Senior Project Developer – Wind

Opportunity to join a rapidly growing utility-scale renewables developer backed by one of the largest climate investment platforms in the world. * Remote role with travel.

Opportunity to join a rapidly growing utility-scale renewables developer backed by one of the largest climate investment platforms in the world.
* Remote role with travel.

Position Overview

The Senior Project Developer is a functional lead of 1 or more early to late-stage projects within the company’s wind and/or solar portfolios. The successful applicant will have experience in performing all aspects of the development process, from early-stage development through NTP. The Senior Project Developer will have the ultimate responsibility for site acquisition, permitting, offtake support, and interconnection/queue processes for their assigned projects, and will work with a team of development and other professionals with a varying range of experience in development, finance, and construction processes. Special emphasis for this role will be placed on permitting support, post-NTP continuation and completion of development tasks, and EPC support.The development team is highly collaborative; the Senior Project Developer will be part of a team of Associate Project Developers, Project Developers, and Senior Project Developers under the leadership of the Senior VP of Development and the Directors of Wind / Solar Development.

Essential Responsibilities

* Site acquisition and due diligence: Utilize company’s processes to acquire project sites, assist real estate and legal teams with title and contracting matters, and bring projects through the diligence process.

* Permitting and Mitigation: Manage/oversee environmental and jurisdictional studies and processes. Develop and own tight permitting timelines, represent the company at public hearings, execute on complex milestone deliverables across a network of stakeholders. Coordinate and implement mitigation plans and processes.

* Risk management: Collaborate with company’s development team to uncover and mitigate real estate, permitting, interconnection, finance and EPC risks for a portfolio of projects.

* Project management: Problem-solving nuanced site, permit, and technology issues with internal experts and external stakeholders.

* Project finance: Understand the key financing elements of a project and ensure that all projects and deals continue to meet or exceed financial hurdles.

* Travel required as project needs arise, approximately 25%-50% .


* 3-5 years experience in renewable energy project development

* Preferably have led full project lifecycle completion of multiple power generation or transmission projects from greenfield site origination through NTP and eventual COD

* Have understanding of the transmission interconnection process and specific energy market dynamics

* Experience working in various permitting environments, including:

* Federal permitting, such as FAA and USFWS NEPA;

* PUC/PSC and other state-level permits

* County/Township local Conditional Use Permit and Building Permit approvals

* Experience completing all of the following agreement types: * Site lease or purchase agreements, crossing agreements, use agreements, options

* Contracting 3rd party studies and deliverables from environmental and engineering

* Interconnection agreements

* Power purchase or tolling agreements

* MIPA / PSA for project disposition / acquisition

* Creative independent thinker; demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse and collaborative team