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Grants Specialist

Sales | Remote in Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

At FreeWire, we fundamentally change the way businesses and utilities electrify. We build battery-based energy storage systems that provide clean and quiet power anywhere it’s needed, reducing the cost and accelerating deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. FreeWire’s solutions are evolving from providing ultrafast EV charging services to a full suite of energy services to accelerate sustainable electrification and provide resiliency to customers and a distributed power source to utilities. FreeWire has secured major strategic investors from Fortune 100 companies and serves leading corporate, utility, and retail customers. The feedback on the Boost Charger, FreeWire’s DC fast charger, has been overwhelmingly positive as we electrify locations that would have been too expensive to power on using conventional charging solutions. Utilities are releasing RFPs with requests for battery backed solutions, their regulatory teams are including our technology as eligible for incentives, and they are seeking cost effective solutions as they electrify their fleets and provide utility owned charging solutions for the public.

FreeWire has deployed battery-integrated chargers with Fortune 100 companies, commercial customers, fleets, retail locations, and gas stations. In addition to its partnership with bp pulse, FreeWire and ampm, a bp subsidiary and convenience store chain with over 1,000 locations, have already deployed multiple public charging stations in the U.S. FreeWire’s regulatory affairs and policy team keeps customers up to date on federal, state, and utility incentive opportunities, which in some cases cover up to 80% of the cost of the charging station, and the company recently announced that the Boost Charger is Buy America compliant. Learn more at www.freewiretech.com and follow us @FreeWireTech.

Grants Specialist

Oakland, CA / Remote

FreeWire seeks to hire a grant writer who will support the sales team with a focus on writing grant proposals for state and federal funding opportunities for FreeWire customers. The position requires a keen understanding of the company’s business objectives, product roadmap, and go-to market strategy. The applicant will have the ability to match the company objectives to those of the grantor and develop a compelling response that incorporates partners, demonstration projects, and public benefits. In some cases, the grant writer will work with funding entities to propose solicitation frameworks prerelease, as well as proactively seek out grant opportunities. Once awarded the grant team will manage all aspects of the project to deliver on the project potential. The grant writer should develop an understanding of policy objectives, industry positions, funding entity process and procedure, and FreeWire’s unique position in the market, in order to craft a strategic response to the solicitation maximizing available points and increasing the probability of success. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and written communication skills, be extremely organized, with the aptitude to understand and become conversant in Electric Vehicle Charging technology.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze grant opportunities and manage the process from pre-solicitation activities through final production and close out
  • Collaborate with Sales, Operations, Legal and Marketing to support and lead grant responses
  • Create an application task list and schedule with clear responsibilities and milestones
  • Facilitate kick-off and check-in meetings
  • Maintain ongoing communication of proposal status with team members; and work within internal and external deadlines
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements
  • Research and write compelling grant applications to align internal project goals with state/federal grant evaluation criteria
  • Maintain and enhance existing and developing grant content database with updated content and documents
  • Demonstrated ability to handle high volume work on tight deadlines
  • Lead application process for FreeWire customer grant applications and coordinate with Sales and/or FreeWire potential customers on site documentation required for applications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience in bid/proposal environment, grant writing, research, or procurement, preferably in the energy/environmental context
  • Ability to understand and become conversant in Electric Vehicle Charging technology
  • Detail oriented, well organized, problem solver with excellent written communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong team ethic and accountability with ability to collaborate across departments and functions
  • Willingness to show initiative and enthusiasm when taking on new projects and responsibilities


FreeWire offers competitive benefits, including:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Dog Friendly


At FreeWire Technologies, we offer fair and equal opportunities to all our candidates and team members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, disability status, parental status protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. FreeWire Technologies believes in hiring individuals only based on their qualifications and experiences that meet our business requirements to fill the positions.