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NextEra Energy Project Manager Development in San Francisco, California

Project Manager Development

Date:Aug 15, 2019

Primary Location:San Francisco, CA, US, 94108

Company:NextEra Energy Requisition ID: 35253

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

Position Specific Description In this role you will report to the Distributed Generation Land (DG) Development Project Director and be primarily responsible for early-stage greenfield land origination and acquisition in the Midwest. You will work directly with the origination team to identify and secure optimal greenfield sites in order to cultivate a pipeline of viable, competitive solar sites in support of the DG business unit strategy. Additionally, you will interface consistently with the environmental team on site due diligence, the real estate legal team on site acquisition document preparation and negotiation, the engineering team on preliminary DG system design and other necessary technical evaluations, the interconnection team on interconnection viability analysis, application submittal, and queue management, and the regulatory team for market monitoring and shaping. You will also work with the development team to drive the progress of the new, existing, and acquired sites through the transition to late-stage development. Travel for this role will fluctuate, and you can expect to travel 40% of the time. Practical experience dealing with solar project development, including real estate acquisition, land and title matters, permitting, interconnection, and community outreach in the Midwest market is essential in this role, along with technical acumen in GIS. To do this job well, you must be a team player that can balance priorities and communicate effectively with the DG team, numerous internal subject matter experts, external consultants, and customers to successfully navigate the processes necessary to acquire optimal DG solar sites.

Main attributes:

  • Identify prospective projects with suitable solar resource, electric transmission access, and site characteristics

  • Obtain land surface rights to design, permit, construct, operate, and maintain solar projects

  • Establish and manage relationships with landowners and other stakeholders in support of project development

  • Participate and initiation of interconnection process for solar projects

  • Provide reports to management by producing regular and frequent pipeline updates, project status updates, and other reporting documents

  • Communicate information continuously and effectively to cross-functional team

  • Work with internal resources, such as the Environmental Services, Real Estate Legal, Engineering & Construction, Interconnection, and Regulatory teams

  • Support the financial analysis and modeling of the project

  • Research both land and energy market along with competition on an ongoing basis

Job Overview

Employees in this role assist in the development and execution of plans for new and enhanced generation projects. This job coordinates allocation of resources, schedules, and technical adequacy, ensuring the project or transaction is completed in the most cost effective and competitive manner. This position participates in all aspects of the business deal and ensures the project is completed on time and within budgetary constraints. Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads and facilitates the day to day transaction process to ensure timely completion as well as a cost effective and competitive result
  • Coordinates key functions such as financial feasibility analyses, engineering/design, project legal review, permitting activities and financial negotiations
  • Supports 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
  • Assists in the construction of contractual arrangements for project development
  • Participates in negotiating 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
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 3+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

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: No

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