Our client is a leading private renewable energy company focused on acquiring and operating hydropower projects, now expanding into new technologies like solar and battery storage. We believe investing in renewable energy is critical to building a low-carbon economy. Their current platform includes 85 hydropower plants in 18 states with a combined capacity of more than 680 megawatts, generating 250 million megawatt-hours annually.
They have doubled the size of our portfolio over the past several years and expect to continue growing over the next five years through investments that provide compelling returns and protect future generations from a changing climate. With $1B+ in recent funding, The Director of Capital Planning will be responsible for leading the investment analysis and prioritization of capital projects across the company’s portfolio.
Capital projects refers to replacement, refurbishment or major repairs of power-generating equipment, electrical systems and civil structures (dams, canals, head gates), installation of environmental enhancements such as fish and eel passages and screens, as well as automation and other controls upgrades. The Director of Capital Planning position is a new role within the company. Project investments are currently projected to reach around $20M over each of the next several years.
- The Director will work closely with Operations, Engineering and Project Management, as well as the broader Asset Management team to understand the full range of potential projects and prioritize them for execution.
- The focus of the role will be determining the highest value utilization of capital, resulting in the prioritization of projects based on financial value-creation, risk, regulatory requirements, and reliability.
- Work closely with project leads from the Operations and Engineering teams to understand the scope of potential projects, to define alternatives to project execution.
Skills & Qualifications:
- Inquisitive and commercial mindset to the role of reviewing capital projects, balanced by the need to keep projects moving and avoid creating delays.
- A minimum of 3 years of work experience in a relevant role, with 7+ years of overall professional experience
- Expertise in financial modeling and simple investment return metrics (NPV, IRR, payback period)
- Understanding of how to balance financial value-creation, risk, regulatory requirements, and reliability
- Strong background in capital project work relevant to ECRE – mechanical, electrical and civil projects
$130-150k base plus 10-20% bonus + full comprehensive benefits.