Business Developer (REN) in Portland, OR at Avangrid

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

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Publication date: 18.10.2018
REFERENCE: 5102936301

Company: Avangrid Renewables
Job Title: Business Developer
Department: Development
Location: Portland, OR OR anywhere in the Rocky Mountain Region

Business and Department
Portland Corporate Office

The Business Developer will develop renewable energy (emphasis on wind & solar) and storage related business
opportunities in the Western United States.

This position can be housed in our Portland, OR office or anywhere in the Rocky Mountain Region

Responsibilities include:
• Coordinating with multi-disciplinary teams on all development stages, including site selection, initial
assessment of economic viability, interconnection and transmission, real estate, permitting, resource assessment
and layout optimization, developing Cap-Ex and Op-Ex assumptions, financial analysis and modeling, budgeting,
support of offtake strategy and senior management investment approvals, and handover to construction and
• A primary focus will be on prospecting for new sites and/or progressing real estate for existing development
projects, including leading negotiation of real estate agreements.
• Coordinating resource assessment, interconnection, transmission and permitting processes, with support
from many groups.
• Assisting with presenting the projects for internal investment approvals.
• Identifying renewable energy and storage related business opportunities, which includes maintaining active
communication with others in the power generation business and, at times, conducting ongoing research to
determine size, nature and location of emerging markets.
• In conjunction with other departments, determine project economics and technical characteristics.
• Compile reports to management and make recommendations for course of action.
• Manage and coordinate activities within the Company and with outside consultants to ensure due diligence
are fully implemented.
• Prepare milestone schedules, budgets and staffing requirements on projects for management approval.
• Negotiate project/asset ownership terms and conditions and project-related agreements, such as site leases,

discretionary permits, interconnection and transmission arrangements, shared facilities agreements, payment in lieu
of tax agreements, development asset purchase agreements, joint development agreements, wake indemnity
agreements and other agreements. Coordinate with origination team on power purchase terms..
• Manage and coordinate regulatory permitting required for projects to include all approvals needed to achieve
project financial closing. Make application to agencies; represent Company's position in hearings and workshops;
select and manage consultants; and provide documentation for siting, land use, air and building permits.

Bachelors degree in Business or Engineering or comparable technical degree or the equivalent combination of
education and experience.
• 3 years' experience preferably in solar or wind energy development but will consider experience in other energy
fields, environmental consulting, commercial real estate acquisition/development, real estate project development,
technical assessment in renewable energies or other business analysis or related activities. (The company may
consider candidates with less experience at a lower level)
• Demonstrated problem solving, negotiating and oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Inherently persistent, determined and resilient nature.
• Moderate to substantial domestic travel required.
• Working knowledge of Windows based business software applications, including Word and Excel.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following: JD or MBA

• Prior experience in power marketing, project development, electric/natural gas supply and
transportation/distribution or the independent power business.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam (only if
applicable to job requirements), background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the
U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be
working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor
Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an
individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

This opportunity will offer
Full Time Non-Exempt