Project Manager, Technology to Market - Albany or New York City 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 [PDF] (CLCPA), 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. 

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) is searching for a Project Manager to serve as a leader on the Technology to Market team. The State and NYSERDA rely on the NYSERDA Technology to Market team to inform policymaking with expertise on cutting-edge technology solutions and trends in technology commercialization and to invest across a broad set of technologies, solutions and business models in support of the State’s decarbonization goals. Supporting innovation is a key NYSERDA and State strategy to meet its Climate Act goals.

The Technology to Market team at NYSERDA informs State policymaking on market adoption of climate technologies through formal and informal working groups and task forces.  Additionally, the Team manages programs that accelerate the development and commercialization of the climate solutions New York State needs to achieve its Climate Act goals.

The team also supports entrepreneurs through fellowship and similar human capital-focused programming.  The NYSERDA Technology to Market team consists of 8 experienced full-time professionals as well as support from mid-career experts through its Innovation Advisor program.  The team is also supported by its Investor Advisory Board, made up of successful professional investors in the climate tech ecosystem.  The Technology to Market portfolio includes >$130 million of programs under management, the majority of which provide climate technology companies with direct investment capital or programming to support accelerated growth and commercialization of climate tech companies and solutions. The team has an additional >$50m of capital for which new programs will be developed over the coming 24 months.

The Project Manager, Technology to Market, is expected to immediately play an important leadership role within the Technology to Market and broader NYSERDA Innovation team. 

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively manage contracts between NYSERDA and our innovation ecosystem
  • Collaborate with external contractors, entrepreneurs and program partners to ensure successful execution of contracts
  • Build comprehensive project plans, timelines and written documents to manage projects successfully from start to completion
  • Build and implement processes and management tools to ensure efficient and effective teamwork within the team and between the team and other NYSERDA teams
  • Work with NYSERDA’s procurement, legal, communications, and other departments to ensure timely collaboration on key projects
  • Provide support writing memos, updates and other communications to ensure successful and transparent internal and external communication about key initiatives
  • Support the Director of Tech to Market on contract modifications and internal approval processes on key programs as needed
  • Represent NYSERDA to our partners and contractors
  • Work collaboratively with Tech to Market team members to optimize programs for impact
  • Perform other responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant experience managing complex projects in the technology commercialization and innovation space(s) to successful completion
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills and the ability to edit and convert complex themes and information into digestible written and verbal content
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects concurrently under deadline
  • Comfortability with ambiguity and experience effectively managing shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Strong work ethic
  • Passion for NYSERDA’s mission
  • Resolute Integrity

Preferences

  • Project Management Certification (PMI or similar)
  • Experience negotiating contracts and developing scopes of work with third party partners and/or consultants
  • Experience issuing grants or investments
  • Experience working in a startup or innovation firm

To Apply

Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume here.

 

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