Geronimo Energy LLC Senior Contracts Manager in Bloomington, Minnesota
National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.
National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.
The Senior Contracts Manager (with oversight from Dir of Strategic Sourcing) will be responsible for developing, drafting, negotiating and executing multi-million dollar utility-scale solar contracts with EPC contractors and equipment suppliers. The Senior Contracts Manager work cross-organizationally to ensure that alternate contracting strategies are considered at the earliest stages of technical specification, and that commercial factors are fully evaluated in early stage negotiations and project development decisions. The Senior Contracts Manager will also have excellent organizational skills, be able to manage multiple contracts at once, have excellent follow through skills and will have the ability to meet strict deadlines.
What You Will Actually Be Doing:
Run EPC RFP, prepare, negotiate and execute utility scale solar contracts (EPC and major equipment) that meet the company s objectives for safety, delivery, performance, schedule, quality, price and terms & conditions.
Work closely with Development, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Permitting and other functions to ensure an integrated contracting approach
Develop and deploy negotiations strategies to achieve favorable outcomes during contract negotiations and dispute resolutions
Analyze and manage risk in contracting with vendors and be familiar with evolving quality factors within the PV and storage industries.
Report the contract status and schedule with project teams and management on regular basis.
Maintain documented files to accurately present a clear trail with regards to contract templates, approvals, executed contracts, and pending contracts.
Develop contract highlights & checklists for the project management and operations teams to better facilitate the management of contracts throughout the construction and operations phases.
Interpret existing contracts and advise the project management and operations teams on contractual and interpretation issues.
Conduct business dealings with the highest level of integrity and regard for legal and environmental issues.
Provides support to the preconstruction team during the due diligence and RFP stages.
Demonstrate sound judgment and decision making even in ambiguous situations. Maintain supplier quality standards to ensure the Company's quality requirements are met with each and every delivery.
What You Bring to the Role:
BS in STEM, MBA, or demonstrated experience in driving procurement and/or transactions
5-10 years of increasingly progressive contracts management in an EPC utility scale construction environment, including contract formation & administration, change orders, negotiation, etc.
JD preferred, but not required
Experience with a renewable energy supplier or developer or an "asset heavy" organization with a large CAPEX expenditure is ideal
Experience working in an engineered systems / project-based business model
Experience in renewable energy operations and maintenance preferred, but not required