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Program Manager, New Construction Team - Albany, Buffalo, or New York Office


New York is leading the nation in the fight on global climate change and the transition to a clean energy-powered economy. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) [PDF] Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. has created the most aggressive climate change goals in the nation and requires an ambitious agenda that blends proven catalysts with innovative approaches while operating across a broader energy arena that is rapidly evolving. New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a driving force in realizing this agenda. NYSERDA works with stakeholders that span residents, business owners, developers, community leaders, local government officials, universities, utilities, investors, entrepreneurs, and more, to develop, invest, and foster conditions that:

  • 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

NYSERDA seeks an individual to join and lead the New Construction Team, a high-priority team that facilitates the design, construction, renovation and operation of carbon neutral buildings and homes throughout New York State. The position will report to the Director of Market Development, and serve as an architect of strategy and policy, leading the continued success and evolution of the New Construction Team. The candidate will also play a leading role collaborating with internal NYSERDA teams that work on Clean and Resilient Buildings to ensure all New Yorkers benefit from the transition to clean energy.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and implementation of strategies that drive towards carbon neutral and resilient buildings for new construction and adaptive re-use across all sectors of the built environment.
  • Partner with the design community and developers to inform new strategy development, improve current program offerings, and build market confidence in the value proposition of carbon neutral and resilient buildings.
  • Develop and lead a high performing team of staff and contractors to achieve ambitious key performance indicators while also cultivating professional and personal growth.
  • Engage with the public around the importance of carbon neutral and resilient buildings through public speaking at events, community meetings, ribbon cutting ceremonies, online webinars, etc.
  • Develop and execute messaging in the market to describe the full value proposition of clean and resilient buildings, including health, safety, and productivity.
  • Evolve current offerings to optimize impact and efficiency based on stakeholder feedback, program data, and market insights; and lead a test, measure and adjust approach to program management.
  • Include and emphasize strategies that serve disadvantaged communities.
  • Facilitate NYSERDA’s efforts to promote carbon neutral buildings, collaborating with other NYSERDA teams, the NYS Department of Public Service, affordable housing agencies, the NYS Department of State, Empire State Development, the design community, manufacturers, and building and homeowners.
  • Develop and implement program strategies that influence and build the market capacity and proficiency of the design and construction of carbon neutral buildings. Programs and services should generally be deploying solutions one (1) to three (3) cycles in advance of their adoption into the NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code.
  • Build and maintain a network of key stakeholders and channel partners, including architects, engineers, developers, manufacturers, community leaders and organizers, local elected officials, economic development leaders, and other market participants to deploy solutions at scale.
  • Present to the market, NYSERDA Executive Team, and elected officials about clean and resilient buildings, including technical solutions, costs and benefits, policy guidance, and financial and technical assistance.
  • Structure and negotiate NYSERDA initiatives including partnership arrangements designed to attract clean energy investments in New York and support regional or local community projects.
  • Support NYSERDA’s Clean and Resilient Buildings Team in identifying and facilitating projects and services that help achieve the goals of the Climate Act.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8 years of experience in clean energy, community-based/government, policy, architecture, engineering or urban planning. A Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years of experience.
  • A strong track record of delivering market results and experience working with the design community, developers and policy makers.
  • Demonstrated success as a leader of teams and manager of people.
  • Ability to successfully think creatively, multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a culture of excellence grounded in people development, learning, problem solving, and teamwork
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor’s degree; graduate, masters degree preferred


  • Demonstrated know-how of solutions, costs and benefits associated with new construction and adaptive reuse projects that achieve carbon neutral performance.
  • Knowledge in energy, infrastructure, and/or climate issues.
  • Experience with management and staff supervision.


The salary range is $116,686 - $147,256. 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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