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Senior Director, Storage

Company: Urban Grid
Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Urban Grid Solar Projects is a leader in building clean energy solutions through utility-scale solar project development. Urban Grid has provided utilities and corporate clients with more 497MWac of clean energy to date and is actively developing a growing portfolio consisting of 9,300 MWac solar PV and 1,728 MWac energy storage throughout eleven states across the U.S. Our large-scale photovoltaic power plants are a vital source of clean, renewable energy that will help shape the diversified electric grid of the future.Job SummaryUrban Grid is seeking a Senior Director of our fast-growing Energy Storage practice. The Senior Director will be responsible for leading the commercial strategy for Urban Grids existing utility-scale, Stand-alone Energy Storage (SAES) portfolio and developing new greenfield SAES markets across the US. The Senior Director role will entail coordinating across the Urban Grid organization on storage strategy, project development, and deal origination. This role has a strategy and business development focus and requires a solid understanding of US energy markets, the US storage market, and renewable energy contract origination.ResponsibilitiesDevelop and lead Urban Grids utility-scale, SAES strategy in PJM and into new markets.Coordinate with internal teams (Site Finding, Interconnection, Project Development, Engineering, Supply Chain, Project Finance, and Policy) to guide the implementation of the companys SAES strategy.Advance business models and offtake strategies for SAES in PJM and in new markets.Collaborate with PV team on storage strategies and business models for PV+ Storage portfolio. Originate and/or support vetting storage project acquisition opportunities.Collaborate with VP of Strategy and Business Development to formulate market analysis, recommendations, and presentations for Executive Team.Build and maintain relationships with storage OEMs, system integrators, and EPCs.Track storage pricing, commercial terms, and technology road maps to support business strategy.Review incoming offtake opportunities and RFPs, and make recommendations on participation.Coordinate and prepare bid and proposal responses.Manage prospective and existing SAES customer accounts.Manage proposal opportunities, pricing, and customer interactions in CRM. RequirementsThe candidate for this position should be flexible and capable of working in a dynamic team of professionals in a fast-growing company. Candidates should be well-versed in US power market dynamics and renewable development. The right candidate will be a hands-on, motivated team player who can jump in and support the business from multiple perspectives. A passion for renewable energy is a plus.RequiredUndergraduate degree8+ years of work experience in renewable energy development or related renewables marketsExperience in US Storage market, and knowledge of storage technology and business models Firm understanding of US power markets and power marketingExperience with technical and commercial terms specific to storage, required to negotiate agreementsProject management and team leadership experienceStrong proficiency in MS Office programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Demonstrated ability to work in teams and deliver resultsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsExcellent organization skillsLocation: Remote work with periodic presence in Richmond, VA office (5-10%), once company leadership deems it safe and necessary.BenefitsUrban Grid offers an exciting benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, health savings account, flexible spending account, company-paid life insurance and short-term disability, voluntary life, and long-term disability, paid parental leave, and a retirement plan with matching. Full-time position with a competitive compensation package, including bonus.

Keywords: Urban Grid, Richmond , Senior Director, Storage, Executive , Richmond, Virginia

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