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Project Manager, Market Characterization & Evaluation - 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

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a creative, self-motivated and knowledgeable individual with engineering, quantitative and/or policy analysis, applied research, psychology (behavioral or organizational) or program evaluation skills to join its Market Characterization & Evaluation Team.  This position will report to the Program Manager of Market Characterization & Evaluation and the duties will include some or all of the following:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and support the planning and conduct of market, impact and other evaluations on NYSERDA’s evolving set of clean energy programs and initiatives, including innovation and research and market development programs
  • Serve as an evaluation liaison to NYSERDA program staff for purposes of:
    • Assisting with program design, implementation and management, including articulating an initiative’s theory of change; developing the associated evaluation plan(s); implementing the evaluation plan(s) and providing real-time feedback in the form of actionable recommendations and information
    • Supporting the identification, collection, storage, and documentation of data necessary to perform ongoing assessments and comprehensive evaluations
    • Facilitating efficient and effective evaluation management processes that produce actionable insights
  • Develop and perform analyses of program processes, outcomes and impacts, including quantitative and qualitative data collection
  • Perform in-house analytical work as well as manage projects undertaken by consultants
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least  5 years’ experience in engineering, quantitative and/or policy analysis, applied research, psychology (behavioral or organizational) or program evaluation
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative capabilities; experience with programs such as SAS and tools such as Visio and Qualtrics are desirable
  • Outstanding project management skills and initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree preferred

Applicants should be able to demonstrate having some of the following skills enhanced by a willingness to quickly learn and develop proficiency in these areas:

  • Working knowledge of NYSERDA’s clean energy programs
  • Understanding of markets in which NYSERDA’s clean energy programs operate including targeted customers, involved stakeholders and principles of technology diffusion/market transformation
  • Understanding of energy policy issues and analysis
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct analysis in clean energy technology operation and performance, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy generation, environmental impacts, economics, or program evaluation
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis, sampling approaches and data collection methods and standards
  • Understanding of technical data sets, databases, database management, and data retrieval
  • Experience working in a team environment both as a leader and active team member; ability to adeptly manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to be proactive from initiating value-added analyses to quickly identifying and resolving issues, contributing to improving NYSERDA’s overall evaluation work and suggesting improvements to management


The salary range is $68,901 - $115,490. 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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