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Business Developer - Ld/Sr

Company:  AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Location: 

MN, US

Company

Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com

 

 

Purpose

 

Business Developer will develop utility-scale solar power/energy storage projects in the Midwest part of the U.S. (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska) for the purpose of achieving commercially operating renewable power stations in the following electricity markets: MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator) North/Central and SPP (Southwest Power Pool) North.

Responsibilities

 

•    Support and/or manage site development of solar energy/energy storage projects, including establishment of site control through lease or purchase options, county/state permitting of project sites, and management of community relations.
•    Support project acquisition efforts including due diligence on potential acquisitions and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements.
•    Be a key point of contact for project stakeholders, including landowners and local/state officials. 
•    Adhere to effective internal controls, including providing project development budgets, schedules, and other reports/presentations as required by senior management.
•    Lead a project team coordinating a multi-discipline group of internal stakeholders.
•    Assist with developing strategy and business opportunities in the region.

Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
  • Technical Skills

Skills and Requirements

 

Key Responsibilities

•    Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or a directly related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    4+ years’ experience in wind and solar energy project development in the Midwest.
•    Willingness to travel up to 50% or more if required within the Midwest, and to corporate renewable headquarters in Oregon.
•    Proven experience in contract review/negotiation, project management, and problem/conflict resolution. 
•    Proficiency in Windows based business software applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
•    Based in the area described above and within 100 miles of an airport.

 

Preferred Qualifications 
•    Experience in renewable energy or battery storage development in the Midwest.
•    Proficiency in ArcGIS and Google Earth or similar geographic mapping software.
•    Experience in project management. 
•    Knowledge or understanding of agricultural and energy land use practices.
•    Familiarity with title and survey requirements for land leasing or purchasing.


Additional Success Factors
•    Ability to navigate and succeed in a highly matrixed reporting structure, preferably at an international company.
•    Self-starter with demonstrated performance leading initiatives and building consensus at all levels of a matrixed global organization with minimal supervision.
•    Ability to work effectively in an environment where consensus between diverse work streams is often required before projects can proceed.
•    Strong prioritization and multi-tasking skills with the ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing business environment with typically tight schedules and demanding targets. 
•    Ability to analyze project risks and proactively identify solutions with a flexible, creative, and solution-focused outlook on problem solving.
•    Effectively provides and receives information orally in individual and group situations. Written expression is clear, concise, and conveys the desired message.  
•    Willingness to expand knowledge base to incorporate new and emerging energy generation/storage technologies and applications.
•     Ability to work efficiently and seamlessly (via computer or other electronic communication means) in a broad and diverse range of surrounding environments.

Our Selection Process

 

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Mobility Information

 

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions.  This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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