Sr. Manager, Power Supply (Ref ID: 747)

Next Decade

Next Decade

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024


NextDecade Corporation is an energy company accelerating the path to a net-zero future and leading innovation in more sustainable LNG and carbon capture solutions, NextDecade is committed to providing the world access to cleaner energy. Through our wholly owned subsidiaries Rio Grande LNG and NEXT Carbon Solutions, we are developing a 27 MTPA LNG export facility in South Texas along with one of the largest carbon capture and storage projects in North America. We are also working with third-party customers around the world to deploy our proprietary processes to lower the cost of carbon capture and storage and reduce CO2 emissions at their industrial-scale facilities. By combining emissions reduction associated with our carbon capture and storage project, responsibly sourced gas, and our pledge to use net-zero electricity, Rio Grande LNG is expected to produce a lower carbon intensive LNG for the world.

NextDecade’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “NEXT.” NextDecade is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


NextDecade Corporation is seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Manager of Power Supply to join our Commercial team. This individual will play a pivotal role in driving the development and execution of our power origination strategy, focusing on identifying, negotiating, and structuring power purchase agreements (PPAs) and related arrangements for up to 600 MW.


  • Contribute to development of a comprehensive power origination strategy in alignment with NextDecade's overarching business objectives and sustainability goals.
  • Develop risk and 4CP management strategies to manage variable power loads and pricing scenarios.
  • Identify and evaluate potential power generation projects, including solar, wind, and other emerging technologies, to diversify NextDecade's energy portfolio.
  • Lead negotiations and structuring of power purchase agreements (PPAs) with third parties.
  • Collaborate with NextDecade’s QSE (Qualified Scheduling Entity).
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams including Legal, Finance, Engineering, and Project Development to ensure seamless execution of power origination initiatives.
  • Stay abreast of market trends, regulatory developments, and emerging technologies in the power sector to inform decision-making and optimize opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with industry partners, and key stakeholders to support business development efforts.


Minimum/preferred experience required for the position:

  • 8+ years of commercial and/or business development experience in the energy industry.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in power origination, energy trading, power project development, or related roles within the energy industry.
  • Proven track record of successfully negotiating and closing power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy projects.

Minimum/preferred knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Deep understanding of energy markets, regulatory frameworks, and financial modeling principles.
  • Good working knowledge of the ERCOT power market (physical and financial).
  • Strong analytical and risk management skills with the ability to assess risk and opportunity in dynamic market environments.
  • Strong negotiation, and relationship-building skills
  • Proven track record in developing client relationships.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate effectively across functions and with various internal departments.
  • Possess a strong sense of initiative and a commitment to delivering excellence in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to influence others.
  • Strong communication and team-oriented skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Required/preferred education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, or related field.

Work Environment

This position operates in a professional office environment with occasional work within or outside of a complex construction environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers/fax, filing cabinets, etc.

This is primarily a sedentary role; however, the incumbent must be able to stand and/or sit continuously to perform all essential job functions for a full shift.

Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. as required in order to lift files, boxes and office equipment as necessary.
  • Ability to open filing cabinets and bending, standing on a stool, or climbing as necessary to perform these functions.
  • While performing the duties of this role, the incumbent may be required to talk or listen.
  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The incumbent is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to move throughout all areas of each office/site location and facilities.
  • Able to wear all necessary PPE equipment to perform job functions.

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

*In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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