Country/Region:  US
City:  Houston, TX
Company:  EDP Renewables North America LLC

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and currently operates in more than 25 markets. With eight offices and several sites, at EDP Renewables North America, we are experienced developers and operators of renewable energy. Our portfolio includes wind farms, solar parks, energy storage projects, and green hydrogen solutions throughout the continent. We are ranked among the top 5 in the U.S. in operational renewable energy capacity.

Our company is part of EDP, a global energy group present in around 30 markets with a particular emphasis on renewable energies. With more than 45 years of experience, we have been consolidating a relevant presence on the world energy scene based on the commitment to be all-green by 2030, leading the energy transition. With more than 13,000 employees around the world, we are committed to using our energy and heart to drive a better tomorrow.


What you will do

Role Overview:

The Compensation Lead is a key resource in the design and administration of the company's North American broad-based and variable pay programs. Applying strong technical knowledge of regulatory and administrative processes with a creative approach in employee recognition and rewards, the Compensation Lead is a key contributor in all activities required to meet administer the programs of EDPR.

Main responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the HR Director on a variety of projects, including program design, analysis, budgeting, and implementation of new programs. 
  • Leads the administration of base pay and variable pay programs, including annual salary review and bonus cycles. 
  • Participates in industry-related salary surveys and performs benchmarking analysis for EDPR roles, to ensure market competitive pay practices. 
  • Coordinates with Corporate Holding HR (CH HR) to administer the processes within Success Factors and conducts the process for employees in North America.   
  • Serves as subject matter expert on all Success Factors processes, including compensation, KPIs, and biennial competency reviews. 
  • Works with HR team and outside vendors to ensure compensation related HRIS resources are maintained and updated. 
  • Works with Payroll team and HR Business Partners to assist/advise in processing the payroll for both US and Canada. 
  • Keeps abreast of compensation practices and payroll processes for the Mexico payroll administered by the team in Mexico City. 
  • Works with Payroll-responsible team to ensure all compensation data is complete and accurate at all times.   
  • Applies critical thinking in advising and implementing process improvements for maintaining and effectively using employee data. 
  • Advises/collaborates with the HR Business Partners on all compensation-related issues for their respective client groups. 
  • Collaborates with the Recruiting team to advise and assist on compensation-related issues for open positions and in negotiations with candidates being recruited for employment with the Company. 
  • Leads the due diligence effort on behalf of HR for potential acquisitions. 
  • Works with HR Director in analyzing and benchmarking HR processes 
  • Assisting senior management in developing planning assumptions for HR and other analytical efforts as required.

Employment type

Work site

What are we looking for

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources Management, or a related field   
  • 7+ plus years of HR experience in compensation with significant knowledge and skills in use of HRIM systems 
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) preferred 
  • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products 
  • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred 
  • Experience with SAP and UltiPro a plus 


Less than 10%

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to organize and maintain a fluid administrative process  
  • Strong analytical skills and high attention to detail  
  • Highly proficient in the use of Excel, Payfactors, HR/Payroll applications and other tools used in decision support analysis for the HR disciplines 
  • Good time-management skills and ability to be self-motivated 
  • High attention to integrity, ethics, and sensitivity, particularly regarding confidential information 
  • Strong Interpersonal and teamwork skills  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with multiple projects underway concurrently

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment 
  • Speech/Reading:  Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form 
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds  
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form 
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary 

Equal opportunities for all
Our vision is that each person combines their unique characteristics and experiences to fulfill our mission of creating new energy for the planet. We are an inclusive employer, ensuring all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging for each person who is part of the EDP group.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. EDP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For further information, please review this notice from the Department of Labor: EEO is the Law poster ( You may have additional rights pursuant to recent amendments to federal labor laws. Please review these protections from the EEO is the Law Supplement (

Need more reasons to apply?
As a top employer we:

  • Empower our employees through a positive and innovative work environment that promotes collaboration and agile decision-making;
  • Respect and value each person, providing a flexible, healthy, and inclusive workplace with a range of attractive benefits;
  • Provide a meaningful work experience and prepare our people for future challenges through different opportunities for development and internal mobility;

Our efforts have resulted in several distinctions over time, highlighting the EDP group's strong positioning and its dedication and commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent:

  • Top employer certification by Top Employers Institute
  • Part of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
  • Global certification as a family-responsible company by Fundación Másfamília
  • Top 100 Workplaces by Houston Chronicle

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