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Associate Director of Clean Power Procurement, Power and Renewables (Europe)

S&P Global Paris, France
Posted 3 months ago Permanent Competitive
Associate Director of Clean Power Procurement, Power and Renewables (Europe)
About the Role:

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S&P Global Commodity Insights - Energy Advisory Services

The Role: Associate Director of Clean Power Procurement, Power and Renewables (Europe)

The Team: This position would be on the fast-growing European team of the Global Power Consulting Practice in S&P Global Commodities Insights division. We advise clients on power markets and custom scenarios, asset transactions (primarily renewables assets due diligence), power business strategy, power economics, retail power markets and procurement, and supporting our clients' understanding of the increasing interdependence between power markets and adjacent value chains such as mobility/transportation, hydrogen production, fuels consumption, energy storage, etc.

Our clients range from leading power developers, utilities, integrated energy companies, technology companies, regulators, governments, energy-intensive industrials, and investors. We will continue leveraging our extensive regional experience, capabilities, and synergies with other S&P Global teams, including electric power and fuels research teams, to deliver an aggressive growth plan over the next three years.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and fast-growing team of consultants and experts across the world, while focusing on Europe, with wide-ranging backgrounds in energy and the energy transition. The varied and changing nature of our projects leads to the development of a diverse set of skills and exposure to different industries and clients, including senior industry leaders and policy makers.

  • Actively develop the team's power procurement business primarily in European markets (but potentially also in other jurisdictions) by actively reaching out to potential clients, preparing pitch decks and leading Business Development meetings
  • Participate in client or industry events and share key takeaways that will shape the consulting team's work and priorities
  • Manage entire consulting projects or significant workstreams within small and medium-sized projects, initially. Manage project resources and progress against the project plan to ensure on-time delivery of a quality set of products
  • Lead client meetings, attend to all client needs, and deliver final consulting reports/presentations
  • Closely coordinate with our world class research service in Europe to understand current research themes that will resonate with consulting clients interested in power procurement, risk management, and power supply decarbonization. Liaise with the Energy Transition and S&P Global Sustainability-1 teams to offer integrated procurement/climate solutions
  • Work within the Power Consulting team to identify and focus on consulting engagements that build capabilities, qualifications, brand, and interest internally with the team
  • Build consensus across groups with competing priorities within the project team
  • Efficiently review analysis and modelling efforts done by other Teams or project team members and provide feedback for improvement as it relates to industry power procurement processes and buying decisions
  • Understand when learnings in consulting projects are relevant for the European power research service
  • Support positioning S&P Global and our team as the go-to consultancy for power, energy transition and key transactional projects in the region
  • Some travel is required on average around 20% of the time (but could occasionally be more)
What We're Looking For:
  • 6-8 years of experience, preferably in consulting and necessarily in industry (e.g., tech, heavy industry, retail), with several years of experience buying power, managing procurements risks, and contributing to company decarbonization strategies / scope 2 emissions reductions
  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate expertise in the power and renewables industry
  • Having a professional network with European clean energy buyers (e.g., through activities in a professional association) would be highly desirable
  • Knowledge of instruments such as power purchases agreements and clean certificates is required
  • Demonstrated, basic project management and business development skills are required
  • Minimum qualifications are Bachelor's degree in business, economics, engineering, mathematics, or related field
  • Candidates with a Master's degree in one of the above fields will be given preference
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English and knowledge/capabilities in several European languages preferred
  • Must have an analytical frame of mind and be prepared to use data to back up opinions
  • Understanding of power dispatch and demand modelling, including understanding of third-party power dispatch software, such as Plexos and Aurora is preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment, influencing stakeholders, providing ideas and open feedback
The Location: Paris, London, or Madrid preferred

About S&P Global Commodity Insights
At S&P Global Commodity Insights, our complete view of global energy and commodities markets enables our customers to make decisions with conviction and create long-term, sustainable value.

We're a trusted connector that brings together thought leaders, market participants, governments, and regulators to co-create solutions that lead to progress. Vital to navigating Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights' coverage includes oil and gas, power, chemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Commodity Insights is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world's leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

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What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

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Job ID: 300982
Posted On: 2024-04-22
Location: London, United Kingdom
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