Jobs In Microsoft : Asset Manager, Renewable Energy

Overview

Microsoft is looking for a Asset Manager, Renewable Energy to join the Renewable Energy Team within the Cloud Operations + Innovation Organization. The Asset Manager, Renewable Energy will be responsible for the management of a large portfolio of renewable energy contracts in support of Microsoft’s carbon neutral goals. This role will provide the candidate with a unique opportunity to join a high impact team and gain a wide range of exposure to global energy markets.  

The candidate will have experience managing wholesale renewable energy contracts, fostering strategic commercial relationships, familiarity with European power markets, and demonstrate analytical skills through a proven ability to deliver results. We enjoy a fast-paced, diverse and inclusive environment with a focus on agility, growth, and quality product, and we have some fun in the process!

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Responsibilities

  • Manage key commercial relationships with renewable energy suppliers in a variety of European and Global markets
  • Onboard new contracts at execution into an asset management platform and develop commercial relationships with suppliers
  • Monitor the progress of contracted assets under construction and ensure compliance with all contractual obligations, as well as support review and interpretation of renewable energy contracts and ensure vendor compliance  
  • Proactively identify opportunities to reduce risk and ensure that contracts deliver renewable energy in line with expectations to meet company goals
  • Track environmental attribute certificate delivery/retirement in accordance with contract provisions and maintain supporting documentation for audit
  • Ensure compliance with relevant local regulatory requirements 
  • Stay informed and communicate market, policy and regulatory changes that could impact contract performance   
  • Track asset P&L and provide input for asset performance reporting to management
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate information is shared on a timely basis with legal, tax, accounting, and finance
  • Monitor contract settlements and implement tools for independent verification to ensure accurate invoices and timely payments
  • Provide support for contract negotiations with actionable feedback on vendor performance and portfolio risks and opportunities
  • Support the development of a platform of analytical and management tools to optimize the renewable energy portfolio 

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 2+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
    • OR Master’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 1+ year(s) experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
    • OR equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in the energy sector with exposure to renewable energy and wholesale and/or retail power markets
  • 2+ years of experience with renewable energy asset management and Power Purchase Agreement management

Other Requirements:

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 5+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
    • OR Master’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 3+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of energy or renewable energy experience [solar PV, onshore or offshore wind and other technologies].
  • 5+ years of experience managing power purchase agreements, both physical and financial contracts for differences, for example Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPA)
  • 2+ years of experience building and maintaining internal and external stakeholder relationships

Sourcing Engineering IC3 – The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 – $182,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $120,900 – $198,600 per year.   

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay       

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until April 12, 2024. 

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