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Avangrid Associate Renewables Originator in Portland, Oregon

Associate Renewables Originator



Portland, OR, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.


The Renewables Associate Originator will be responsible and accountable for executing the origination strategy of the company in the USA market with a concentration in a specific region. The Associate Originator will work closely with other Origination members and the company’s senior management group, Finance and Legal teams as well as the BD team leadership to execute the company’s origination goals. The origination responsibility/territory will be determined and may evolve as new market opportunities become viable.


  • The Renewables Associate Originator will, in addition to fulfilling other related responsibilities:

  • Originate new wind, solar PV, and battery storage business development opportunities in defined area of responsibility within the USA.

  • Successfully assess new opportunities based on a thorough understanding of the North American energy business, including markets, technology, and competitors; be able to quickly identify attractive opportunities and decline unattractive ones.

  • Work closely and negotiate with commercial counterparties, government entities and other stakeholders on projects/transactions.

  • Conduct market research.

  • Support senior executives with idea generation, analysis and advice on origination and execution of new projects.

  • Support the Finance and Project Development groups.

  • Collect business and technical content from diverse functional groups within the company and incorporating such content into Business Development deliverables.

  • Identify process bottlenecks or resource constraints in connection with assigned tasks and communicating them to supervisors on a timely basis.

  • Make recommendations regarding the prioritization of origination priorities.

  • Proactively report the status of assigned business development tasks to the BD team leadership.

  • Take ownership of the company’s goal to generate energy project proposals on a high-volume basis.

  • Prepare Request-For-Proposal responses (managing and collecting content and drafting the proposals).

  • Create and send out unsolicited proposals to potential customers.

  • Work on multiple projects and transactions at any given time with multiple teams.

  • Manage, update, and supplement the company’s customer database.

  • Implement, execute, and improve the tools and documentation used to communicate and report origination opportunities and priorities and the Business Development activities that are underway in support of these initiatives.

  • In connection with the tools and documentation described above, maintain, and promote clear communication with and among the company’s Finance, Project Development, Legal and Business Development groups about the status of business origination activities and opportunities.

  • Arrange and facilitate/lead customer meetings among the Business Development team, the company’s senior management and potential customers once an origination opportunity has sufficiently ripened.

  • Effectuate a clean hand-off of project opportunities to the company’s EPC group.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

  • 1 to 3 years of Renewable Origination experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • MBA or related advanced degree preferred

  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously


  • Highly skilled in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Analytical skills for problem solving

  • Demonstrated efficiency in completing multi-disciplinary tasks

  • Detailed-oriented and able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel through the United States (30+% of the time) and work flexible hours

  • Desires to grow professionally within the company and expand scope and responsibility

  • Interest in renewable energy

  • Strong team player, thrives on interacting with people and establishing cooperative rapport with other

  • Is comfortable with exhibiting a respectful but persuasive salesperson persona, Is client-focused and solution-focused

  • Can embrace and advance culture change aimed at improved business performance

  • Has exceptional problem solving, organization and communication skills

  • Is reliable, trustworthy, and hard-working; Consistently demonstrates integrity and intellectual honesty

  • Is capable of quickly learning new subject matter / business segment areas i.e Battery Storage

  • Has demonstrated closing origination deal.

  • Has a track record of consistently exceeding professional expectations

  • Can succeed in a flexible and changing environment

  • Learns from mistakes


  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

Our Selection Process


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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