Project Manager, Data and Markets - Albany Office (#457)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a creative, self-motivated and knowledgeable individual with strong analytical skills as well as developed communications and interpersonal skills to join the Data and Markets team within Energy and Environmental Analysis.

The individual’s primary responsibility will support program and operational aspects of the Fuel NY Initiative which provides emergency power to downstate retail gas stations in fuel and energy supply emergencies.  The individual may support additional Energy and Environmental Analysis activities assisting New York State energy policy decision-makers by providing energy market and system operations intelligence across all fuels and sectors, evaluating policy alternatives for addressing vital public needs; and supporting informed energy planning through the quantitative analysis of energy issues and policies. The successful candidate will demonstrate project management, data management, organizational, stakeholder, commercial customer, and technical skills.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support and improve large-scale portable emergency generator deployment to downstate retail gas stations.  This includes contracting, planning, training, and response to an emergency incident such as a hurricane
  • Manage program support and emergency response contractors
  • Knowledge, training in, and use of Incident Command System procedures
  • Emergency response for energy-related activities at the NYSERDA Office, NYS Division of Homeland and Emergency Services State Operations Center, downstate logistical staging area, or other locations required by an energy-related emergency
  • Develop and manage relationships and work with key stakeholders and partners to enable improvement, success, deeper engagement, and opportunity identification and development in Fuel NY and Resiliency and Emergency Preparedness
  • Evolve and continuously adapt approaches to optimize impact and effectiveness based on results, performance data and insights, expertise, and research
  • Develop and manage research to improve emergency response capabilities
  • Develop an understanding of downstate New York specific barriers to scaling up emergency power response in retail gas station industry
  • Participate in the evaluation of strategy effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements
  • Manage contracts and projects; project and program information and data; project and program management processes; and participant relationships
  • Project management oversight or execution of:
    • Application process including: reviewing for completeness, entering information into the program database systems
    • Project review process including: technical review, creating agreements, tracking/monitoring progress, entering information into program database systems, and processing invoices
    • Administer the incentive process including: encumbering incentives, tracking/monitoring progress, entering information into program database systems, and processing incentive payment requests, extension requests, and cancellations
    • Solicitations and contracts: base solicitation or contract, support documents, program database systems, review processes, selection processes, and contracting processes
    • Program tracking and metrics database including: handling access rights for staff and retained contractors, training users, conducting quality assurance on data
    • Tracking program accomplishments: generate reports from the database system on program progress, installations, mapping and geographic distributions, and other metrics and impacts
    • Issue resolution regarding projects with applicants, contractors or consultants
  • Work closely with NYSERDA staff, support contractors, other state and local government stakeholder organizations, and private sector participants
  • Answer questions and present information at meetings, exercises and workshops with participants, partners and stakeholders
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Additional Energy and Environmental Analysis responsibilities may include:

  • Assess energy market price trends, price and use forecasts, supply-demand dynamics, and potential fuel supply infrastructure constraints that would require government response
  • Support execution of weekly survey program of heating fuels including collection of primary data, and review and analysis of pricing information.Analyze and present heating fuels and survey data
  • Conduct studies, analyses, and operational assessments of individual infrastructure components of the petroleum fuels supply and distribution systems related to infrastructure resiliency and market impact assessments; including identifying vulnerabilities and performing risk analyses to support NYSERDA’s energy assurance and emergency event responsibilities for petroleum fuel supply disruptions at the NYS Office of Emergency Management
  • Assist in development of policy briefings and presentations for NYSERDA Executives and the Board of Directors
  • Manage external contractor teams engaged in analysis on behalf of NYSERDA as well as participate in and lead teams from NYSERDA and other State agencies to advance projects.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of relevant experience as described above
  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, mathematics, information technology, emergency management, or natural or environmental science; or any bachelor's degree plus four years of relevant experience as described above
  • Detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy in all duties
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to successfully multi-task, set priorities & meet deadlines
  • Self-starter and function well independently and in teams
  • Computer skills to complete analytical functions. Word, Excel, PowerPoint; ArcGIS also valuable
  • Strong work ethic and resolute integrity
  • Experience working in a team environment both as a team leader and active team member
  • Incident Command System training and emergency response experience valuable, but not mandatory

Salary

Candidates will be considered 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 Project Manager, Data and Markets and Job Code 457 in the Subject Line.

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