Our People

Get a glimpse into some of the careers at EDF Renewables!


Do you wonder what types of jobs are available in the renewable energy industry?

Get a glimpse into some of the careers at EDFR, from the perspective of those who know the role best, our employees!

Katrina Ridley
Senior Strategic Development Initiatives Manager
Mobile Molecules With Global Reach
I was interested in hydrogen because it offers ways to decarbonize that go beyond electrification, and it can be used to target hard-to-decarbonize sectors such as long-distance trucking, fertilizer, or even steel. It also seemed like a natural fit given my background in oil and gas.
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Gina Khanna
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Distribution Scale Power
A Perfect Fit
When I met with EDF Renewables’ Distribution-Scale Power (DSP) team, it was clear that the attorneys were highly valued. I knew immediately that it was a perfect fit!
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Max Wilcox
Senior Business Development Manager, PowerFlex
Charged Up About Electric Vehicles
EVs used to be exotic, but now they’re becoming normalized. We’re going to see more and more EV fleets over the next decade, which is exciting to think about.
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Maria Elena Valdes
Administrative Director - Corporate Purchasing, HR, Communications & Marketing
Being Mexican is My Superpower
We want to equip communities and families with resources they can use to create better futures for themselves.
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Ashley Simpson
Site Manager - Asset Optimization O&M, Third Party
Respect is Earned, Not Given
My dad said, ‘Just remember, respect is earned, not given,’ and that advice has really stuck with me.
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Whitney Lesnicki
Senior Director - Onshore Wind Product Management
Determination Pays Off
I was often up past midnight doing homework. I didn’t get much sleep. My daughters inspired me to ensure I made something of myself. I had bills to pay. I was working, taking classes, and just making it happen.
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Gilles Gaudreault
Director -Transportation & Logistics 
Tough Times Create Opportunities
"I had to go really deep into our supply chain – as in, the suppliers of our suppliers of our suppliers – to try to find alternative ways to get materials to factories to build our components. That’s how we were able to differentiate our- selves and get our projects across the finish line.”
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Fabiola Delgado de la Flor
Enterprise Digital Workplace Manager
Reinvent Yourself!
“No one cared about my degrees from Peru, and it was the beginning of the Great Recession, so no one was hiring. Meanwhile, back home, my friends and former colleagues were doing great. I couldn’t help thinking ‘My God, what have I done?!’”
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Charles W. Moorer
Senior Counsel
Boarding the EDFR “Airplane” Was a Pretty Easy Choice!
“I wanted to stay in the energy sector, but I wanted to work with a company that was building wind and solar projects. EDFR is a clear industry leader, and I was impressed by what the organization was doing. It was a pretty easy choice!”
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Tina Zhang
Principal Engineer–Battery Storage
Peel the Onion
“When considering job opportunities, I debated between electric vehicles and energy storage systems. I decided I wanted to help grid-scale battery storage achieve its potential and contribute to a clean energy future.”
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Sterling Root
Associate Director - Business Developement
Full Speed Ahead
Suddenly, my awareness of the climate crisis was reawakened, and I decided I wanted to have a career is something related to the environment.
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Kate Stinson
Senior Engineer
Seeing the Wind
We were effectively trying to see the wind – and most of my career has focused on understanding what a wind turbine is experiencing.
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Lorinda Delostrino
Corporate Finance Systems Solutions Lead
Sink or Swim!
I’ve formed lifelong friendships with several current and former colleagues, and we socialize outside of work. That speaks to the quality of our work environment and the people who work here. Everyone is very talented–it’s inspiring!
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Wilson Taylor
Senior Director - Portfolio Management
Identifying and Preserving Value
There’s no doubt that Winter Storm Uri was an industry-defining event. It was devastating for the people of Texas, and the power sector was in crisis mode.
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Emily Lau
Marketing & Communications Manager, PowerFlex
Selling is Educating
Everyone here is passionate about what they do...being able to learn from co-workers and peers is something I really value.
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Jinnie Hall
Associate Director, Community Engagement
Bonding Over Lutefisk
“When faced with opposition, our role is to listen with empathy and respond with grace.”
