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Renewable Energy Asset Manager

The Company

Scout Clean Energy is a leading U.S. 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 with expertise in all aspects of renewable power project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction and asset management. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners.

Scout is 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 Summary

Our Asset Management team has grown substantially in the past year, as we have brought two new facilities online, expanding our portfolio to 5 operating wind farms. You will work alongside specialized analysts, a day ahead and real-time trader, and another asset manager. You will interface frequently with the Plant Operations, Remote Operations Center, and Accounting teams.

As an Asset Manager at Scout, you will optimize the financial performance of your portfolio of wind assets. We will rely on you to lead our strategic and tactical analysis to enhance their performance over the near and long term. This will encompass all aspects of the facilities – financial, commercial, stakeholder relations, compliance, and operations.

This position will report to the Vice President of Asset Management. It is a new role created to support the expansion of the portfolio of operating assets that Scout manages.

Your ability to integrate the knowledge of all aspects of the facilities’ performance will enable our team to make better informed decisions that lead to a better operational state. Your responsibilities all center around analysis of operational and financial performance of wind energy assets and will include the following:

  • Develop a comprehensive view of each facility’s financial plan and performance:
    • Generate budgets and perform variance analyses.
    • Conduct cash flow forecasting and management.
    • Responsible for regular reports for various parties, including investors, management, and lenders.
  • Be responsible for each facility’s commercial operations and compliance:
    • Manage commercial agreements and participate in contract negotiations.
    • Coordinate warranty and insurance claims.
    • Ensure that your projects achieve compliance with requirements for various project agreements, including Power Purchase Agreements, Credit Agreements, Operating and Maintenance Agreements.
  • Manage relationships with key external stakeholders – offtakers, vendors, property owners, local governments, and permitting agencies.
  • Identify, analyze, and oversee the rollout of continuous improvement:
    • Collaborate with internal team members to establish and implement practices that will lead to achievement of the financial plan and delivery on commercial and compliance requirements:
    • Align key internal stakeholders with the plan and understand operational aspects of delivery.
    • Work with Asset Management team members to establish ways to track progress toward the plan.
    • Coordinate technical management with site-based teams.
  • Coordinate with other teams within Scout:
    • Inform the Development team’s analysis of new projects, including providing input and review of the pro-forma financial model for new assets.
    • Support the transition of projects from Construction to Operations.
  • Lead, inform, and/or support the development of processes, procedures, and reports that improve our team’s efficiency and profitability.
  • Communicate proactively with Asset Management leadership and team members as you identify key trends, opportunities, and concerns. Present your analysis of potential solutions and make recommendations.
  • Contribute to special projects upon request.

You may be a fit for this role if this sounds like you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, or another quantitative discipline. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing wind energy assets with a strong understanding of the operational aspects of wind turbine generators (WTG) and balance of plant (BOP).
  • Exceptional analytical skills and demonstrated proficiency in Excel.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets and performing financial modeling.
  • Particularly strong at optimizing revenue given cash constraints and availability.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills with the ability to use influence rather than authority to achieve desired outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in a flat organization, successfully leveraging the expertise of multiple colleagues in different lines of reporting.
  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

Timeline and Location

The target start date for this role is in June 2021, pending successful reference and criminal background checks.

It will be expected that the Asset Manager will be based in our Boulder, CO, office, which has officially reopened in accordance with local COVID protocols.

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 Women and U.S. Underrepresented Groups

We encourage applications from all demographics and especially those that are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry. Consistent with our core values, Scout celebrates the diversity of thought and experience that comes from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, gender, race, and ethnicity.

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: $90,000 - $125,000 (Negotiable for the right candidate.)

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.

To Apply:

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

For more information:  http://www.scoutcleanenergy.com/

LOCATION Boulder, CO TYPE Full Time REQUIREMENTS Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or another quantitative discipline

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5775 Flatiron Parkway, Suite 120
Boulder, CO 80301