Renewable Operations Senior

at South Jersey Industries
Location Folsom, NJ
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time


About Us

South Jersey Industries (SJI) is an energy holding company that delivers clean energy services to 700,000+ customers and businesses throughout 14 counties in New Jersey. As part of our core values, SJI is dedicated to being a community partner and developing innovative clean energy solutions to meet the needs of the future. To do this, we depend on our workforce of over 1,100+ talented, diverse employees who help us deliver safe, reliable, affordable clean energy for a better today and tomorrow.

At SJI, we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. Whether you’re a seasoned operations technician or an early-career legal professional, our culture, inclusive workforce, and leadership development and training programs will provide you with the tools you need to either kickstart your career or bring it to new heights.

Position Summary
A career at SJI Renewable Energy Ventures will provide the opportunity to join a highly engaged team leading the expansion of SJI’s renewable energy portfolio including renewable natural gas (RNG), Solar, Fuel Cells, and other business lines in support of its renewable energy goals. This position will be primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Solar and Fuel Cell portfolio, newly developed renewable assets, and assisting in the oversight of the dairy RNG platform.

Essential Functions:

Oversee operations at all Solar and Fuel sites, aiding within the dairy RNG projects and interconnect sites (growing to 40+ across the Northeast and Midwest)

Develop and manage smooth transition process from development, finance and construction teams to operations and asset management

Oversee and manage third-party operations & maintenance contracts and equipment supplier service contracts, including establishing and tracking key performance indicators

Review performance reports, investigate issues and create initiatives to improve financial and operational performance of the projects; ensure compliance by company personnel and vendors with all policies, procedures, and applicable governmental regulations

Develop short-term and long-term project budgets in conjunction with O&M service provider, and continually review budgets to adjust for actual conditions compared to original assumptions

Responsible for project P&L, ensuring performance at or above forecast, and reporting out on results and operational drivers for variances

Manage relationships with project stakeholders including landowners, utilities, regulatory entities, and service providers; manage and resolve contractual, regulatory, and commercial issues as they arise

Coordinate with accounting to ensure timely payments, accuracy of billing and revenue and expense allocations; coordinate with environmental team on permit requirements and incident response

Travel to project sites will be required on a periodic basis


Required Skills:

Proficiency with Microsoft suite; Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Strong understanding of project finance, legal contracts, accounting, and contract/warranty negotiations

Knowledge of the RNG/renewable energy market, and the ability to stay current with changing technologies, regulations, and trends influencing the continued adoption of renewable energy

Highly motivated, takes initiative, and has a desire to drive process improvement

Ability to learn quickly and work well under pressure, with excellent organizational and project execution skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects at once

Required Background:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, or Engineering with 5 years of relevant experience, or;

Master’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience

Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree

Preferred Skills:

Understanding of integrated plant operations and prior operational experience

Preferred Background:

Experience with asset management software tools or other similar software tools

Explore the Possibilities

South Jersey Industries employs a diverse range of talent – from construction contractors to environmental specialists. Regardless of the position, mentoring and networking, hands-on experience, gaining industry knowledge and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our business and in our communities are all exciting ways that we welcome our employees at SJI. And as a company committed to creating an engaging culture built on inclusion and diversity, you’re sure to find an opportunity that makes you feel included, empowered, and ready to “bring your whole self to work” every day.

Benefits Package Overview

SJI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.

The SJI “Total Rewards” Benefits Package include:

Flexible vacation, Paid Time Off, and Sick Leave package
Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
401(k), with generous company match
Employee Resource Groups to encourage employee engagement, nurture professional development, and foster an inclusive environment.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At this time, SJI is only considering applicants authorized to work in the United States currently and in the future without the need for visa sponsorship.

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