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Senior Project Manager - Interconnection Projects


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: July 19, 2022
Reference Code: 1028
Job Summary and Essential Functions

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) applies cutting-edge technology to operating a reliable electricity system, managing competitive markets for wholesale electricity, and planning for the Empire State's energy future. The NYISO's System and Resource Planning department invites applications for a full-time Senior Project Manager - Interconnection Projects.

The Senior Project Manager will fulfill leadership and coordination roles with accountability for achieving successful results for proposed interconnection projects. This individual will direct the work of interconnection project team members, monitor close adherence to the interconnection project schedules, effectively use project management principles, oversee day-to-day project activities of proposed interconnection projects, provide timely reporting of proposed interconnection project status and budget and interact regularly with employees within the group, in other groups, senior management, developers, consultants, and connecting transmission owners.

The Senior Project Manager must be a self-motivated professional who displays effective leadership in a team based environment and have considerable experience working in a dynamic changing environment, with a proven commitment to providing value-based client service and the ability to anticipate and address client needs. This individual should display a clear understanding of the client's organization and decision-making styles and process and have experience in managing multiple competing priorities, use of good judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills and a thorough knowledge and experience with interconnection project life cycle methodology along with extensive vendor management skills.


  • Bachelor's Degree (BS, preferred) in Engineering, Electrical, or related technical field;
  • 7 years related experience (preferably in utility industry) of demonstrated success in managing large complex projects, project development life-cycle processes and practical experience creating, monitoring and maintaining technical project plans in a multi-project environment ; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Completion of Green Belt course work or Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is desirable.

The NYISO takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and innovative reward programs.

The NYISO offers the flexibility to work both in the office and remotely, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance. While the majority of the responsibilities of this role can be performed remotely, in most cases, employees will have periodic on-site requirements based on business needs. Full remote opportunities may be available in some cases.

NYISO requires a COVID vaccine as a condition of employment but complies with all state and federal laws. All offers of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a drug screening and background check.

The NYISO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
About this Employer‍

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is responsible for the reliable operation of New York’s nearly 11,000 miles of high-voltage transmission and the dispatch of more than 500 electric power generators. In addition, we administer bulk power markets that trade an average of $7.8 billion in electricity and related products annually.

As a not-for-profit independent system operator, we are governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Participants and Stakeholders in New York’s electricity markets play a significant role in our unique shared governance system.

We employ more than 550 people and occupy two locations in New York's Capital Region. Given the technical complexity of our mission, over a quarter of the company’s staff are devoted to the development and support of information technology. We have a diverse and engaged workforce, and have been recognized as a top employer in the region.