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Luis Fernando López Valenzuela
Manager, O&M
Fattening the Horse
“Hiring a staff was completely new to me. Fortunately, I had a lot of support from my colleagues. I’m proud I was able to make good selections and build a great team.”
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Kevin Campbell
Director. Development
A Vocation That Feels Like an Avocation
“A career coach had me envision my dream job – well, I pretty much got it!”
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Nicole Lantau
Electrical Commissioning Manager, Distribution-Scale Power
An Electrifying Career
The utility wanted to diversify their workforce, and they’d ask me, ‘How do we get more women to apply?’ My answer was, ‘Let them know they can!’ Those types of jobs can seem physically intimidating, but there’s no reason women can’t do them.
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Melissa Hogan
Associate Director of Continuous Improvement
Get Close to the People Doing the Work
“When I’m working to improve a process, I meet with the people who are directly engaged in it to under- stand their pain points and sources of frustration. I also want to get to know them and make a personal connection.”
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Amanda Ogle
Executive Assistant, Grid-scale Power (GSP)
Serving a Greater Good
“A commander I used to work with liked to say, ‘Flexibility is the key to air power,’ but transitioning from the military to the private sector challenged my flexibility at first.”​
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Zaira Akhmedova
Director - Financing & Strategy, PowerFlex
Complex Problems with Moving Pieces
“I was inspired by how serious the rest of the world is about tackling climate change. I knew I wanted to be a part of the solution and be more directly involved with projects.”
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Dave Holland
Director of Enterprise Customer Experience and Support
IT: It’s About Much More Than Just Technology
“Our mindset needs to shift from reactively solving problems to proactively seeking to understand the business and how IT can add value.”
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Mark Gallagher
Director - Development, Grid-Scale Power
Developing Renewables with Future Generations in Mind
“My two daughters have a much greater awareness about the environment and climate change than I did at their age. It gives me hope that we are on track to change things for the better!”
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Victor G. Tamayo
Regional Director EDF Renewables Mexico
Investing in the Local Community
By investing in projects that strengthen the local community, we help everyone who lives here.
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Rachel De Ligny
Senior Director, Project Management
Synchronizing the Project Goddesses
“Significantly ramping up the number of projects we develop and build in the next few years requires increasing the standardization and predictability of the process.”
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Chris Cannata
Director, Hydrogen
Green Hydrogen: An Exciting New Frontier
“The green hydrogen market is still very much in its infancy, but we believe it will be essential to the clean energy transition, particularly for applications like plastics and petrochemical refining that have limited options for decarbonization aside from using lower-carbon intensity raw materials like green hydrogen.”
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Max Hardage
Director, Strategic Development Initiatives
From Molecules to Electrons
"I believe it’s important to move to sustainable fuels that don’t release carbon into the atmosphere, and I know that someday I’ll be proud to tell my kids I was part of the clean energy transition."
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Duong Nguyen
Electrical Engineer
Engineering the Heart of Renewable Energy Projects
Transformers are the heart of a substation, and in some ways the heart of every renewable energy project. If you don’t have a transformer, you don’t really have a project, because there’s no way to get the green power to the grid.
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Julia Pettit
General Counsel, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind  
Helping Offshore Wind Take Flight
“As external counsel, you’re often advising on risks and tactical decisions limited to a specific project or a limited set of facts. I wanted to be more connected to long-term strategic decision making – ‘How does this project fit into our portfolio, how have we successfully managed or mitigated risks, and how are things going to play out over the long run?’ Being on the inside gives you that seat at the table.”
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Solenn Launay
Special Projects Manager
We Only Have One Planet!
“Ever since I was a kid, I have been worried about humanity’s impact on the global environment.”
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David Brown
Agile Coach  
Put the Customer First
“Things didn’t turn out exactly as I expected,” he says with a laugh. “I was interested in joining the military police, but I was assigned to supply chain and logistics. It’s worked out well though, because I gained a lot of transferrable skills.”
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Oliver Ortiz
O&M Area Manager, EDF Renewables Mexico
Make it Happen!
“If something isn’t quite right, the best approach is for everyone to work together to make things right.”
