Project Manager, Policy Development - 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 (Climate Act), 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; and install 9 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035, 6 gigawatts of solar by 2025, and 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 – all while delivering critical benefits to historically underserved and otherwise disadvantaged communities.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a resourceful, self-motivated and knowledgeable individual to join the Policy Development team within Energy and Environmental Analysis. This individual will assist New York State energy policy decision-makers and support informed energy and climate action planning by providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of energy issues and policies. Tasks will require a combination of skillsets, including policy analysis, project management, clear communication, and technical writing. The ideal candidate should be passionate about NYSERDA’s mission, demonstrate strong research and analytic skills, show high attention to detail, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop, perform and manage research and analysis on energy, environmental, and economic policy issues to help inform NYS energy policy and planning in support of New York State’s climate goals established by the Climate Act. Related responsibilities could include:
    • Support the development of reports on emergent policy issues
    • Provide technical review of State legislation and regulatory policy development, federal policy development and benchmarking to relevant activities in other states
    • Conduct literature reviews, analyzing and synthesizing materials from government, academic and policy sources
    • Assess the merits and potential impacts of strategies for delivering clean energy programs
    • Develop policy briefings and presentations for NYSERDA Executives and other State Leadership
  • Manage external contractor teams engaged in analysis on behalf of NYSERDA as well as participate in and lead teams from NYSERDA and other State agencies to advance projects
  • Support the Climate Action Council and the State Energy Plan processes, providing analytic, policy development, project management, and logistical support and collaborating with other subject-matter experts and stakeholders
  • Support the development and implementation of NYSERDA’s Building Electrification Roadmap, including market and policy research, soliciting and incorporating stakeholder input and drafting sections of the Roadmap and outreach materials
  • Support NYSERDA’s administration of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), including facilitating quarterly auctions and coordinating with other state agencies for ongoing program planning and reporting activities
  • Provide policy insights and formative advice to shape effective NYSERDA programs
  • Represent NYSERDA in collaborative initiatives with other NYS agencies and public and private entities
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of relevant clean energy policy experience and a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
  • 11 years of relevant clean energy policy experience may be substituted without having a degree
  • A genuine passion for issues related to energy, environment and equitable economic development
  • Strong skills in critical thinking, research, policy analysis, technical writing, and verbal communication
  • Skill in managing multiple projects or activities, meeting deadlines and operating with accuracy and good judgment
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, curiosity, resourcefulness, and adaptability
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Applicants should be able to demonstrate having some or all the following skills enhanced by a willingness to learn about new issues and analytical tools:

  • Technical expertise in analysis of energy issues, environmental policies and/or building decarbonization and clean energy program strategies
  • Experience in and familiarity with the New York legislative and regulatory landscapes, including relevant stakeholders and issues, and/or broader climate/clean energy policy issues at the state and federal level
  • Ability to navigate sensitive projects with diplomacy and discretion
  • Experience working in a team environment both as a team leader and active team member
  • Project management skills (e.g., developing and managing workplans and budgets, overseeing consultant work products)
  • Professional relationships with external researchers and stakeholders as a means of gathering information and soliciting feedback to support and advance analysis


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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