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Development Manager - CAISO

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  • Salary:

    $120,000 - $150,000

  • Contact:

    Omar Belazregue

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    713 623 1125

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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RO are on the lookout for a Project Development Manager who will serve as a leader in the Project Development Team responsible for implementing utility scale Solar and/or Battery Storage. Managers are responsible for all aspects of early to mid-stage and select late-stage project development, including but not exclusive to market and policy research, site evaluation, permitting, interconnection and queue management, utility and ISO coordination, budgeting, strategic procurement, construction & engineering, and insurance.


  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise and provide strategic recommendations as it relates to CAISO and utility policy and interconnection opportunities to support an expanding portfolio of Utility Scale Renewable Energy projects.

  • Generate and manage project development activities and resulting assets and monetization events, including engagement of and transactions with landowners, industry and technical vendors, and M&A counterparties.

  • Generate, evaluate, and prioritize project opportunity pipeline for advancement based on market opportunity, project fundamentals, financial modeling and partnership priorities.

  • Convert project opportunity pipeline into firm, valuable, and competitive development assets: leases, surveys, reports, permits and interconnection studies.

  • Source and manage scope of specialized project development vendors including environmental/permitting consultants, transmission consultants, legal resources, and engineering firms.

  • Develop off-taker (utility, public, corporate) relationships and structure project revenue opportunities, term sheets and agreements.

  • Build, forecast and manage project and development budgets.

  • Maintain CRM/documentation/data rooms and reporting of project pipeline.

  • Cultivate, close, and manage development partnerships (co-development, JVs, etc.) and project acquisitions..

Key Skills Required:

  • Required: 4+ years’ experience of direct renewable development experience including core development, power origination, market strategy and M&A.

  • Manage work across team members as needed. Develop and implement management best practices to create and sustain an engaging, inclusive, and productive work environment.

  • Be willing to interject ideas and thoughts into a conversation, even if they are controversial. Advocate for what you believe is the right decision/pathway.

  • Exhibit the ability to design workflows and processes for long-term goals.

  • Prioritize and preserve value from a high volume of opportunities through command of the mission and meticulous organization of information, communications, resources and responsibilities.

  • Willingness to generate and test new ideas and ways of doing things in the spirit of creating transformative projects.

  • Serve as a positive role model, resource, and leader and play a direct role in creating an inclusive, diverse, and engaging work environment.