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Senior Development Manager

Senior Development Manager

  • Location

    United States of America

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Sydney Schaum

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Sydney Schaum


  • Manages utility scale solar projects
  • Oversees landowner lease negotiations in projects involving large numbers of landowners
  • Establish, monitor and update Development Budgets as required through the development phase
  • Micro-sitting and permitting
  • Coordinates the project interconnection process, including grid integration studies and grid connection agreements
  • Oversees project environmental and wildlife studies
  • Coordinates project budget, schedule, and pro forma
  • Review and update business plans/forecast models
  • Provides support in negotiation of power purchase and asset agreements
  • Manages the implementation of local, state, and federal permitting
  • Oversees project consultants, including environmental, engineering, transmission, etc.
  • Community engagement, public meeting, public presentations
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Working knowledge and ability to perform and complete performance monitoring and energy yield assessment
  • Financing phase:
  • Management of technical auditors
  • Technical support for contracts
  • Support to the financing team


During all phases:

  • Lead the improvement process of internal development tools
  • Contribute to securing new project opportunities
  • Capitalize return on experience – lessons learned process improvement  



  • Engineer with generalist, environmental or energy background. Undergraduate degree in a development related field with a strong academic record required;
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Five to seven years of energy development experience; direct wind, solar or battery storage development experience preferred
  • Experience in developing wind, solar, or battery storage projects would be appreciated


Software Skills:

  • Experienced user of OpenWind or similar WRA software
  • Experience of dealing with CFD calculations
  • Proficiency with the Google and Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel and
  • PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Microsoft Project