Head of Strategic Supply, Strategy & Optimization

Requisition ID:  9309

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

ENGIE is committed to reshaping the energy future through the global implementation of a lower carbon energy economy in order to preserve the world’s natural resources.  We are looking for talented and driven people who are committed to making the vision a reality.


The Head of Strategic Supply, Strategy & Optimization is responsible for all Strategic Supply and Strategy (Solar, Wind, MPT, EPC, BESS) and Contracts Management for NORAM Renewables and coordination with internal and external stakeholders as well as Optimization of assets pre-NTP (Solar & BESS).


  • Responsible for overall strategy and implementation, OEM identification, EPC identification, qualification, and relationship cultivation. 
  • Responsible for CAPEX inputs for associated areas of coverage: indicative, budgetary and contract pricing.  Also responsible for associated scope and schedule alignment with all parties.
  • Responsible for assisting and running Investment Notes and Development Notes depending on the needs of Renewables.  The Notes are the primary way for investments in projects.  This interaction may be needed at the highest levels of NORAM and ENGIE Corporate.
  • Strategizing and structuring RFP’s, the negotiation and contracting activities. This individual will work jointly with the Development, internal/external counsel, Engineering, EPC project managers onshore, located in USA, RGBU, and the Chief Procurement Officer and team and corporate procurement management located in Paris (Not a fully inclusive list).
  • Provides strategic leadership for a rolling portfolio of projects and mitigates potential risk by being proactive in assessing and addressing potential issues. Provide and manage technology and cost curves for strategic decisions. Provides tactical leadership and strategic direction to a staff of strategic supplier buyers, Pre-Construction managers, and Contracts Managers, and all stakeholders to ensure project assumptions, supply, scopes, schedules, and budgets are managed for success.
  • Develops strategic sourcing objectives and provides direction for projects from greenfield to late-stage development and through and construction by providing input to the pre-engineering and constructability reviews, driving procurement of long-lead equipment, and the Pre-Construction Department with the construction contracting strategy. Ensures cross function communication between internal HUB procurement resources, sourcing needs and strategies.
  • Participates in the pre-qualification of all contractors to ensure the best opportunity for project execution success. Ensures that safety, quality, cost, environmental, landowner, and legal requirements are achieved or exceeded while accomplishing project objectives.


This position is located in Denver, CO or Houston, TX and reports to VP, Engineering and Delivery – ENGIE Renewables Global Business Unit North America.


What you’ll do:

