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Project Developer - Northeast

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    $140,000 - $160,000

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    Jake Burkin

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    832 476 8983

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Position Details

Our client is looking for an experienced project developer to manage solar project development in NYISO from green-fielding efforts through permitting until the start of construction. Reporting to the Northeast Regional Team Lead, the successful candidate will lead cross-functional project teams that consist of internal staff and external consultants with expertise in engineering, meteorology and resource assessment, permitting, environmental studies, real estate/title, and transmission. Previous experience in utility-scale solar, storage or wind development is strongly preferred including New York permitting experience (SEQRA, Article X and/or Section 94-c permitting). Good judgment and strong project management, negotiation, and leadership skills are key valued attributes for this position.


  • Site acquisition including landowner lease/purchase option negotiations

  • Coordination of local, state, and federal permitting processes

  • Coordination of project environmental and wildlife studies

  • Creation and management of a project public relations plan

  • Negotiation of local tax abatement

  • Creation and management of an overall project strategy plan

  • Project schedule, critical path, and critical issues management and reporting

  • Project budget and cash flow projection, management and tracking

  • Coordination of the project interconnection process

  • Support in the identification and screening of project opportunities

  • Coordination of preliminary project design and pro forma financial model

  • Support the negotiation of power purchase and asset sale agreements

  • Remain apprised of and communicate with the team on relevant regulatory or legislative matters at the local or state level

  • Must be willing to travel 25%+ of time (primarily upstate New York)

Job Requirements

  • 4-year college degree required, advanced and/or technical degree preferred

  • Project development/management experience required

  • 3+ years of development experience in the renewable energy industry required

  • 5+ years development experience in the renewable energy industry preferred

  • Knowledge of regional environmental and site permitting processes required

  • Proven track record in project management and permitting success preferred

  • Knowledge of renewable energy industry specific regulatory and legislative frameworks included tax abatement preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Power-Point, etc. required

  • Microsoft Project, Primavera, or similar software experience preferred

  • Leadership traits are key; must have the ability to successfully lead cross-functional and dynamic project teams in a matrix organization