Senior Advisor, Large-Scale Renewables - Albany or New York City Office (#478)

NYSERDA is the lead agency tasked with meeting the State’s requirement to achieve the nation-leading Clean Energy Standard (CES) mandate of 50% renewable energy by 2030, and NYSERDA’s Large-Scale Renewables team is at the forefront of this endeavor. The Large-Scale Renewables team leads a focused effort to increase the penetration of utility-scale renewables for the State, including land based and offshore wind, utility-scale solar, hydroelectric power, and other renewable resources.

The Large-Scale Renewables team seeks to add a senior member of the team to design and implement NYSERDA’s expanding offshore wind market development efforts. In January 2018, NYSERDA released the comprehensive New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, which will guide the responsible and cost-effective development of 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, enough to power up to 1.2 million homes with clean energy. The Senior Advisor will lead NYSERDA’s continued efforts to design strategies, spur market development activities and realize a robust offshore wind market for New York associated with this commitment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee NYSERDA’s offshore wind market development efforts including the advancement of strategies to demonstrate value, address barriers to deployment, and build an offshore wind market of scale in New York State
  • Coordinate cross-functional, interdisciplinary and complementary capabilities across NYSERDA in support of the State’s offshore wind objectives
  • Advise State energy leadership team on strategies to consider in policy and market design, ensuring that New York has a sound basis for decisions and planning
  • Build key partnerships with industry, utilities, non-governmental organizations, the federal government, and the public to ensure that New York’s work is informed by their input
  • Integrate/provide direction on offshore wind development across NYSERDA, Long Island Power Authority, New York Power Authority, New York Department of Public Service, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Empire State Development, and the NY Independent System Operator to achieve maximum impact
  • Leverage lessons learned in other regions of the U.S. and internationally in development and implementation of offshore wind, using data analytics and visualizations to support discussion and decision making on program design
  • Ensure NYSERDA’s offshore wind efforts are based on sound technical and market fundamentals; evolve approaches to optimize impact based on stakeholder feedback and insights, critical program and market data, peer review and timely evaluation
  • Provide market insights on priorities for offshore wind research, development and demonstration activities
  • Represent NYSERDA and the State through press interviews, public meetings, technical conferences and other collaborative forums
  • Manage staff and contractor resources for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10 years relevant experience working actively in one or more areas relating to renewables markets such as:
    • project development
    • renewable industry and supply chain
    • energy markets
    • project finance or financial analysis
    • state or national policy design and implementation
  • A demonstrated record of success & familiarity with large-scale renewable market development, U.S. and global renewable energy markets, an understanding of offshore wind technology and economics
  • The ability to present clear and actionable information persuasively, concisely and unambiguously in speech and in writing
  • A bachelor’s degree

Preference will be given to those individuals who possess:

  • An advanced degree and experience in areas such as: renewables development, utility operations, energy pricing, and energy contracting
  • Direct experience in offshore wind development

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to and include Title and Job Code 478 in the subject line.

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