Project Development Manager, Midwest

The Company

Our client is a leading owner, developer & operator of community solar assets. The company is financially supported by a global organization with over $100 billion worth of assets under management. Our client is passionate about expanding access to renewable energy, particularly in communities that have been historically underserved. Our client is committed to greater diversity, equity, inclusion & justice, including through the staff it hires.

Role Overview

Our client seeks a Project Development Manager to lead all development initiatives for community solar projects. The ideal candidate for this role will have deep knowledge of & expertise in all aspects of project development – from permitting to real estate to construction to interconnection. The Project Development Manager will be highly self-driven & adept at identifying project opportunities & risks.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Spearhead development initiatives on a set of ground mount &/or rooftop solar & energy storage projects in the Midwest
  • Lead the process of entitlements from due diligence through to project plan approvals
  • Communicate with AHJs & find strategies for expediting permitting processes
  • Lead presentations & facilitate engagement with communities
  • Oversee & collaborate with third party consultants such as engineers
  • Provide support on site assessments as well as construction & community engagement initiatives
  • Develop & manage budgets & schedules for projects
  • Achieve project targets & milestones
  • Support with developing strategies related to new business opportunities
  • Travel to project sites as needed


  • Experience in development &/or land use management, ideally in clean energy
  • Experience with energy construction projects
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional analytical capabilities
  • Deep understanding of local codes & regulations
  • Strong problem solving capabilities
  • Familiarity & experience with mapping tools
  • Ability to travel as needed, at least one-third of the time
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Highly self-driven
Job Category: Business Development
Job Location: Remote

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