Solar Energy Project Manager
NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Civil Service Title: Associate Project Manager
Title Code No: 22427
Number of Positions: 1
Salary: $63,074 - $90,000
Division/Work Unit: Division of Energy Management/Office of Energy Conservation
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services Energy Management Division (DEM) serves as the hub for energy management for the City of New York, with the mission to 1) ensure reliable and cost-effective energy to support municipal government operations, and 2) reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of municipal government operations. DEM oversees the purchasing of electricity, natural gas and steam for over 4,000 City-owned and operated facilities, managing utility accounts and developing the City’s annual energy budgets for our client-agencies. DEM implements energy efficiency and clean energy programs towards achieving of the City’s 35 x 25 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal established by the One City: Built to Last plan. These programs include energy efficiency retrofits, renewable and clean distributed energy, improved operations and maintenance, and innovative technology demonstrations.
DEM’s Office of Clean Energy and Innovative Technologies (CEIT) is responsible for the planning and implementation of the City’s municipal clean energy program, primarily the goal to install 100 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity on City facilities and property by 2025, as described in DEM’s Solar 100 strategy. CEIT identifies project sites, directs feasibility assessments, procures and contracts for capital construction services & power purchase agreements (PPAs), manages construction, tracks and analyzes performance data, and oversees operations and maintenance. CEIT coordinates closely with DEM’s client-agencies, City construction agencies and authorities, utilities (Con Edison, New York Power Authority) and other stakeholders to develop strategies for large-scale solar PV deployment.
CEIT seeks to hire an Associate Project Manager to serve as a Solar Energy Project Manager. The Associate Project Manager will broadly support the continued development of a robust program with the mission to develop, install, and operate solar PV systems across municipal government facilities. Under the supervision of the Clean Energy Program Manager, with latitude for independent judgment, initiative and action, the Associate Project Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:
• Assist the general project management of solar PV installation projects.
• Coordinate the acquisition of solar PV system performance data from various sources.
• Maintain and verify solar PV system performance data for intra-agency utilization.
• Track and report key performance indicators (KPIs) while adapting to changing requirements and requests.
• Maintain and update project databases, for both the planning of new projects and the tracking of in-progress and completed projects.
• Support the development of solar operations and maintenance programming for a large portfolio of solar PV systems.
• Identify programmatic needs, and assist in consultant selection and delivery of services.
• Assist with solar education programming and training
• Knowledge and/or experience in the development, installation, and/or operation phases of solar PV projects.
• Knowledge of energy systems and technologies, and the ability to communicate information regarding energy usage, costs, savings, and emissions.
• Project management skills and experience, involving distributed generation or other related technologies.
• Ability to maintain positive client relationships through good customer service, with the ability to coordinate tasks between various stakeholder groups.
• Strong and written and verbal communication skills.
• Well-organized and able to coordinate multiple project work-flows simultaneously.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
• Experience in solar PV (or related energy technology) data acquisition and performance tracking systems.
• Experience with database applications, communication protocols, or other applicable information technologies (MS Power BI, Tableau, SQL, APIs, etc.)
• Experience with energy use, cost, savings, and greenhouse gas calculation methodology.
• Experience with the development and/or review of solar PV system designs.
• Experience using solar PV design applications/software.
• Educational and/or professional background in environmental science, sustainability, energy, climate change or related topics.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
One year of full-time satisfactory experience in supervising employees performing project management work, such as planning, administering, managing, coordinating, or expediting, on engineering and/or architectural and/or landscape architectural projects, or supervising a construction project with a value of $1,000,000 or more, and either:
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in project management work, such as planning, administering, managing, coordinating, or expediting, for engineering and/or architectural and/or landscape architectural projects; or
2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and five years of experience as described in “1” above; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization plus any combination of college education and/or experience described in “1” above to make up the equivalent of five years of education and experience. One year of experience credit will be given for (a) each 30 semester credits of college education leading to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, business administration or public administration; (b)
a Masters degree from an accredited university in one of the disciplines described in “1” above; or (c) a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, or Registered Landscape Architect.
Experience which is primarily of a design nature is not acceptable towards meeting the qualification requirements.
For placement into Assignment Level II, in addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least one additional year of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least one year as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project.
For placement into Assignment Level III, in addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least two additional years of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least two additional years as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project
New York City Residency is not required for this position
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