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Senior Project Manager, Large-Scale Renewables - 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’s Large-Scale Renewables team is at the forefront of this endeavor. The Large-Scale Renewables team executes annual competitive renewable energy solicitations to support renewable resources through Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) contracts. NYSERDA administers the REC agreements resulting from these solicitations to ensure that the proposed projects are developed in compliance with contractual requirements, reach commercial operation and continue to deliver RECs to New York for the tenor of the contracts. Once operational, the projects report their energy production through the New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS), a market-based trading and accounting platform for the generation attributes such as RECs, which is also used to report the State’s progress toward the achievement of the Clean Energy Standard mandate.

The Large-Scale Renewables team seeks to hire a Senior Project Manager to act as NYSERDA’s primary point of contact for up to 30 agreements for renewable energy projects in development. Typical tasks will require a combination of various skillsets, including excellent project management and analysis, clear communication, technical writing and reporting. This role involves directly performing analysis on a portfolio of projects and collaborating with other NYSERDA colleagues on their portfolio of projects, identifying cross-cutting issues, project development risks and common patterns across projects in development and communicating these issues inside and outside of the team to seek solutions and improve project development timelines. High-quality project management and communication are critical to being successful in this role, including conveying updates to a range of audiences including executive management and other external stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Proactively manage contracts associated with approximately 30 complex renewable energy projects in development and act as the primary point of contact with internal and external stakeholders related to these projects. This job function includes:
  • Obtaining and assessing project development information from renewable energy developers or other external industry stakeholders such as the relevant regional transmission organization, permitting authority, project financiers, or local communities
  • Systematically analyze project data, identify potential project delays and develop key findings/recommendations at various renewable project development stages regarding contractual or other actions that NYSERDA may consider taking to address these findings
  • Interact with relevant stakeholders to identify and address issues associated with successful project development, including regulators, utilities, system planners/operators, or others with an interest in the project
  • Prepare reports or other briefing materials describing individual project development progress and/or overall portfolio progress
  • Ensure that NYSERDA’s counterparty and the contracted project remains in compliance with contract terms and conditions
  • Prepare contracting action recommendations such as contract modifications for legal counsel and senior management consideration
  • Work closely with other NYSERDA functional departments (energy analysis, legal, information technology, and finance) to implement contract actions
  • Analyze the performance of LSR projects under contract with NYSERDA and provide quarterly reports, synthesizing progress towards Commercial Operation
  • Identify, develop and implement continuous improvement opportunities with the objective of increasing efficiencies and reducing cycle time/costs. Leverage NYSERDA systems and suggest improvements to improve NYSERDA’s contract management processes for internal and external users and standardized reporting efforts
  • Solicit and evaluate feedback from internal and external stakeholders on NYSERDA’s project management processes and reporting efforts
  • Represent the contract management team on cross functional projects, such as the development, implementation, testing, and refinement large-scale renewable contract administration efforts in NYSERDA’s systems
  • Support the design and execution of NYSERDA’s large-scale renewable procurement programs
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8 years of relevant competitive procurement, renewable energy, project development, financing, or operational experience
  • Bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree preferred
  • Knowledge of renewable energy technologies and development processes
  • Strong project management skills
  • Superior organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent record keeping, database management and organization skills
  • Must be a self-starter and function well independently and within teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Experienced in renewable energy project development and financing or in the design, installation, operation, monitoring, maintenance, or repair of renewable generation facilities
  • Knowledgeable of wholesale energy markets or REC markets
  • Experienced in Large-Generator Interconnection and Small-Generator Interconnection processes
  • Experienced in the commissioning, testing and synchronization of Large-Scale Renewable power generation facilities
  • Experienced in the asset management or the operations and maintenance of Large-Scale Renewable power generation facilities


The salary range is $101,403 - $128,142. Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is offered.

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