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Microsoft Corporation Project Manager, Americas Energy & Sustainability in Boston, Massachusetts

Microsoft Cloud Operations & Innovation seeks new Project Manager in Energy Markets, focused on the Americas region (North, Central & South America). The candidate will manage a portfolio of activities to optimize and execute opportunities in datacenter energy supply and technology, including: support site selection efforts and datacenter interconnection strategy and execution in partnership with utilities, develop business cases for new technology applications, communicate project needs and manage relationships across internal and external stakeholders, negotiate energy rate tariffs/special contracts, identify regulatory and policy opportunities for Microsoft, and identify market conditions material to our business.

The candidate will have the ability to develop creative solutions that combine knowledge of regulated and deregulated power markets to deliver power to Microsoft datacenters. In addition, the candidate should be capable of developing commercial applications for advanced energy technologies. The candidate will need to understand the dynamics of energy markets and Microsoft’s own unique position in the energy sector. This necessitates that the candidate brings an innovative, collaborative presence to the role towards driving commercial & technology execution to realize business goals, lower costs, and meet sustainability targets.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Lead or assist on regulatory engagements with utilities, regulators, and related stakeholders important to datacenter infrastructure deliver, cost/range management and sustainability goals.

  • Lead datacenter interconnection and energy supply contract development with utilities and third-party energy suppliers in support of Microsoft’s datacenter businesses in the Americas.

  • Lead or assist in the analysis of energy industry trends, market policy and regulations to proactively identify opportunities to reduce cost, minimize risk, and advance sustainability goals.

  • Partner with globally distributed internal stakeholders on site selection and energy project development, e.g. distributed energy, renewables.

  • Work collaboratively with external vendors and consultants on regional market research.

  • Develop internal business cases including providing input on financial models and market research.

  • Build relationships with external suppliers and partners, particularly electric utilities, local and regional regulatory agencies, customers, and energy technology providers.

  • Work with third parties to develop and monitor analytics tools for portfolio analysis.

  • Business travel required (10%-25%, subject to fluctuation with business tempo).

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, engineering disciplines, business, or sustainability

  • 2+ years of experience in project management.

  • Broad understanding of the power industry, with specific focus on the mechanics of power markets.

  • Exceptional analytical capabilities to support review of utility tariffs, power contracts, and power market fundamentals.

  • Possess an entrepreneurial, self-directed spirit and proven track record of project execution.

  • Team player capable of adapting to ambiguous environments with cross-group collaboration and problem-solving abilities.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications (verbal and written) skills.

  • Growth mindset with problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding and experience working with regulatory structures in the energy and utility industry.

  • General understanding of data centers and cloud services.

  • MBA/post-graduate degree in relevant fields a plus, though experience in consulting and power/energy industries may substitute for relevant graduate education in this regard.

Background Check Requirements:

Candidates must meet Microsoft, customer and government security background screening requirements for this role. These requirements currently include, but may change, and are not limited to:

  • Microsoft Cloud Screen Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Screen background check upon hire/transfer and every two years after that while in this role.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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