Associate- Corporate Renewables II

First Solar - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)4.1


Basic Job Functions:
Support sourcing, integration and management of new corporate and institutional customers in the US solar market.

Participate in customer account planning, and the execution of business strategies to secure module & system sales and power purchase agreements.

Lead organization and documentation of commercial responses.

Perform analyses of competing renewable technology types (wind, poly/mono-silicon PV, etc.), and competitor projects.

Lead cross-functional teams to prepare bid case assumptions

Review and audit project models produced by others to ensure accuracy.

Create and maintain database(s) to track pricing proposals, and market clearing prices of power purchase agreements and system sales.

Experience:
4+ years of experience in energy marketing, power project development, project finance, or other power/energy experience.

Understanding of power markets and economic drivers of power plant development.

Financial modeling of power projects or other assets

Education:
Bachelors and/or Graduate Degree, in Economics, Engineering, Business, Government, Public Policy or related discipline

Required Skills/Competencies:
Understanding of power/energy markets, ISO/RTO market function and stakeholder process

Proven analytical, communication and presentation skills.

Enthusiasm and demonstrated ability to motivate team

Knowledge of solar, sustainability and environmental policies, issues, and benefits.

Understanding of applications for photovoltaic solutions and CdTe technology

Excellent understanding of SNL.com, Morningstar, Salesforce.com, Tableau and MS Office.

Familiarity with ABB/Ventyx, SNL, Wood Mackenzie and/or similar tools and services

Proficient use of all Microsoft Office suite programs

Essential Responsibilities:
Responsible for gathering and internal reporting related to pricing proposals RFP responses, and real-time market feedback

Lead cross-functional teams to prepare RFP response packages

Build and maintain customer and commercial database in Salesforce.com

Gather real-time market feedback, perform market analyses and evaluate market parameters in coordination with Project Development, Government Affairs and Project Finance

Attend relevant state, ISO/RTO stakeholder, or industry organization meetings/conferences in order to monitor issues and trends of importance to First Solar.

Track and understand customer perspectives on relevant regulatory and power market issues.

Other duties as assigned

Job description subject to change at any time

Reporting Relationships:
This position will report directly to the Sr. Director of Global Corporate Renewables and will support Account Managers on the Global Corporate Renewables team

Travel:
10-20%

US Physical Requirements:
Office Physical Requirements:
All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

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Language Requirements

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Experience

Government Affairs, Project Development, Energy Marketing and Trading

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Education

Bachelors (Required)

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Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.