Location: San Francisco 

Under direction of the VP – Asset Management & COO, the Director – Asset Management (“DAM”) will have P&L responsibility for the company’s rapidly growing portfolio of anaerobic digestion (AD) assets across the US producing Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for injection into the US natural gas pipeline infrastructure. These projects vary in size from approximately 150 Dth per day to 2,000 Dth per day. In addition, the DAM will be responsible for coordinating with the Director O&M and supporting the operations of the company.  The Brightmark RNG assets are stand-alone special purpose entity businesses, set up to produce cashflow that will allow each business to thrive as a going-concern.  The DAM will be the leader of these businesses and assure healthy relationships with stakeholders are mutually beneficial and decisions are made in the best interest of Brightmark, while also coordinating with O&M/Accounting to produce financial reporting.

The ideal candidate will have specific experience in the asset management of energy assets. This will include experience in operation and maintenance of a portfolio of diverse assets in the renewable energy or conventional power sectorsThe successful candidate will also engage in considerable interaction with the origination, development, engineering and construction groups at Brighmark, hence prior renewable energy project development and execution experience is a plus. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate business strategy and execution for each project company 
  • Management of all project contracts and commitments 
  • Conduct operationalregulatory, political, technical and commercial risk management 
  • Improve performance, availability and reliability and maximize cash flow and returns 
  • Address technology issues with a mindset of constant improvement 
  • Oversee operations and maintenance of all operating assets 
  • Manage third-party O&M providers 
  • Management of emissions (if applicable) 
  • Assure high level of safety at all sites and strict adherence to permits 
  • Maximize revenue and control costs 
  • Assure regulatory and environmental compliance 
  • In conjunction with legal, create and maintain a tickler for all requirements 
  • Budgeting, forecasting, timely accounting input and reporting 
  • Accounting and debt compliance 
  • Refinancing and/or M&A support 
  • Monitor market and regulatory affairs 
  • Capital projects management, including expansions / reduction of technical risks 
  • Establish and enforce safety and environmental standards for sites while driving a strong culture of operational discipline.  
  • Meet the annual expected availability cash flow, return targets and profitability of the assets.  
  • Become the go-to expert on all project business issues and associated contracts/obligations 
  • Lead by personal example and encourage all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the Company standards and policies, particularly its EH&S policies. 
  • Support the origination, development and project execution team on new facility development and construction.  
  • Negotiate service contracts and budgets with third-party suppliers of O&M services for specialized operation and maintenance work at the company’s assets. 
  • Manage smooth transition from project construction to operational fulfilment to ensure highest level of plant performance. 
  • Work with existing partners and prospects to build a close, binding relationship, developing a clear understanding of their current and future needs. 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Deep experience in the energy sector and understanding of US energy (power and gas) infrastructure, markets and incentives 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with an ability to manage a significant workload and prioritize for success 
  • Highly entrepreneurial with knowledge of financial and business concepts, along with financial analysis strengths 
  • Comfort with legal and contractual concepts and the effective application to business optimization 
  • Proven negotiating skills at striking win-win deals with counterparties 
  • Experience with cross-functional leadership and managementMatrix organization experience a plus. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal, time management and diplomatic skills 
  • Excellent problem solving and strategic thinking skills 

Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability in working independently and as part of a team to handle multiple projects, prioritize conflicting demands and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment  
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills 
  • Professional, personable, approachable and courteous demeanor 
  • Excellent judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions 
  • Creative and flexible team player willing to adapt and work with constantly shifting departmental needs with enthusiasm 
  • Mindset of constant optimization across all facets of the business with the ability create an environment of ideas and execution 
  • Effective at creating, summarizing, and presenting information logically for executive decision making 

Experience and Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • At least ten years of related experience 
  • Previous asset management and development experience requiredexperience in a similar industry function, preferably in renewables, a plus 
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat 
  • Knowledge of contract management and project financing, along with management of debt financing and adherence to covenants 
  • Broad hands-on technical experience in the development and operation of renewable and conventional energy projects 
  • Experience in pro forma financial analysis of energy projects and reporting 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Energetic and aggressive in pursuing opportunities  
  • Results-oriented with the ability to work independently in an entrepreneurial environment  
  • Strong desire to advance waste and energy solutions that bring global benefits 
  • Must be willing to travel up to 30% of the time across the United States 

How to Apply:

Please email your resume to rng.careers@brightmark.com

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