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Business Development Manager, Wind and Biofuels

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Date: Jul 14, 2017

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the director, business development – renewable energy, you will be accountable for building a robust pipeline of renewable power development opportunities for Suncor in the short, medium and long term, across various geographies but primarily focused on Alberta.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify, recommend and negotiate renewable project opportunities and lead (non-authoritative) groups of 10 or more individuals in due diligence review of those opportunities
  • Secure future projects for Suncor and negotiate definitive agreements with counterparties
  • Work closely with internal teams for a smooth transition through permitting and project construction
  • Monitor the constantly changing environment for new opportunities
  • Build a robust pipeline of potential value-added opportunities which align with Suncor’s direction / objectives, including: greenfield development, operating assets, or corporate acquisitions; partnership opportunities with other industry players or First Nation groups; divestitures
  • Lead highly technical multi-disciplinary teams through influence (ie: engineering, legal, tax, regulatory, marketing, contracts, land, stakeholder and Aboriginal relations, finance)

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum 7 years technical and / or commercial experience in the renewable energy or power industry
  • Experience structuring and negotiating contracts for power purchase agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and / or limited partnership agreements
  • Degree in engineering, finance or similar; MBA is an asset
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Able to organize, develop and present project proposals, conclusions, and recommendations to senior management
  • Ability to manage complex due diligence review processes and keep track of detail while maintaining focus on top issues
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams in a matrix organization and address complex opportunities and changing market dynamics
  • Proven ability to deliver under tight timelines and changing business needs
  • Strong team player
  • Organized, adaptable, and self-motivated

Working Conditions

  • This position is based in Calgary, Alberta at the Suncor Energy Centre
  • Occasional travel required

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • Attractive annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communitities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals

Job Segment: Wind Energy, Engineer, Pipeline, Sustainability, Offshore Oil, Energy, Engineering

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