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NextEra Energy Director, Development - New York in Clifton Park, New York

Director, Development - New York

Date: May 23, 2023

Location(s): Clifton Park, NY, US, 12065

Company: NextEra Energy

(NEET) is the leading competitive transmission company in North America. We develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain transmission assets across the continent. We operate through our regional subsidiaries to integrate renewable energy and strengthen the electric grid. Is creating a sustainable future important to you? Join our world-class team today

Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy Transmission New York (NEETNY) develops, operates and owns transmission assets in New York.

The Director, Development position will conceive new transmission opportunities and assess strategic initiatives to build or own transmission to enable the reliable delivery of renewable energy in New York and beyond. The successful candidate will have experience with utility capital projects, some project management experience, and awareness of transmission planning terms and studies. Position will require extensive engagement with external and internal stakeholders. Desired soft skills include creative thinking, communication skills, organizational skills, and will be a self-starter.

This position will be based out of NEETNY's offices in Clifton Park, NY. Individuals are required to go into the office at least 50% of the week.

Job Overview

Employees in this role are responsible for leading and coordinating key functions of a project such as financial feasibility analysis, engineering/design, project legal review and financial negotiations. The position plays a key role in building strategic relationships and executing major contracts necessary to support the Company’s generating business growth initiatives. This role reviews and oversees the development of key project agreements. This role is responsible for all aspects of the business deal and will be involved in the closure of multiple projects.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Translates company financial, commercial, risk management, technical and operating goals into effective contracting strategies and objectives

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal stakeholders and external strategic partners

  • Assembles and leads internal cross functional, multi-disciplined teams through the solicitation and negotiation processes

  • Provides overall leadership and drive key decisions during negotiations

  • Delivers on contracting objectives and proforma requirements

  • Delivers contracts that position the internal project execution team for maximum success

  • Manages the contracting budget and schedule for assigned projects

  • Provides periodic updates to and interact with senior management

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad/GED

  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience

  • Experience: 10+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Business Administration

  • Master's - Business Administration

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Business Development

Organization: NextEra Transmission, LLC

Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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