Project Manager, NY-Sun - Albany or New York City Office (#475)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a creative, independent and self-motivated individual to join its NY-Sun team.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, developing and managing interventions and strategies that overcome solar energy market barriers and accelerate the scale and penetration of solar energy in New York. The candidate will support solar energy policy, market, financing, and regulatory projects through data collection, literature reviews, industry interviews, writing, spreadsheet analysis, and consultant management. This position will require the ability to work independently as well as to collaborate with multiple stakeholders.  Communication to both the general public and solar industry experts will be required.

Primary Responsibilities

Will include assisting, conducting or leading some or all of the following activities as appropriate to the individual’s experience:

  • Assist with the implementation of NY-Sun’s Solar Soft Cost Reduction program with a particular focus on outreach and educational efforts, policy research, project management, schedule coordination, stakeholder engagement, material development, and on-time completion of deliverables
  • Provide trainings and presentations at workshops, conduct outreach and provide one-on-one technical assistance for local governments across New York State
  • Support the development of written resources, reports, summary papers, case studies, technical briefs, and web-based materials in support of knowledge transfer and outreach efforts
  • Work effectively with multiple NYSERDA teams, local governments and sister agencies to define opportunities and deploy solutions to tackle solar energy market barriers that are prohibiting greater solar energy uptake
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers, service providers, stakeholders, trade associations, utilities, and the regional and national organizations (federal agencies, national laboratories, industry, academia, non-profits, and others)
  • Facilitate workshops and working group meetings with diverse stakeholders from the public and private sectors as well as complete projects and deliverables with input from the working group
  • Oversee the work of consultants, engineers and other technical contractors including writing statements of work, issuing contracts, budgeting, and invoicing
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of experience in the solar industry.  Graduate degree preferred, particularly with a policy or energy background
  • Able and willing to travel across New York State
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to set priorities, collect and document project requirements, successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven experience with or knowledge of one or more of the following:
    • New York State energy policy and solar programs and incentives
    • Policy research and writing
    • PV installation processes and financials
  • Knowledge of planning, zoning and permitting issues at a local level is preferred
  • Ability to be a quick and eager learner of new material and think holistically through complex problems with technical and non-technical components
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability with a proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams
  • Top-notch presentation and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds; the ability to communicate persuasively, concisely and unambiguously in speech and writing
  • Exceptional organizational, time management and planning skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with key stakeholder groups 


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  When applying, please include the Position’s Title & Job Code 475 in the Subject Line.

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