The Senior Project Specialist is responsible for the strategic development of customer solutions around building portfolio energy data analytics in conjunction with the advancement of “NY EnergyManager” and the Governor of NY’s “BuildSmart NY” initiative. The Senior Project Specialist will design approaches for distilling the large quantity of energy data for each of agencies’ buildings, assist agencies to make the data analysis actionable, and devise energy reduction strategies. The underlying aim is to develop optimized NYPA services for targeted customer buildings and achieve sustained energy savings to meet the goals of Build Smart NY.
Under BuildSmart NY and per Executive Order 88 of 2012, NYPA is tasked with supporting state agency buildings to accomplish 20% reduction in energy consumption by 2020. NY Energy Manager will serve as a statewide data management l hub for continuous monitoring, analysis, forecasting, and management of customer energy supply, consumption and costs. NY Energy Manager will help reduce customer energy usage and costs overall by improving facility operations and maintenance, identifying cost-effective energy efficiency measures, and potentially reducing peak demand. Develop strategic energy management support solutions for customers, and identify and procure supplemental third party analytical software solutions.
Perform detailed analysis on energy performance data such as monthly utility data, system level, and device level data flowing from interval meters, building energy management, and control systems to assist in identifying energy savings opportunities.
Collaborate with the Senior Engineer on the integration of sub-meter data with the NY Energy Manager Data platform.
Provide detailed technical analysis of sub-meter data to identify energy savings opportunities that can be realized through building optimization, operations and maintenance.
Actively participate in meetings with state agencies/authorities, the Governor’s Office and other stakeholders by developing and conducting presentations regarding the overall progress of the NY Energy Manager project.
Lead the data management process supporting the annual reporting for Executive Order 88 compliance by managing the maintenance of records, and tracking the status of energy efficiency projects at state agencies.
Monitor and track submittals from state agencies to ensure timely compliance with EO 88 requirements. Prepare reports, as requested by Senior Management, measuring and highlighting program performance to date.
Support NYPA management in planning, developing and managing the ongoing expansion of the overall scope of NY Energy Manager.
Participate in customer training sessions, internal and external customers.
Utilize and maintain NY Energy Manager’s project portfolio records, documentation and backup procedures.
Leverage standard applications and lessons learned optimization techniques to maximize efficient deployment of field services and accelerate account management cycle.
Collaborate with account managers to selectively and efficiently qualify opportunities and target efforts.
Manage consultant projects across multiple disciplines; review status reports for all assigned projects and identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities. Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
Effectively apply leading project management methods and enforce project standards to effectively minimize exposure and risk on projects
Work with the NY Energy Manager group and the Energy Efficiency group to streamline and improve efficiency of electronic processes and procedures.
Work with investor owned utilities to develop protocols and procedures for electronic transfer of utility billing data.
Consult with customers and monitor the implementation of data support services; maintain a high level of customer satisfaction
Provide business support and foster the development of communication and accountability mechanisms aimed at accelerating energy efficiency in state government agencies across New York State
Represent NYPA and NYS at meetings, conferences and industry forums on topics related to NY Energy Manager
Strong customer outreach, strategic planning and program management skills are required
Team oriented approach to project management is required to plan, execute and complete multiple projects in a timely manner
A command of energy and utility data analysis, and established and emerging energy management tools and techniques
An understanding of the electric utility and energy services industries required
Strong understanding of customer relationship building strategy required
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate complex and technical information to a diverse, technical and non-technical audiences, in a comprehensible manner
Must possess the ability to organize information and effectively present ideas to the intended audience. Strong ability to deliver engaging, informative, well-organized presentations
Data science skills, such as familiarity with a statistical programming language (R or Python), data munging, data visualization, statistics, are desired
Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio and Project) are required
Ability to manage projects from start to finish with only significant and policy decisions being brought to the supervisor
Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and data-driven decision making skills are required
Understanding of basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly
Approximately 20% travel, primarily within NY State
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Project Management, or a related Sustainability discipline is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred.
Advanced degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Energy Management, Data Science, or related field is preferred
4 to 8 years of experience of some combination of energy data management, customer outreach, and strategic management required
Position will be filled at a level commensurate with experience which may be lower than this posting
Strong experience and familiarity with the New York energy/utility industry is preferred
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- Company New York Power Authority