives, state agency leaders, etc.), including drafting or coordinating briefing materials and follow-up communications.
  • Assemble multiple EVgo teams to identify and assess new or persistent internal and external “bottleneck” obstacles impeding speedy charger deployment, and support collaborative efforts to develop and refine creative approaches to mitigating those obstacles.
  • Develop and champion standard operating procedures for managing and utilizing data associated with CtW and other process improvement efforts across the department, using these metrics to track performance and goal achievement.
  • Contribute to the evolution of the Program Delivery Department into a more efficient and effective unit.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Self-driven and outstanding ability to implement.
  • 5+ years of project/program management and/or process improvement experience, with increasing levels of leadership on cross-functional projects.
  • Demonstrated success working with cross-functional teams and senior executives on strategic projects.
  • Team player who can flourish working with different stakeholders.
  • Highly organized, with a demonstrated ability to proactively manage and prioritize multiple competing projects simultaneously.
  • Intellectually curious, desire and ability to learn new content and concepts and be able to think creatively.
  • Able to influence across business lines.
  • Strong analytical skills – ability to translate technical information for a larger audience. Proven experience weaving quantitative and qualitative analysis into a compelling narrative.
  • Previous experience working with external stakeholders (e.g. policymakers, corporate management, or in a communications capacity)
  • Strong planning, interpersonal, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success with business transformation and business strategy.
  • Lean Six/Sigma Experience is a plus.
  • EV Industry, Clean Energy or Climate Change engagement.
  • Experience leading engagement in these communities.
  • Communications training or experience.

Employees are required to provide documentation of COVID 19 vaccination. 

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