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Project Manager, Business Development at Proterra, Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive field support for Proterra’s bus demonstrations across North America, manage deployments of lease vehicles, as well as provide technical sales support for the transit Sales team. Additionally, you will be responsible for maintaining the Demo Programs’ fleet of buses, ensuring the uptime of support equipment and ultimately helping Proterra on its mission to deliver clean, quite transportation for all.

About the Role – You will:

  • Maintain excellent communication with customers and property staff.

  • Aid with customer demonstrations by driving buses, providing technical support to the Sales team, and troubleshooting and resolving issues that arise.

  • Coordinate lease bus deployments and refurbishment of old demo assets in preparation for sale to customer

  • Travel to customer locations in North America to train users on the operation of demo/lease equipment and associated procedures.

  • Complete retrofit campaigns on Demo Program vehicles.

  • Repair, maintain, troubleshoot and service electric buses and chargers operated by the demo program using skills and tools that range from computer diagnostics to basic mechanical tools.

  • Maintain detailed and timely paperwork and documentation for repairs and installations.

  • 60% Travel

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

 About Our Group:

  • The Demo Program strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.

  • We strive to provide the highest-level of service and support to our clients each and every day.

  • We work collaboratively with the Sales Teams to strategically demonstrate Proterra’s class leading electric bus technology across North America.

  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!

  • This position will be part of the Demo Program that supports Proterra’s Sales and Marketing operations.

  • You will report to the Program Manager, Business Development and collaborate with team members within Sales, Marketing, Service and Engineering.

  • This position is based in Greenville.

About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization and external customers.

  • Performs well under pressure

  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.

  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, diligent and able to operate independently with limited supervision (completing assigned work accurately and in a timely manner).

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Sound judgment; Good problem-solving and analytical skills (troubleshoot technical issues, communicate and document solutions to non-technical parties).

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability for follow instructions and adhere to all the safety policies and procedures.

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years’ experience of directly related work.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • General knowledge of bus, automotive and/or vehicle systems.

  • Hands-on experience in either electrical, mechanical or other related field service experience; experience with electrical and mechanical troubleshooting.

  • Experience interacting and communicating with customers.

  • Intermediate level computer skills (including MS applications).

  • Good driving record demonstrating ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

  • Physical and Environmental Demands include but not limited to the following: lifting, bending, climbing, kneeling, reaching, sitting, standing, working from ladders, walking, working in extreme temperatures (cold/heat), confined quarters, excessive noise and high voltage.

  • Ability to rent a vehicle and clear TSA security with proper ID. A corporate travel credit card will be provided (company policies apply).

You might also have:

  • Associates Degree or higher in an applicable technical field.

  • ASE or other applicable certification.

  • Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain.

Location/Travel: Will provide support nationally.

This is a full-remote position. Other locations may be assigned as necessary within the United States and Canada to assist other regions or customers when need arises. Overnight stays during the week are to be expected.

The ability to enter Canada with a current Passport or other acceptable form of ID approved by both countries (REAL ID, Global Entry, etc.) is preferred.


Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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