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Manager, Clean Technology and Innovation

Job ID: 37889
Department: Off Environmental & Energy Prg
Location: 4 World Trade Center

Responsibilities

This position is with the Office of Environmental and Energy Programs, the department that leads Agency sustainability policy, target-setting, reporting, and project/program development and implementation. The Port Authority is the first US transportation agency to align with the Paris Climate Agreement, and this position will play an instrumental role in helping the Agency achieve its climate action ambitions. The Manager, Clean Technology and Innovation (CTI) supporting OEEP in developing and deploying clean energy and technology projects. The Manager, CTI will also lead evaluation and vetting of greenhouse gas-reducing emerging clean technology and solutions and help identify relevant applications for Agency, including alternate project delivery models.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of OEEP, you will have a high level of access and collaboration with the Director of the department, and will be collaborating with other program managers within OEEP in promoting innovation in areas such as alternative fuel vehicles and fueling infrastructure, energy efficiency, renewable energy, smart buildings/smart grid, energy storage, and other clean energy technologies. The Manager, CTI will act as OEEP’s vehicle electrification lead, collaborating with other departments, including Central Automotive Division, Engineering, Finance, and line department staff in Aviation, Tunnels Bridges and Terminals, Ports, PATH and World Trade Center, as well as with external stakeholders.

The Manger, CTI should have experience in project vetting/selection, clean tech/energy deal transactions, and commercial structures in the clean tech/energy space. This is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial candidate seeking to develop and deploy multiple types of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects, and act as an innovation agent within an organization with tremendous potential to advance climate change mitigation and the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Manager, CTI will manage other staff.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for a driven, creative candidate to interface with various Port Authority departments to advance the Agency’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and the roll out of clean energy and technology at the Agency’s NY and NJ facilities. 

Responsibilities

Vehicle Electrification and Alternative Fuels

  • Leads Agency efforts to electrify fleet vehicles
  • Monitors electric vehicle (EV) policy, market and technology developments
  • Develops internal policies related to EV infrastructure requirements, EV supply equipment (EVSE) protocols, workplace charging
  • Supports development of fee structures and business models for public EV charging at Agency parking facilities
  • Develops and revises Agency electrification roadmap
  • Evaluates other alternative fuel technology and applications, such as, liquid biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia, CNG, hybrid technologies, power to grid, anaerobic digestion
  • Evaluates the need for alternate fueling infrastructure
  • Leads efforts related to developing incentives/policies to support broader regional transition to low/zero-emissions vehicles

Clean Technology and Innovation

  • Leads evaluation and vetting of GHG-reducing clean tech and relevant applications for Agency, including alternate project delivery models
  • Works with other teams to promote innovation in renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart buildings/smart grid, and other sustainability programs
  • Develop/manage clean tech pilot projects and partnerships
  • Develop business case and vet approaches/opportunities with relevant internal stakeholders
  • Support development and negotiation of relevant project agreements

Qualifications

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, business, engineering, policy or management from an accredited college or university with aptitude in finance, project management, economics or data analytics.
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in clean technology & energy project development.
  • Experience in clean technology space, including relevant commercial structures

Desired

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Advanced degree in environmental/sustainability policy or management, public administration, engineering, business or related field
  • Demonstrated familiarity with NY-NJ policy and incentive regime
  • EV/alternative fueled vehicles and infrastructure deployment
  • Understanding of alternative fuel technologies and applications
  • Demonstrated experience in clean tech transactions
  • Demonstrated management and large organizational experience
  • Ability to communicate complex topics with senior leadership, line business and facility staff, stakeholders and contractors
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills, including performance measurement
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make concise presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated people management skills
  • Knowledgeable about transportation related technologies and infrastructure
  • Experience in climate action and sustainability planning processes

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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