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Project Director Development - Origination (FL)

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Date: Feb 23, 2023

Location(s): North Palm Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.


Position Specific Description

NextEra is driving the clean energy revolution through its industry-leading solar software platform and financing program. Every day, NextEra supports hundreds of solar companies across the US, ensuring they have the tools to be successful and accelerate consumer adoption of clean energy. We are looking for teammates passionate about driving the clean energy revolution and delivering strong value to our customers.


As an Originator within Business Development, you will be at the forefront of this vision by leading the company’s customer origination and development activities. You will be tasked with supporting the launch of new products and offerings including expansion into new business verticals, tracking and analyzing the performance of new and existing market entries, and developing processes and documentation to support product strategy and delivery.  This is an interdisciplinary role which requires working with account managers, solutions engineers, operations, and product, along with business development leaders, to support the implementation of our strategy.  The position will enjoy extensive opportunity to support the company’s growth in delivering renewable energy solutions to its customers across the country


This is a customer-facing role, which requires travel and excellent interpersonal skills.  Experience interacting with client leadership is a must.  You also will manage the internal activities required to respond to bilateral opportunities and formal RFP processes, and ensure we optimize solutions to provide maximum value to our customers.  The position requires an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, constantly collaborating with cross-functional teams to meet customer driven deadlines. As part of a growing company, you will also be involved in projects outside of origination. This role will require a strong understanding of solar, storage, and energy efficiency applications as well as key market drivers, and applying this knowledge to identifying and targeting new growth opportunities.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with origination and business development within the residential and commercial solar and storage industry
  • Self-motivation and a strong work ethic
  • Outstanding communication skills and attention to detail
  • Strong conceptual skills and customer engagement experience to effectively and quantitatively evaluate various development options in the context of metrics and projections related to customers, growth, revenue, competitive positioning and internal solution capabilities
  • Willingness to travel

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:  7+ 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.


NextEra Energy and 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, 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.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami