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Project Manager DER Advisory


White Plains, US


The Project Specialist Distributed Energy Resources (DER) position is responsible for managing key strategic NYPA projects and programs aimed at achieving organizational commitments towards New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (“CLCPA) goals.

The Project Specialist will develop, manage, and implement renewable energy, distributed generation projects including solar PV, energy storage, and smart grid projects at NYPA customer sites across the State.



  • Manage development and implementation of projects in the clean energy space (solar PV, battery storage and additional renewables) within the Renewables Program.
  • Prepare budget proposals, project scheduling and project reporting, and manage consultants and contractors on clean energy project.
  • Develop proposals on a project and program basis for individual customers along with reviewing economic impact and pro-forma analyses to measure savings and value from the projects.
  • Engage in customer outreach and education to build relationships with customers as the lead representative on projects.
  • Leverage in-house expertise with industry knowledge and experience to provide solutions to NYPA’s core business and its customers.
  • Oversee the negotiation of project agreements between NYPA and its customers and collaborate with Legal and Strategic Supply Management departments on complex agreements.
  • Represent NYPA on outreach efforts regarding Renewable energy offerings, including speaking at conferences and webinars.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and other partners in evaluating technical and economic merit of each project and deliver presentations for senior leadership and at Board of Directors’ meetings, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented, with ability to apply project management skills to build relationships with suppliers and technical and business resources.
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of the renewable energy and storage marketplace.
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, quantify and utilize information to make recommendations that support business choices.
  • Strong ability to develop and deliver engaging, informative, well organized presentations.
  • Think strategically, to proactively understand customer needs, and provide solutions to overcome obstacles.
  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies in the renewable and distributed energy industry, and the impact to current and future customer needs.
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with management of external organizations as well government customers.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of business relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience in energy program development and  project management.
  • Experience or understanding of NY State clean energy markets is a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 10-20% travel, primarily in NY.
  • Valid Driver’s License or ability to obtain one, required.


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Nearest Major Market: White Plains
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