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Program Manager - 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) 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

The Program Manager will have an integral role in supporting the broader planning and implementation of the Clean and Resilient Buildings (CR&B) portfolio, including managing the incorporation of resiliency measures and considerations into New York State building design and planning, as well as NYSERDA programs, and developing and advancing strategies that support sustainable and resilient building operations and planning. Position will also coordinate NYSERDA-wide resiliency activities to ensure alignment with the CR&B portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive the development of design guidelines that incorporate climate resiliency into decarbonization plans. Development would include working closely with State agencies to identify key climate and non-climate-based planning inputs and tools, catalogue of relevant engineering and other standards that should be considered, a cost-benefit framework, potential resiliency measures and approaches, and other supporting materials and documents as needed
  • Manage the advancement and institutionalization of climate resiliency knowledge and strategies across the CR&B portfolio, including working with program teams to consider how best to integrate resiliency planning and measures opportunistically and proactively within existing and new buildings programs
  • Develop and advance building strategies that support resiliency, sustainability, and other holistic benefits such as health and comfort, equity, and economic development, including supporting the development of transitional strategies that can support a partial transition to electrification, as well as longer-term strategies that can support a transition from hybrid to full decarbonization
  • Manage and support coordination of resiliency initiatives that are NYSERDA-wide or originate from other business units by providing subject matter expertise, initiative design guidance, and key connections with CR&B activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 7 years of experience in climate resiliency and buildings or infrastructure planning or a related field, with strong data analysis and communication skills
  • Proven experience and ability to deliver resiliency-based outcomes
  • Strong data analysis, communication, and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, including robust Excel and PowerPoint skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree, particularly in policy, public or business administration, architecture, real estate, urban planning, or related field, 7-10 years’ experience in climate resiliency and buildings planning or a related field, and data analysis and communication skills.


Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $116,686 - $147,256. An excellent benefits package is offered.

Please submit one file for the Program Manager position, job# 779, that includes both your cover letter and resume.


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