Microsoft Corporation Renewable Energy Asset Manager in Redmond, Washington
Microsoft is looking for a Renewable Energy Asset Manager to join the Renewable Energy Team within the Cloud Operations + Innovation Organization.
The Asset Manager will be responsible for the management of large portfolios of renewable energy contracts in support of Microsofts carbon neutral goals. Asset Managers on our high impact team have the opportunity to gain a wide range of exposure to global energy markets.
You will have experience managing wholesale renewable energy contracts, fostering strategic commercial relationships, familiarity with North American or European power markets, and demonstrate analytical skills through a proven ability to deliver results.
We run a fast-paced and dynamic work environment so you will be able to move quickly while maintaining quality work productand have some fun in the process!
In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.
Manage key commercial relationships with renewable energy suppliers in a variety of North American and Global markets
Onboard new contracts at execution into an asset management platform and develop commercial relationships with suppliers
Monitor the progress of contracted assets under construction and ensure compliance with all contractual obligations, as well as support review and interpretation of renewable energy contracts and ensure vendor compliance
Proactively identify opportunities to reduce risk and ensure that contracts deliver renewable energy in line with expectations to meet company goals
Track environmental attribute certificate delivery/retirement in accordance with contract provisions and maintain supporting documentation for audit
Ensure compliance with relevant local regulatory requirements
Stay informed and communicate market, policy and regulatory changes that could impact contract performance
Track asset P&L and provide input for asset performance reporting to management
Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate information is shared on a timely basis with legal, tax, accounting, and finance
Monitor contract settlements and implement tools for independent verification to ensure accurate invoices and timely payments
Provide support for contract negotiations with actionable feedback on vendor performance and portfolio risks and opportunities
Support the development of a platform of analytical and management tools to optimize the renewable energy portfolio
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 5+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
OR Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 1+ year(s) experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
OR equivalent experience.
3+ years of experience in the energy sector with exposure to renewable energy and wholesale and/or retail power markets
3+ years of experience with renewable energy asset management and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) management
These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
5+ years of energy or renewable energy experience [solar PV, onshore or offshore wind and other technologies].
5+ years of experience managing power purchase agreements, ideally both physical and financial contracts for differences, for example Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPA)
2+ years of experience building and maintaining internal and external stakeholder relationships
Commercial experience with environmental attributes, aka Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) or Guarantees of Origin (GoOs)
Excellent understanding of renewable energy incentives and regulatory structures.
Broad technical understanding of energy systems and renewable energy technologies, and ability to assess new renewable energy technologies and complementary technologies to identify new opportunities
Outstanding project management skills, including experience with appropriate software tools
Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver meaningful business results with minimal supervision
General business and financial acumen and substantive evidence of customer-service orientation
Communications skills (written, verbal and presentation)
Proactive team player with high emotional intelligence capable of adapting to ambiguous environments with cross-group collaboration and problem-solving abilities
Growth mindset with problem-solving skills
Sourcing and Category Management IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $91,800 - $178,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $117,900 - $195,000 per year.
Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations (https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/accessibility.html) .
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