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Project Director Development - Data Centers

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Date: Jun 16, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

The NextEra Data Center team is a diverse group of high-performing individuals that are building the next generation of green data centers. We are seeking a Project Director with a passion for development and demonstrated excellence to support our burgeoning data center portfolio. The successful candidate for this role will support origination and development efforts to drive greenfield, M&A, and energy transformation projects across the country, as well as contribute to strategy for the Data Center team and the broader Company. Principal responsibilities for this role are the origination and development of data center opportunities, including site identification, site due diligence, and project development through to COD. This role requires advanced communication and relationship building skills to bridge the gap across the NextEra matrix organization, suppliers, customers, regulators, and other stakeholders. An entrepreneurial spirit and a fundamental drive to advance decarbonization efforts and green technology will help you stand out from the crowd.

Position Specific Functions Include:

  • Help to create a framework/checklist for effectively evaluating new data center sites
  • Support commercial negotiations and take the lead on key development provisions
  • Assist in creating an overarching site development strategy
  • Represent NextEra at local stakeholder meetings, present project information in public forum settings
  • Negotiate agreements with project landowners to secure land and cure title encumbrances
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key development partners and ensure timely completion of contractual terms
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key third party development consultants, including environmental, interconnection, regulatory, legal counsel and development engineering firms
  • Perform market research to target specific power markets and to understand timelines, risks, and mitigation strategies
  • Responsible for de-risking projects to ensure financial success
  • Accountability for and maintenance of development project schedules and budgets
  • Establish and implement site development tools, best practices, and standardized processes

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 Energy Resources, 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.


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