Project Manager With Clean Transportation Experience

Albany, New York
Feb 08, 2024
Feb 14, 2024
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Project Manager with Clean Transportation Experience
Remote with 5% travel, the resource is expected to be located in NYS
2 years (with opportunity for extension)
Desired Start Date: 3/11/2024

pay rate 75.00 per hour
Initiative: Environmental Bond Act - New York School Bus Incentive Program - Support school districts in initiating and completing fleet electrification plans in support of meeting the 2027 and 2035 zero-emission school bus requirements.
IT systems that will be used: Salesforce, NEIS, Microsoft Office
Contractor must have PC, cell phone, and reliable high-speed internet available for assignment while remote, but NYSERDA will provide a workstation when onsite.
Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Client Notes:
  • PM would manage and execute intake process, review of applications, familiarizing, scope of work review, budgeting, finalizing contracts, and then managing the projects. 693 school districts.
  • Supports the Bond Act, school bus incentive programs. Mayor mandated that all school bus must be fully zero emission by 2027.
  • Bond Act supports this transition to electric school buses
  • NYSERDA supports school districts with "fleet electrification plans" - analysis of what is required to meet requirements (electrical infrastructure, routing analysis, charging plans, phasing plans, etc.).

Mandatory Qualifications:
  • 3-6 years of experience. Strong project management skills to be able to oversee many projects at the same time.
  • Prior experience or familiarity with electric vehicle work, engaging with utilities, electrical engineering / transportation background.
  • Exposure/experience with site layouts, drafting one-line diagrams, etc. to ensure the approach being proposed is feasible.
  • PM would not be in charge of reviewing electrical design, will be high level design
    Ability to interact with outside stakeholders competently and confidently, including fleets, school districts and school bus operators, consultants, charging station hosts, and utilities.
  • Ability to learn systems quickly. Ability to stay organized and follow/set processes for managing many projects is essential.
  • Has well developed understanding of relevant technical principles and their application to a program area.
  • Develops/formulates Deployment issues, problems and needs in at least one technical area.
  • Has acknowledged expertise at conceptual level of technical skills and knowledge in at least one program area.
  • Has basic understanding of State energy/environmental economic development issues.
  • Has developed and managed projects with little specific direction.
  • Develops new projects and co-funding sources with own initiative. Carried out development of several projects through competitive solicitation phase that may or may not result from own initiative.
  • Has provided ideas and rationale for program development in at least one technical area.
  • Has demonstrated ability to implement projects in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates the capability to manage all aspects of on-going projects with no supervision. Is able to prioritize workload with other responsibilities.
  • Effectively discharges general technical and project management assignments in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking connected to the organization's goals.
  • Has demonstrated ability to effectively head working groups or program teams.
  • Provides guidance to junior staff when appropriate and can supervise the day-to-day work of interns.
  • Has full confidence of peers and superiors.
  • People skills have developed to show leadership and an ability to motivate others.
  • Has demonstrated ability to produce both written material and verbal presentations that are direct, recognize and focus on issues, are both comprehensive and concise and require editing only in most sensitive and complex areas.
  • Is able to negotiate effectively with contractors and interface effectively with customers and other outside contacts
  • Has demonstrated ability to prepare and present papers at professional meetings, seminars and conferences.

  • Lead and support the technical assistance intake and application process for school bus fleet operators.
  • Review and approve applications including scopes of work, budgets, and schedules for technical assistance.
  • Support and manage all aspects of technical assistance projects including technical review (specifically on validity of route analysis, charging plan development, and site planning), client engagement, and progress/budget tracking.
  • Engage with utilities to ensure that school districts and bus fleet operators are engaging with the utilities as needed and required by project SOWs.
  • Support broad engagement with schools and school bus fleets to inform them about the opportunities for school bus electrification.
  • Track, document, and report-out on projects as-needed, including number of districts, stage of projects, number of vehicles, progress on utility engagement

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with utility engagement, vehicle fleet operations, and/or school district operations would be helpful but is not required.
  • Basic understanding of clean transportation, electric vehicles, and electric vehicle charging is strongly preferred.
  • Background in civil or electrical engineering and/or transportation planning is not required but strongly preferred.