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IT Project Manager (#772) - Albany Office


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) Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., 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

Job Overview

NYSERDA seeks an IT Project Manager, who will be part of a highly nimble team of professionals dedicated to high quality project deliverables through thorough and thoughtful planning, as well as consultation with a wide variety of users. The IT Project Manager plays a critical role in driving development and implementation of both internal-facing and external-facing system projects. The ideal candidate needs to be comfortable working in a fast paced and constantly changing environment. They will need to enjoy interacting with and seeking feedback from stakeholders, have a high attention to detail and an internal drive to set and achieve personal and team goals.

Primary Responsibilities

Plan the project

  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project as well as identify critical path and dependencies
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project successfully and effectively negotiate any constraints
  • Review the project schedule with stakeholders that will be affected by the project activities and revise the schedule as elements change
  • Determine the objectives and key performance indicators upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion and build consensus from project sponsors and stakeholders

Staff the project

  • Manage project team according to established policies and practices
  • Ensure that project team receives an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project

Implement the project

  • Execute according to the project plan
  • Efficiently develop processes to document project activities
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments in consultation with project teams to ensure successful completion
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders in the organization on the progress
  • Review quality of work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards
  • Foster an environment conducive to team discussion and collaborative decision making
  • Document action items and follow up with responsible parties after decisions are made in meetings

Facilitate the project

  • Write reports on the project for management and project team members
  • Communicate with internal customers frequently, ensuring two-way communication with the technical team
  • Escalate issues to management as needed
  • Ensure proper change controls are implemented and managed
  • Work across IT and business functions to manage priorities of multiple competing projects

Evaluate the project

  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

Other duties:

  • Understand and adhere to NYSERDA’s policies and procedures
  • Work closely with IT leadership to develop annual and project budgets
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • A demonstrated record of success in driving improvements in service operations and successfully delivering services within complex business or government operating environments
  • A command of project management techniques using various methodologies including Agile and PMBOK
  • A demonstrated record in managing multiple diverse and complex activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
  • An ability to quickly identify and drive to the best possible solution when presented with a series of opportunities and constraints
  • An 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
  • The ability to effectively produce materials Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, Project, and PowerPoint
  • Has extensive awareness of social, economic and environmental contexts of system and strategy deployment issues
  • Has demonstrated capability to build/maintain a new multi-project effort in at least one support element involving several interrelated projects to meet an authority-wide goal
  • Consistently maintains composure and professionalism
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or a related degree and 4 years of relevant experience
  • An unrelated bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience and skill in performing business analyses, documenting requirements, configuration and customizations, or mapping processes
  • Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
  • Great resourcefulness and an instinct for surfacing value and pragmatic solutions
  • A strong customer orientation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is preferred
  • Preference will be given to those individuals who also have prior leadership experience
  • Experienced with using JIRA for project planning
  • Experience implementing web application projects with multiple system interfaces and processes (technologies like Microsoft .Net, Azure and Salesforce are a plus)


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 that includes both your cover letter and resume.

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