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Project Director Development at NextEra Energy

Project Director Development

NextEra Energy Clifton Park/NY Full-Time
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[ Link removed ] 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 Executive Director of Distributed Generation (DG) Development and be responsible for the late-stage greenfield development portfolio in New York (NY).  You will be the Team Leader for all greenfield development in NY, which comprises of two developers, three Engineering and Construction project managers, and three project engineers. In addition to leading the team, you will also have your own projects assigned to you to develop. This role has three primary responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship on all greenfield development projects in NY (both for your projects and for the projects of those on your team)
  2. Obtain all project level non-discretionary permits (ie Planning and Zoning, environmental, road-use, etc…),
  3. Develop presentation and present to senior Management seeking project capital approval

In this role you will interface consistently and effectively with numerous subject matter experts (SMEs), including but not limited to engineering & construction, environmental, real estate legal, tax, accounting, and origination.

Travel for this role will fluctuate, while a position is expected to travel ~40% of the time, actual travel is dependent on the requirements of the department and project need.  Practical experience in solar project development, including land and title matters, permitting, interconnection, community outreach, with specific experience in the NY market will set you up well to be effective in this role. To do this job well, you must be a team player that can balance priorities, be very well organized with deadlines, activities, and requirements and communicate effectively within the DG team, numerous internal subject matter experts, external consultants, customers, and internal management.

The position will be based remotely in NY. 



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

  • None

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Business Development
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

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.

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to [ Link removed ] , providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call

1-844-694-4748
. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

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.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our [ Link removed ] for more information.


Nearest Major Market: Albany

 

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