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Director Origination
$180,000 to $230,000
Solar
US
California, USA
Hybrid

About the Company

We provide renewable power at stable rates and deliver cutting-edge energy programs to residents and businesses across North America. The team is passionate about environmental stewardship and community service.

 

About The Team

The Power team builds a portfolio of clean resources to meet customer needs and grid reliability. They focus on ambitious renewable energy and greenhouse gas (GHG)-free goals. They negotiate and manage power purchase agreements, energy storage agreements, and feed-in tariff programs. Their work allows reinvestment in renewable energy projects within the service area, creating green-collar jobs.

 

The Role

As the Director of Power Origination, you will be a leader in sourcing, negotiating, and structuring complex contracts. You will manage a team within Power Resources, delivering value for the portfolio. You will be responsible for a wide range of energy procurement activities, including GHG-free energy, asset controlling supply, and renewable energy.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage complex energy contracts, resolve issues, monitor performance, validate invoices, and renewable energy credits.
  • Negotiate complex, structured, and long-term energy and resource contracts.
  • Ensure transactions meet policy objectives, compliance, and legal requirements, producing best value for ratepayers.
  • Monitor market participation in the regional grid operator.
  • Partner with the VP of Power to develop and execute procurement strategies, meeting agency targets.
  • Oversee energy product valuation, accounting for market innovation and changing technologies.
  • Lead administration of Request for Offers (RFOs), open season procurement, communication with counterparties, contract development, performance tracking, and public/Board informational materials.
  • Coordinate administration of feed-in tariff programs and develop strategies to accelerate local renewable generation.
  • Evaluate and acquire generation assets (with external consultants).

 

Essential Duties - Power Supply Contracts

  • Lead negotiations for new energy contracts, master agreements, and confirmations, ensuring beneficial terms for the company.
  • Manage and mentor power procurement managers, tracking the contract lifecycle and enforcing contractual terms.
  • Partner with the VP to develop innovative ways to build the power resource portfolio.
  • Develop materials for Board review of potential supplier agreements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulatory/legislative trends and market conditions.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Manage invoice processing and validation, ensuring accurate charges and credits.
  • Prepare materials for policy discussions related to procurement and resource planning.
  • Oversee or lead RFOs, open season processes, and unsolicited offer assessments.
  • Oversee offer evaluation based on open positions and long/short-term procurement strategy.
  • Lead or support the annual Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
  • Prepare and present information for assessing and identifying market opportunities.
  • Lead and recommend strategies for contracting capacity to meet resource adequacy requirements.
  • Assist in managing renewable energy certificate accounts.
  • Understand the impact of agency-wide programs on procurement.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in energy procurement and contract negotiation, PPAs
  • Experience working with CAISO
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects and multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Commercial awareness and sound judgment.
  • 20% Travel
  • 1-2 Days per week in the California office.

 

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive compensation package with generous benefits, including health insurance, parental leave, dependent care subsidies, student loan repayment, and an employee wellness program

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