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Ameren General Executive Renewable Energy in St. Louis, Missouri

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About The Position

The General Executive Renewable Energy is responsible for the development of renewable generation projects to comply with the Missouri Renewable Energy Standard, reliable and affordable transition of Ameren Missouri's generation portfolio and development of customer renewable energy solutions. Responsibilities will include business development, commercial structuring and negotiations, interface with regulatory, legal and customer groups to design renewable energy solutions and tariffs. Complete project and customer value analysis for various renewable generation options that will provide diversification of the Ameren Missouri generation fleet and value to Ameren Missouri customers. A key responsibility will be developing business partnerships in advanced technologies to achieve customer sustainability targets, enhance productivity and build distinctive customer loyalty.

Primary responsibility include:

  • Primary responsibility is to support activities for the establishment and execution of the long-term strategic goals related to renewable and alternative energy initiatives for Ameren Missouri.

  • Manage wind and/or solar project activities, including the negotiation of definitive agreements: build transfer agreements, power supply agreements, engineering procurement and construction agreements, and operations and maintenance agreements.

  • Lead negotiations and project oversight for solar and wind asset purchases.

  • Complete request for proposals evaluations, market assessments, project evaluations, and fatal flaw identification.

  • Oversee and assist in the development of wind and solar project scopes of work.

  • Assist in project budgeting and design.

  • Lead and assist local, state and federal regulatory filings teams for wind and solar projects, specifically lead Missouri Public Service Commission certificate of convenience and necessity permits.

  • Supporting internal business case justifications, economic evaluation and regulatory filings with the Missouri Public Service Commission.

  • Lead or evaluate MISO generation interconnection activities.

  • Lead/Support self development activities in early, mid and late stages of a project.

  • This support may come in the form of project development through identifying and evaluating real estate for renewable development, communicating plans to local county and city authorities, performing diligence on potential properties for purchase or lease and coordinating utility-scale renewable projects through independent system operators and regional transmission organization

Secondary responsibilities include:

  • Participate in strategic business planning, developing strategic positioning plan for Ameren Missouri renewables

  • Develop and produce internal and external communications and presentation.

  • Coordinate pre-qualification efforts with targeted business partners.

  • Coordinate internal alignment with various teams across Ameren including Renewable Business Development, Customer Operations, Engineering, Project Management, Communications, Regulatory, Transmission, Distribution, Legal, Environmental, Tax, Credit, and Real Estate to execute Ameren Missouri's strategy.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential partners including but not limited to design professional, equipment manufacturers, engineering firms, construction firms, renewable energy development companies.

  • Represent Ameren by speaking at local and national industry events concerning Technology & Renewable energy issues in general and Ameren plans specifically.

  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and work in partnership with Ameren Operations personnel to deliver applied engineering solutions, supporting the emerging needs of the business and industrial customers.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required preferably in engineering, finance and/or business development. Certifications from recognized industry organizations (i.e. planning, renewable development, project management professional, real estate, etc.) preferred. Eight (8) or more years of professional energy experience dealing with wind and solar project contracting and development.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

Excellent working knowledge of utility industry, MISO, real estate development, power project engineering, Ameren policies, procedures and regulatory matters. Must be capable of leading prospect development through complex negotiations, construction and operating stages for handoff to operating and project management segments. Must have proven trust among state and local authorities in leading renewable development projects on behalf of Ameren Missouri and mobilizing appropriate Ameren resources and following policies resulting in new renewable energy asset growth. Proven business management skills including budget preparation, project management, strategy development and time management skills. Excellent project management skills required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Proven ability to build and lead effective teams. Basic understanding of regulatory functions required.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.

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