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NextEra Energy Project Director Development in Juno Beach, Florida

Project Director Development

Date: May 29, 2024

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 80095

is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.

Position Specific Description

Corporate Development is responsible for engaging with investment banks and counterparties during the deal process in order to negotiate terms and structure deal financing for the merger or acquisition. The team also works on corporate strategy presentations for executive leadership in conjunction with the subject matter experts around the company.

The Project Director Development position directly supports management in acquiring, structuring, negotiating, and executing the several billion dollars of acquisitions and financing activity each year at NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP). The Project Director Development will be highly involved in analyzing renewable portfolios and conducting in-depth financial analysis on individual transactions as well as NEP’s broader financing plan to optimize its forecast and impacts to both NEE and NEP shareholders. Role will interact directly with global banking institutions, private equity investors, and legal counsel. As a member of a small, elite team at NextEra Energy, position will participate in both financing and M&A transactions, garnering visibility from senior management and first-hand experience in managing a $15 B public company.This role is responsible for working cross-functionally with other Energy Resources business units, including Development, Business Management, Project Valuation, and Treasury.

Position Specific Functions:

• Valuation work on renewable assets and corporate transactions

• Quantitative analysis and development of detailed financial models in Microsoft Excel

• Transactional structuring and technical support throughout deal negotiation processes

• Lead transactional due diligence processes

• Support daily operations of the finance team

• Prepare internal and external presentations in a clear and structured manner

• Creation and review of financial models for potential transactions

• Mentor junior analysts on financial modeling

• Analyze the financial structure and determine the earnings impact of mergers/acquisitions

• Propose strategies to maximize the financial performance of the company

• Work with Treasury, Regulatory, and Accounting on analyzing various financing plans

• Identify and analyze the impact on the financial structure, profitability, financial integrity and competitive position of potential transactions the company is pursing

• Work closely with business units to support them in developing their business strategies, including preparation for the annual strategy review with the executive team

• Critically analyzes impacts of strategic decisions, and provides input and recommendations based on assessments

• Participates in the evaluation of potential renewable development projects for the Monthly Operating Committee, the Risk Committee, and Energy Resources CEO Vetting

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ability to work on matrixed team in a fast paced environment

• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities

• Strong analytical skills – including advanced expertise in Excel

• Strong communication skills – interpersonal as well as the ability to create presentations

• Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting or technical field highly preferred

• MBA, CPA, or relevant graduate degree highly desirable

• Thrive in a very high-paced environment

• Strong work ethic and team-oriented attitude

Job Overview

Employees in this role develop and execute plans for new or enhanced generation projects. This job is responsible for resource allocation, schedules, cost and technical adequacy, ensuring the project or transaction is completed in the most cost effective and competitive manner. This position manages all aspects of the business deal and ensures the project is completed on time and within budgetary constraints.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages all aspects of the day to day transaction process to ensure timely completion as well as a cost effective and competitive results

  • Leads and coordinates key functions such as financial feasibility analyses, engineering/design, project legal review, permitting activities and financial negotiations

  • Coordinates due diligence activities with other internal groups to ensure proper analysis and structuring of assigned projects

  • Acts as liaison between internal and external specialists regarding procurement, contracting, permitting and interconnection

  • Constructs contractual arrangements for project development

  • Negotiates agreements with consultants and subcontractors

  • Ensures compliance with applicable technical and regulatory requirements

  • Fosters external relationships with customers, third parties and members of the community

  • Identifies opportunities and negotiates power sales contracts

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad /GED

  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience

  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Business Development

Organization: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

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 and 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.

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