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NextEra Energy Director, Transmission Development (West) in San Francisco, California

Director, Transmission Development (West)

Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location(s): San Francisco, CA, US, 94108Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

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

The expansion of the transmission system will pave the way for a carbon-free future that allows renewables to be implemented in resource optimal locations and transported to load centers. In order to achieve this goal, significant amounts of new transmission infrastructure will need to be built. NextEra Energy Transmission (NEET) is the leading competitive transmission developer in the US and Canada to develop transmission solutions that enable this future.

The NEET Director, Development is responsible for business development functions of the transmission development team in the West Region. In this role you will lead key aspects of originating transmission projects including but is not limited to financial feasibility analysis, engineering/design, project legal review, and financial negotiations.

Overall Responsibilities:

• Coordinate with other internal groups to ensure all aspects of project development are reviewed and completed in a timely and thorough manner.

• Structure and execute contractual arrangements necessary to support project development, including negotiating agreements with consultants and subcontractors.

• Lead the coordination with internal and external specialists and Subject Matter Experts regarding regulatory, legal accounting, valuation, planning etc.

• Organize and manage material to support project timelines and key milestones. Communicate timelines and risks with project team and management.

• Ensure compliance with applicable technical and regulatory requirements.

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

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

• Leads and coordinates key functions such as financial feasibility analyses, planning design, project legal review, and financial negotiations

• Coordinates due diligence activities with other internal groups to ensure proper analysis and structuring of transaction or new development

• Acts as liaison between internal and external specialists regarding regulatory due diligence, legal, accounting, valuation, planning etc.

• Develops contractual arrangements for project development

• Negotiates agreements with consultants and subcontractors

• Ensures compliance with applicable technical and regulatory requirements

• Prepares presentations to be provided to Senior and Executive Management as well as external counterparties

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

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Location: Remote. California (San Francisco area) / Florida (Juno Beach area) preferred.

Travel Expectations: <25%

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

The base pay for this position is $172,000.00 to $258,000.00 per year. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Business Development

Organization: NextEra Energy Transmission, 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.

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