Director of Development

The Director of Development will manage the expansion of large-scale renewable projects. They should be knowledgeable about solar and energy storage projects and be able to develop a project from origination to commissioning. The Director will need to collaborate with other teams and have effective communication skills.

The Company

Our client is a leader in renewable energy projects and is one of the largest solar developers in the United States. They are focused on innovation and emphasize their commitment to building a renewable energy future. They are looking for high-caliber professionals who are ready to jump into projects that provide renewable energy solutions at scale.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead projects through various phases such as permitting, design, contracting, financing and construction.
  • Conduct due diligence on portfolio acquisitions and risks, and outline priorities for each project.
  • Identify, contract with and collaborate with co-development partners to grow the overall development pipeline.
  • Oversee project pro-forma models.
  • Support the negotiation of critical project agreements.
  • Lead projects through financing due-diligence efforts.
  • Collaborate with the internal team and external consultants to evaluate the project site, design, technology options and procurement strategies.
  • Administer service agreements with development partners and manage relationships with various consultants.
  • Develop and manage project budgets and schedules and take a lead role in budget and forecast management.
  • Provide leadership and direction to cross-functional project teams.
  • Identify new market and greenfield opportunities across the US.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelors degree in related field.
  • 10+ years of development project management experience.
  • At least five years of experience in the renewable energy industry.
  • Experience with project real estate rights, land contracting, title resolutions and ALTA surveys.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations, governmental rules and market trends that impact the project development in different markets.
  • Familiarity with project grid interconnection elements, interconnection studies and interconnection agreements.
  • Proficiency with managing a project budget and schedule.
  • Exhibited experience working within legal agreements and contracts.
  • Hands-on experience with the day-to-day management of projects and demonstrated track record of successfully planning and managing projects from start to finish.
  • A proven ability to lead diverse project teams in multiple regions.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are essential.
  • Experience and expertise with MS Office, MS Project and PowerPoint.
Job Category: Business Development
Job Location: Remote

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