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Project Coordinator

Date Posted: Feb 12, 2020

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Company Profile:

NRG Business Solutions manages a broad portfolio of competitively priced product and service offerings that can be tailored to meet the growing energy and sustainability needs of regional and national partners.  In delivering these important capabilities, NRG Business Solutions is responsible for orchestrating product development, origination, structuring, negotiation, construction and the implementation of solutions for retail and wholesale customers.


NRG Business Solutions is comprised of energy experts who serve as trusted advisors for energy procurement strategy, provide market expertise and deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction.  These solutions include establishing sustainability partnerships that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and manage risks, while creating a 21st-century energy eco-system that is more sustainable, resilient, affordable and empowering. 


This innovative team is changing the way businesses produce and consume energy and are driving a transformation of the industry by creating solutions that will lead to the clean energy economy of the future.



The Project Coordinator supports the Sustainable Solutions organization in all facets of projects from development to close-out Projects range from single site installations to portfolios across the U.S. and Canada and can include, but are not limited to, energy efficiency, back-up generation, batteries and other distributed energy technologies.  The Project Coordinator works closely with project managers in successfully delivering projects on time and within budget.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Support all aspects of projects to include, but not limited to, planning, coordination, communications, execution, close-out, presentations, etc.
  • Research, analyze, and handle project tasks as needed (e.g. interconnection requirements, emissions standards, incentives, etc.)
  • Support development and negotiations for any third-party vendors and contractors required to deliver successful projects. Support project meetings coordination, record meeting minutes and follow up on action items as needed by project managers.
  • Responsible for updating project schedules, taking meeting minutes, documentation control, communication with stakeholders, etc.
  • Coordinate the creation and processing of all required PR, PO and invoices.
  • Management and organization of project files.
  • Assist in the continual improvement of the processes.
  • Identify and develop Lessons Learned to distribute to the broader team.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent education
  • Minimum of 1 year related work experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Client-facing experience preferred.


Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment with open office seating.
  • Outdoor work at project locations in a construction environment.
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time to project locations, vendor sites or other NRG offices.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously support multiple projects, anticipate issues, solve practical problems and identify risks, obligations and scope gaps on projects.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Highly adaptable to changing needs within the organizations- adapts to rapidly changing priorities and resilient to coping with conflicting demands, able to prioritize duties and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a team with high emotional intelligence and foster teamwork.
  • Ability to navigate and manage personnel in a complex matrix organizational structure with little guidance.
  • Flexible in work assignment.
  • Willing to mentor/coach peers.
  • Behave ethically and within the values of NRG.
  • Excellent proficiency using entire MS Office and 365 suite of tools, specifically MS Projects, Access, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to pass safety and health requirements to gain access to project construction sites.


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/Vet/Disability Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.  Official description on file with Human Resources.

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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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources

Nearest Major Market: Houston