Senior Associate, Strategic Initiatives


Valhalla, NY, US, 10595


RWE Clean Energy, LLC

Functional area: Corporate Development / Strategy 

Remuneration: Exempt


The Senior Associate, Strategic Initiatives will be an important member of the Strategic team at RWE Clean Energy (RWECE). The team sits within the broader Strategy organization and helps to ensure the long-term viability of the business by scanning and testing for emerging markets, technologies, and business models in and adjacent to RWECE’s core business. The Senior Associate will work closely with the Strategic team and colleagues across the broader business to enable RWECE to keep up with the challenging pace of growth, solidify our position as a market leader, and future-proof the business by identifying long-term innovative growth opportunities in adjacent and complimentary markets. Our team environment is high-energy. We value diversity, good relationships, personal growth, inclusive debate, and individual empowerment.



  • Work jointly with team members to perform financial analysis, risk/opportunity assessments, and feasibility studies of new opportunities
  • Conduct market analysis and research to identify potential growth opportunities and trends in the renewable energy sector and adjacent energy transition sectors
  • Identify, understand, and monitor emerging technologies and innovations in the renewable energy sector, assessing their commercial impact on the business
  • Assist VP in the development of business strategies for new ventures, considering market dynamics and competitive landscape
  • Create and analyze financial models to assess the financial viability and potential returns of new projects
  • Present reports to senior management, summarizing key findings, risks, and recommendations
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including government agencies, investors, and industry partners
  • Project Management: Assist in the planning and execution of new ventures, coordinating activities across various teams



  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics, or a related field required
  • Minimum 3 years of research, consulting, or engineering experience required– a specific focus on the energy industry is preferred. A Master's degree in a relevant field can substitute for 1 year of experience
  • The aptitude to quickly gain an in-depth understanding of new ideas and technologies and synthesize complex information into easy-to-digest deliverables
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage customer relationships
  • Demonstrated desire to learn about the Company and the renewables space
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Teams
  • Strong leadership and communication, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong organization skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks and deliverables
  • Ability to multi-task, while working independently and as part of a team
  • Motivated self-starter, goal-oriented, and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Proven ability to empathize, build relationships, and effectively communicate with people from a diverse set of backgrounds
  • Responds well to direction, is easy to challenge and develop, and is coachable
  • Detail-oriented, has strong business acumen, and a sound understanding of business concepts


Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in New York is $71,000 - $105,000. The listed salary range represents our good faith estimate for this position and represents the range for new hire salaries across all U.S. locations. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. RWE considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s education & work experience, training & certifications, and key skills as well as market and business considerations at the time of the offer.

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

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