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Project Development Manager, Clean Energy

Project Development Manager, Clean Energy

  • Location

    Reston

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Carmen Espinós Torredemer

  • Contact email:

    carmen@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Job ref:

    CETLI-5JUL

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-08-29

  • Consultant:

    Carmen Espinós Torredemer

Clean Energy Business

Our client has played a pivotal role in clean energy for decades, delivering more than 100,000MW of nuclear and hydro generation capacity globally, as well as landmark renewable energy projects such as Ivanpah Solar and California Valley Solar Ranch. Today, the foundation of our clean energy strategy is developing and building core renewables projects (solar PV, wind, and battery storage), in addition to continuing our work in nuclear, hydro and newer technologies (e.g. hydrogen, carbon capture). To drive this strategy and help the company become a global leader in renewables, they are focusing development activity on utility-scale solar, onshore wind, battery storage and hybrid projects.

Position Summary

Joining their Clean Energy Development Team as a Project Development Manager is an opportunity to be an important member of an agile and fast-growing team that is leading a strategic and high growth business.

They are looking for a talented and energetic individual to identify, create, and lead new project development opportunities in utility-scale solar, onshore wind, and storage project development across the US. This will include identifying new prospects (greenfield sites and acquisition targets) and advancing them through the development process – leading site identification and control, interconnection and transmission work, project permitting, offtake support and community engagement. The position will work closely with our internal power marketing/origination, project finance, legal, engineering, procurement, and construction teams to help us successfully get our projects into construction and operation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify new development prospects and opportunities (greenfield sites and/or acquisition targets), including conducting market assessments, fatal flaw analyses, and in-person site reconnaissance

  • Lead development of self-generated and assigned projects from early-, mid-, and/or late-stages to construction-ready status

  • Secure site control for development prospects (e.g. negotiating leases, easements, and conducting initial site reconnaissance) and coordinate landowner interface

  • Lead local, state, regional and/or federal permitting processes

  • Lead interconnection and transmission activities

  • Oversee project design, working closely with the internal engineering teams

  • Support financial analysis, modeling, power pricing and offtake structuring

  • Manage tasks according to, and with accountability for, budget and schedule

  • Create and maintain project maps, databases, reporting tools, and tracking tools for assigned projects

  • Represent the company with partners, customers, landowners, government officials, community leaders, utilities, and other stakeholders

Key Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in solar and/or wind project development

  • Track record of successful US solar or wind project development

  • Experience interfacing directly with external parties such as landowners, government officials, and consultants

  • Experience identifying prospects and opportunities (e.g. greenfield sites and acquisitions)

  • Experience managing key development workstreams simultaneously

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organization, networking, time management, and accounting skills

  • Willingness to travel as necessary

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in technical/engineering or business/finance-related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidate has both solar and wind project development experience (battery storage an additional plus)

  • Experience working with project engineering and EPC teams

  • Based in the Midwest or Western US