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Development Manager - Energy Storage

Development Manager - Energy Storage

The Opportunity

TGRC have been retained by Key Capture Energy, exceptional Utility Scale Energy Storage Development business looking for a Development Manager to join their dynamic team.

KCE developed and built the first and largest battery in New York, and have a very strong foothold across the North East, Mid West and Texas. With 200MW under development in ERCOT, 400MW in Long Island they are already emerging as a key player in large scale storage development in the States.


You will be responsible for the development of multiple utility scale energy storage projects in the NYISO region initially. By utilising an in house team and external consultants, you will manage various milestones from greenfield prospecting to construction-ready status in support of business objectives.


The successful candidate will possess a strong understanding of the permitting, interconnection, and market frameworks involved in ensuring successful projects. The position requires travel to project locations to meet with landowners, permitting officials, and local officials.


There is no requirement to relocate, so the role can be done remotely with travel to and around the NY area as necessary. (Covid Permitting).


The Role

  1. Land Acquisition: coordinate contract land managers and personally conduct land acquisition duties including identifying prospect sites, researching land ownership, contacting landowners, and preparing and executing necessary paperwork.
  2. Permitting: research all required permits for selected sites, coordinate with permitting consultants and attorneys to prepare and submit permit applications and other filings, and represent Key Capture at permitting hearings.
  3. Public Relations and outreach: assess project need and work with project team to draft and carry out public relations activities.
  4. Electrical Interconnection: coordinate with electrical engineering consultants and work with utilities and independent system operators to file interconnection applications, scope electrical interconnection studies and advance multiple projects through the process towards achieving signed interconnection agreements.
  5. Regulatory Processes: actively participate in regulatory processes and coordinate with KCE regulatory team to stay abreast with market changes and regulatory concerns which could positively or negatively impact KCE projects.
  6. Project Management: manage project budgeting, forecasting, invoicing and cost control duties across projects including creating and presenting project scopes, schedules, and budget.
  7. Resource Management: coordinate project team members (internal and external) using appropriate methods for monitoring and controlling project progress, identify, deploy and manage appropriate consultants and lawyers.
  8. Internal Coordination: Interface with engineering, legal, finance, procurement, construction, energy marketing and executive team members to accurately define and mitigate project risks and provide concise updates on project status.


The Person

  1. Minimum of two (2) years of proven development experience within the NYISO region.
  2. Ability to travel and possess a valid license to drive an automobile.
  3. Project management including scoping projects, estimating costs, and creating schedule and budgets using management software such as excel, MS Project and Smartsheet.
  4. Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project).
  5. Experience with GIS software.
  6. Experience with land acquisition.
  7. Knowledge of state level regulatory agencies and interest groups relevant to energy storage. Experience actively participating in regulatory processes a plus.
  8. Knowledge of local and state-level permitting processes. Prior legal experience a plus.
  9. Knowledge of grid-scale batteries, renewable energy, energy markets, and electrical engineering a plus.
  10. Experience in other states and ISOs a plus.