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Regional Energy Manager

Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Petersburg, Virginia, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

This position is for domestic candidates only.

Regional Energy Manager

We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with steel mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the auto industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Annual Bonus 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Professional Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create


Your Qualifications:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree or more
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience (10 years preferred)
  • Candidates must have a broad knowledge of energy purchasing, utility regulation, organized and commodity markets, accounting procedures, steel manufacturing energy uses and costs, supply sources, including renewables.
  • Excellent communication skills to negotiate, and advocate effectively.
  • Strong analytical, modeling, and computer skills (MS Office Suite)
  • Work remotely in an effective manner
  • Travel as required


Your Purpose:

You will be responsible for energy and related supply services procurement for a region of Gerdau North American facilities. You will be responsible for securing and maintaining competitive arrangements for the supply of electricity, natural gas, industrial gases, and similar supply services necessary to meet the energy requirements of the Company. You will oversee contracted consultants, attorneys, and lobbyists.


Your Work:


Plant Operations:

The Regional Energy Manager (REM) supplies energy for several mills within a broad geographical region and serves as a resource for plant management for energy forecasts, communication, and collaboration regarding commercial aspects of energy supply. In this position, the REM will:

  • Consult with plant management/users to adequately meet operational needs.
  • Analyze, develop, and implement effective procurement strategies.
  • Ensure effective implementation of supply arrangements and efficient use of resources.
  • Identify and pursue improvement opportunities; and
  • Ensure compliance with established risk management, accounting, and related policies/procedures.


Procurement and Vendor Relations:

The Regional Energy Manager develops and maintains effective business and professional contacts to keep abreast of market conditions, opportunities, and trends while developing supply sources and maintaining favorable vendor relations. In this position, the REM will:

  • Prepare requests for proposals and contracts.
  • Create studies of relevant issues and forecasts.
  • Maintain adequate files and records to compile periodic reports.
  • Analyze business unit consumption and requirements for energy-related supplies.
  • Plan purchases to take advantage of emerging market opportunities, meet inventory goals, and anticipate market conditions within established limits of authority.
  • Obtain competitive bids as required; and
  • Negotiate major supply arrangements under the general direction of the Director of Energy.



The Regional Energy Manager serves as the Company's representative in commercial, regulatory, and governmental activities necessary to protect and further the interests of Gerdau in areas related to energy. In this position, the REM will:

  • Represent the Company's interests in local, state/provincial, and national regulatory and legislative arenas.
  • Work with associations to advocate for improved energy policy for manufacturers. 
  • Work with professionals, consulting resources, and counsel to secure specialized assistance as required, subject to approved budget.


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


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