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Senior Manager, Business Development - Solar and Storage

We better the lives of our customers and communities.

Purpose

 

Reporting to the Director, Business Development, Solar & Storage, the Senior Manager, Business Development will be a key member of the team moving the company’s unregulated growth strategy forward, with a focus on growing Liberty’s North American solar and storage portfolio.  The Senior Manager, Business Development will work with the team to lead activities pursuing acquisitions of early to late-stage solar and storage development projects and portfolios, will have responsibility for the economic analysis supporting both acquisition and greenfield development initiatives, and will add value to transactions by developing and structuring partnership arrangements to optimize the solar and storage projects’ contributions to meeting the company’s financial objectives.

Accountabilities

 

  • Successfully deliver projects that meet corporate investment hurdles and yearly growth targets
  • Use leadership skills to effectively lead and coordinate the team responsible for origination, evaluation, and acquisition of new business opportunities
  • Building relationships with developers, investment bankers, consultants, suppliers and others to drive new business opportunities
  • Use knowledge of energy markets, customers, and economic drivers to effectively target regions in which to grow and diversify Liberty’s portfolio in alignment with market opportunities and customer preferences 
  • Ensuring a funnel of development opportunities is being built and systematically evaluated to meet the company’s growth objectives over a 5-year time horizon
  • Lead acquisition opportunity execution including developing the investment theses, coordinating and providing oversight of due diligence, negotiating acquisition and ownership structuring agreements, obtaining internal approvals, and supporting project financing
  • Create, evaluate, and negotiate transaction and partnership structures that help projects meet the company’s financial objectives
  • Being the owner of recommendations to the Executive team regarding project acquisitions including responsibility for ensuring modeling accuracy and that support sign-off has been secured from internal resources on model assumptions
  • Helping project teams identify, assess, and solve commercial challenges related to acquisition projects
  • Coordinating with technical, supplier facing, and operational teams to stays abreast of industry trends and cost saving opportunities to further advance the company’s competitive position in pursuing growth opportunities 
  • In consultation with the Liberty enterprise risk management team, ensuring that appropriate risk identification, assessment and reporting procedures are followed
  • Developing team members, advancing their careers and making them increasingly competent and capable of originating and evaluating business opportunities 

Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree within Commerce, Economics, Engineering, or related fields
  • MBA, CFA, or accounting designation an asset
  • Minimum of 7+ years of professional experience
  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience evaluating complex projects and financial transactions using discounted cash flow models 
  • Minimum 5+ years of deal management experience
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in power generation 
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in people management (direct report or cross-functional)
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience structuring and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Excellent external and internal relationship building skills with a focus on driving business results
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to effectively evaluate and solve business challenges 
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting deliverables
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset

Who we are

We know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers’ quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services. For more than 30 years, Liberty has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our renewable energy and regulated utility services into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Today, Liberty provides regulated water, electricity, and natural gas utility services to over 807,000 customers in the United States and Canada. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represents over 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects under construction.

Through embedding sustainability in our day-to-day business decisions and putting our customers first in all that we do, we know that we can do well by doing good. We recognize that we have a role to play in leading the energy transition towards greener solutions for our customers and communities. And, our recent recognition in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and as one of the Top 10 of Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking are testaments to our work in sustainability.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp:

Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“Algonquin”). Algonquin is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $11 billion of total assets. Common shares, preferred shares, and installment receipts are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D, and AQN.IR.  APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN. 

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What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Share purchase/match plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Free refreshments

  • Top Talent Program

  • Volunteer paid days off

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Achievement fund

  • Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

 

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