Project Development Manager – NY based

Our client has an immediate opening for a New-York based (Upstate located preferred) Project Development Manager to oversee day to day project duties, including all paperwork/filings, contracts, agreements, managing project consultants, managing analysts, coordinating with other
teams and project budgets. Primary focus will be to support the Project Development Team by leading the development of selected projects. Your daily activities will include but not be limited to project support, strategic research and analysis. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for this position. Attention to detail, creativity and thoroughness are essential attributes for being successful in this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and support the development of Solar PV opportunities in New York (and other markets as needed);
  • Negotiate contracts, agreements and other project development documents with outside parties;
  • Supervise/manage analysts assigned to projects within your portfolio;
  • Represent the company within the development team including interactions with investors, engineers, contractors, consultants, landowners, permitting authorities and customers; managing all outside parties to achieve favorable results for projects under development;
  • Utilize our project management, document control and MIS tools to control and report on project progress;
  • Responsible for driving project timelines and costs;
  • Become familiar with all project documentation, regulatory requirements and milestones, and monitoring project progress against those requirements;
  • Implement document control procedures, with a particular focus on critical control documents;
  • Support company’s oversight role in projects under construction;
  • Research market trends and strategy;
  • Provide quantitative analytical support for key project development decisions;
  • Collaborate/Coordinate with other company teams;
  • Prepare internal and external documents and presentations.

KnowledgeQualifications, and Experience

Required Qualifications/Skills/Education

  • 2-3 or more years of development experience, preferably in the New York renewable energy market
  • Self-starter that can catch up to speed quickly
  • Advanced financial modeling Excel skills, and familiarity with variety of software offerings
  • Familiarity with general project finance underwriting principles and DCF analysis
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Be detail oriented
  • Able to think creatively to help streamline operations
  • A great attitude and ability to be flexible
  • Valid US driver’s license
  • Must be able to perform site visits
  • NY located or willingness to relocate as needed to serve Upstate New York opportunities

Desired Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in a related field
  • Familiarity with Northeast state solar policies and incentive programs, particularly New York’s NY-Sun and VDER Programs
  • Familiarity with New York land permitting processes, including but not limited to permitting with the NYDEC and NYSHPO
  • Prior experience developing large scale (20MW+) solar projects a plus
  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Familiarity or prior experience working with electric utilities
  • Basic technical understanding of Solar PV/electrical grid infrastructure

Job Category: Business Development
Job Location: New York

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