Project Manager, Residential Existing Buildings - Albany Office (#348)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a creative, self-motivated and experienced individual as a Project Manager on the residential existing buildings team. The Project Manager will have an integral role in developing, driving and implementing solutions and interventions to overcome barriers to scale and the acceleration of adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency in the single family residential sector.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the team, market participants, and stakeholders to develop and implement insightful, creative solutions and test market-based approaches to overcoming those barriers
  • Quantify and document activities and assess progress against established goals
  • Work with the Team Leader and other NYSERDA staff to design and direct pilots testing solutions, evaluate success of the pilots, and make adjustments as needed
  • Provide information and identify opportunities to contractors, customers, and other actors that support sales and installation of measures that lead to greater residential energy efficiency
  • Evolve and continuously adapt strategies to optimize impact, cost-effectiveness and efficiency based on market insights, critical program and market data and timely evaluation
  • Contribute to a culture of excellence grounded in people development, learning, problem solving, and teamwork
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability; resourcefulness, adaptability, and an instinct for surfacing value and pragmatic solutions, with a proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams
  • Understanding of existing and potential business models in the residential energy efficiency market, challenges businesses face in selling energy efficiency and growing their business and untapped opportunities within the market
  • An ability to drive to big picture goals while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to effectively evaluate information and  data to make decisions 
  • Strong work ethic and resolute integrity
  • Strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills

Strong Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of relevant experience in the residential energy efficiency market with demonstrated knowledge of the related market participants, stakeholders, and residential building science concepts. For example: residential energy efficiency project management; residential energy efficiency program design and implementation; customer and/or contractor outreach and engagement.

Minimum educational requirements candidates must possess include:

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree
  • An unrelated bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience
  • 7 years of directly related demonstrated experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree


Candidates will be considered for 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 When applying, please include Project Manager, Residential Existing Buildings and Job Code 348 in the Subject Line.      

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