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Facebook Energy Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Intro:

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Summary:

Our data centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly scaling infrastructure efficiently delivers our innovative services. Facebook’s Energy Team is seeking a commercially experienced and self-motivated energy professional to help us grow and manage our data center portfolio to ensure a reliable, cost effective, and sustainable energy supply with a focus in both regulated and unregulated markets. In addition, this person will help manage electricity regulation, policy and utility relationships for our growing fleet of data centers. The Energy Manager will support the continued development and execution of Facebook’s global energy strategy centered on a supply portfolio of cost competitive clean and renewable energy sources consistent with the company’s overall strategic objectives. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of commercial success in utility negotiations and work in RTO markets, as well as knowledge of a broader spectrum of energy supply issues including commercial, regulatory, market, technical and financial expertise.

Required Skills:

  1. Partner with the Site Selection Team to help identify new locations in the United States and negotiate all necessary energy agreements for new data centers, including energy supply agreements, green tariffs, and interconnection agreements

  2. Actively manage commercial relationships for data centers located in a variety of energy markets in the United States

  3. Monitor regulatory processes and influence rate-making and energy supply solutions offered by utilities, other suppliers, and market operators

  4. Develop and grow relationships with key utility partners, market participants, regulators, policy makers and other stakeholders

  5. Partner with legal resources to develop and refine commercial arrangements for existing facilities while managing the structures required to serve our facilities with reliable, cost-effective, sustainable energy

  6. Interface with internal organizations including data center on-site staff, sustainability, policy, communications, design, construction, legal, and finance

  7. Support continued development and execution Facebook’s energy supply strategy for data centers

  8. Stay informed of the technical, market, and regulatory developments in the energy industry and communicate key trends, risks and potential impacts to management

  9. Lead and support various energy projects as needed

  10. Ability to travel domestically, as needed (25% to 50% likely)

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, environmental, or energy related discipline

  2. 8+ years of experience in navigating commercial energy issues associated with customer loads and new customer locations

  3. Experience at representing business interests to the leadership teams of potential suppliers, utilities, governments, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders

  4. Working knowledge of transmission, distribution, and utility interconnection processes

  5. Experience managing multiple projects and collaborating with internal staff, utility providers, consultants, and external stakeholders

  6. Experience with communication including communicating commercial, regulatory, market, and contractual details to all organizational levels

  7. Experience in Excel, PowerPoint and/or Keynote

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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