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Solar Asset Management Associate

EDP Renewables

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted May 6, 2021.

The Asset Management Solar Associate will support the commercial oversight for operating assets in the assigned region and ensure all commercial and governmental obligations are met.

You will plan and track asset budgets and oversee performance.

Additional responsibilities will include supporting the management of commercial relationship with OEMs and O&M service providers and ensuring that the operations strategy and management framework developed by the Asset Management team is implemented consistently across assigned projects. 
Support the management of project profit & loss (P&L) activities for assigned assets Support the development of project-level annual budgets and creation of longer-term business plans in collaboration with other Asset Operations groups Performs budget analyses (such as variance report and reforecast) for the assigned assets.

Update operational financial estimates on an on-going basis in collaboration with Operations and Finance Facilitate Service Agreements and contracts by working with Procurement and Legal Interface with Operations, Performance Management, turbine original equipment manufacturers, and service providers on routine operational issues and on initiatives in an effort to increase operational and financial performance and reduce risk exposure  Coordinate and support resolution of significant agreement issues that stem from the operation of the project (e.g., equipment warranties, O&M disputes and performance metrics, landowner agreements, PPAs, interconnection agreements, and others)  Lead and participate in cross functional teams to resolve material issues affecting operational projects; track execution of solutions Perform ad-hoc analyses of the historical and forward-looking performance of the asset.

Support Performance Management in creation of business cases to management Track and manage obligations and activities to ensure commercial and governmental obligations are met by tracking key milestones within the major agreements (e.g., equipment supply, O&M, PPA, tax equity, landowner, and interconnection)  Work with other asset management staff and accounting personnel to ensure reporting obligations are met in a timely manner Track and manage obligations and activities related to bringing new projects from construction into operations, including PPA, LGIA, ISO and other requirements) Meet reporting obligations to financing entities by providing necessary commentary and reports as required under the company’s financing obligations.

Interface with Portfolio Management on matters impacting the performance of the assigned assets Create and develop market knowledge Communicate with various market balancing authorities as needed Notify relevant staff and help to resolve issues when milestones are delinquent, or a trigger event has occurred Collaborate with other staff to ensure that proper asset management processes and tasks are in place in order to improve overall facility performance and limit risk exposure Additional duties as required
Direct reports: None

Travel: None
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, or a related field; MBA strongly preferred 2 – 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in the solar sector Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products preferred.

Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred
Behavioral requirements:
Strong written and verbal communication along with presentation skills Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail Strong quantitative and analytical skills including use of PC software such as Excel to perform analyses Demonstrate ability to work in cross-functional, multi-departmental teams Self-motivated and able to work effectively with minimal direction in both structured and unstructured work environments Ability to maintain and enhance customer relationships Ability to lead and support complex negotiations Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment Ability to foster and help create a collaborative working environment
Physical demands & working conditions:
Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary
Qualifications
Education

Required

Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field.

Experience

Required

2-5 years: 2 – 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in the solar sector

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor 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.

41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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