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Project Manager, Solar Renewable Electric Power Generation Program – Albany Office (#298)

NYSERDA seeks a creative, self-motivated and knowledgeable candidate for a Project Manager position in the Policy, Planning and Market Development unit of Energy Efficiency Services. Candidates must be outcome oriented and demonstrate understanding of renewable energy programs and projects from a technical, business and contract perspective. This position will primarily support the NY-Sun Competitive PV program and other programs in EES. The selected candidate will be directly engaged in supporting marketplace adoption of large (> 200 kW), commercially-viable solar electric technology through the Renewable Portfolio Standard Customer-sited Tier “Competitive PV” Program, as well as its transition to a MW-block, performance-based program. Responsibilities include communications and engagement with internal and external stakeholders, PV developers, regulators and utilities. This will also include solicitation and project management, with direct responsibility to manage part of the overall PV project portfolio of approximately 150 to 250 projects with roughly 40-70 new projects (average size 1 MW) added per year and 40-70 completed projects per year.

The Project Manager’s primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage all stages of solicitation including:
    • developing solicitations and revisions, as well as coordinating collaboration and finalization
    • coordinating and implementing marketing and outreach mechanisms
    • discussing concepts and program requirements with stakeholders, potential proposers and end users
  • Manage Proposal Intake process, including:
    • reviewing proposals/applications for completeness
    • participating, assembling and leading Technical Evaluation Panel review
    • documenting recommendations and outcomes, as well as presenting results to management
  • Manage contract negotiation and projects, including:
    • assuring that contracts reflect procurement terms and deliverables
    • oversight and monitoring of project development and addressing obstacles, opportunities and revisions
    • detailed and careful reporting on project status and metrics
    • making recommendations for mitigating issues, capturing opportunities and making program improvements
    • evaluating project progress to recognize and address significant challenges, as well as noteworthy attributes such as energy, electric grid, economic and environmental benefits
    • reviewing and approving/rejecting invoices
    • interacting with stakeholders and other related activities
  • Present information on NYSERDA programs at professional meetings, webinars, conferences and workshops
    • managing and evaluating a portfolio of projects and identifying key opportunities for outreach, teaching and sharing information to advance the use of clean energy technology
    • identifying applicable audiences and appropriate vehicles for communication
    • writing, editing and organizing documents such as case studies and brochures
    • assisting with organizing and conducting seminars and conferences including speaking or moderating
  • Support program reporting and planning by:
    • assisting with budget tracking, project classification and project progress documentation for periodic efforts
    • identifying technical, policy/regulatory or programmatic gaps and plans to address new opportunities
    • researching program design in other jurisdictions, conduct literature reviews and relate findings to NYSERDA teams
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Required minimum qualifications an individual must possess:

  • One year of relevant experience working with on-site power projects, along with energy-related technical knowledge of energy supply and/or energy consumption
  • Knowledge of net metering, project environmental assessment (State Environmental Quality Review Act – SEQRA), performance monitoring, electric interconnection with utility grid, and financing a plus
  • Experience with PV a plus
  • A self-starter with well-developed project management skills and keen attention to detail who can manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and capacity to exercise sound professional judgment to oversee multiple projects at different stages of development
  • Experience and capacity to effectively prioritize and address issues in a timely manner
  • Effective public speaking skills with a demonstrated ability to quickly learn and communicate complex technical concepts to a broad audience
  • Ability to work in teams and facilitate discussions in order to resolve issues, make recommendations and advance decisions
  • Familiarity with energy savings metrics and applications of new technologies
  • Strong technical writing, organizational and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop relationships with key stakeholder groups
  • Excellent computer skills with a strong understanding of databases

Minimum educational requirements an individual must possess include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology management, energy/environmental policy, natural/physical science, economics, business management, or related disciplines or
  • An unrelated Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant experience as described above or
  • An unrelated Master’s Degree and 2 years of relevant experience as described above

Salary

Individuals will be considered for Assistant Project Manager through Senior 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 include the Position's Title and Job Code 298 in the Subject Line.

Last Updated: 09/15/2014