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AES Senior Manager, Wind M&A in Utah

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The Senior Manager of M&A role within the Mergers & Acquisitions group of the business development team is responsible for leadership throughout the full life cycle of originating, assessing, structuring and bidding on target projects and portfolios, as well as negotiating contractual terms, managing a due diligence team, and seeking approvals. The role will be focused on wind growth and may eventually include leading several M&A team members of various seniority to implement (and refine) AES Clean Energy’s playbook of best practices in support of our growth plans. The candidate will work diplomatically, and with a results focused approach, internally with developers, engineering/construction, legal, finance and other teams to identify ideal acquisition targets and push project review forward. This particular M&A transaction lead role will specifically focus on strategic wind origination and transactions. They will also bring industry relationships and knowledge that help bring new inorganic growth opportunities.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities

  • Identify and prioritize acquisition targets that fit with AES strategy and formulate acquisition justification consistent with regional development strategies.

  • Assemble and lead multi-disciplinary due diligence teams effectively, including people with other priorities and roles.

  • Organize and host diligence kick-off and periodic meetings with specialist support functions.

  • Lead and train hard-working associates and managers within team.

  • Define messaging around acquisition processes and host socialization and approval meetings.

  • Stay closely connected to the wind development market.

  • Use external network and outreach to create new growth opportunities across our business lines of utility scale wind, solar, and batteries.

Position Requirements

  • 10+ years of U.S. renewables experience including development, finance, or M&A, much of which doing wind transactions.

  • Strong presentation, written, and speaking skills.

  • Proven experience handling complex, multi-disciplinary processes.

  • Experience running direct reports within high-performer teams.

  • Detailed understanding of financial models and structures.

  • Willing to travel and work outside of normal business hours. Anticipated travel is 30% of the time with certain months significantly higher or lower.

  • Highly organized; attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

  • Comfortable managing multiple priorities in a fast paced environment

  • MBA or related degree preferred.

  • Experience transacting wind projects preferred.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $145,000 and $187,000/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to accelerate the future of energy.

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