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Project Development Manager (Renewables)

Project Development Manager (Renewables)

  • Location

    United States of America

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Mallory Dale

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  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Mallory Dale


Location: Remote (Preference give to those residing in Reston, VA, Midwest, or Western US)

Salary: Starting at $100k (Junior Level) - Salary Higher for More Senior Roles

Additional Comp: Annual Bonus Based on Experience

Position Summary

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.

We 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 with partners, customers, landowners, government officials, community leaders, utilities, and other stakeholders

Key Qualifications:

  • Track record of 2-5 years of experience in US solar and/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 organization, networking, time management, interpersonal, 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