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About the Position:
Salesforce’s sustainability team is looking for a Renewable Energy Specialist to support the company’s 100% Renewable Energy goal. The Specialist will focus on the procurement of clean and renewable energy across Salesforce’s global operations. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion for and understanding of electric power markets and the economic and regulatory systems which shape them.
This position will report to the Manager, Sustainability, who leads Salesforce’s renewable energy and climate change mitigation work and will work closely with the entire sustainability team and cross-functional business partners.
- Assist in the development of Salesforce’s global Renewable Energy strategy
- Execute all phases of clean and renewable energy procurement, from identification, evaluation, and prioritization of opportunities through negotiation and implementation
- Serve as the subject matter expert for multiple electric power markets and develop and execute the renewable energy strategy in those markets
- Support climate change and renewable energy policy engagements
- Track and analyze global trends and regulatory developments related to renewable energy and climate change
- Create and maintain financial models to inform energy strategy, portfolio performance, and project selection
- Assist in the carbon credit procurement process
- Track and manage new and existing Salesforce renewable energy and low-carbon sustainable development contracts
- Contribute to Salesforce’s thought leadership and advocacy for the transition to a low carbon economy
- Bachelor’s degree related to energy and the environment
- 2-3 years of professional experience, or equivalent graduate degree, demonstrating a passion and robust understanding of renewable energy and electric power markets generally
- Strong analytical skills, including experience with financial modeling and making sense of large amounts of data
- Ability to problem solve and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Driven, entrepreneurial, self-starting
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Expertise with Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
- Excellent project management skills
- Positive team-oriented, hands-on, adaptive, and client-focused attitude
- Graduate degree related to energy/climate finance or policy
- Experience modeling the financial performance of utility scale renewable energy projects
- Expertise in PPA contract negotiations and utility rate design (specifically green tariffs)
- Familiarity with carbon markets and the evaluation of carbon credit projects a plus
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