  • Support team in identification of potential OEMs (Solar, Wind, BESS, MPT) for Utility Scale Projects (RFI’s and NDA’s).
  • Create and maintain cost and technology curves for all technologies.
  • Actively report to management on sourcing landscape and provide key sourcing strategy for portfolio success and decision making.
  • Creatively leverage ENGIE and relationships to find solutions for sourcing concerns and long-term sourcing approaches.
  • Manage and support of sourcing team as well as all stakeholders throughout all phases of development, construction, and operations.
  • Capture and implement lessons learned for strategic sourcing (schedules, technology, contracts, maintenance, etc).
  • Manage the OEM/Contractor qualification for projects.
  • Ultimately responsible for all associated CAPEX inputs for project economics and budgets.
  • Establish the best achievable schedule, technology and sourcing cost per project and pipeline, in order to support the costing activities.
  • Manage the sourcing activities for all Wind, Solar, MPT, EPC, and BESS projects (RFP documentation, organization of the proposal review with the team, commercial negotiation, contractors’ selection proposal, contracting).
  • Understand renewables needs and set strategy.
  • Hold weekly meetings to provide report status (IOI’s) and attend weekly meetings in order to report the associated progress.
  • Support the Head’s of Delivery On-shore in case of contract disputes, schedule needs, change order requests or claims from contractors (not all support listed).
  • Assist with the update and improvement of the contractual US documents for construction.
  • Build, foster, and maintain a collaborative working environment within the HUG Procurement team lead by the Chief Procurement Officer in NORAM as well ENGIE Renewables (RGBU-France) and Group (France).
  • Coordinate w/ all NORAM BESS needs (Renewables and T&S) to further buying power and alignment of needs.
  • Provide key strategy and support for Optimization of all projects.  Develop a process that can be implemented to help create value for ENGIE projects.
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for projects from greenfield development through the final development phase, construction, and operation phases.
  • Support the Pre-Construction Department by actively participating in the contracting RFP process for all projects through contract execution.
  • Manage the integration of development and construction execution functions for committed projects,
  • Provide tactical leadership for the preparation and maintenance of detailed strategies, project execution strategies, including contracting strategies, construction plans, schedules, and budgets.
  • Ensure the overall success of project execution by consistently implementing strategies, coordination, and reporting for ENGIE’s portfolio.
  • Understand the implications of variance technical options and is able to guide engineering designs to achieve the best solution for each situation.
  • Support and provides guidance for the balance-of-plant process, preparation of technology selection and installation bid documents, and the Request for Proposal process, and assists with the negotiation of procurement and construction contracts.
  • Provide leadership during all activities, ensuring safety, quality, schedule, cost, environmental, landowner, and other project requirements are met or exceeded.
  • Consolidate and analyzes budgets, costs, forecasts, and utilization against established financial goals.
  • Ensure the execution of work in accordance with contracts and policies.
  • Direct planning and hiring of competent staff in order to ensure adequate resources are in place for effective and timely execution of committed projects.
  • Develop effective relationships with internal departments, contractors, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
  • Provide strategic direction and manages the development of Directors of Sourcing, Project Managers, Project Engineers, and provides supervision, guidance, and mentorship to assigned staff at all levels.
  • Support, and solicits input from, staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Establish effective and supportive relationships with colleagues.
  • Reinforce a team approach throughout the enterprise, both on projects and internal initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate relevant information to superiors.
  • Champion change and effectively manages the implementation of new ideas.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Project Management & Health & Safety team to measure supplier performance, manage supplier root cause and corrective action through SRM program
  • Develop, align and implement category strategy playbook for ENGIE NA with detailed communication plan in close cooperation with ENGIE Group Category Management Team
  • Provide category leadership with deep knowledge of the supply market, conduct supply market analysis, identify potential supply and demand challenges/ opportunities and monitor technological advances
  • Develop and nurture relationships with strategic suppliers to foster communication on forward-looking strategies and long-range planning
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess continued ability to meet quality and delivery requirements and manage communication on production forecast or changes
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure smooth supply chain operation, proactively communicate potential supply disruptions and develop a contingency plan
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Project Management & Health & Safety team to measure supplier performance, manage supplier root cause and corrective action through SRM program.


What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or Construction Management or similar preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Engineering (or similar) or Master of Business Administration preferred
  • 15+ years in the renewables (utility scale preferred) energy sector including renewable energy or industrial construction or capital project management
  • Knowledge of Contracts is a must
  • Advanced knowledge of sourcing, schedules, and contract management and engineering and constructing methods for large projects, contract management, sourcing, and supply chain management, environmental and transportation logistics
  • Basic knowledge of construction labor relations throughout the U.S and Canada.
  • Basic knowledge of land surveying methods and practices, aerial photography and mapping (including UTM and NAD coordinate systems), and geospatial references
  • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products preferred.
  • Understanding of project/construction management software platforms, preferable Procore and Microsoft Project Online.
  • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred
  • Although experience in all technologies is preferred, it is not a requirement.  The candidate must have experience managing contracts and strategic sourcing for large, utility scale construction projects across North America.

Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use a company computer, calculator,
  • Could involve some lifting
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Strong organizational commitment
  • Strong level of initiative
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic vision
  • Ability to learn quickly new software programs
  • Ability to work successfully with a team daily in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to travel extensively domestically and internationally, by plane and by car
  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the needed assistance to perform the essential functions 
  • Eligible for a hybrid schedule consisting of in-office and work-from-home opportunities


ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone. 


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


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  • Salary Range: $151,980 - $371,800, annually
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
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Business Unit:  GBU Renewables
Division:  REN NORTHAM - US
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

Nearest Major Market: Denver