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Head of Merchant Power, NA


NJ, Iselin

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Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, has operations in UK, North America and Europe. With 30+ million customer-product relationships, Centrica's vision is to become the leading integrated supplier of energy and related services for its chosen markets and maximise value to shareholders. Centrica's brand names include British Gas, Direct Energy (North America). At Centrica, our purpose is to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (Bachelor's Degree required)
  • Experience in leading asset development/management teams 
  • Experience in working with external bodies 
  • Deep power sector expertise (technology and market structures) 
  • Analysis and commercial negotiation 
  • Effective management of internal and external relationships is essential. 
  • Key external relationships include: Planning authorities, regulators, grid operators, joint venture partners, CCAs, municipalities
  • Key internal relationships include: Merchant Power leadership peers, NADE colleagues, NAB local experts, ENER-G UK and ENER-G Rudox


  • Establish and build the North America Merchant Power business, aiming to build a 400MW portfolio of flexible generation over a 5 year period 
  • Initial priority will be to identify and develop the first wave of investment opportunities, progressing to final investment decision 
  • Identify flexible power investment opportunities through market insight, partnership development and potentially acquisitions 
  • Lead activity to secure planning permissions, consents, land agreements and investment approvals for new investments, drawing on resource from the UK based Merchant Power development team 
  • Oversee the safe construction of US Merchant Power projects, leveraging resources and capability in the UK based engineering and projects team 
  • Optimize asset performance and secure revenues, working closely with colleagues in North America Business 
  • Serve as a key member of the Merchant Power leadership team and act as a key link with DE&P colleagues in NADE