Director, Renewable Energy + Offshore Wind

Organization: Karp Strategies, LLC
Website: https://www.karpstrategies.com

Posted: March 1, 2021 | Closing: March 31, 2021


Job Description

Karp Strategies is an urban planning strategy consulting firm that builds stronger communities and thriving cities. We partner with our cross-sector clients to identify their unique needs and provide tailored solutions. We take analysis to action to allow our clients to make better decisions – and ultimately, to build stronger communities, economies, and cities. We deeply value our holistic analytic methods, and maintain strong core values around equity, access, and community engagement when working on planning and development projects. We work on projects around the country, with projects currently underway or starting across the NYC region, and New England. Our team works at the sweet spot where data, people, and place intersect: we strive to understand what drives change in places, and how people, businesses, and institutions exist and can thrive within that change. We value and celebrate diversity and inclusion in our team, and we share a commitment to social, racial, and economic justice. Karp Strategies celebrated five years in June 2020, and we’ve grown tremendously since inception from a one person to a team of 15. Due to COVID-19, we are working remotely with the hopes of returning to our offices in Manhattan’s Financial District by the end of 2021. This position is anticipated to be remote in the NYC area, with access to tools to ensure great remote work, and could change to in-office in 2021 if safety and health circumstances change. There may be a need for in-person visits or on-the-ground outreach/engagement to facilitate project work, which will follow safety and social distancing protocols. With current projects ranging from economic and community development planning initiatives to stakeholder analysis and engagement, from infrastructure feasibility and resiliency studies to real estate advisory, Karp Strategies is working with many of the industry’s most dynamic partner firms and clients on pressing, timely challenges facing the country, region, and our city. Karp Strategies is active in the field: our team members are involved with APA-NY’s Urban Design and Diversity Committees, WRISE, ABNY, IEDC, NYBC, CoreNet, OHNY, RPA, Coro, ULI….let’s just say we are plugged into the action and keep our finger on the pulse. As our company kicks off additional projects, we seek to meet thinkers and doers interested in joining us who care as much about urban change and neighborhoods as we do.

Karp Strategies is actively interviewing for a FT Director to join our leadership team and grow our offshore wind and renewable energy practice area. This Director will bring experience in climate change and renewable energy, and share our commitment to equity and building stronger communities and economies. Directors also have expertise overseeing projects and project teams, managing external client engagements including contracts and subcontractors, leading business development efforts and are comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders. We are looking for a Director to join our team as an immediate hire. This position is contingent on Karp Strategies being awarded a new project, which we anticipate in the coming weeks. Directors are key members of our team who both manage and coach team members and work closely with the Karp Strategies leadership team and other companies that we may partner with.

Necessary Skills for Success: • Manage the firm’s renewable energy practice and oversee key project(s) in this area. Lead business development initiatives, identify and pursue opportunities, develop and support cross-sector partnership development efforts, including managing and nurturing strategic relationships, proposal research/writing, research on partner firms, conduct site visits, internal operations or special projects, and being an active presence in industry associations, as needed. • Manage staff members, directly and indirectly, including developing career development plans, working with executive and senior leadership team to maintain and build team culture, and invest in overall company growth. • Oversee projects to success on behalf of our clients, maintaining project schedules and budgets while ensuring that our team has the time and resources it needs to do a great job. Coordinate multiple moving pieces among team members to ensure high-quality deliverables. Provide oversight for and create project budgets and work plans while engaging and managing relationships with external clients and subcontractors. • Project manage the heck out of whatever you are working on, utilizing schedules, project plans, project staffing, shared file systems, and communication apps. Lead communications with clients, partner firms, and internally at Karp Strategies. • Plan and execute (sometimes remote) stakeholder engagement strategy, including interagency (government), community (local/businesses), or other, to support development of long-term planning efforts. Work with our team to bring the magic into conference rooms and bodegas alike to advance city-changing initiatives. • Lead community economic development initiatives. Maintain ease with working with all stakeholders, including community leaders, residents, and businesses. Lead research, policy analysis, and program development in inclusive economic development on behalf of our clients. Oversee team work in these areas. • Oversee and create design infographics, data visualizations, and graphic representations of policy, process, engineering, and analytical findings to support client projects, business development efforts, and other initiatives with Adobe Suite programs. Ranging from things as simple as agendas to as big as decks going to a client’s investors, execute on translating technical information into layperson formats either independently or on a team. • Oversee and analyze data (both quantitative and qualitative), ranging from economic, market, real estate, and all the things the numbers miss that we gain from local stakeholders via interviews, focus groups, and hands-on activities. Determine what changes are taking place; triangulate; integrate with engineering team findings as needed. Utilize deep research skills and oversee team members to support this work. • Directly participate in projects as needed, including perform data analysis, conduct research, develop engagement strategies, and execute general project needs. • Strong writing experience is a must given the range of projects and client types. • Work in a start-up environment with a close-knit team and our project partners on misc. tasks, big or small, as they arise. • Bring your whole self, creative ideas, and secret sauce…we are a team that values each member’s uniqueness and ability to represent new ideas, different parts of the city, and strategic thinking to propel us forward as we grow. • Manage and strengthen relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including corporate leaders, government officials, and more. • Experience and interest in working with traditionally underserved populations is preferred. • Multilingual written and oral skills (particularly Spanish) are strongly preferred for this position and highly regarded as part of our work with diverse communities across the country. • A deep curiosity about planning issues and an interest in incorporating an equity lens to our work is required.

 

Likely Content Areas (Project Dependent): • Clean and Renewable Energy • Offshore wind • Stakeholder engagement • Community benefits agreements • Economic and community revitalization • Real estate analysis and advisory • Zoning analysis • Port/waterfront industry • Urban policy analysis and development • Workforce development • Small businesses/industrial/manufacturing districts and access Company Benefits We prioritize health and wellness at Karp Strategies. As a full-time employee of Karp Strategies, you will have access to our Company benefits, including paid time off (vacation and sick/safe leave), healthcare (medical, vision, dental), membership to One Medical, 401k retirement plan match, professional development opportunities, remote wellness programs, commuter benefits, and more. We offer competitive salaries with a bonus structure for mid and senior level positions. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Details: If this piques your interest, we’d love to hear from you. Interviews will be conducted immediately on a rolling basis. Karp Strategies will contact you if you are being considered for a position. As PDF attachments, please send a professional resume, letter of interest, work samples (writing AND data/design), and three references (name, email, phone number) to jobs@karpstrategies.com. Only complete application packages will be considered. If you possess language skills beyond English, please share a demonstration of your capabilities. We encourage all who are interested to apply. This job description is for an at-will position which is exempt under the FLSA. Karp Strategies provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment regardless of their age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence status, sex offense of stalking victim status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.


How to Apply

If this piques your interest, we’d love to hear from you. Interviews will be conducted immediately on a rolling basis. Karp Strategies will contact you if you are being considered for a position. As PDF attachments, please send a professional resume, letter of interest, work samples (writing AND data/design), and three references (name, email, phone number) to jobs@karpstrategies.com. Only complete application packages will be considered. If you possess language skills beyond English, please share a demonstration of your capabilities. We encourage all who are interested to apply.



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