You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Associate Director of Business Management


The Associate Director, Business Management will be responsible for the commercial oversight for operating assets in EDPR NA’s fleet. You will support the daily operations of the Asset Management team, and be a driver for the team’s success, Areas of responsibility will include Contract Settlements, Long-term Operating Expense modeling, and Operational Financial Performance. You will support the strategy and management framework developed by the Asset Management team and ensure it is implemented consistently across the team. 

Main accountabilities:

  • Responsible to ensure financial settlement of the key project agreements (e.g., PPA, Land, Availability Bonus / LD, RECs, etc.)
  • Ensure information for accruals are provided timely and with accuracy
  • Responsible for developing standard long-term opex models for all technologies (e.g., solar, wind and storage) and providing specific plant estimates as the business needs
  • Run the budgeting process, including budget vs. actuals and the reforecast process, simplifying work, while improving accuracy
  • Develop and execute initiatives to improve overall performance of the Asset Management group
  • Provide insight and identify opportunities for increased collaboration and utilization of best practices inside Asset Management, and with other groups in the company
  • Collaborate with other staff to ensure that proper Asset Management processes and tasks are in place to improve fleet operational performance and limit risk exposure
  • As necessary, analyze performance and provide insight into deviations and recommendations to address. Perform on-going tracking and analysis of performance drivers for the fleet
  • Interface with internal and external stakeholders as necessary
  • Ensure project Owner and investor interests and concerns are prioritized in decision making
  • Lead annual OPEX budget and longer-term business plans creation in collaboration with other Asset Operations groups and Finance
  • Support creation of models for project and wind/solar O&M and perform ad-hoc analysis to support procurement and development decisions
  • Facilitate fleet-level Requests for Proposals, Service Agreements and contracts by working with Procurement and Legal, and negotiating with vendors as needed
  • Interface with Operations, Performance Management and service providers on routine operational issues and on initiatives. Support resolution of significant agreement issues that stem from operation
  • 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 obligations are met by tracking key milestones, with focus on self-perform agreements 
  • Develop market and industry 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
  • Additional duties as required

Direct reports: 3 - 5
Travel: 10%

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, or a related field; MBA strongly preferred
  • 5 - 10 years of relevant experience  
  • Preferred: experience with database management/analytics (SQL), macros (VBA), dashboard/BI (Tableau, Power BI)
  • 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
  • Project management and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills including use of software to perform analyses and advanced modeling
  • 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