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Project Development Manager

Project Development Manager

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    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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    Tony Cello

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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    Tony Cello

Seeking a Project Development Manager to join an expanding US team based out of Washington DC in the Business Development Department.


The Development Manager manages the day to day development tasks for a set of large and complex renewable energy projects throughout their lifecycle from initiation to handoff to operations post-construction. The Development Manager coordinates and reviews the work product of multiple development functions, consultants, technicians and others and is responsible for the execution and performance of complex multi-disciplinary projects with teams working across geographies. This position will work closely with interconnection, permitting, real estate/land acquisition, GIS, finance, M&A, design and engineering teams to achieve project and company goals.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Work with Senior Management to identify and prioritize target greenfield sites and acquisition targets for renewable energy opportunities by leading customer-focused, data-driven, multi-dimensional analysis incorporating input from cross-functional team members;
  • Manage interconnection process, land acquisitions, project permitting, and applications;
  • Coordinate and guide real estate/land acquisition team on target greenfield sites;
  • Deliver development projects on time and on budget;
  • Coordinate and guide the broader development team in achieving project objectives
  • Track project risk throughout the development cycle; provide risk assessments and mitigations to Senior Management;
  • Participate in the development of key account and utility relationships, support origination of contracts with such key accounts;
  • Develop proposal strategies, RFP processes or similar, and negotiate terms for vendors and consultants who participate in the development process;
  • Develop/maintain business relationships with key consultants and vendors;
  • Maintain and provide suggestions for project development tracking and reporting;
  • All other duties as assigned by Senior Management.



Desired Skills & Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in business, planning, engineering, real estate, finance or a related field
  • 3-5 years of project development experience – renewable energy & solar preferred
  • Solid understanding of renewable energy markets and project lifecycle
  • Demonstrated experience in land development/entitlement/permitting and interconnection
  • Strong project skills including creating and managing project budgets and schedules
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team
  • Ability to manage and support multiple projects simultaneously, with varying complexities and urgencies presented day to day
  • Ability to effectively work remotely with minimal supervision
  • Excellent people, entrepreneurial, organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective computer skills including GIS, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of GIS is a strong plus
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time
  • A valid driving license and passport