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Associate, Strategic Procurement

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Job Description

What The Role Is

The Strategic Procurement Associate is responsible for facilitating vendor qualification, selection, contract negotiation support, and ongoing contract administration for owner-furnished equipment at the utility scale. This position will develop and manage Clearway’s relationships with major equipment vendors, support Clearway’s multi-year procurement strategy, and inform our forward-looking technology and cost models. The Strategic Procurement Associate will work closely with other members of the Engineering and Strategic Procurement team to incorporate market intelligence and vendor inputs into the bid evaluation and contracting process, as well as coordinate between cross-functional teams (Development, O&M, Finance, Legal, and Construction) to advance procurement initiatives supporting Clearway’s multi-gigawatt project pipeline.

This position will report to the Director, Strategic Procurement (Solar & BESS), and can be based in Carlsbad, CA, Houston, TX, Denver, CO, Scottsdale, AZ, or San Francisco, CA offices.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Support the Strategic Procurement Team in achieving the team’s mission and objectives, including the development and implementation of a best-in-class sourcing strategy for owner-furnished equipment (OFE).
  • Build and maintain relationships with key players in the solar and energy storage industry to understand and monitor the commercial readiness of evolving technologies (including trackers, inverters, transformers, batteries, and modules); manage vendor onboarding and internal prequalification process.
  • Document current and future pricing guidance of solar and energy storage technologies to inform cost and technology roadmap and development of sourcing strategies.
  • Manage the development of RFP documentation, bidding strategies, identification, and qualification of bidders. Support the evaluation of bid responses and make shortlist and award recommendations that drive value creation and mitigate risk.
  • Effectively support the negotiation of agreements for items related to scope, price, terms & conditions, delivery, and contract changes with suppliers in accordance with Clearway Supply Chain policies.
  • Apply contracting abilities, editing of work scope, understanding of company terms and conditions, Incoterms, and accurate monitoring of commercial changes from award to delivery.
  • Ensure that Clearway risks are mitigated through alignment across major project agreements (EPC agreement, equipment supply, PPA, Warranty, etc.)
  • Ensure timely and frequent engagement with key cross-functional teams on all issues related to equipment supply. Support and facilitate internal team resolution on material changes to agreements across both commercial and technical issues.
  • Coordinate and manage issuance and administration of purchase orders, including the coordination of deliveries, invoicing, payment, lien waivers, etc.
  • Assist in the identification, development, and implementation of new contract policies and processes, including the incorporation of continuous process improvement.

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree required (in contract management, supply chain management, procurement, or related field preferred).
  • Contract negotiation or contract management experience.
  • 4+ years of experience working on solar and/or energy storage projects or other related renewables industry experience.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including an understanding of contract language and technical concepts.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint & SharePoint.
  • Interest in the renewable energy industry.
  • If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications but see yourself contributing, please submit your resume.

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations

$92,000—$120,000 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate 10 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 8 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, CA.; Scottsdale, AZ.; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit clearwayenergygroup.com.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, Denver, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website.

Notice to Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notice to California Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.

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