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AES Manager, Central Origination in Colorado

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Origination Manager will be responsible for offtake agreements including PPAs, VPPAs, and Build transfer Agreements. Key focus will be to originate offtake agreements in the MISO region.

Reporting to the Director of Origination and Market Development, this position will work closely with the entire origination team as well as the commercial and development teams in the AES Clean Energy business. The position will enjoy extensive opportunity to support the company’s growth in delivering renewable energy solutions to its customers across the country.

Up to 50% travel involved.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the sourcing, negotiation, and execution of long-term power sale agreements with customers in the MISO region to facilitate the development of renewable assets, energy storage, while meeting customers’ needs for sustainability and carbon free goals

  • Support the sourcing, negotiation, and execution of build-transfer agreements with customers to facilitate the development of renewable assets, energy storage, while meeting customers’ needs for sustainability and carbon free goals

  • Support Origination team’s external presence, representing the company to potential

  • offtake customers (utilities and commercial & industrial offtakers)

  • Identify customer opportunities and lead the pricing, structuring and negotiation of offtake agreements, primarily Power Purchase Agreements.

  • Oversee the RFP proposal response process.

  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams including Development, Project Finance, EPC, and Interconnection teams.

  • Prepare internal and external memos and presentations including RFP summaries

  • Keep abreast of renewable energy opportunities and national trends impacting the future of renewable development opportunities and their competitiveness as they relate to customers

  • Support the development of uniform and consistent deal processes across the business.

Qualifications

  • At least 5 – 7 years of work experience at a leading IPP, renewable developer or energy procurement group at a major utility or large corporate purchaser with significant experience structuring and negotiating renewable PPAs.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline required. MBA or another advanced degree preferred.

  • Hands-on experience leading contractual analysis and proposal submissions.

  • Strong rolodex of potential customers across a national footprint. Relationships in MISO are of particular importance.

  • Professional presence and strong communication skills.

  • Knowledge of US energy markets

  • Understanding of renewable generation technology including wind, solar, and battery storage

  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $130.000 and $170.000/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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