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Development Associate

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  • Salary:

    $70,000 - $80,000

  • Contact:

    Courtney Howard

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    281 712 6522

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Job Summary

The Development Associate provides support for a growing organization in a fast-paced environment.  Development Associate will focus on identifying and securing new wind, solar, and energy storage project development sites, negotiating land agreements, managing interconnection requests, and evaluating project viability.  This role will also identify and evaluate project acquisitions and strategic partnering opportunities.  

Essential Functions

  • Support the development team in its site selection efforts via market evaluation, constraint mapping, and permitting analysis.

  • Acquire real estate rights for development opportunities and maintain relationships with landowners.

  • Direct resource management campaigns and energy production estimates, leveraging internal and external experts.

  • Manage external consultants supporting environmental assessment campaigns.

  • Manage discretionary permitting activities with support from other cross-functional teams.

  • Collaborate with internal technical services such as legal, power marketing, engineering, and government affairs.

  • Prepare project budgets, schedules, and RFP responses.


  • Bachelor’s degree (engineering concentration desirable).

  • Minimum 0 to 3 years of previous experience with an interest in renewable energy generation.

  • Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with landowners and other stakeholders.

  • Technical aptitude and ability to understand the operations of power projects.

  • Excellent project management skills with a highly organized approach.

Physical Demands

  • Position will require sitting for long periods of time.

  • Occasionally lift 20-pound or more.

  • Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of time.