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Project Developer - Northeast

  • Location:

    Remote

  • Sector:

    Solar

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    $140,000 - $160,000

  • Contact:

    Jake Burkin

  • Contact email:

    jake.burkin@wearero.com

  • Contact phone:

    832 476 8983

  • Job ref:

    34909

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    366

  • Expiry date:

    2023-02-01

  • Startdate:

    12/01/2022

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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