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NextEra Energy Project Director Development in San Francisco, California

Project Director Development

Date: Sep 22, 2021

Primary Location: San Francisco, CA, US, 94108

Company: NextEra Energy

is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

Position Specific Description

At NextEra Energy, our employees are committed to providing clean and low-cost energy, and we are optimistic for America’s energy future. In this role you will report to the Vice President, Origination and Development and be primarily responsible for identifying market opportunities and generating new business, including early stage development, for wind, solar, and energy storage utility-scale projects in the Western United States. Experience in development, permitting, and/or transmission in CAISO and/or WECC is preferred.

You will collaborate with teams of subject matter experts in a matrix organization to create single and multi-technology offerings. You will prepare proposal documents for submittal of project bids into Requests for Proposals and other direct opportunities for power purchase agreements. You will work with existing customers and also be responsible for expanding our customer base. You will work with our legal, finance, and technical experts to support execution of power purchase agreements. You will also support due diligence activities for acquisition of third party projects.

The travel for this role will fluctuate. When it becomes safe to do so, you can expect to travel to projects sites, customer meetings, and corporate headquarters in Juno Beach, FL. To do this job well, you must be a team player who enjoys a fast-paced environment, can balance priorities, and communicate effectively with the NextEra project development team, numerous internal subject matter experts, governmental entities, external consultants, and customers, to successfully navigate the processes necessary to complete the sales cycle. We truly have the best team in the business and don’t intend for that to change any time soon. Apply today to be a part of it and make a difference!

Strong preference for position to be based in San Francisco. MBA is preferred.

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: 8+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Business Administration

  • Master's - Business Administration

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Business Development

Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt

Location: San Francisco, California

Other Work Locations: California

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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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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