Full Time March 3, 2023

Asset Manager – Renewable Energy, Microsoft


Microsoft is looking for an Asset Manager to join the Renewable Energy Team within the Cloud Operations + Innovation Organization. This position will be responsible for the management of a large portfolio of renewable energy contracts in support of Microsoft’s carbon neutral goals. This role will provide the candidate with a unique opportunity to join a high impact team and gain a wide range of exposure to global energy markets.  

The successful candidate will have experience managing wholesale power contracts, fostering strategic commercial relationships, familiarity with global power markets, and demonstrate strong analytical skills through a proven ability to deliver results.  We run a fast-paced and dynamic work environment so the right candidate will be able to move quickly while maintaining quality work product…and have some fun in the process!

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

  • Manage key commercial relationships with renewable energy suppliers across global markets
  • Onboard new contracts at execution into an asset management platform and develop commercial relationships with suppliers
  • Monitor the progress of contracted assets under construction and ensure compliance with all contractual obligations
  • Proactively identify opportunities to reduce risk and ensure that contracts deliver renewable energy in line with expectations to meet company goals
  • Track environmental attribute certificate delivery/retirement in accordance with contract provisions and maintain supporting documentation for audit
  • Ensure compliance with relevant local regulatory requirements
  • Stay informed and communicate market, policy and regulatory changes that could impact contract performance
  • Track asset P&L and provide input for asset performance reporting to management
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate information is shared on a timely basis with legal, tax, accounting, and finance
  • Monitor contract settlements and implement tools for independent verification to ensure accurate invoices and timely payments
  • Provide support for contract negotiations with actionable feedback on vendor performance and portfolio risks and opportunities
  • Support the development of a platform of analytical and management tools to optimize the renewable energy portfolio
  • Leverage existing Microsoft portfolio management tools and support the continued improvement of tools, templates, and strategy

Knowledge, experience, and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, business administration, engineering, sustainability, or related field. Equivalent work experience will also be considered.
  • 4+ years of experience in the energy sector with exposure to wholesale and/or retail power markets or renewable energy
  • 2+ years of experience in energy asset management or contract management
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and other MS Office suite products
  • Strong analytical capabilities and attention to detail to support review and interpretation of renewable energy contracts and ensure vendor compliance
  • Proactive team player with high emotional intelligence capable of adapting to ambiguous environments with cross-group collaboration and problem-solving abilities
  • Growth mindset with problem-solving skills

Preferred, Not Required 

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant field is a plus, though experience in consulting and power/energy industries may substitute for relevant graduate education
  • Proficiency in Python, R, or other interpreted programming languages and/or data-querying skills such as SQL

Sourcing and Category Management IC3 – The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $72,800 – $144,000 per year. Microsoft has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets (see below). The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role (except as noted below); the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with Microsoft and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.

There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $95,100 – $157,900 per year. Our commitment to pay equity We are committed to the principle of pay equity – paying employees equitably for substantially similar work. To learn more about pay equity and our other commitments to increase representation and strengthen our culture of inclusion, check out our annual Diversity & Inclusion Report. ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/inside-microsoft/annual-report )

Understanding roles at Microsoft​ The top of this page displays the role for which the base pay ranges apply – Sourcing and Category Management IC3. The way we define roles includes two things: discipline (the type of work) and career stage (scope and complexity). The career stage has two parts – the first identifies whether the role is a manager (M), an individual contributor (IC), an admin-technician-retail (ATR) job, or an intern. The second part identifies the relative seniority of the role – a higher number (or later letter alphabetically in the case of ATR) indicates greater scope and complexity.

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Engineering, Energy Markets, Project Management, Relationship Management

$95100 - $157900

2-5 years


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