Project Developer

Posted 03 November 2022
Salary $125,000 - $140,000
LocationNew York
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameBrian Dunleavy

Job description

​Our client is one of the largest, most technologically advanced utility-scale solar and energy storage project development companies in the United States. With a growing portfolio of more than 19 GW, their diverse team provides comprehensive services at each phase of renewable energy project development, from conception through construction. As part of this full-service model, our client manages all aspects of development for customers, partners, and project host communities.

Our client is looking for an experienced project developer to manage solar project development in NYISO from green-fielding efforts through permitting until the start of construction. Reporting to the Northeast Regional Team Lead, the successful candidate will lead cross-functional project teams that consist of internal staff and external consultants with expertise in engineering, meteorology and resource assessment, permitting, environmental studies, real estate/title, and transmission. Previous experience in utility-scale solar, storage or wind development is strongly preferred including New York permitting experience (SEQRA, Article X and/or Section 94-c permitting). Good judgment and strong project management, negotiation, and leadership skills are key valued attributes for this position.


  • Site acquisition including landowner lease/purchase option negotiations

  • Coordination of local, state, and federal permitting processes

  • Coordination of project environmental and wildlife studies

  • Creation and management of a project public relations plan

  • Negotiation of local tax abatement

  • Creation and management of an overall project strategy plan

  • Project schedule, critical path, and critical issues management and reporting

  • Project budget and cash flow projection, management and tracking

  • Coordination of the project interconnection process

  • Support in the identification and screening of project opportunities

  • Coordination of preliminary project design and pro forma financial model

  • Support the negotiation of power purchase and asset sale agreements

  • Remain apprised of and communicate with the team on relevant regulatory or legislative matters at the local or state level

  • Must be willing to travel 25%+ of time (primarily upstate New York)


Job Requirements

  • 4-year college degree required, advanced and/or technical degree preferred

  • Project development/management experience required

  • 3+ years of development experience in the renewable energy industry required

  • 5+ years development experience in the renewable energy industry preferred

  • Knowledge of regional environmental and site permitting processes required

  • Proven track record in project management and permitting success preferred

  • Knowledge of renewable energy industry specific regulatory and legislative frameworks included tax abatement preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Power-Point, etc. required

  • Microsoft Project, Primavera, or similar software experience preferred

  • Leadership traits are key; must have the ability to successfully lead cross-functional and dynamic project teams in a matrix organization