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Energy Contract Negotiator


Join one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation as an Energy Contracts Originator/Negotiator! We are looking for an experienced candidate who has a passion for strategy, risk identification, and a knack for negotiations!

The Energy Contracts Originator/Negotiator will be responsible for long term power and fuel supply, generation development alternatives, and transmission interconnection requests. Focus areas will include natural gas supply, pipeline transportation, coal supply, rail transportation, and renewables (wind, solar, hydropower). 

At Associated Electric, we take pride in our commitment to providing safe, reliable, and affordable energy for our member-owners. If you are seeking challenging and rewarding work, value career development, and appreciate a family-friendly and community-centric culture, you've come to the right place.

What You’ll Be doing:

  • Develop and execute strategies for energy contracting activities
  • Identify and assess risks associated with various energy-related contracts
  • Conduct negotiations and originate contacts for natural gas, coal, renewables, power supply, and transmission interconnection
  • Evaluate strategic commercial opportunities in the energy sector
  • Administer existing long-term contracts and develop counterparty relationships
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure effective coordination and reporting

What You’ll Need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent experience
  • Experience in contract drafting/negotiation for wholesale power or energy
  • Knowledge of fuels supply and transportation, utility-scale generation project procurement or development
  • Strong technical writing skills with acute attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills for internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and report on complex energy projects

As an employer of choice and a certified Great Place to Work, Associated provides employees competitive compensation, 401k with an employer match, health, paid leave for family planning (including adoption), paid disability leave and other benefits.  We support employees in their journey to physical, financial, emotional, and social well-being and we encourage employees to enjoy time away with Paid Time Off, paid holidays and volunteerism in community events.  Associated’s culture includes workforce flexibility options with opportunities for personal and professional growth including tuition reimbursement and development planning resources.  Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

To learn more and apply for a position, please visit You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

External Posting Date:  03/28/2024

An equal opportunity employer and provider/disability/veteran.


Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level
Job Function : Skilled Trades, Development, Sales
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