Project Manager, Multifamily - Albany, Buffalo, or New York City Office (#623)

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 [PDF] (CLCPA), New York has codified the most aggressive climate change program in the nation to achieve an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, and eventually net zero emissions in all sectors of the economy, with specific requirements that New York produce 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and reach zero carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040 - all while delivering critical benefits to historically underserved and otherwise disadvantaged communities.  The Climate Act creates the Climate Action Council, co-Chaired by NYSERDA, comprised of the leaders of various state agencies and authorities as well as legislative appointments to develop a plan for achieving these goals.

To deliver the nation-leading climate action required by the Climate Act, NYSERDA’s mission rises in importance and urgency working to advance clean energy innovation and investments to combat climate change, improving the health, resiliency and prosperity of all New Yorkers and delivering benefits equitably to all. To effectuate this mission and make progress toward our long-term vision for New York, success for NYSERDA and New York as a whole will require bolder ambition, deeper decarbonization, swifter execution, greater engagement with and support for disadvantaged communities and low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers, elevated focus on green jobs and economic development, and more targeted technology/resource offerings, among other priorities. These drivers call for a step-change in the reach and impact of existing programmatic efforts while also undertaking new initiatives to accelerate progress and keep New York at the cutting edge of technological and policy innovation.

To deliver on these outcomes in the multifamily housing sector, NYSERDA seeks a creative, independent and self-motivated individual to join its Multifamily team. With a focus on energy retrofits of existing buildings in the affordable and market-rate housing sectors across the state, the Multifamily team plays a key role in decarbonizing and electrifying NY State’s building stock and in furthering NY State’s nation leading climate goals, both through direct NYSERDA-led initiatives and collaborations with utilities in the development and delivery of their Multifamily programs. The Project Manager will have an integral role in planning, developing and managing interventions and strategies that overcome market barriers, encourage private capital investment and accelerate the scale and penetration of clean energy and beneficial electrification of buildings in the Multifamily sector in New York.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Develop high-impact interventions that leverage financing opportunities for energy efficiency projects in the Multifamily sector
  • Identify market barriers and opportunities through analysis and research and industry engagement
  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis for budgets and impacts of interventions using spreadsheet analysis with well-documented assumptions
  • Manage implementation of initiatives, monitor initiative performance and provide recommendations grounded in analysis and market feedback to optimize interventions for greater impact
  • Oversee the work of consultants and contractors including writing statements of work, issuing contracts, budgeting, and invoicing
  • Develop and maintain a robust network of stakeholder groups, local and national government agencies, financial institutions, and relevant local and national industry associations including real estate, affordable housing and sustainable building design
  • Engage regularly with building owners, property managers, facility operators, architects, engineers, and energy service providers
  • Represent NYSERDA at meetings and events with external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on issues related to energy efficiency policy, market barriers and market creation, financing, and the regulatory environment
  • Contribute to a team culture of openness and collaboration
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of project management, project development, energy efficiency, housing development, or other relevant experience
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Genuine passion for issues related to energy, environment and economic development
  • Exemplary project management skills with the ability to set priorities, develop and execute on a workplan, balance research, analysis, stakeholder engagement with pragmatism, and an action-bias to deliver activity in the market
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability with a proactive and collaborative style
  • Exceptional organizational, time management and planning skills to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability and appetite to learn and assimilate new information and think holistically through complex problems with technical and non-technical components
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team and cross-functionally with other teams
  • Track record for building effective partnerships, facilitating consensus-building among multiple stakeholders
  • Top-notch presentation and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds; the ability to communicate persuasively, concisely and unambiguously in speech and writing
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Ability and willingness to travel across New York State

Preferences:

  • Proven experience with or knowledge of one or more of the following:
    • Working in the multifamily sector including across market-rate and affordable buildings and with stakeholders such as building owners, property managers and financial organizations
    • The decision-making considerations in multifamily buildings when making investments
    • Building energy systems and envelope as well as energy efficiency
  • A graduate degree particularly in policy, public or business administration, architecture, real estate, urban planning, or a related field
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Proficiency with Salesforce, Tableau or MS Project

To Apply

To apply, please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume.

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