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Project Manager, Information Technology - Albany Office


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  • Produce 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030
  • Reach zero carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040
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  • Install 3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2030

NYSERDA seeks a qualified and highly motivated IT Project Manager to join the Information Technology team. The successful candidate will be part of a highly nimble team of professionals dedicated to delivering high quality IT infrastructure and software development projects through thorough and thoughtful planning, as well as consultation with a wide variety of users. The successful candidate will blend a strong technical acumen with exceptional communication and negotiation skills to navigate multiple projects through to successful completion. Occasional travel within NYS is required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan the project
    • 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
    • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project successfully and effectively negotiate any constraints
    • 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
    • Identify, track and mitigate project risks
    • Review the project schedule with stakeholders that will be affected by the project activities and revise the schedule as elements change
    • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
  • Staff the project
    • Work with IT managers to identify appropriate resources necessary to complete the project
    • Manage project team according to established policies and practices
  • 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
  • Facilitate the project
    • Schedule meetings as necessary to coordinate resources for requirements gathering, daily standups, problem resolution, user acceptance testing, etc.
    • Report out to the project team and key stakeholders on a consistent basis
    • Spot, resolve and / or escalate issues in a timely way
    • 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, within budget and at the required level of quality
      1. detailed work plans
      2. project schedules
      3. project evaluation criteria
      4. forms and records to document project activities
      5. project status reports
      6. financial reports and supporting documentation
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant IT experience as described above
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Skill in managing multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy and strong judgment
  • Experience and skill in performing business analyses, documenting requirements, configuration and customizations, or mapping processes
  • Great resourcefulness and an instinct for surfacing value and pragmatic solutions
  • A strong customer orientation 

Preference will be given to those individuals who also possess the following:

  • Prior leadership experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Agile Development certification


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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