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We are assisting our Irving, TX client in a search for a
Director of Corporate Development. The focus of this role is
identification, development, and execution of opportunities to grow
the company and support the ongoing business activities of the
company. This includes acquisitions, transmission development,
investments, joint development agreements, and other similar
opportunities. It also includes supporting commercial and
development activities that are part of the company’s utility
Build relationships with electric cooperative utilities,
municipal utilities, generation developers, and joint action
agencies with the objective of identifying business opportunities
for the company.
Build relationships with the RTO and other relevant
Identify, develop, and execute commercial transactions including
asset acquisitions, transmission investments, joint development
agreements, and other opportunities.
Build transaction pipeline through industry-wide networking and
analysis of prospective companies for strategic fit and value;
develop relationships with potential counterparties.
Project manage preliminary due diligence process and lead
negotiation of preliminary transaction documents like letters of
intent, exclusivity agreements, and term sheets; manage a
cross-functional deal team in achieving these objectives.
Project manage cross-functional deal teams in evaluating and
executing transactions including financial analysis, risk analysis,
and identification of key issues (including, for example, state and
federal regulatory matters).
In collaboration with the applicable business managers, manage
financial analysis including valuation and modeling; advise on
approach to transaction structuring.
Lead drafting and finalization of formal investment memos to the
Board of Directors and Investors; support senior leadership team’s
efforts to gain Board of Director and Investor approval for
Manage closing process and post-closing activities.
Support negotiation of other commercial arrangements.
MBA or equivalent business and analytical background
Experience working with the SPP RTO including within the SPP
stakeholder process preferred.
Experience with transmission ownership and/or transmission
7 to 10 years of experience including electric utility project
development, business leadership, utility operations, management
consulting, and/or investment banking with progressively more
Experience with RTO regulatory and policymaking processes.
Experience with the electric utility business including business
Demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking, and
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
and flexibility in ambiguous situations.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate areas of executive management
concern, integrate varied perspectives, and respond
Ability to clearly identify interests of multiple stakeholders
with different perspectives.
Ability to understand and communicate financial valuation
including investment thesis risks.
Experience supporting commercial transactions and
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills required to
establish and build effective relationships at the highest level of
organization and external parties.
Demonstrated experience in building external relationships and
leading commercial deals from identification to close.