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Power Director USA

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84845
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Feedstocks and Energy
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

LyondellBasell

Basic Function

Reporting to Daryl Schofield, SVP Global Feedstocks and Energy, the Power Director USA will be charged with implementing the energy strategy to balance day to day system needs, mitigate price risk and create long term value through direct participation in the energy markets across the LYB portfolio in the USA.

 

The Power Director USA will work with the regional business and, in particular the Net Zero team, to build a portfolio of third-party relationships to support the ongoing implementation of the energy strategy, including meeting LYB renewable power targets.

 

In addition, it is envisaged that this role will assume line management responsibility for the existing electricity category manager, develop the capability of the team to trade electricity, optimize operational consumption, and originate new commercial power agreements aligned with the Net Zero and regional business teams.

 

The Power Director USA will collaborate with the European Power team to share best practice, align approaches to global strategic partners, and develop common language, processes and approaches with LYB regional businesses and functions.

The role is anticipated to be primarily based in LYB’s headquarters in Houston but will allow for flexible and remote working. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of the energy strategy across the LYB USA portfolio, partnering with the operating businesses to develop and build engagement.  
  • Lead and support the origination, structuring and execution of opportunities across a range of  US regional markets in support of the LYB energy and decarbonisation strategies. 
  • Work with local US business units to identify and secure development partners to grow and deliver a pipeline of renewable generation projects/investment opportunities at State and transregional levels. 
  • Identify and mitigate systemic risks, working with the business to support the development project/investment opportunities. 
  • Lead and coordinate key functions and third-party advisors across finance, legal and technical, procurement, contracting, permitting and interconnection as relates to execution of the US energy strategy. 
  • Provision of analysis and advice to senior management, including on ad hoc basis as relates to US energy activities. 
  • Oversight and leadership of the US energy supply team, providing expertise, advice and leadership around power supply strategy, optimization and hedging, carbon credits position management and trading support to carbon reduction projects including sequestration and ultimately Hydrogen.

Min. Qualifications

  • Undergrad Business, Engineering or Finance. MBA preferred.
  • 15+ years’ experience and track record of success in US and international renewable energy infrastructure development / investment. 
  • Deep energy sector expertise, with knowledge and understanding of international energy markets, policies, and regulations, including negotiation and structuring of PPAs, VPPAs, tariffs and incentives. 
  • Demonstrable experience across multiple renewable technologies including battery storage, power systems and grid infrastructure, and, ideally, power trading or energy procurement.
  • Exceptional commercial and analytical skill set  
  • Experienced in building the case for project investment at various stages of development. Understanding of how to gather and utilise data and provide insights and analytics to drive robust commercial strategy, planning and decision making. 
  • First class stakeholder management and a strong partnering mindset.  Proven track record for cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, accustomed to interacting with and presenting to top management / board. Able to ‘lead through influence’ with the Executive Leadership Team. 
  • Able to lead from the front, articulate the vision, make proposals, and drive engagement across the business, galvanising the organisation to deliver the plan. 
  • Strong ethical and compliance mindset
  • Fluent English is a must. Additional language skills welcome. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Keen leader of transformational change with particular emphasis on culture and performance
  • Comfortable and effective in managing in uncertainty
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative commercial leader
  • Energetic and positive team leader who is highly collaborative and committed to developing High Performing Teams
  • Demonstrates strategic and tactical foresight 
  • Able to develop and execute plans to meet tight deadlines. 
  • A balanced view of commercial and operational tradeoffs
  • Aligns personal and professional goals with those of the Company 

Competencies

Builds effective teams
Collaborates
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

 

We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

 

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

 

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

 

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.


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