Senior Project Manager, NY-Sun - Albany or New York City Office (#391)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a strategic, self-motivated individual with proven success in mission execution to join its NY-Sun team. NY-Sun is New York State’s $1 billion initiative to build a self-sustaining solar industry and deploy 3GW of solar power in New York by 2023. The successful candidate will help the NY-Sun initiative to reach its goals by overseeing the Commercial Industrial Megawatt Block Incentive Program (C&I MWB). The Senior Project Manager will also work with senior management to analyze, develop and implement the program on an ongoing basis.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Foster and contribute to a culture of excellence grounded in people development, learning, problem solving, and teamwork
  • Work effectively with multiple NYSERDA teams and sister agencies to define opportunities and deploy solutions to tackle solar energy market barriers that are prohibiting greater solar energy uptake
  • Assure operational effectiveness and internal compliance, and drive down the cost of solar by actively working to minimize industry barriers
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with the program’s participating contractors and address their questions and/or concerns
  • Proactively anticipate and address the technical and regulatory challenges associated with solar energy in New York State
  • Effectively communicate status of work activity, collaborate and problem solve with management and other relevant stakeholders
  • Identify potential program risks and develop mitigation and contingency strategies
  • Assist with reviews of program performance and evaluations
  • Manage the program application workflow process and ensure applications are completed in a timely manner
  • Maintain program operational guidelines and procedures manual on ongoing basis
  • Track milestones and monitor the progress of individual projects and the program portfolio by proactively identifying and addressing projects that are behind schedule or at risk for non-completion
  • Manage C/I MWB budget, develop regular reports and projections of funding commitments and expenditures
  • Work with the Communications team to verify outgoing communication inclusive of press releases and inter-governmental agencies
  • Generate and verify required NY-Sun reporting on a timely basis
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of directly related energy and/or industrial sector experience
  • Strong management skills with the ability to set priorities, collect and document requirements, successfully manage multiple competing priorities to meet deadlines and budget in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven experience with or knowledge of the following: New York State energy policy, solar programs and incentives, policy research and writing, PV installation processes and financials
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to effectively evaluate information and data to make decisions
  • Must possess time management, leadership and demonstrated problem-solving ability with a proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams
  • Must possess good communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong work ethic, with proven ability to set goals and complete multiple tasks with speed and accuracy
  • Proficient in establishing job and work process flow


Individuals will be considered for Senior Project Manager. An excellent benefits package is also offered.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to When applying, please type the Position’s Title & Job Code 391 in the Subject Line.

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