Project Manager, Offshore Wind - 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] 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 Offshore Wind Team is leading the responsible and cost-effective procurement and development of New York State’s mandate of 9,000 megawatts offshore wind energy by 2035, as outlined in the Climate Act. With more than 4,300 megawatts in active development and future solicitations to select more projects to achieve the goal, New York State is expected to create more than 10,000 jobs in manufacturing, installation, and operation of offshore wind facilities by capitalizing on regional industry commitments. These jobs are expected to provide sustained career opportunities for New Yorkers for more than the 25-year life span of these renewable energy projects by creating a new offshore industry in our region.
NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Team’s core workstreams include competitive procurement of new projects; management of the growing portfolio of contracted projects; workforce training and economic development; manufacturing, service supply chain and port infrastructure development; stakeholder engagement, and; research and analysis relating to environmental and stakeholder implications of offshore wind energy development. In addition, to these core workstreams, the offshore wind team also engages in research, analysis and engagement relating to offshore wind radial cables, electric grid infrastructure, regulatory processes and permitting, coordination with federal agencies, long-term planning, cumulative effects assessments, and informational and educational public outreach to stakeholder groups. To support and coordinate these workstreams, NYSERDA seeks a Project Manager to join NYSERDA’s Large-Scale Renewables Team.
The individual will report to the Offshore Wind program’s Senior Project Manager. This position will support the Offshore Wind Team to assist in advancing new initiatives that cut across core workstreams, help identify gaps and opportunities in the Team’s approach, track and report project successes and challenges, and coordinate communication across all program areas under the umbrella of NYSERDA’s Large-Scale Renewables (LSR) Program.
The individual will procure and develop contracts to execute on technical studies that support the progress toward 9GW of offshore wind and investigate opportunities beyond that goal. The individual will work closely with LSR’s Shared Services team to perform administrative duties as necessary including budget tracking, procurement development, and contracting and managing of special projects and activities that do not fall directly into a single core activity. The individual will provide support to NYSERDA’s Communications and Marketing departments in responding to requests for information about the offshore wind program on short notice as well as develop and present slide decks and other programmatic materials to support public engagement and briefings.
The individual will help the Program focus on promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity within the program’s activities consistent with the work of New York State’s Climate Action Council and New York’s nation-leading Climate Act while supporting the growth and evolution of the program based on new guidance and needs. In total, these efforts will aid the Offshore Wind Program to focus on NYSERDA’s role as the central procurement entity of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs) on behalf of State’s load-serving entities and ensure the program continues to advance responsible and cost-effective development of the offshore wind industry for New York State and the region.
- Support Offshore Wind Program and staff in advancing the State’s offshore wind mandate
- Lead and coordinate the development of New York’s second Offshore Wind Master Plan focusing on opportunities and issues associated with offshore wind energy development in the deeper waters of the outer continental shelf
- Take ownership or play a supporting role in technical workstreams that cut across core focus areas including, potentially, aspects of transmission and cabling, labor relations, port development and permitting, manufacturing, maritime and navigation studies, promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity, financial analysis and projections, contract development and management etc.
- Support planning, coordination, budgeting, administration, and evaluation for the Offshore Wind Program
- Develop slide decks and other materials to provide consistent and cohesive messaging in proactive and reactive engagement with stakeholders including NYSERDA’s Executive Team
- Contribute to aspects of the State’s strategic decision making and renewable policy development and provide input regarding the impact, costs, stakeholder needs, policy alignment, and potential market impacts of such decisions
- Collaborate with members of the Large-Scale Renewables team and others across the state to implement and support policies in an efficient and informed manner consistent with policy objectives
- Establish productive working relationships as necessary with related management and staff at the New York State Department of Public Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Department of State, New York Independent System Operator, federal partners at the Department of Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, offshore wind developers, transmission developers, and interested stakeholders in order to expand the efficacy of processes and ultimate policies
- Perform other responsibilities as assigned
- 5 years of industry experience in renewable energy policy and/or project management
- Bachelor's degree, in engineering, science, policy, economics or related discipline
- Genuine passion for matters relating to renewable energy and the environment and an interest in supporting a dynamic and talented team
- Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team leader and team member to ensure coordination between partners to identify needs and gaps
- Highest level of communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to track and understand complex issues and communicate clearly and precisely to diverse audiences
- Self-starter who acts independently, directs one’s own work and can handle diverse tasks quickly and accurately within a high-performance environment
- Knowledge of energy markets, systems and policies, renewable energy technology and associated infrastructure
- Experienced in renewable energy project development or renewable energy finance, utility operations or independent system operator functions, ideally with experience relating to offshore wind.
- Experience in planning and strategy development, identifying gaps and anticipating needs to optimize development timelines and minimize risk.
- Strong stakeholder outreach and engagement capabilities including advanced public-speaking and presentation skills
The salary range is $68,901 - $115,490. 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 and resume.