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Credit Underwriter

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Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  67722 

 

NextEra Energy Marketing is one of the nation’s leading electricity and natural gas marketers. We are responsible for electricity and fuel management for all of NextEra Energy Resources’ generation fleet, which includes the largest renewable energy portfolio in North America. We also provide marketing and trading services to electric and gas utilities, municipalities, cooperatives and other load-serving entities, as well as to owners of electric generation facilities. Are you interested in customizing power and gas solutions to meet each client’s needs? Join our world-class team today!

 

Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy Resources is currently seeking an experienced Credit Underwriter to join our NEER Credit Renewables team in Juno Beach, Florida. The NEER Credit Renewables team supports various commercial teams within NextEra including the renewables development teams and the mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The credit underwriting team is responsible for providing objective and comprehensive fundamental credit assessments of North American energy market counterparts across multiple sectors including Regulated Utilities, CCAs, Municipals, Cooperatives, Commercial & Industrial (C&I), IPPs, E&P, Oil and Gas Producers, Midstream, Chemicals Producers, and Trading & Marketing Companies. These fundamental credit risk assessments are used to support the rationale for internal credit ratings and credit limit recommendations, transaction structuring as well as collateralization requirements. The Credit Underwriter is responsible for preparing the fundamental credit risk assessments of various long-term physical energy transactions involving renewables (solar, wind, batteries etc.) and including power, oil, gas and LNG.

 

Job Overview

This an exciting opportunity to join a best in class risk management team supporting one of the largest energy companies in North America. The Credit Underwriter performs fundamental credit risk assessments of counterparts across a diverse portfolio of counterparts in the renewable energy markets. She/he implements best practices for credit underwriting approaches, internal credit ratings, collateral negotiations and M&A energy transactions across multiple commodities. She/he will provide analytically derived recommendations to support counterparty credit risk limits.

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares fundamental counterparty risk assessments
  • Supports the renewable developers with credit ratings requests
  • Proposes credit, collateral and contract recommendations based on fundamental counterparty credit risk assessments
  • Proposes internal shadow credit ratings
  • Prepares slides on counterparty credit for projects to be reviewed and approved by appropriate delegation of authority
  • Monitors, report and mitigates emerging credit risks associated with counterparts in a range of industry verticals
  • Delivers clear and timely management updates and recommendations regarding emerging risks in the portfolio
  • Provides recommendations to key credit terms in legal documentation for long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s)
  • Continuously improves the robustness of risk systems, models, reports and other IT tools
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications / Experience

  • You have some knowledge of counterparty risk management applied to wholesale energy transactions (solar, wind and batteries, oil, gas, power, LNG etc.)
  • You have the ability to analyze companies operating in various sectors and assess their strengths and weaknesses
  • You have an appreciation of rating agencies credit assessment approaches and models (S&P, Moody’s & Fitch)
  • You understand Potential Future Exposure, CVaR, Expected Loss and LGD metrics
  • Working knowledge of credit provisions in long-term PPA’s and master trading agreements (ISDAs, NAESBs, EEIs, RECS, RINS)
  • You demonstrate strong financial acumen and professionalism to work in a team-oriented environment
  • You have strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business / Finance / Engineering / Mathematics / Accounting / Statistics (or other relevant degree)
  • You have previous professional experience (2+ years) with a bank, hedge fund, rating agency or commodity trade shop

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Energy Risk Professional (ERP)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Job Overview

Employees in this role perform analytical modeling to assess and minimize the company's exposure to credit risk, negotiation of transactional documents, counterparty credit risk assessment and scoring. The successful candidate develops reliable and timely risk management solutions for a complex portfolio of credit, liquidity and contingents risks. Individuals in this role identify, analyze and mitigate current and emerging risks from the applicable portfolio. In this position, employees are responsible for supporting the Manager of Credit Risk, accountable for the credit and liquidity risk management of a dynamic portfolio of counterparts engaged in the North American wholesale energy markets for NextEra Energy Resources.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


•   Delivers robust fundamental credit risk analysis assessments of counterparts in a range of industry verticals including generating shadow ratings using best-in-class credit rating models
•   Proposes sensible credit limits for transactions with counterparts
•   Manages a portfolio of counterparts including exposure analysis, annual reviews, limit management, portfolio surveillance and derisking solutions
•   Partners with the commercial teams to negotiate transaction structures as well as master agreements
•   Works with a range of insurance companies / banks to deliver credit risk mitigation options to support business development
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


•  High School Grad / GED
•  Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
•  Experience: 2+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Chartered Financial Analyst  (CFA)

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Energy Trading
Organization:  NextEra Energy Marketing, LLC 
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 recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, 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 policy for more information.

 


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