Project Manager, Commercial Team - Albany or New York City Office (#448)

NYSERDA seeks a creative, independent and self-motivated individual to join its Commercial Market Development Team. The Commercial Team is an inter-disciplinary group whose primary goal is to scale clean energy investment by the private sector in buildings. The ideal candidate will have experience with commercial and institutional sectors and understand how they make capital investment decisions and operational improvements, as well as how other key stakeholders, such as vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, associations, etc, impact these decisions. Exposure to clean energy program creation, execution and marketplace interaction is a plus.

The successful candidate will help the Commercial Team reach its goals by leading the Commercial Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) program. This program focuses on driving adoption of RTEM systems and services by key market actors in the commercial and institutional sectors. As an enabling technology, RTEM has the potential to transform the market for energy efficiency in commercial buildings by providing real-time, actionable insights that lead to cost-effective operational and capital improvements that reduce building energy use.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the NYSERDA Commercial Program Team in Albany and NYC
  • Manage and develop specific relationships and increase coordination with leading commercial key stakeholders, in order to accelerate investment in clean energy installations that increase net operating income and asset value
  • Develop an understanding of specific barriers to scaling clean energy investment and develop targeted, high impact strategies to address them
  • Interface with public sector, utility and market stakeholders
  • Work with market stakeholders to find the most cost-effective strategies to reduce energy usage and demand
  • Participate in a process to test, measure and adjust to maximize success
  • Develop new strategies to penetrate the commercial market and increase clean energy implementation
  • Present information on NYSERDA’s behalf at professional meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Participate in multi-functional teams to develop and direct new efforts
  • Make recommendations for improvements to NYSERDA’s strategies and business processes
  • Manage contractors and projects
  • Develop and report project status and metrics
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of relevant experience with a demonstrated record of success in successfully delivering services or solutions within business, non-profit, or government operating environments
  • A bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
  • Energy-related technical knowledge of commercial and institutional sectors
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the management of building energy systems
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to successfully multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for operational excellence, as well as strong project and process management skills
  • Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments and operating with speed, accuracy and strong judgment
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability; an entrepreneurial edge, resourcefulness, adaptability, and an instinct for surfacing value and pragmatic solutions
  • Capacity to enable teams and colleagues to achieve their potential, innovate and look at a business in new ways, and provide exceptional service delivery
  • Ability to build productive relationships across a diverse organization
  • Ability to drive to big picture goals while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds, the ability to communicate persuasively, concisely and unambiguously in speech and in writing
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Proficiency in one (1) or more of the following skills:
    • Commercial/Institutional building energy studies, modeling and/or energy management
    • Commercial/Institutional building technologies, systems and/or processes
    • Energy efficiency building technologies, systems and/or processes
    • Commercial real estate asset/property management and/or market analysis
    • Client relationship management, consultative sales and/or market research and development

In addition, since the responsibilities and duties of the members of the Commercial Team entail substantial interdisciplinary knowledge and cross-sector understanding, candidates from the following fields or who possess knowledge and/or experience in the following areas will be given preference:

  • Engineering
  • Facilities management
  • Power or grid management
  • Consultative sales, outreach and marketing to commercial, industrial and institutional customers
  • Market development
  • Supervising technical staff with increasing levels of responsibility
  • A master’s degree in engineering or the physical sciences
  • MBA
  • CEM or CEA Certification by the Association of Energy Engineers


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, Commercial & Job Code 448 in the Subject Line.

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