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Senior Project Manager - CHP Developer

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Date: Jan 13, 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

In this role you will report to the Executive Director of Distributed Generation (DG) Development and be responsible for late-stage greenfield development across the country with a focus on Combined Heat and Power (CHP) development but also other technologies as well (gas generators and solar/storage).  Although reporting to the Director of DG Development, you will work closely with the Regional Project Director that has broader accountability for all projects within their region.

 

This role has three primary responsibilities:

 

  1. lead and/or support negotiation of definitive project agreements (ie Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), land leases, crossing agreements, PILOT agreements etc…)
  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, commercial legal, real estate legal, tax, accounting, and origination.

 

Travel for this role will fluctuate, while a Senior Project Manager is expected to travel ~40% of the time, actual travel is dependent on the requirements of the department and project need.  Practical experience in CHP, solar project development, including real estate acquisition, land and title matters, permitting, interconnection, community outreach, and PPA negotiations 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 in our Juno Beach, FL office. 

Job Overview

Employees in this role develop and execute plans for new and 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 result
  • Leads and coordinates key functions such as financial feasibility analyses, engineering/design, project legal review, permitting activities and financial negotiations
  • Responsible for managing multiple and complex projects 
  • 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
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad/GED
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience:  5+ years    

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Business Development
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

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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