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Project Development Manager - West (Remote)

  • Location:

    United States of America

  • Sector:

    Development

  • Salary:

    $150,000 - $180,000 + bonus

  • Contact:

    Omar Belazregue

  • Contact email:

    omar.belazregue@wearero.com

  • Contact phone:

    713 623 1125

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2026-02-01

​The Project Development Manager will be responsible for overseeing the development of utility-scale battery storage projects across the Western region Independent System Operator “WECC” market. In this role, the individual will support the development of the existing pipeline, new greenfield development, and project acquisition. Efficient communication of complex development situations and working through development issues from the initiation to construction. Travel as necessary for siting, development, and commercial activities to keep the development on track.

Every day in this role, the person will manage and support permitting, site control, interconnection matters, power marketing, design/engineering, procurement, construction “EPC,” financing, and other matters critical to the development of energy storage projects throughout WECC.

  • Responsible for overseeing permitting, site control, interconnection matters, power marketing, design/EPC, financing, and other matters critical to the development of energy storage projects throughout WECC.

  • Manage/analyze information flow relevant to project development from internal subject matter experts and external consultants/vendors.

  • Ownership of project inputs/assumptions and coordinating updates with respective internal groups.

  • Manage project-level progress, risks, opportunities, and economics while providing thoughtful analysis and risk evaluation.

  • Drive decisions and prioritize the allocation of resources based on a deep understanding of schedule dependencies and financial impacts.

  • Maintain a rigorous understanding of the overall state of the energy storage market in MISO, including regulatory and competitive matters, to inform development decisions.

  • Track project progress through key development milestones, managing schedules and budgets, and coordinating across disciplines within the Company.

  • Manage and/or support due diligence activities for acquisitions.

  • Manage the negotiation of lease/purchase options and agreements for site control.

  • Coordinate engineering activities in pursuit of permits and as required for interconnection matters.

  • Work closely with the engineering team in support of the design and EPC process.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Construction, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Management, or another Analytical field required.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant work experience and two (2) years of experience in energy storage or renewable energy development, preferably with experience in WECC or another Independent System Operator “ISO,” with experience in project management, permitting, offtake negotiation, interconnection, planning, real estate, and other matters critical to development.

  • Demonstrated success and experience developing utility-scale energy storage and/or renewable energy projects, within WECC or another ISO.

  • Familiarity with relevant state, county, and city codes, procedures, and regulations required by local planning and building departments.

  • Experience preparing, negotiating, and closing commercial agreements, including development agreements, site control agreements, consulting and service agreements, interconnection, and power sales agreements, etc.

  • Ability to manage a large workload across a large portfolio while prioritizing tasks and effectively managing competing deadlines.

  • Detailed understanding of the WECC market or another ISO with a particular focus on interconnection, regulatory, and offtake matters.

  • Ability to evaluate development status and efficiently inform critical decision-making with management.