Associate Developer - Solar - New York

Associate Developer - Solar - New York

  • Location

    New York

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Harry Davies

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Harry Davies

The Opportunity 

A uniqure opporutnity to join a collaborative, entrepreneurial team which will expose the successful candidate to all aspects of the project development life cycle. The role will support the already successful development team and will reprt to the VP of Development. 

The Role 

  • Work closely with the VP of Development, new Director, Development and other team members to uncover new solar opportunities and drive forward existing projects under development
  • Create project milestones and schedule for projects to track internally and externally
  • Manage the utility rebates and incentive processes
  • Assist the management team create a standardize set of documents
  • Create PPT decks for approval process
  • Track project milestones and schedule for projects to track internally and externally
  • Analyze data rooms for new potential acquisition opportunities
  • Support projects from lead inception to executed EPC construction contracts, including obtaining site control, directing the interconnection process and supporting the permit approval processes
  • Gather market intelligence and expand relationships with appropriate regulatory and utility officials to understand project approval process, regulations and incentives structures of new solar markets
  • Generate proposals, quotes and formal RFP responses
  • Identify and manage land use permitting requirements, submit use permitting applications, solicit supporting documentation from Engineering and Environmental subcontractors as needed, outline timelines and costs and track use permitting progress
  • Assist during interconnection process, including interconnection application, scoping meetings, feasibility studies, system impact studies and Interconnection Agreement.
  • Effectively communicate relevant information to a variety of internal and external audiences during all stages of the project development and financing process
  • Obtain and review title reports and title insurance. Work with Title Company to make sure title is not encumbered
  • Track detailed project development budgets and projected vs. actual costs throughout the development lifecycle
  • Work closely with EPC Team, Finance Team, Sales, Legal and other departments
  • Travel to project site locations and stakeholder meetings will be required

The Person 

  • BS or MS Degree in Engineering, Biology, Business or other relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years solar or renewable energy experience or experience with project development, project acquisition, land acquisition
  • Large commercial or utility-scale solar energy experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with IOU, COOPs and Municipal Electric Utilities
  • Ability to learn new skills and processes and demonstrate understanding and ability to perform new tasks
  • Self-motivated, independent professional with excellent communication skills, strong technical aptitude and the ability to thrive under pressure
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information accurately and effectively, multi-task and dynamically decide key priorities