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Project Manager - Community Solar NY – Albany or New York City Office (#313)

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking a qualified individual to join our team as a Project Manager for Community Solar NY, a comprehensive package of resources for community-driven solar projects and market development. Community Solar NY is a new component of the NY-Sun InitiativeLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Initial assignments will focus on community-driven group purchasing of solar electric by residential and non-residential customers, often referred to as the “Solarize” model. The individual will work with the Community Solar NY and larger NYSERDA team to implement this model to localities around the state, with a special focus on partnerships with K-12 school districts. At the same time, the individual will help assess and implement other models for using community institutions and peer networks to drive the adoption of solar and other distributed energy resources.

The individual will report to the Community Solar NY Program Manager and will be supported by program staff as well as NYSERDA support and administrative staff. NYSERDA places a high value on teamwork and this position is highly collaborative in nature.

The individual’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating projects around New York State, working directly with school districts, local governments and other stakeholders
  • Assisting in the evaluation of new resources and models
  • Coordinating activities with other NYSERDA staff and external partners in the public and private sectors
  • Coordinating stakeholder outreach and engagement, including the Low-and-Moderate Income Solar Working Group
  • Assisting in the development of technical support, marketing and project tracking tools, including online resources and outside consultants as needed
  • Coordinating project reporting and evaluation process, leading continuous improvement efforts
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Required minimum qualifications an individual must possess include:

  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at once, set priorities and stick to deadlines
  • Ability to be a self-starter and function well independently and in teams
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the clean energy, community development and/or environmental industries and familiarity with related policies
  • Strong interpersonal skills, patience and a demonstrated ability to work with people from many different backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to produce effective and purposeful written material
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the State on an intermittent basis (individual with current driver’s license preferred)
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and experience with web-based tools and databases

Required minimum education an individual must possess include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field


Individuals will be considered for Associate Project Manager through Project Manager based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also offered.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to recruiter@nyserda.ny.gov. When applying, please type the Position’s Title and Job Code 313 in the Subject Line.

Last Updated: 09/15/2014