Renewables Project Originator

Date: Aug 14, 2022

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64129 Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.
We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:
Living Spire (Essential Behaviors)
•    We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
•    We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
•    We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
•    We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a professional with interest/experience in developing new business opportunities within the low-carbon energy ecosystem.  This individual will drive growth and assist in the optimization and expansion of our growing alternative energy business.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Responsible for implementing Spire’s offerings of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and other energy options, including hydrogen and other renewables as business needs/opportunities appear.
•    Identify and develop in-service territory RNG supply sources for pipeline injection
•    Identify strategic and business development opportunities for sustainable energy market growth through customer research, analysis and insights with presented recommendations to senior management
•    Participate in initial screening and evaluation of new business opportunities
•    Conduct market, customer due diligence, competitor, and other analysis related to the development of a business case that outlines both company and customer benefit propositions
•    Evaluate customer sustainability goals and demonstrate linkage to low carbon solution offerings
•    Lead product development opportunities and capture customer demand potential
•    Participate in deal definition and negotiation and support preparation of formal responses to RFIs and RFPs for RNG sources
•    Collaborate with the Spire Business Development department, as well as with Engineering, Operations, Safety, Analytics, Regulatory, Legal, Environmental Compliance, and Management
•    Regulatory review and analysis to continue developing in-house expertise on programs the Company participates in and other developing programs and legislation
•    Monitor, analyze, and report on changes in energy, climate, and transportation regulations, incentives, policy frameworks, and goals; assist in development of Company position and related comments as necessary
•    Conduct ongoing in-depth analysis of RFS and LCFS rulemakings; assist in development of Company position and related comments
•    Other responsibilities as assigned by Manager
•    Location is flexible.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

•    Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
•    Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
•    Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
•    Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
•    Ability to think creatively, work independently, and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines
•    Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment
•    Exhibits problem-solving skills in ambiguous situations where there is no clear-cut answer
•    Exhibits a bias for action.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Required Education (certifications, licenses)

•    A four-year college degree is required, a graduate degree is preferred. (No major specified)

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

•    6+ years progressive experience required, which should include people and budget management, project development, responsibility for business results, presentations to senior leadership, and representation to stakeholders outside the company. 10 years is preferred, including leadership roles
•    Driven team player with entrepreneurial and innovative mindset
•    Passionate about sustainability, emissions reductions, and creating unique solutions to address these issues
•    Excellent communication and presentation skills
•    Good forward-thinking decision maker with the ability to organize and prioritize
•    Strong analytical skills to synthesize complex or diverse information
•    Work collaboratively with others
•    Willing to travel
•    Broad understanding of natural gas utility processes is preferred
•    Experience in Renewable Natural Gas, alternative fuels, renewable fuels, and transportation preferred.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

•    Hybrid work environment.  When in the office work is in a shared office environment
•    Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Occasional after- hours work may be required. 
Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: Kansas City

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