Project Manager, Buildings and Energy Market Analysis - Albany, NY or New York City, NY
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) , New York has codified the most aggressive climate change program in the nation with goals to reach zero carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040; install 9 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035, 10 gigawatts of solar by 2030, and 6 gigawatts of energy storage by 2030. With the recent approval of the Climate Action Council’s final Scoping Plan, we have a strong framework to achieve an 85% reduction in GHG emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, and eventually net zero emissions economy-wide.
- 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, self-motivated, and knowledgeable individual to be responsible for energy sector modeling and analyses, with a focus on the buildings sector. The selected candidate should have strong quantitative analysis, energy sector modeling, and communication skills as well as project management experience.
This position will support energy market analysis, building decarbonization analysis, and tracking of alternative energy market trends as part of the Energy Markets team within Energy and Environmental Analysis. The Energy Markets program monitors the State of New York’s energy supply, evaluates energy workforce trends, and supports broader NYSERDA efforts to transition away from natural gas and other fossil fuels. The successful candidate will provide leadership for NYSERDA’s ongoing efforts to model, evaluate, and develop new clean energy transition policies, with a special focus on building electrification and decarbonization while continuing to center energy affordability and reliability. This position will also support intelligence gathering around conventional and alternative energy and the current state of energy markets in New York. This position will feature ongoing internal collaboration with NYSERDA teams along with external coordination with the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and utilities across the state.
- Provide leadership developing, utilizing, and improving a suite of quantitative modeling tools, including supply curve and adoption models that assess potential and expected uptake for clean energy technologies in the built environment. Develop aptitude in using the modeling tools, gathering relevant data, and vetting results.
- Apply these and other tools to carry out analysis to support policy development across NYSERDA and other State agencies, including modeling, forecasting, and quantitative analyses to assess impacts of existing and potential policies on technology adoption, energy supply and demand, energy prices and markets, emissions, the state economy, distributional and equity outcomes, and associated benefit-cost implications.
- Help conceptualize and perform data analyses summarizing trends and modeling impacts for both internal and external stakeholders. Translate modeling results into clear visual representations.
- Support essential NYSERDA deliverables, including the State Energy Plan, potential studies, and other major projects intended to deliver on the state’s energy and climate goals.
- Apply knowledge of energy systems infrastructures, reliability requirements, and market dynamics to inform policy or project formation, and to represent NYSERDA at various forums to provide expert knowledge of New York State system requirements or desired policy outcomes.
- Provide market intelligence on alternative fuels, especially hydrogen and bioenergy, and evaluate their potential role in decarbonizing New York’s economy.
- Assess energy market price trends, price and use forecasts, supply-demand dynamics, and potential fuel supply infrastructure constraints that would require government response.
- Serve as an energy systems expert resource to NYSERDA workforce, energy efficiency and renewable energy program staff and provide information and insight to help inform the development of clean energy programs.
- Manage external contractor teams engaged in analysis on behalf of NYSERDA as well as participate in and lead teams from NYSERDA and other State agencies to advance projects.
- Support tracking of metrics and reporting on accomplishments
- Periodically serve as mentor to student interns or program support staff
- Perform other responsibilities as assigned
- 5 years of relevant experience in energy, utilities, or other related fields
- A bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, computer science, or a related technical field
- Demonstrated experience applying modeling and analytic tools across a variety of energy sectors
- High fluency in Microsoft Excel, experience with SQL programming, and 2 or more years of experience with modeling and quantitative analysis using standard statistical software such as R, Python, SAS
- Proven ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, holding sometimes conflicting perspectives, to seek feedback, input and identify common objectives
- Demonstrated abilities for problem-solving, resourcefulness, adaptability, and pragmatic solutions
- Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, operating with speed, accuracy and strong judgment
- Strong work ethic and integrity
- Proven presentation and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds and the ability to communicate accurately, persuasively, concisely and unambiguously in speech and in writing
- A master’s degree in a relevant field
- Experience with New York State’s regulatory environment and energy system
- Experience and background in building electrification, efficiency, and decarbonization
- Knowledge of energy system databases such as NEMS
- Experience in reporting, story-telling and data visualization technologies such as Tableau, Shiny, Bokeh
- Experience with data warehouse design and development
- Familiarity with New York’s Climate Act and decarbonization targets
The salary range is $71,685 - $120,156. Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is offered.
Please submit one file for the Project Manager, Buildings and Energy Market Analysis job #749, that includes both your cover letter and resume.