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New York Power Authority Senior Analyst- Sustainability in White Plains, New York

Summary

The Sustainability department develops the sustainability strategy and plans for NYPA and the Canal Corp., manages performance, and prepares annual reports. The Sustainability program aligns with and supports the strategic vision and New York State’s ambitious climate and energy goals.

The Senior Sustainability Analyst is responsible for managing the land and water program areas and promoting a nature-based approach to climate mitigation and adaptation. The Senior Sustainability Analyst works on a variety of projects and initiatives, including:

  • Assessing lands and facilities and identifying opportunities to demonstrate nature-based approaches that expand natural carbon sinks, enhance biodiversity, and increase resilience

  • Analyzing the effectiveness of different strategies to increase carbon stock, promote biodiversity and reduce climate change impacts such as flooding

  • Leveraging these demonstration projects by developing public/private partnerships to accelerate adoption of nature-based solutions

The Senior Sustainability Analyst is expected to serve as a strategic sustainability advisor to business units and departments across the organization, providing guidance and analytical support in defining goals, targets and metrics, identifying strategies, developing programs, and measuring and reporting progress. The Senior Sustainability Analyst also coordinates or leads cross-business unit/department teams in the development and management of new programs and initiatives that fall within specified program areas. Responsibilities vary by project and may include research, preparation of reports and presentations, and development of training and educational resources.

The Senior Sustainability Analyst is expected to be well-organized, exhibit a keen attention to detail, and display a strong interest in finding ways to optimize data gathering and reporting processes.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as strategic advisor to business units and departments in the development and assessment of goals, targets, strategies, and programs.

  • Under the guidance of the Director of Sustainability, coordinate or lead interdepartmental teams in the implementation of new programs and initiatives

  • Manage projects across business units and departments: define project scope, develop detailed work plans, and lead project teams involving multiple stakeholders.

  • Responsible for day-to-day decision-making and prioritization of activities related to projects. Measure and monitor the progress of deliverables. Provide project updates and seek guidance from Director of Sustainability on more complex issues.

  • Conduct analysis of NYPA’s operational performance, including statistical analysis and cost/benefit analysis.

  • Develop tools and resources for data and performance management.

  • Research and analyze industry data to support the development of strategy, policies and programs.

  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use.

  • Prepare training materials as needed.

  • Participate in internal and external working groups and committees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; proficiency in statistical analysis and cost/benefit analysis preferred.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to handle multiple projects.

  • Strong research skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; must be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams and to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills for internal and external audiences.

  • Advanced knowledge of energy, climate and sustainability (environmental, social, governance and economic) issues.

  • Knowledge of sustainable operations.

  • Advanced knowledge of ecosystem services and sustainable land and water management.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of corporate sustainability.

  • Knowledge and understanding of corporate policies, procedures and business practices

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in sustainability, engineering, environmental science, economics, or related field.

  • Master’s degree in sustainability or related field preferred.

  • Four years of experience in data analytics and project management.

  • Minimum two years of direct experience in sustainable operations.

  • Proficiency in Excel and statistical software.

Physical Requirements

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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