Project Manager - Clean Energy and Community Planning

Albany, New York
Feb 23, 2024
Feb 28, 2024
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Project Manager - Clean Energy and Community Planning
1 year with option to renew 2 additional years

Location: Remote, ideally in NY State but not required. Less than 10% travel.

Department: Energy & Climate Equity

Initiative: Equitable Program Development and Community Stakeholder Engagement - Collaborate with program portfolios and teams on engagement of disadvantaged community stakeholders and development of equitable programs and policies in fulfillment of Climate Act and Strategic Outlook equity goals.

Contractor must have computer, cell phone, and reliable high-speed internet available while remote.

Mandatory Qualifications:
  • Basic knowledge of environmental justice and energy affordability concepts, terms, principles and practices.
  • Ability to conduct, with limited supervision, research on clean energy policy innovation and deployment of distributed clean energy technologies.
  • Solid writing skills and ability to concretely synthesize and translate technical information for multiple audiences, including industry stakeholders and the general public.
  • Humility, active listening, and ability to come up to speed and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • With coaching and mentoring, ability to support colleagues in developing strategies, providing recommendations, and communicating and presenting information for executive review. With coaching and mentoring, ability to coordinate agenda development and support meeting facilitation. Problem solving abilities.
  • Basic project management skills - basic understanding of linear project management and how to use tools such as MS Office Suite to track and organization multiple conversations and projects that occur concurrently.
  • Familiarity with business communications and reporting.
  • Solid research and critical thinking skills related to understanding the limitations and applications of clean energy policy, regulatory, technology and program best practices and models in the context of limited resource and disadvantaged communities.
  • Basic knowledge of how to assess and be responsive to community needs. Ability to identify barriers to clean energy access along with potential solutions.
  • Basic meeting coordination and community engagement skills to receive input through interviews, focus groups, surveys, etc. Knowledge of low- to moderate-income and environmental justice federal, state, and local policy and governmental programs related to environmental justice, clean energy, and infrastructure.
  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of experience in clean energy and community planning, or comparable work experience without a bachelor's degree (e.g. associate's degree with 3-5 years experience).
  • Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat ProTraining. Training will be provided on: Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  • Support working relationships with key contacts among program teams, advising and facilitating collaboration on clean energy-related policy and program development.
  • Research best practices and promising program models and develop clear and compelling recommendations for equitable program development that provide multiple co-benefits for historically underserved and marginalized communities from clean energy investment.
  • Help teams to advance disadvantaged community stakeholder engagement in the planning of new initiatives and updates to existing initiatives.
  • Support community engagement for initiatives in service of inclusive participation and community partnerships, in alignment with and using equitable engagement protocol and practices.
  • Support working relationships with key stakeholders in environmental justice and low- and moderate-income communities across New York State, facilitating collaboration on energy-related policy and program development.
  • Participate in internal team meetings and relevant community stakeholder meetings, including those required for cross-team collaboration.
  • Support cross-team collaboration and teams' engagement and compensation of community based organizations via established pool of disadvantaged community representative organizations (or other reimbursement mechanism if appropriate) to support community engagement.
  • Support development of strategic initiatives, in consultation with Energy and Climate Equity team leadership, as needed.