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Amber Bell
Director of Health, Safety & Environment
Safety + Environment = Perfect!
“I hung out at the fire-house all the time as a kid. I loved it too, and I got to see what it means to care for others. I decided early on that I wanted to spend my career doing something that matters and would help people.”
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Julius Douglas
Regional Operations Manager
It’s All About the People
“I grew up in Los Angeles, and truly had an LA mindset,” Julius recalls. “I was used to an aggressive, hard-charging environment. Going from that world to a relaxed rural community like Deming was quite the culture shock. People would wave when they drove by, and when they asked how my day was, they were sincere. It kind of blew my mind at first!”
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Mariana Eizayaga
Director, Business Development - PowerFlex/Distributed Solutions
The Sky's the Limit!
“This industry is constantly growing and evolving, and it can be whatever you want it to be. I find that really invigorating!”
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Kevin Brown
Cybersecurity Manager
Making the World a Better Place
“I didn’t know anything about the renewable energy industry, but the cybersecurity job with EDFR sounded interesting and I was ready for a new challenge.”
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Matt Sigala
Manager, Composite Repair services
Make Those Blades Last!
“A good blade maintenance program is the smart, cost-effective way to extend the useful life of blades and avoid having minor issues become critical.”
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Vilma Trujillo
Director of Asset Management
An Electrifying Career in Latin America
“When I began my career, there were very few women studying electrical engineering or working in the electric sector. I had to speak up to be heard, especially when I was managing all-male teams.”
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Carolina Castro de Moreno
Senior Product Owner
Put Your Best Foot Forward Every Time
“I sort of did things backwards. But it was important to me to be the first person in my family to graduate from college and demonstrate to my kids that education matters and shouldn’t be taken for granted.”​
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John McCown
Energy Trader
Let the Numbers Tell You What to Do
“Most of my job is focused on two tasks,” John explains. “I want to sell any excess or ‘merchant’ generation, and to cover any ‘deficiencies’ or shortfalls in production... My goal is simple: I try to optimize the revenue streams from these intermittent resources in the short-term markets by maximizing profits from any sales of merchant generation and minimizing losses from any additional energy purchases I have to make.”
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Dan Charlton
Director, Digital Transformation, AO
Generating Value From Big Data
“Each department may use different platforms, and those platforms deliver value within the vertical, but merging the data from multiple platforms can enhance its value,” Dan explains. “There’s no shortage of data. But it’s only when humans combine data from different sources and enrich it with context that it becomes valuable, actionable information. That’s when the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.”
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Étienne Bibor
VP, Wind Product Management & Procurement
Optimize Like There's No Tomorrow
“In the past, project optimization efforts focused primarily on equipment, particularly wind turbine selection. With this new effort [Wind LCOE challenge], the company mindset is shifting to look at all aspects of a project—from development to operation—to identify inefficiencies and redundancies and eliminate them wherever possible… As a company, each of us is tasked with rethinking our assumptions and the way we do things”
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Alice Hebert
Senior Manager of Digital Platforms
EDFR's Digital Transformation
EDF has set ambitious goals for the next decade. Globally, the Group intends to become the leader in large-scale, low-carbon electrical generation and to double its worldwide renewable energy capacity to 50 gigawatts by 2030. Achieving this tremendous growth depends on executing a digital transformation, and Senior Manager of Digital Platforms Alice Hebert is all over it.
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Rodica Donaldson
Senior Director, Transmission Strategy
Forecasting the Future: The Challenge of Estimating Basis Risk
"Renewables represent some portion of the generation mix in all markets in North America", Rodica remarks. "Increasing the level of renewables penetration nationwide in a reliable and cost-effective manner is going to require a lot of work. Transmission is really critical to transitioning to a lower carbon electricity supply, so it's a challenge worth waking up to each morning!"
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Conor Jarvis
Associate Director, Asset Optimization
Being a Good Steward of Our Portfolio
Conor Jarvis joined EDF Renewables North America (NA) in 2014 after serving nine years in the Marine Corps as an Air Officer and an F-18 Weapons System Officer. He works in the Generation group, which manages the company’s operating assets, most of which are co-owned with one or more investors.
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