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Senior Economic Development Consultant

Company: Centerpoint Energy
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description - Senior Economic Development Consultant (ECO00503) Senior Economic Development Consultant - ECO00503 CenterPoint Energy is looking for a Senior Economic Development Consultant to join our Economic Development Team, located in Houston, TX. - You will have the ability to: be responsible for developing and leading utility driven community and economic development initiatives in collaboration with regional stakeholders and utility leadership to improve local economies by attracting, expanding, and retaining industry within CenterPoint Energy's service territory. Responsible for generating significant near-term and long-term revenue opportunities through customer growth. Utilizes knowledge of economic development strategies to maximize customer attraction through the company's value proposition. Collaborate with community and government leaders to design programs that attract new industry and expand existing industry within the service territory. Meet with prospective customers both in the field and in the office to encourage site selection within CenterPoint Energy's service area to conduct their business and operations. We want you to know CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people.
Diversity and Inclusion
CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce. At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve. What we bring to you

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid training
  • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day
  • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off
  • Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston
  • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution with immediate 100% vesting. To be successful in this role you will:
    • Assist the Manager as point of contact for economic development opportunities, project coordination, and reporting. Ability to initiate, respond and complete economic development and customer projects.
    • Possess a thorough knowledge of economic development programs and initiatives throughout CenterPoint Energy's service territory. Assist in the development of strategic business development plans identifying and communicating customer needs to ensure load growth, retention, and expansion.
    • Serve as primary contact in assigned territory for Economic Development Organizations (EDOs). Develops and leverages EDO relationships and leadership positions to align strategic planning and execution of EDO business activities with CenterPoint Energy's economic development strategy.
    • Assist EDOs in the development of proposals by providing estimates for electric and gas service costs and timelines in response to Requests For Information (RFI) initiated by site selectors and businesses. -
    • Within the geographically assigned area, responsible for coordinating economic development projects and leading activities related to providing energy service to prospective customers, including the involvement of internal and external stakeholders, EDOs, and state departments as necessary and for reporting all aspects of economic development activity.
      Your background includes: Education
      • Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience
        • 5 years of work experience professional economic development or related field including business development, community relations, government affairs, or real estate relations.
        • Experience working in electric and gas utility industry in a capacity that deals with local governments and agencies, customer accounts, community groups, utility planning functions or public policy preferred.
        • Attainment of CEcD certification or desire to pursue CEcD certification preferred. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR - - 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. Job Accounting & Finance - Financial Analysis

Keywords: Centerpoint Energy, Houston , Senior Economic Development Consultant, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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