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NRG Energy, Inc.

Technical Sales Representative

NRG Energy, Inc. - Buffalo, NY

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation's largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Position Summary

The primary function is the commissioned sales of Reliability Service Agreements to commercial, industrial, and governmental customers.  This includes the construction of customer-sited backup generation systems and the purchase, operation, and maintenance of existing customer-owned backup generation systems.

 

Essential Responsibilities

*Establish and maintain contact with new commercial, industrial, and government accounts to sell 10 to 20-year Reliability Service Agreements. *Locate customers with existing backup generation and develop purchase agreements to acquire the generation assets. *Work with Internal Engineering staff to develop proposals to upgrade the generating systems for grid connection to maximize the value of the generating assets. *Leverage a network of external relationships and third-party channels to identify qualified leads. *Lead the process of developing proposals and closing deals, by working with cross-functional teams to identify customer needs, recommend technical solutions and prepare financial proposals.  Ensure buy-in from the customer and obtain internal approvals for deals. *Work with development support to establish project cost estimates. *Prepare financial models to support Reliability Service Agreement proposals. *Develop and present PowerPoint presentations for customers and other affiliated sales organizations within NRG. *Research grid and utility incentive rates that support the installation or use of customer-sited backup generation. *Provide regular (weekly or as needed) updates on the status of all customer proposals and the results of customer contacts. *Work with corporate legal department to craft and negotiate contract terms and conditions agreeable to both the customer and NRG. *Maintain relationships and contact with existing customers to develop additional projects and services to meet their evolving and future needs. *Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

*Job/Technical Expertise: Demonstrates a commitment to customer communication and responsiveness.  Possesses the ability to develop creative solutions to solve customers' power reliability and emergency power issues. *Problem Solving & Decision Making: Analyzes and solves problems using a sound problem-solving strategy. Gathers information, analyzes the problem using critical thinking, generates and selects solutions. Checks results. *Business Acumen: Gets work done efficiently through formal and informal channels. Displays broad understanding of customer relationship building, the sales process, project development, financial modeling, and contract negotiations. *Customer Focus: Responsively addresses the needs of the customer. Accurately diagnoses customer needs. Communicates effectively with customers. Establishes customer rapport.

Minimum Requirements

*Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Communications, Accounting or Marketing. In lieu of aforementioned degree, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in sales, equipment leasing, or the development of backup generation projects may be considered. *Must have experience working with Microsoft Excel *Must have and maintain a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience in energy

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

*Able to work effectively with customers and contractors. Must maintain effective working relationships with diverse work groups. *Must be comfortable assisting with the outlining, development, and negotiating of typical business service contracts. *Must have good oral, written, and interpersonal skills. *Able to learn quickly. Works well independently as well as part of a team. *Must value and practice safety, common sense and good judgment.

Working Conditions

*Must be willing to travel to customer locations in multiple states for site assessment, presentations, and meetings. *Travel may include week-long trips for trade shows, research and proposal development in multiple states. *Expected to work extra hours when necessary or when workload requires. *Nature of position requires building and maintaining an extensive internal and external network of contacts *Work will be conducted in the field, at customers' facilities, at various company office locations, and from remote working locations as dictated by the nature of individual customers' projects. *Employees are required to work safely, following the guidelines of company Basic Safety Rules, and completing annual safety training. *While on-site visits, the employee is required to wear all necessary Personal Protective Equipment, including a hard hat, safety hard-toed boots, hearing protection (when required) and safety glasses. *May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals. *Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.

 

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Technical Sales Representative NRG Energy, Inc. - Buffalo, NY, United States

   

Location: Buffalo, NY

Company Profile:
NRG is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Company is one of the country’s largest power generation and retail electricity businesses. Our power plants provide about 47,000 megawatts of generation capacity and our retail and thermal subsidiaries serve more than 2 million customers in 16 states. In addition to our generation assets, we own and operate the following subsidiary companies