Project Manager, Clean Transportation - Albany or New York City Office (#471)

NYSERDA seeks an independent, creative individual with experience and knowledge of transportation innovations and evolving market trends to assist in establishing program research objectives, designing and executing program solicitations, managing technology development and demonstration projects, participating in policy setting, and initiating and maintaining market development programs in the clean transportation area. A particular focus will be on market development and policy initiatives that advance New York State’s electric vehicle market, applied research and development of innovative approaches to electric vehicle-enabling technologies that result in commercialization of new products and services and expansion of New York State’s diesel emission reduction programs. This position is responsible for approximately a $40 million portfolio of projects that will involve managing incentive programs and 10-20 research projects and will require 10–15% travel (possibly more if based in New York City) to meet with contractors, policymakers and other stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Design, implement and manage new programs that support electric vehicle adoption through expanded charging infrastructure, consumer engagement and price competitiveness
    • Oversee the operation of programs targeting greater adoption of alternative fuel trucks and buses and the reduction of diesel emissions
    • Lead market development efforts to remove market and regulatory barriers to adoption of new technologies, particularly in the electric vehicle sphere through stakeholder engagement, best practices and policy development
    • Participate in multi-agency, multi-state and multi-stakeholder collaborations to advance and implement common policy goals in the transportation sector
    • Actively manage technical projects with a clear focus on commercialization and adoption. Leverage internal programs to assist companies in securing capital, building market relationships, identifying partnership opportunities, and providing guidance on how to access non-financial resources to accelerate adoption.
    • Implement procedures to effectively manage projects to insure maximum likelihood of success and prudent use of NYSERDA financial resources
    • Develop and implement strategies to regularly measure and communicate program results and use that information to continually improve program design
    • Develop and negotiate the programmatic structure, technical aspects and budgets of NYSERDA funded projects
    • Provide value added to each and every project managed from a technical, business or regulatory perspective
    • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Experience managing a portfolio of projects that include product development and commercialization, market development or policy development elements
    • Experience developing solutions for the transportation sector
    • Strong project management skills with the ability to set priorities, successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
    • Excellent communication skills including verbal and written reports and presentation skills; ability to effectively convey ideas to and receive feedback
    • Must be able to work effectively with a range of groups including businesses, universities, state and federal agencies, the financial/investment community, utilities, national laboratories, and public interest groups
    • Solid skills with Microsoft Office products such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word, along with strong written and verbal communication skills

    Educational Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, planning, economics, policy, or relevant field
    • An advanced technical, business, policy, or planning degree is preferred

    Salary

    Candidates 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 & Job Code 471 in the Subject Line.     

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