Principal, Project Development Nexant
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Job Title:Principal, Project Development
Business Unit:Energy Chemicals and Consulting
Nexant, founded on January 1, 2000, is an independent provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions. The company has extensive experience and expertise in energy efficiency, demand side management, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, hydrogen, natural gas, clean coal, and CO2 capture and sequestration. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and operates from 32 corporate, representative, and project offices located throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Nexant Consulting is the sole global management consulting firm that has an exclusive focus on the energy, chemicals and related industries. For over 40 years, Nexant's consulting professionals have helped clients by providing strategic advisory, technical and operations consulting services? and most importantly, privileged insights. Our clientele ranges from major oil and chemical companies, utilities, regional & national governments, renewable energy and bio-based materials to financial institutions, development agencies and law firms.
Staffed with over 150 seasoned industry experts including engineers, chemists, bio chemists, MBAs and experienced business leaders from the sectors we serve. Our global consulting team brings together our collective technical, commercial and financial skills, who work closely and confidentially with our clients to address real world issues and identify opportunities that add real value to their businesses. While our focus is on the global energy and petrochemicals value chain, our teams are located near our client base to provide unrivaled support and service.
Nexant offers a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software that transforms business processes and enables implementation of smart grid, clean energy, and demand management initiatives. Its solutions help utilities, power producers, and retailers improve operational and financial efficiency, reduce risk, and enhance customer engagement across the energy value chain. The company also provides strategic, operational, and technical advisory services to utilities, grid operators, energy resource companies, and petrochemical majors.
Nexant?s industry professionals have completed more than 3,200 client assignments in over 100 countries, and its software is used in over 120 utility control centers worldwide.
Are you interested in having a real impact and helping to change the world? Then join us!
About the Job
The following is a representative description of the position?s role and responsibilities. Reflecting the flexible nature of our work, Nexant will adjust this description as necessary to meet operating and strategic needs of its business.
Nexant is currently seeking an experienced energy sector professional for its Washington, DC office, to fill a Principal, Project development Advisor position. The successful candidate will join Nexant's Africa Infrastructure Program (AIP) team, within Nexant?s Consulting - Government Division. Responsibilities focus on performing energy consulting services at policy and project levels for governments and local project developers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
AIP is a USAID funded technical assistance program aiming to help late stage power infrastructure projects in SSA reach financial closure by making available financial, legal, technical and environmental experts to governments and governmental agencies. The Nexant project team assists as Capacity Building and Transaction Advisor to help resolve regulatory roadblocks in the enabling environment, structure the project, and negotiate core energy commercial agreements, moving the project along through financial closure.
The incumbent will be assisted in his/her logistics and administrative tasks by the Project Support Team and will report to the AIP Project Management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Help organize and lead multidisciplinary teams to appraise the viability of proposed gas and power projects along technical, commercial, financial, economic, environmental, regulatory, legal, and other relevant criteria and identify associated risks;
Help structure mitigating measures against such risks and negotiate commercial agreements that appropriately allocate such risks to the parties best equipped to carry them in line with established practices that would render the project bankable;
Assist government policy makers identify private sector and investor challenges faced in the conception and implementation of individual energy projects and develop/implement measures for policy makers to improve the enabling regulatory environment for capital flows to support project implementation; and
Participate in multidisciplinary teams for sector wide planning to guide on sector restructuring, Offtaker credit enhancement, tariff methodology, etc. matters bearing financial expertise on the key consideration involved.
One of the main assignments will be to advise the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) based in Accra, Ghana, in its current developments in domestic gas and import of LNG. The position will require frequent and prolonged stays in Accra.
Master?s in Business Administration (enhanced by engineering degree is a plus);
At least 15 years? experience assisting investors identify, structure, evaluate, and invest in high yield, limited or non-recourse, development projects in the energy sector in Emerging Markets;
Exposure to multiple Project Finance structured deals in lead negotiating capacity with intimate familiarity of Energy commercial and financial agreements, security arrangements, etc.;
Insightful knowledge of Project Finance and financial engineering techniques needed to structure bankable deals;
Salary and Benefits (U.S.)
Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.
Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workforce diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
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