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Employer: EDP Renewables North America

Expires: 07/24/2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION 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 accuracyResponsible for developing standard long-term opex models for all technologies (e.g., solar, wind and storage) and providing specific plant estimates as the business needsRun the budgeting process, including budget vs. actuals and the reforecast process, simplifying work, while improving accuracyDevelop and execute initiatives to improve overall performance of the Asset Management groupProvide insight and identify opportunities for increased collaboration and utilization of best practices inside Asset Management, and with other groups in the companyCollaborate with other staff to ensure that proper Asset Management processes and tasks are in place to improve fleet operational performance and limit risk exposureAs necessary, analyze performance and provide insight into deviations and recommendations to address. Perform on-going tracking and analysis of performance drivers for the fleetInterface with internal and external stakeholders as necessaryEnsure project Owner and investor interests and concerns are prioritized in decision makingLead annual OPEX budget and longer-term business plans creation in collaboration with other Asset Operations groups and FinanceSupport creation of models for project and wind/solar O&M and perform ad-hoc analysis to support procurement and development decisionsFacilitate fleet-level Requests for Proposals, Service Agreements and contracts by working with Procurement and Legal, and negotiating with vendors as neededInterface with Operations, Performance Management and service providers on routine operational issues and on initiatives. Support resolution of significant agreement issues that stem from operationParticipate in cross functional teams to resolve material issues affecting operational projects; track execution of solutionsPerform ad-hoc analyses of the historical and forward-looking performance of the asset. Support Performance Management in creation of business cases to managementTrack 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 neededNotify relevant staff and help to resolve issues when milestones are delinquent, or a trigger event has occurredAdditional duties as requiredDirect reports: 3 – 5Travel: 10%Minimum qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, or a related field; MBA strongly preferred5 – 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 preferredBehavioral requirements:Strong written and verbal communication along with presentation skillsStrong organizational skills and high attention to detailProject management and stakeholder management skillsStrong quantitative and analytical skills including use of software to perform analyses and advanced modelingDemonstrate ability to work in cross-functional, multi-departmental teamsSelf-motivated and able to work effectively with minimal direction in both structured and unstructured work environmentsAbility to maintain and enhance customer relationshipsAbility to lead and support complex negotiationsAbility to multi-task and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environmentAbility 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 environmentSpeech/Reading:  Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule formLifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 poundsVision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule formSafety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary