NRG Careers


Date Posted: Nov 2, 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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Power Up Your Career  


NRG’s Texas Retail undergraduate rotational program provides participants with opportunities to work with NRG's senior leaders to explore career options and develop technical, professional, and decision-making skills while contributing to specific business objectives. Participants will also have the opportunity to assess their own interests while gaining valuable exposure to NRG's culture and values.


NRG’s Undergraduate Rotational Program is a 24-month cross-functional program with 4 (four) – six-month rotations throughout various areas of the Retail organization. We are looking for high-potential, strategic-minded, and adaptable new undergrads that can add value while building their business acumen and professional skills in a fast-paced environment. While placement at the conclusion of the program is not guaranteed, participation in the program may lead to full-time opportunities within the business.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities


  • Work will consist of both project-based initiatives as well as day-to-day production support tasks that may include operational improvements, launching/managing marketing initiatives, business development, or developing a business strategy
  • May analyze company, market, and competitive data and consult on business initiatives and strategies
  • May work across the following functions:
    • Retail Strategy
    • Competitive Intelligence
    • Business Planning
    • Customer Care and Retention
    • Customer Experience
    • Operations
    • Innovation
    • Sales
    • Marketing – Brand/digital/mass media
    • Acquisitions


Minimum Requirements


  • Must be on track to graduate with an undergraduate degree in the 2020/2021 academic year OR be a recent undergrad within the last 24 months 
  • Must have basic Microsoft Office experience
  • Must be willing to relocate to the Houston, TX area for the duration of the program
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt and work well in diverse situations and populations
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills through verbal, written and presentation mediums
  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with NRG’s STRIVE VALUES: Safety, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Value Creation, Exemplary Leadership


Preferred Qualifications


  • Business, Marketing, Finance or Engineering majors
  • Previous experience holding leadership positions within extra-curricular, community or university sponsored organizations
  • Previous internship or full-time work experience


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and ambitious
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Agility/Leadership Potential
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Innovative thinker
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Consulting skills
  • Problem-solving skills



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.

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