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Senior Project Manager, Clean Heating and Cooling - 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. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) [PDF]Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. has created the most aggressive climate change goals in the nation and requires an ambitious agenda that blends proven catalysts with innovative approaches while operating across a broader energy arena that is rapidly evolving. New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a driving force in realizing this agenda. NYSERDA works with stakeholders that span residents, business owners, developers, community leaders, local government officials, universities, utilities, investors, entrepreneurs, and more, to develop, invest, and foster conditions that:

  • Attract the private sector capital investment needed to expand New York’s clean energy economy
  • Overcome barriers to using clean energy at a large-scale in New York
  • Enable New York’s communities and residents to benefit equitably from energy efficiency and renewable energy

NYSERDA seeks a creative, independent, and self-motivated individual to join its Clean Heating & Cooling team and help lead NYSERDA’s work in scaling building decarbonization strategies and promoting the adoption of efficient electrification heating technologies. The successful candidate will work closely with the Assistant Director and Director in the management and strategic direction of department initiatives.

This will include working collaboratively with industry partners on the NYS Clean Heat incentive program as well as the NYSERDA-led NYS Clean Heat Market Development Plan. The successful candidate will also develop and implement initiatives focused on transforming the way decarbonization projects are conceived, designed, and implemented working in close coordination with the public and private sectors. The person in this role will be in a critical position to lead NYSERDA’s efforts to strategize, pilot, assess, and refine the organization’s work in this exciting area.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Strategize on and develop new marketplace interventions:
    • Serve as an internal thought leader, facilitator, and communicator in advocating for innovative building electrification solutions through research, analysis, studies and reports
    • Develop strategies for obtaining consensus and support from key State and City agencies and industry partners (utilities, developers, contractors, environmental groups, etc.) to reflect the fundamental change needed to electrify NYS heating and cooling – by embracing new technology, promoting rapid growth opportunities, and reflecting a new market environment
    • Support the advancement of the Building Electrification and Carbon Neutral Roadmap recommendations, administration of the New York State Clean Heat Program Joint Management Committee, and other State- and Agency-wide electrification initiatives, as needed
    • Emphasize strategies that serve the needs of Disadvantaged Communities
  • Develop and implement various methods to drive program participation:
    • Utilize insights gained from the Clean Heating & Cooling portfolio and NYS Clean Heat program to (1) direct NYSERDA’s market development activities, and 2) Conduct studies and publicize best practices and lessons learned
    • Develop initiatives to connect prospective customers to solution providers to drive the uptake of efficient heating electrification technologies
  • Manage contracted projects:
    • Execute and manage contracted projects originating from the Community Heat Pump Systems solicitations (PON 4614)
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for heating electrification issues
  • Develop relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8 years of relevant experience, such as interacting with markets that deliver district thermal, microgrid, or electrification projects, with a demonstrated record of success in delivering solutions within business, non-profit, utility, or government operating environments
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Energy-related knowledge in at least one of the commercial, institutional, industrial, or multifamily sectors
  • Strong project management skills, program management skills, and the ability to successfully multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical ability, resourcefulness, adaptability, and an instinct for surfacing pragmatic solutions
  • Capacity to provide exceptional service delivery
  • Ability to serve as a thought leader for innovation and market transformation
  • Ability to build productive relationships across a diverse organization
  • Ability to drive to big picture goals while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds, the ability to communicate persuasively, concisely and unambiguously in speech and in writing
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

In addition, since the responsibilities and duties of this position entail substantial interdisciplinary knowledge and cross-sector understanding, candidates from the following fields or who possess knowledge and/or experience in the following areas will be given preference:

  • Energy equity
  • Sustainability management
  • Technical and economic analysis
  • Market development
  • CEM or CEA Certification by the Association of Energy Engineers
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification by the Project Management Institute

Salary

The salary range is $105,500 - $133,319. Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is offered.

To Apply

Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume.

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