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Associate Asset Manager

The Company

Scout Clean Energy is a leading US renewable energy developer, owner, and operator headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Scout is developing a MW portfolio of over 5,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 11 US states. Scout is an owner-operator portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners with expertise in all aspects of renewable power project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction, and asset management.

Made up of wind energy industry veterans who are making a difference in our world, our team’s work ethic is second to none. We identify problems, create solutions, and deliver them professionally to our customers, stakeholders, partners, and one another. We do the right thing when no one is looking because we are committed to our collective success and because we believe that our uncompromising integrity is key to the collaborative relationships that drive our business.

 

Position Description

Do you want to help create a cleaner power supply? Are you looking to launch your career in the growing renewable energy industry? Are you extremely well organized, detail oriented, and deadline driven? Do you love the challenge of figuring out how to do things for the first time?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then read on to learn more about the Asset Management team at Scout Clean Energy.

 

What does our renewable energy Asset Management team do?

Excellence in asset management enables us to deliver on our commitments to our customers, partners, and investors. This service-oriented team combines on-the-ground expertise with analytical insights to inform data-driven decisions about all aspects of operating renewable energy facilities.

Asset management spans a wide range of activities that are all directed toward the same goal: maximizing the profitability of our operating renewable energy generation plants. Key functions within the team include the following:

  • On the ground, our Plant Operations team oversees day-to-day operations of the wind plants, ensuring smooth operation, monitoring compliance, and coordinating with maintenance contractors.
  • Our Remote Operations Center team connects the Plant Operations team with grid operators and our team in the office.
  • Our Asset Manager and Associates analyze the plants’ operational and financial characteristics to inform data-driven decision making about maintenance decisions, pricing strategy, and risk management.

Our Asset Management team has grown substantially this year, as we have brought two new facilities online, expanding our portfolio to 5 operating wind farms. You will work alongside specialized analysts, a trader, and an asset manager; you will interface frequently with the Plant Operations and corporate Accounting teams.

 

What will the Associate Asset Manager do?

Our Associate Asset Managers are a critical part of our team. We will rely on your ability to build productive professional relationships internally and externally, to work with ambiguous requirements from government and permitting agencies, and to deliver the right content on time every time. Your excellence in these areas will help ensure that our projects continue to operate profitably and in good standing with landowners and government agencies.

No two weeks will look the same, but here are a few examples of what you may encounter during an average week as an Associate Asset Manager at Scout:

  • Landowner relations
    • Serve as the first point of contact for landowner concerns, addressing the issues within your scope and/or elevating more complex issues to the appropriate team member(s).
    • Calculate, review, approve, and track landowner payments for delivery by our Accounting team.
    • Maintain a database of landowner status and issues.
  • Regulatory Compliance
    • Develop and maintain a compliance calendar that identifies all regular compliance deadlines for your projects.
    • Review and develop the response to all inquiries from government, permitting, and regulatory agencies, including the ISOs/RTOs, NERC, and FERC.
    • Ensure proper submission of all responses to compliance-related issues in a timely manner.
  • Insurance
    • Managing the annual insurance renewal process, including serving as the point of contact for the brokers, soliciting information from the right internal team members, and ensuring that the policy certificates are issued correctly and completely.
    • Initiating any claims that arise and providing the information necessary to ensure fulfillment.
  • Serve as the lead for environmental monitoring and compliance at all project sites, responding to events as they occur and administering plans written by third parties.
  • Create, improve, and deliver effective monthly reports about the portfolio’s performance in the areas of finance, regulatory and environmental compliance, and safety.
  • Warranty Fulfillment
    • Track project compliance with all warranty requirements.
    • Track all warranty claims and payments to ensure appropriate resolution of issues.
  • Deliver timely responses and insight to the Project Operations, Accounting, and Engineering and Procurement teams to inform decision making.
  • Collaborate with your partner Associate Asset Manager to drive process development and refinement that promotes the integrity and effectiveness of our operations.
  • Contribute to special projects upon request.

 

What kind of experience do I need to be successful as an Associate Asset Manager?

This is junior-level position that requires a solid set of organization and communication skills alongside resourcefulness, adaptability, and tenacity.

We have found that our team members’ interest in and passion for renewable energy is a strong determinant in our individual and collective success.

The successful candidate’s background will look something like this:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • 1-3 years of work experience in the renewable energy industry.
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel (e.g., Pivot Tables).
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive while working in ambiguous situations, including the ability to create process where there is none and to repeat it periodically on an as-needed basis.
  • Ability to concisely frame issues by providing context, analysis, recommendations and risk/benefit tradeoffs, both in written, verbal, and presentation format, to the Asset Management team and to senior management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills with the ability to use influence rather than authority to achieve desired outcomes.
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work proactively and productively without direct supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task and arbitrate between conflicting priorities with clear target setting and follow- through capability in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to travel as needed (minimal travel anticipated).
  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

 

How will I learn at Scout?

Much of the industry-specific knowledge you need can be learned on the job – through a combination of self-study, real-time instruction from your peers and manager, and learning by doing. Our team places a high priority on the continuous learning, autodidactic mindset. In many cases, you will be doing things for the first time, and we will provide general parameters for the result while enabling you to create the path to get there. You will need to be comfortable with path-breaking analysis and working through ambiguity.

 

Timeline and Location

The target start date for this role is in late February / early March 2021, pending successful reference and criminal background checks.

It will be expected that the Associate Asset Manager will be based in our Boulder, CO, office, which will re-open as soon as COVID protocols allow. In the meantime, you will work primarily from home.

 

Characteristics of Successful Scout Team Members

  • Integrity. Ethical professional who does the right thing even when it is difficult.
  • Initiative. Resourceful self-motivator with exceptional leadership and organizational skills.
  • Intelligence. Perpetual learner with the ability to solve problems and make informed decisions quickly.
  • Work Ethic. Productive team member who desires to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment to meet deadlines and get things done.
  • Team Focus. Purpose-driven colleague with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working across organizational boundaries to deliver on shared team goals.

 

Invitation to Diverse Candidates

Scout seeks to develop a diverse and inclusive team of professionals. We encourage applications from all demographics and especially those that are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry.

 

Invitation to Veterans

Scout welcomes veterans of the United States Armed Forces to apply for this position. Scout includes veterans of all branches and a diverse set of occupational specialties. We value the independent thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork that our veterans have developed through their service. We welcome applications from any service and any military occupational specialty.

 

Compensation

Target base salary: $55,000 - $72,000

Attractive bonus potential.

Scout offers a full range of benefits, including medical/dental/vision insurance with attractive premiums, 401(k) match, STD, LTD, an Employee Assistance Program, and a range of optional supplemental insurance coverage.

Job Type: Full-time Required Education: Bachelor’s degree
Job Location: Boulder, Colorado Required Experience: 1-3 years in renewable energy.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@scoutcleanenergy.com.

For more information:  www.scoutcleanenergy.com

LOCATION Boulder, CO TYPE Full Time REQUIREMENTS 1-3 years in renewable energy.

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5775 Flatiron Parkway, Suite 120
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