Project Development Leader

Our client is looking for a Project Development Leader to manage a growing international portfolio of renewable hydrogen development projects. This team member will have a significant and long-term impact on the company & the decarbonization sector as a whole.

Opportunity

The Project Development Leader will have responsibilities related to land control, permitting & interconnection for green hydrogen projects worldwide. They will also be involved in customer relations & development. Additionally, the Development Leader will recruit for & manage the development team & report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. They will work to help our client accomplish their major goals: 300 megawatts under construction or in operation, 3,000 megawatts in the project pipeline & being IPO-ready, all by 2025.

The ideal applicant will be able to manage & mentor less-experienced developers, close deals & effectively lead, motivate & articulate the values of the company. 

Company

Our client is a rapidly growing business in the green hydrogen industry. It has been developing large, C&I-scale (20-100 MW) electrolyzer projects around the world, with a primary focus on regions of North & South America & Spain. As one of the most established & well-capitalized green hydrogen firms globally, our client offers expertise & experience for those in the field.

Our client operates using a locally-focused business model to leverage authentic community involvement & offer customized solutions. Our client is an early mover in the green hydrogen industry & anticipates a boom in renewable hydrogen in just a few years’ time. Having recently secured capital from leading Clean Economy financial institutions, our client offers a great opportunity for those in the field to join what is sure to be one of the next great renewable IPPs. The firm is results-driven, with a unique business model & established team dedicated to becoming a global leader in this industry.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop land rights strategies & supervise the negotiation of land leases & easements.
  • Oversee permit acquisition for Federal, State & Local land use.
  • Manage the evaluation of transmission alternatives & oversee the interconnection process.
  • Collaborate internally to secure hydrogen purchase agreements for projects.
  • Coordinate renewables procurement activities with the project director.
  • Coordinate engineering, procurement & pre-construction activities with the technical services leader.
  • Prepare & track project development budgets & schedule.
  • Embrace & leverage the local-partner orientation for project development success.
  • Play an important role in the company’s growth & development by securing capital for future projects.
  • Bring a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude to achieve project development success.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, preference for engineering or related science disciplines. MBA and/or other advanced degrees a strong plus.
  • Seven plus (7+) years of project management & development experience in energy.
  • Proven ability to build & manage cross-functional development teams.
  • Proven track record of taking industrial/energy projects from site identification to financial close.
  • Professional experience with:
    • Oil & gas, midstream, gas-fired power, LNG, industrial gasses or other molecule-based development projects.
    • Offtake, EPC & other commercial & financial contracts.
    • Rapidly-evolving incentive frameworks (i.e. PTC/ITC) & demand-drivers (RPS).
    • Helping to shape emerging industry segments during their early phases (when there is still a lot of uncertainty & white space), is preferred.
  • Ability to lead & build strong relationships by leveraging communication skills & an entrepreneurial attitude.

Compensation

  • Highly competitive, commensurate with experience, including cash incentive & equity compensation.
  • Short- & long-term incentives.
  • Exceptional benefits package.
Job Category: Business Development
Job Location: California Remote

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