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Project Manager, Efficiency Planning and Engineering – 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 (CLCPA) 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:

  • Produce 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030
  • Reach zero carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040
  • Install 9 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035
  • Install 6 gigawatts of solar by 2025
  • Install 3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2030

Additionally, the law creates the Climate Action Council comprised of the leaders of various state agencies and authorities as well as legislative appointments to develop a plan outlining how the state will achieve an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050 and eventually net zero emissions in all sectors of the economy.

NYSERDA seeks an individual enthusiastic about advancing clean energy investment in the Commercial space to join our Efficiency Planning and Engineering Team. This interdisciplinary Team engages with the private sector market to increase the dissemination of clean energy information and promote clean energy adoption in commercial buildings.

The ideal candidate should enjoy interacting with and seeking feedback from stakeholders, have a high attention to detail and an internal drive to set and achieve personal goals. Preferably, this candidate also has experience with commercial and institutional sectors and an understanding of how they make capital investment decisions and operational improvements. Exposure to clean energy program creation and execution is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Be able to lead the market engagement for one or more of the following market segments: Higher Education, Kindergarten through 12th grade schools or Hospitals/Medical Campuses with regards to sustainability and decarbonization
  • Work with stakeholders, service providers and NYSERDA staff to develop strategies for driving clean energy investments and design/execute programmatic efforts to support these strategies
  • Become an invaluable member of NYSERDA’s new Efficiency Planning and Engineering Team collaborating with staff in Albany and NYC
  • Manage and develop specific relationships while increasing coordination with leading commercial service providers, engineers and consultants in order to accelerate investment in clean energy
  • Develop an understanding of specific barriers to scaling clean energy investment and develop creative and thoughtful targeted, high impact strategies to address them
  • Participate in and/or lead multi-functional teams to develop and direct new efforts
  • Suggest and implement recommendations for improvements to NYSERDA’s strategies and operations
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of relevant clean energy experience as described above
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Energy-related technical knowledge of commercial and institutional sectors
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the management of building energy systems
  • Solid project management skills and the ability to successfully multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and exciting environment
  • Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills along with a demonstrated ability to develop relationships with key stakeholder groups
  • A self-starter who functions well independently and in teams
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy in all duties
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and document project requirements and successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in one or more of the following skills:
    • Commercial/Institutional building energy studies, modeling and/or energy management
    • Commercial/Institutional building technologies, systems and/or processes
    • Energy efficiency building technologies, systems and/or processes
    • Education sector processes and procedures
    • Commercial real estate asset/property management and/or market analysis
    • Client relationship management, consultative sales and/or market research and development

In addition, since the responsibilities and duties of the members of the Efficiency Planning and Engineering Team entail substantial interdisciplinary knowledge and cross-sector understanding, candidates from the following fields or who possess knowledge and/or experience in the following areas will be given preference:

  • Market development
  • Facilities management
  • Consultative sales, outreach and marketing to commercial, industrial and institutional customers
  • Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Master’s degree in engineering or the physical sciences
  • MBA
  • CEM or CEA Certification by the Association of Energy Engineers


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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