Director, Build Ready
March 14, 2022
NYSERDA’s Build-Ready Program is seeking a highly motivated Director to join our Team. The Build-Ready Program delivers benefits to communities across New York by advancing a portfolio of renewable energy projects on underutilized, difficult sites for construction and operation by the private sector. Working with local partners and stakeholders, Build-Ready identifies sites on brownfields, landfills, and previously existing or abandoned commercial and industrial properties, and advances pre-construction development activities including site control, host community benefits, preliminary design, permitting, and interconnection. Projects are competitively auctioned to private developers for final design, construction, operation, maintenance, and eventually decommissioning. For more on the Build-Ready program, please visit our webpage.
The Director will be tasked with leading the Build-Ready team and will report to the Vice President of Large-Scale Renewables (LSR). The Director will be responsible for Program strategy and implementation, team management and day-to-day aspects of the Program’s project development portfolio, from site identification through auction. The ultimate priority of this position will be to identify, secure and develop a portfolio of renewable energy projects to meet the Build-Ready Program’s goals and targets while supporting NYSERDA’s and New York State’s clean energy and climate change objectives.
This role is an opportunity to join a one-of-a-kind State led renewable energy program and directly support New York’s transition to a clean energy economy. The Director will manage an initial budget of $50 million and build an evergreen self-funded program. The Director will manage a team of five direct reports, including a Program Manager and Project Managers, as well as external consultants, and collaborate closely with NYSERDA-wide staff and other stakeholders.
The Director will foster an environment that prioritizes building and nurturing relationships with local stakeholders, including local governments and industrial development agencies, state and federal agencies, and utilities to ensure the Program advances viable projects and provides benefits to host communities.