Avangrid Business Developer - Ld/Sr in Austin, Texas
Business Developer - Ld/Sr
Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Austin, TX, US
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)
Business Developer will develop utility-scale wind and solar power projects in Texas and Oklahoma for the purpose of achieving commercially operating renewable power stations in the ERCOT and SPP South electricity markets.
Obtain, support and/or manage site development of wind and solar projects: including leasing or optioning land for lease or purchase property, getting easements, and curing title defects.
Obtain land use entitlements, tax incentives, and other local/state/federal permits necessary for construction.
Engage with project area communities and develop working relationships.
Be a key point of contact for project stakeholders, including landowners and local/state officials.
Develop project budgets and schedules, write reports, and give presentations as required and directed.
Lead and coordinate a multi-disciplinary project team.
Support project acquisition and or divestitures, including conducting due diligence.
Assist with developing strategy and business opportunities in the region.
Enjoy meeting and conversing with a diverse set of people in any environment and in particular rural settings.
Comfortable meeting and calling complete strangers and develop a professional rapport with project stakeholders.
Comfortable and even enjoy negotiating in person.
Excited by challenges and the patience to implement a strategy over months or multiple years.
Unphased by changing schedules, tasks, and priorities.
Like to learn new concepts and educate one-self on diverse subjects.
Listen well and can persuasively advocate a position orally in individual and group situations.
Demonstrate performance in creating and leading initiatives and building consensus at all levels.
Proficiency in Windows based business software applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Proficiency in ArcGIS and Google Earth or similar geographic mapping software.
Written work is clear, concise, and compelling.
Skills and Requirements
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrate an understanding of ERCOT/U.S. electricity markets.
Willingness to travel up to 50% or more as required within the region, and to corporate headquarters in Oregon.
Demonstrate experience in contract review/negotiation, land-related development, project management, and problem/conflict resolution.
Based in Texas. Able to work in U.S., native (or ability to communicate as such) English speaker, valid U.S. driver’s license.
Experience in renewable energy project development or equivalent in the electricity sector.
Experience of developing renewable energy projects in ERCOT.
Experience in developing a project/real estate or project management.
Knowledge or understanding of agricultural and energy land use practices.
Familiarity with title and survey requirements for land leasing or purchasing.
Military or public service experience.
Be a role model
Collaborate and Share
Develop Self & Others
Empower to grow
Focus to achieve results
Our Selection Process
Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country
Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables
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