Project Specialist, Utility Business Strategy and Innovation

Job Info

112387

Posting Expiration Date: May 31, 2024

Schedule Type: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: $105000

Maximum Salary: $145000

Organization: Strategic Planning

Department: Off Of VP Strategic Planning

Section: STRATEGIC PLAN Office of VP

Location: NY-New York-4 Irving Pl Headquarters

Job Description

Mission Statement

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) employees are required to follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures. We all share a responsibility to advance the company’s mission by excelling at our three corporate priorities – safety of our people and the public, operational excellence in all that we do, and ensuring the best possible customer experience.

Core Responsibilities

  • The Project Specialist will oversee the filing of federal grants under Strategic Planning's Utility Business Strategy and Innovation Department. This grant filing position will: Manage the application process for various grant submittals, coordinate with the sponsors and experts behind the projects comprising the grants, ensure all grant submittal paperwork aligns with rate case submittals, white papers, and budgets, ensure that all grant submittals are accurate and complete, and interface with the DOE or any other grant provider if a grant is awarded.
  • The Project Specialist will support rate case and regulatory proceedings and support collaboratives/studies/analyses pertaining to decarbonization and emerging technologies such as low carbon fuels, hydrogen systems, and large-scale renewables. The candidate must be familiar with all three commodities and have a strong background in the technical, operational, environmental, financial, policy, and regulatory aspects our service territories.
  • Project manage the submission of Federal Grants that enable a clean energy future, in particular through the DOE's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Negotiate and coordinate such grants with DOE. Must have grant writing and filing experience.
  • Lead, inform, and promote the development of Low Carbon Fuel and Hydrogen capital projects
  • Lead, inform, and promote the development of Supply Side Assets that have minimal emissions
  • Perform technical, financial, and environmental studies and calculations that support potential strategies for Electric, Gas, and Steam Operations
  • Perform technical, financial, and environmental studies and calculations for long term planning and corporate development
  • Support the Company during emergencies

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or related field and 4 Years Utility/Energy related experience with a minimum of 4 years utility/energy related experience, of which at least 1 year in the area of monitoring, identifying, planning, and executing grant funding opportunities. Knowledge of low carbon fuels, hydrogen development modelling/projects, ESG, and sustainability. Knowledge of current Federal/NYC/NYS energy policy and regulations. High capacity for developing technical, financial, and environmental models and running sophisticated application software. Ability to manage a team of experts and successfully apply for grant funding. Must be able to fastidiously testify in rate cases, present at technical conferences, and provide recommendations to senior management. or
  • Master's Degree Financial Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Sustainability, Engineering, Mathematics, or Public Policy and and 3 Years Utility/Energy experience with a minimum of 3 years utility/energy related experience, of which at least 1 year in the area of monitoring, identifying, planning, and executing grant funding opportunities. Knowledge of low carbon fuels, hydrogen development modelling/projects, ESG, and sustainability. Knowledge of current Federal/NYC/NYS energy policy and regulations. High capacity for developing technical, financial, and environmental models and running sophisticated application software. Ability to manage a team of experts and successfully apply for grant funding. Must be able to fastidiously testify in rate cases, present at technical conferences, and provide recommendations to senior management.

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Master's Degree Financial Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Sustainability, Engineering, Mathematics, or Public Policy and and 3 Years Utility/Energy experience with a minimum of 3 years utility/energy related experience, of which at least 1 year in the area of monitoring, identifying, planning, and executing grant funding opportunities. Knowledge of low carbon fuels, hydrogen development modelling/projects, ESG, and sustainability. Knowledge of current Federal/NYC/NYS energy policy and regulations. High capacity for developing technical, financial, and environmental models and running sophisticated application software. Ability to manage a team of experts and successfully apply for grant funding. Must be able to fastidiously testify in rate cases, present at technical conferences, and provide recommendations to senior management.

Relevant Work Experience

  • Utility/Energy: At least 4 years of experience in any area of a utility energy sector company or engineering/environmental company with a bachelor's degree OR at least 3 years of experience in any area of a utility/energy sector company or engineering/environmental company with a Master's Degree. Required
  • At least 1 year in the area of monitoring, identifying, planning, and executing grant funding opportunities. Required
  • Knowledge of Low Carbo Fuels, Hydrogen Fuels, and Large-Scale Renewables. Required
  • Knowledge of current Federal/NYC/NYS energy policy and regulations. Required
  • High capacity for developing technical, financial, and environmental models and running sophisticated application software. Required
  • Ability to manage a team of experts and successfully apply for grant funding. Required
  • Must be able to fastidiously testify in rate cases, present at technical conferences, and provide recommendations to senior management. Required
  • Ability to present detailed complex concepts to regulators, elected officials, and Senior Management. Required
  • Excel, Power Point, Word, and ability to learn Python. Required

Licenses & Certifications

  • Driver's License Required

Physical Demands

  • Sit or stand to answer a phone for the duration of the workday
  • Sit or stand to use a keyboard, mouse, and computer for the duration of the workday
  • Ability to stoop, bend, reach, and kneel throughout the workday

Other Physical Demands

  • Must be able to respond to Company emergencies by performing a System Emergency Assignment to restore service to our customers.
  • Ability to travel to Albany and Washington DC on occasion.

Technical Difficulty Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of the individual’s actual or perceived disability, protected veteran status, race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, or any other actual or perceived status protected by law.

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