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Organizational Development Project Manager


White Plains, NY, US


Organizational Development Project Manager 

Are you passionate about renewable energy? Would you like to have a significant impact in transforming an organization? Join the energy (r)evolution here at The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and help us build a clean energy future for the state of NY. 

The Organizational Development Project Manager is focused on assessing and diagnosing organizational needs, driving project delivery for best-in-class organizational development (OD) solutions that support NYPA’s strategic vision. As a key Human Resources (HR) team member, you will design and facilitate Talent & OD programs and initiatives within HR including workforce planning, performance management processes, succession planning, career pathing, and leadership development. You will use best practice project and change management techniques to achieve goals and objectives on time and on budget. You will manage the complete project life cycle from initiation, project planning, estimating, managing, executing, implementing, and providing ongoing support through driving a culture of engagement across all initiatives and projects. LI-VB#1


  • Responsible for the end-to-end project management of a variety of initiatives designed to support the strategic business and operational goals of the organization. 
  • Manage the entire project lifecycle under the guidance of Manager.  Effectively schedule and oversee multiple medium to large jobs under tight deadlines.
  • Manage day-to-day oversight of projects. Prepare, maintain and update project plans, agendas and systems set-up for projects. This includes determining project steps, activities, the sequence of events, critical success paths, dependencies and the duration of tasks. Establish and track milestones, and delivery dates for projects and process enhancements.
  • Identify and acquire appropriate resources needed, ensuring availability necessary for project deliverables. Manage resources within respective departments, other internal departments, outside service providers as well as materials committed to the projects. 
  • Coordinate work of cross-departmental teams to ensure project objectives are achieved and timelines are met. Follow up with various stakeholders to ensure that all project plans are executed as expected. 
  • Serve as a central point of contact to routinely relay, facilitate and keep stakeholders apprised of the project’s status and respond to questions or inquiries regarding the project. Maintains open communications and relationships with clients, external vendors, as well as the project team, coordinating and conducting meetings as appropriate. 
  • Monitor project deliverables and progress through the duration of the project plan, managing deviations as appropriate, including project scope. Identify factors jeopardizing the project and escalates issues as appropriate, recommending solutions to senior project team members.
  • Effectively communicate key project findings and recommendations to various audiences (e.g., senior NYPA staff, internal and external stakeholders, etc.) by creating and delivering presentations.
  • Interface with key stakeholders in business units and identify and elevate issues that need resolution to ensure successful execution of project deliverables.
  • Develop and manage RFP process from development through vendor selection for assigned projects or ongoing business unit support.
  • Understand the implication of various regulatory standards/policies being issued at both the federal and state level, upon NYPA’s strategic vision and ongoing activities as applicable.
  • Create, collect, and maintain materials including reports, PowerPoint presentations, and other information for projects, special events and other initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated success in managing medium to large scale projects.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills allowing you to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines.
  • Attention to details and possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to research issues, prepare evaluations on problems and recommend viable solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in collecting and analyzing data, with skill in optimizing work processes. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills are required to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, guide and lead others and provide direction.
  • A moderately high level of analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • The ability to handle complex customer and system issues.
  • Demonstrated skills in project tracking and management projects.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Knowledge of and experience with HR functions, programs and practices. 
  • Demonstrated capability to communicate and work effectively at all levels of the organization, inspiring respect and credibility. 
  • Ability to observe confidentiality.
  • Ability to learn and navigate through HRIS systems.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required 
  • Minimum 5 years of professional level experience
  • Minimum 3 years project management, project implementation, team lead or similar experience
  • Utility or Energy industry experience preferred
  • Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 15% travel, primarily within NY State
  • Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, seminars


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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