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Sourcing Manager, Strategic Procurement (BESS) (Hybrid)

Company: Clearway Energy
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

About Us
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 more than 8 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 5.6 gigawatts of wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 10.5 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Houston; and Princeton, N.J. For more information, visit clearwayenergygroup.com.

Summary
The Sourcing Manager, Strategic Procurement (BESS), is responsible for implementing a best-in-class sourcing strategy to secure the battery storage equipment needed to advance Clearway's multi-gigawatt project pipeline. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in facilitating vendor selection, contract negotiation, and ongoing contract administration for battery storage contracts at the utility scale. This position will manage Clearway's relationships with major battery storage equipment vendors, implementing a multi-year procurement strategy and informing our forward cost model. The Sourcing Manager, Strategic Procurement will work closely with other members of the Project Development team to incorporate market intelligence and vendor inputs into the bid evaluation and contracting process, as well as coordinating between internal functions (Development, Engineering, Legal, and Construction) to advance vendor selection, contract negotiations, project setup, and ongoing contract administration.
This position will report to the Director, Strategic Procurement (Solar & BESS), and can be based in Carlsbad, CA, Houston, TX, Scottsdale, AZ or San Francisco, CA offices.

Principal Responsibilities & Key Results


  • Support the Director of Strategic Procurement in achieving the team's mission and objectives, including development and implementation of a best-in-class sourcing strategy for owner-furnished equipment (OFE) for battery storage projects.
  • Maintain strategic relationships with existing key vendors, managing multi-year and multi-project framework agreements.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key players in the energy storage industry to understand and monitor the commercial readiness of emerging technologies; manage vendor on-boarding and internal prequalification process.
  • Document current and future pricing guidance of all battery technologies to inform cost and technology roadmap development and sourcing strategies.
  • Support and lead bidding and contracting efforts for battery storage OFE sourcing in coordination with development, engineering, construction, and legal.
  • 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 policies.
  • Apply contracting abilities, editing of work scope, understanding of company terms and conditions, and accurate monitoring of commercial changes from award to delivery.
  • Ensure-through effective contract negotiation-that Clearway projects meet objectives related to safety, cost, delivery performance, schedule and quality.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate with Engineering to gather and maintain specifications, scopes of work, and standards to be followed for Clearway solar and storage projects.
  • Assist with the project financing process, facilitating inputs from OEMS and interdisciplinary teams to independent engineering (IE) questions.
  • Assist in identification, development and implementation of new contract policy and processes, including incorporation of continuous process improvement.


    Knowledge & Skills

    • Project management skills working with large-scale solar, wind, and/or storage development projects.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including an understanding of contract language
    • Working knowledge of the integration between procurement and supply chain systems data is helpful but not required.


      Qualifications

      • Bachelor's degree in contract management, supply chain management, procurement, or related field required.
      • Three or more years of storage contracting, EPC, procurement, or other related experience is required.
      • Five or more years of solar and/or storage EPC and major equipment contracting experience is desired.
      • Ability to travel up to 10%.

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

Keywords: Clearway Energy, Scottsdale , Sourcing Manager, Strategic Procurement (BESS) (Hybrid), Executive , Scottsdale, Arizona

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