Senior Project Manager, Codes, Products and Standards - Albany or New York City Office
New York is leading the nation in the fight on global climate change and the transition to a clean energy-powered economy. With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) [PDF], New York has codified the most aggressive climate change program in the nation with goals to:
- Produce 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030
- Reach zero carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040
- Install 9 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035
- Install 6 gigawatts of solar by 2025
- Install 6 gigawatts of energy storage by 2030
Additionally, the law creates the Climate Action Council comprised of the leaders of various state agencies and authorities as well as legislative appointments to develop a plan outlining how the state will achieve an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050 and eventually net zero emissions in all sectors of the economy.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a person knowledgeable about residential and commercial building energy codes, particularly the New York State Energy Conservation and Construction Code, and building energy policies at the national, state, and local levels to help drive New York’s building decarbonization efforts through NYSERDA’s role with codes and standards.
The selected individual will develop, execute, and drive codes and standards advancement and compliance strategies, including engaging with the community and the market and coordinating activities with various stakeholders and with other NYSERDA strategies and interventions. Typical strategies may include: NYStretch energy code, appliance standards, benchmarking, building performance standards, training, direct support, concept development and testing, policy and regulatory updates, or new market roles. The selected person will interact closely with the Department of State, builders, architects, and engineers, building code officials, trade associations, U.S. Department of Energy, national labs, NYC Department of Buildings, and energy advocacy organizations. This position may require 10-20% travel.
- Identify, develop, and support strategies to advance codes and policies towards building decarbonization and make them more accessible to address the state’s sustainability and carbon reduction goals
- Evolve and continuously adapt strategies to optimize impact and effectiveness based on results, market data and insights, evaluation, expertise, and critical thinking
- Solicit, develop, and effectively manage consultant contracts against established risks, deliverables, schedule, and budget to insure maximum likelihood of success and prudent use of NYSERDA resources
- Develop collaborative relationships and engage with key stakeholders and partners in the design and construction community, such as builders, raters, code officials, architects, engineers, vendors, and trade associations to identify issues and market-resonant solutions
- Quantify and document program activities and assess progress against established goals
- Coordinate closely with the NYS Department of State and NYC Department of Buildings on policy and regulatory advancements
- Represent NYSERDA in collaborative efforts with private and public organizations and institutions
- Develop subject matter expertise on codes and energy policy issues and provide support as needed to other NYSERDA programs
- Supervise staff and work closely and actively engage with other NYSERDA teams involved with synergistic efforts
- Model diligent attention to NYSERDA processes and champion process improvements
- Perform other responsibilities as assigned
- 8 years of relevant building science, energy codes, renewable/clean energy, or environmental experience in project management, contract management, business processes, stakeholder engagement, or another related field
- Knowledge of and insight into building energy codes, regulatory proceedings, environmental and economic impacts, opportunities, and impediments
- A demonstrated track record of advancing innovative clean energy strategies and policies from concept to implementation; ideally interacting with regulatory bodies/agencies
- Strong understanding of code and policies, building science, engineering, and related construction market issues for residential and commercial building and building systems design and operation
- Mission-driven individual who is motivated by NYSERDA's work to solve the world’s biggest climate and environmental challenges
- Demonstrated problem-solving ability, resourcefulness, adaptability, and instinct for surfacing value and pragmatic solutions
- Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
- Meticulous attention to detail; strong planning and critical thinking skills with the ability to anticipate needs of key stakeholders
- A strong customer orientation and work ethic; resolute integrity
- Superior interpersonal and presentation skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds; demonstrated ability to develop relations with key stakeholder groups; and the ability to communicate persuasively, concisely, and unambiguously in speech and in writing
- Proficient with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree, PMP certification, Six Sigma and/or Lean certification preferred
The salary range is $101,403 - $128,142. Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is offered.
Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter.