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Manager of Agile
Ref No.: 17-00506
Location: White Plains, New York
Start Date: 10/02/2017

 Tailwind Associates, an EOE, has a direct hire opportunity with our client in White Plains, NY for a Manger of Agile
The Manager, AGILe Lab is responsible for the supporting the implementation of the AGILe business strategy and recommending program priorities, scope, and direction in consultation with the Director, AGILe Lab. The candidate will need technical expertise and the credibility to obtain grants, stong business acumen with the ability to operate under a stand-alone profit and loss (P&L), strategic and leadership skills to build the AGILe business model. The VP champions NYPA mission to deliver value to the ratepayers of the State of New York; believes that collaboration is the best and most cost effective way to address shared challenges; understands the tight linkage and interplay between technical and market solutions.
Job Functions:
  • Implement Lab objectives, and support the Director AGILe Lab in managing the AGILe Lab and in carrying out the strategy, business plan and efforts of a multidiscipline team.
  • Manage and supervise the day-to-day activities of the AGILe staff in building the AGILe lab and executing the lab's objectives.
  • Carry out the AGILe Lab mission in the areas of advanced transmission applications, cyber-security, automation, sensors and power electronics. The Manager must have the communication and interpersonal skills to interface with all levels of internal and external constituents.
  • Lead both collaborations and business relationships with utilities, vendors, agencies, and others to execute the mission of the lab.
  • Work with team to design schedules of annual, quarterly, and monthly goals and objectives and manage process of holding managers and staff accountable for them.Overview:
  • Supervise preparation of business plans and expenditure requests for executive management and Trustee approval.
  • Support the preparation of the yearly operating budget for lab, and oversee ongoing budget management process.
  • Ensure development and training of lab staff to optimize their talents and contributions.
  • Communicator who can share a clear vision of the future and build excitement.
  • Understands needs of customers, able to manage Return on Investment (ROI), and meet financial targets.
  • Ability to motivate people to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to plan and oversee projects from start to finish and have the associated managerial skills.
  • Ability to cultivate multiple stakeholders (government, utilities, industry, universities).
  • Technical expert with credibility in the field.
  • Strategic acumen, to implement flexible and adaptable strategies to achieve organizational goals by understanding the organization's capabilities and external market conditions, the regulatory environment and technological advancements. Supports the design of short and long-term strategies/programs that are scalable and efficient.
  • Ability to maintain a work environment and develop staff to act with a focus on assigned tasks, is adaptable and overcomes resistance to change. Proven track record in recruiting and building a team and creating a performance culture.
  • Valid NY State driver's license, which must be maintained throughout employment.Education and Certifications:
  • Masters in Engineering, Electric Engineering preferred.
  • 10 years' of applicable experience
  • Body of published research related to integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER).
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain research grants.
  • Professional leadership experience in two or more domains (academic, utility, regulatory, industry vendor). 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.