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Senior Project Development Manager

  • Location:

    United States of America

  • Sector:

    Solar

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Courtney Howard

  • Contact email:

    courtney.howard@wearero.com

  • Contact phone:

    281 712 6522

  • Job ref:

    34967

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    366

  • Expiry date:

    2022-07-05

  • Startdate:

    14/02/2022

Position: Utility Scale Solar Project Developer

 

Position Summary

The Project Developer will develop solar project portfolio across the United States through identification of suitable sites, zoning, permitting and negotiating transactional documents. This individual will also focus on leading development through forging relationships with landowners, community leaders, utilities and environmental organizations.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Identify and evaluate suitable sites, structure and negotiate commercial transactions with landowners

  • Engage with landowners, community leaders and environmental organizations to provide information throughout the development process

  • Manage development activities of solar energy projects from feasibility to the start of construction

  • Manage the zoning, permitting, land rights entitlements and compliance processes

  • Select, manage, and direct third party consultants and development partners

  • Develop viable and economically sustainable new and existing solar projects

  • Develop target scope of work and ensure projects are progressing on schedule and within budget

  • Remain abreast of renewable energy opportunities in the United States and the national industry trends impacting the future of solar and renewable development opportunities and their competitiveness as they relate to customers

  • Carry out other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

  • General understanding of land lease/purchase agreement and negotiation skills

  • Skilled in project management with the ability to identify and resolve potential project flaws and to prioritize critical path tasks

  • General understanding of renewable energy market trends and the resulting impacts on solar project development

  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively individually as well as with a team

  • Ability to thrive in quickly changing environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Outgoing customer focus

  • Excellent problem-solving ability and ability to think on their feet

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent communication, project planning and execution, time management, and problem solving skills required.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel

 

Education/Experience

  • At least 5 years of project development related experience preferably in solar, renewables energy, or real estate development sector

 

Bachelor's Degree with strong academic record from a leading undergraduate program, in engineering, business administration, and economics preferred