Openings at National Grid Renewables

Sr Analyst, M&A

Job Title
Sr Analyst, M&A
Job ID
Bloomington,  MN 55437
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National Grid Renewables is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community-focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid. It has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction, and operation.

National Grid Renewables partners with communities, farmers, and landowners where we develop. This means it’s not just about projects but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all.


The Role

The M&A Senior Analyst for National Grid Renewables is a critical role as the company transitions from start-up to a mature growth business and has responsibility for supporting and expanding the acquisition, divestiture, and business development functions.  
Core responsibilities for the M&A Senior Analyst include:
  • Work in partnership with internal groups to develop and execute the company’s acquisition and divestiture strategy to support the business objectives
  • Source opportunities through relationships with other developers, brokers and advisors, responding to incoming opportunities as well as developing creative leads
  • Perform both supporting and lead roles in negotiation, structuring, and closing of the transactions
  • Facilitate investment and divestment communications and decision-making including across internal stakeholder groups
  • Lead the cross-functional processes to assess valuation, complete due diligence, and to obtain internal approvals
  • Support the post-acquisition development and financing of the acquired projects
  • Ability to travel as necessary to manage relationships and transactions


Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will possess the commercial skills, credibility, and drive to develop and implement the M&A strategy and initiatives that will help drive the future growth of the Renewables business. S/he must be self-motivated to successfully partner and collaborate with a range of stakeholders and team members in a matrix environment. This must be coupled with a strong intellect, determination, and a high degree of curiosity in order to play a meaningful role in the continued success of the company.

Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience in either energy or renewable energy
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the experience and motivation necessary to succeed in the role, combined with the capability and potential to continue to grow and take on broader and deeper accountabilities as the business evolves.
  • Wide and active network of industry relationships in the renewable energy sector
  • Demonstrated knowledge of power market fundamentals and trends, including renewable energy and energy storage
  • Understanding of project development and financial aspects of wind, solar, and energy storage
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including Excel
  • Strong leadership, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational commitment & high level of initiative

Leadership Characteristics
  • Leadership skills, combining intellect and drive with an open, down to
earth and low ego style; able to influence and inspire, build rapport, and create a
constructive and positive tension focused on improving performance
  • Highly commercial and results driven, coupled with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • High levels of drive and personal commitment. Works well under pressure and can
move at pace while displaying sound judgement and strong focus on the details
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to influence and interact formally and
informally at all levels with a range of internal and external stakeholders; is able to make
and accept challenge positively and debate confidently
  • Acts with the highest standards of integrity at all times and builds enduring and trusting relationships
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic vision and high attention to detail
  • Able to work well with geographically dispersed, cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment


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