Project Manager- Clean Energy

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 Project Manager Temp role AccuStaff

Location –Albany, NY
Pay Range - $60,000-80,000/year depending on skill and experience

We are currently seeking a Project Manager for one of our clients.  This position is for a 2 year contract for a NYS Agency. This is a remote position.

This Project Manager-2 will provide technical expertise and assistance to a growing number of local governments across the state who are facing increasing development of clean energy, including solar, wind, and energy storage projects.

Skills and Experience Needed

Technical & Professional Skills & Knowledge

  1. Developed understanding of relevant technical principles and their application to a program area.
  2. Develops/formulates deployment issues, problems, and needs in at least one technical area.
  3. Expertise at conceptual level of technical skill and knowledge in at least one program area.
  4. Basic understanding of State energy/environmental economic development issues..

Creativity in Project & Program Development

  1. Developed and managed projects with little specific direction.
  2. Develops new projects and co-funding sources with own initiative.
  3. Provides ideas and rationale for program development in at least one technical area.

Organization Skills & Productivity

  1. Ability to implement projects in a timely manner.
  2. Demonstrates the capability to manage all aspects of on-going projects with no supervision.
  3. Ability to prioritize workload with other responsibilities
  4. Effectively discharges general technical and project management assignments in a timely manner.
  5. Demonstrates strategic thinking connected to the organization's goals.

Leadership / Interpersonal Relations / Judgement

  1. Demonstrated ability to effectively head working groups or program teams.
  2.  People skills have developed to show leadership and an ability to motivate others.

Communication Skills & External Relations

  1. Ability to produce written material and verbal presentations that are direct, recognize and focus on issues, are both comprehensive and concise and require editing only in mostly sensitive and complex areas.
  2.  Is able to negotiate effectively with contractors and interface effective with customers and other outside contacts.
  3.  Ability to prepare and present papers at professional meetings, seminars, and conferences.

Primary Responsibilities, and Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

Skills to be successful:

  1.  Familiar with the jurisdictional authority of cities, towns, villages, and counties in New York, especially as it pertains to permitting clean energy systems relative to state permitting processes
  2. Familiar with how grant programs are run and the need to develop program requirements and processes that are objective, clear, and accessible
  3. Familiar with the structure of NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities program as well as NYSERDA's Solar Guidebook, Battery Energy Storage Guidebook, and Wind Guidebook
  4.  Familiar with the technical aspects of how solar, wind, and battery energy storage systems function, including associated safety risks and permitting considerations
  5. Able to communicate professionally and diplomatically, presenting a friendly manner with an emphasis on developing and maintaining relationships with local government officials
  6. Ability to research new, complex topics with minimal guidance
  7. Presentation and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds; the ability to communicate persuasively, concisely and unambiguously in speech and writing
  8. Ability to be a quick and eager learner of new material and think holistically through complex problems, with technical and non-technical components
  9. Ability to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  10. Adaptive, forward-thinking, fast learning, can-do attitude, and willingness to learn and pitch in to a high-functioning team
  11.  In-depth technical knowledge of solar, wind, and energy storage development in New York State

Specialized skills to be successful in role include:

  1. Experience with or knowledge of solar, wind, and battery energy storage technologies
  2. Experience with planning, zoning, and permitting processes at the local level, ideally with respect to solar, wind, and battery energy storage
  3. Experience with or knowledge of state grant programs, particularly those focused on local governments (e.g., NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities program)
  4. Excellent Microsoft Office capabilities, especially MS Excel; experience with Salesforce/CRM programs highly valued

Certifications and Qualifications needed:

  1. Bachelor's degree in policy and/or energy discipline required; advanced degree preferred
  2. 5+ years of experience in related field

IT Systems Used:

  1. Microsoft Office Suite
  2. PeopleSoft
  3. Salesforce

Tasks include:

  1.  Support new program strategy development
  2. Refine and develop NYSERDA's model laws
  3. Meetings and presentations to local government officials, and other clean energy stakeholders across the state, including one-on-one technical assistance
  4. Creation of new and expanded outreach and educational materials and presentations
  5. Research complex technical and legal issues associated with clean energy development in New York. If inadequate information is available, work with technical consultants to research and/or develop new resources
  6. Develop and manage interventions and strategies that overcome clean energy market barriers and accelerate the scale and penetration of clean energy projects in New York
  7. Provide trainings and presentations at workshops, conduct outreach and provide one-on-one technical assistance for local governments across New York State
  8. Develop best practices, reports, summary papers, case studies, technical briefs, and web-based materials in support of knowledge transfer and outreach efforts 
  9. Identify and conduct deep-dive analysis on best practices for clean energy siting and draft guidance documents for local decision-makers and industry members
  10. Work effectively with multiple NYSERDA teams, local governments, and sister agencies to define opportunities and deploy solutions in order to tackle clean energy market barriers
  11. Collaborate with consultants, engineers and other technical contractors
  12. Develop fresh ideas and tools for local governments to help guide clean energy siting to benefit disadvantaged communities
  13. Data entry in Salesforce and subsequent reporting
  14. Perform other duties as assigned to support key functions of the Clean Energy Siting team

Are you the right fit?

Our ideal candidates are the type of people that want to get up for work every day, not sit around like a couch potato. The best candidates for AccuStaff are the ones who look at a glass half full, and are able to take advantage of each opportunity to show how they can contribute.  Do we control every opportunity?  Certainly not, but like our clients, we search for motivated people who want to succeed.

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