Project Manager, Solar PV Renewable Electric Power Generation Program
NY State Energy Research and Development Authority - Albany, NY

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NYSERDA seeks one or two creative, self-motivated and knowledgeable persons for a Project Manager position initially in the Manufacturing Technology Development & On-site Power Applications Research group, then transferring with the program on or about 1/1/2014 to a group within the Energy Efficiency Services Department. This position will primarily support marketplace adoption of commercially-available solar photovoltaic (PV) technology through the Renewable Portfolio Standard Customer-sited Tier “Competitive PV” Program and is responsible for a portfolio of approximately 100 to 200 projects with roughly 50 new projects added per year and 50 completed projects closed per year. Aggregated value of projects comprising the portfolio for which the candidate will be responsible is approximately $60 million.

The Project Manager’s primary responsibilities will be to:
  • Conduct all stages of solicitation including:
    • preparing and presenting PPR at PDMC
    • writing solicitations and coordinating collaboration and finalization
    • selecting and implementing marketing and outreach mechanisms
    • discussing concepts with potential proposers
  • Manage the Proposal Intake process including:
    • receiving and reviewing proposals/applications for completeness
    • assembling and leading a Technical Evaluation Panel review
    • documenting the outcome and presenting results to management
  • Support contract negotiation and project management including:
    • reviewing and approving/rejecting invoices
    • reporting on project status and metrics
    • making recommendations for program improvements
    • designing and implementing appropriate mechanisms to transfer project results to the marketplace
    • evaluating project progress and recognizing noteworthy attributes such as energy, economic and environmental results
    • interacting with stakeholders and other related activities
  • Encourage technology transfer by:
    • managing and evaluating a portfolio of projects and identifying prime opportunities for publicity, teaching and sharing information to advance the use of clean energy technology
    • identifying applicable audiences and appropriate vehicles for communication
    • writing, editing and organizing technology transfer documents such as case studies and brochures
    • assisting with organizing and conducting seminars and conferences including speaking or moderating
  • Support program planning by:
    • assisting with budget tracking, project classification and project progress documentation for periodic efforts to identify programmatic gaps and plan for new opportunities
    • researching program design in other jurisdictions, conduct literature reviews and relate findings to NYSERDA teams
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned
Required minimum qualifications an individual must possess include:
  • One year of relevant experience working with on-site power projects, along with energy-related technical knowledge of energy supply and/or energy consumption
  • Knowledge of net metering, project environmental assessment (State Environmental Quality Review Act – SEQRA), performance monitoring, electric interconnection with utility grid, and financing a plus
  • Additional experience with PV a plus
  • A self-starter with well-developed project management skills and a keen attention to detail who can manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective public speaking skills with a demonstrated ability to quickly learn and communicate complex technical concepts to a broad audience as well as the ability to facilitate group discussions in order to achieve a consensus opinion
  • Familiarity with potential energy savings metrics and applications of new technologies
  • Strong technical writing, organizational and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop relationships with key stakeholder groups
  • Excellent computer skills with a strong understanding of how to use databases preferably PeopleSoft (for solicitation and project management, as well as data collection/reporting)
Minimum educational requirements an individual must possess include:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology management, energy/environmental policy, natural/physical science, economics, business management, or related disciplines or
  • An unrelated Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant experience as described above or
  • An unrelated Master’s Degree and 2 years of relevant experience as described above
Salary Individuals will be considered for Assistant Project Manager through Project Manager based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package with generous paid leave is also offered.

To Apply Please submit a cover letter and resume along with your salary history and requirements to recruiter@nyserda.ny.gov . When applying, please type the Position’s Title & Job Code 242 in the Subject Line.

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