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Project Development Manager - CAISO

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    $130,000 - $170,000

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    Courtney Howard

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    281 712 6522

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Project Development Manager - CAISO - Remote

Our client is looking for an experienced project developer to manage solar projects in the Western region. 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 or wind development is strongly preferred. Technical skills in the above listed areas aren’t necessary, but good judgment, project management, and leadership skills are.


  • Creation and management of an overall project strategy plan

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

  • Site acquisition including landowner lease 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

  • 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

Job Requirements

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

  • Project management experience required

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

  • Knowledge of regional environmental and site permitting processes required

  • Proven track record in project management and renewable energy contract negotiations

  • Knowledge of renewable energy industry specific regulatory and legislative frameworks 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

Compensation and Benefits

  • Title and compensation commensurate with experience

  • Generous Bonus

  • Vacation & Holidays: Paid Time Off plus 14 paid company holidays

  • Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability; life insurance; 401(k)

  • Flexible work-life balance and remote working