Project Manager/Energy Engineer
NYSERDA
New York, NY

Project Manager/Energy Engineer, Market Characterization & Evaluation

Albany or New York City Office

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a creative, self-motivated and knowledgeable individual with technical skills in engineering (e.g., energy, environmental, mechanical, electrical, software, controls), physics, data analytics, data science, measurement and verification (M&V) or program impact evaluation to join its Market Characterization & Evaluation Team. This position will report to the Program Manager of Market Characterization & Evaluation and the duties will include some or all of the following:

  • Lead and support the planning and conduct of impact evaluations on NYSERDA’s evolving set of clean energy programs and initiatives, including market development and technology innovation programs
  • Establish, communicate and implement efforts, in consultation with internal and external stakeholders, to support and grow NYSERDA’s Advanced M&V activities as embedded into program strategies and in support of independent evaluation. Serve as in-house advisor on the latest Advanced M&V tools, technologies and analyses to assist NYSERDA in achieving the greatest market impact through its programs and in streamlining formal impact evaluation to gauge program performance.
  • Serve as an evaluation liaison to NYSERDA program staff for purposes of:
  • Assisting with program design, including articulating an initiative’s theory of change; developing the associated evaluation plan(s); implementing the evaluation plan(s) and providing real-time feedback
  • Supporting the identification, collection, storage, and documentation of data necessary to perform ongoing assessments and comprehensive evaluations
  • Facilitating efficient and effective evaluation management processes that produce actionable insights * Develop and perform analyses of program processes, outcomes and impacts
  • Perform in-house analytical work as well as manage projects undertaken by consultants
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree preferred
  • Relevant job experience highly valued including determining and quantifying energy savings and application of IPMVP principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative capabilities; experience with programs such as SAS and tools such as Visio and Qualtrics are desirable
  • Outstanding project management skills and initiative

Applicants should be able to demonstrate having some of the following skills enhanced by a willingness to quickly learn and develop proficiency in these areas:

  • Working knowledge of NYSERDA’s clean energy programs
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in impact evaluation and, specifically, Advanced M&V methods and best practices, including, but not limited to, automated M&V software, advanced metering or sub-metering technologies, building or home energy management systems, load monitoring systems and other emerging technologies.
  • Proficiency in developing and communicating guidelines for the proper collection, storage, maintenance and use of data collected through these technologies and systems
  • Understanding of markets in which NYSERDA’s clean energy programs operate including targeted customers, involved stakeholders and principles of technology diffusion/market transformation
  • Understanding of energy policy issues and analysis
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct analysis in clean energy technology operation and performance, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy generation, environmental impacts, economics, or program evaluation
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis, data analytics, sampling approaches and data collection methods and standards
  • Understanding of technical data sets, databases, database management, and data retrieval
  • Experience working in a team environment both as a leader and active team member; ability to adeptly manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to be proactive from initiating value-added analyses to quickly identifying and resolving issues, contributing to improving NYSERDA’s overall evaluation work and suggesting improvements to management

Salary:

Candidates will be considered for Assistant Project Manager through Senior Project Manager 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 and include the Position Title & Job Code 517 in the Subject Line.

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Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineering: 3 years (Required)
  • Software/Controls Engineering: 3 years (Required)
  • SAS/Visio/Qualtrics: 3 years (Required)
  • Physics: 3 years (Required)
  • Data Analytics/Science: 3 years (Required)
  • Measurement & Verification: 3 years (Required)
  • Energy/Environmental Engineering: 3 years (Required)
  • Program Impact Evaluation: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Company's Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/NYSERDA/