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Senior Project Developer (solar)

Company: Green Development LLC
Location: Cranston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Title: Senior Project Developer (solar) Reports to: Director of Business Development Job location: Rhode Island Summary: Green Development, a leading renewable energy developer, EPC and owner in the Northeast, is seeking an entrepreneurial and motivated Senior Project Developer to support current and future solar, wind and energy storage growth. This is an opportunity to gain broad exposure in a fast-paced environment and participate in shaping the future of the company. We---re searching for a candidate that shares our vibrant passion about renewable energy, focused, creative problem-solver, self-motivated and independent, a great communicator, and highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and to prioritize competing demands. The Senior Project Developer---s priority is to originate and develop buildable, profitable multi-MW solar and energy projects. His or her core responsibility will be to initiate project site development activity, including negotiating agreements with landowners, starting the entitlement and interconnection processes, and otherwise moving projects through Green Developments project development process, until construction readiness. The Senior Project Developer will build and nurture relationships with local stakeholders, including landowners, local government officials, utilities, policy makers, and offtake entities. This employee will work closely with our Company---s business development, legal engineering, project finance and/or other staff and other external consultants throughout the project development process, taking the lead and/or assisting in and advisory or collaborative role where necessary. The successful candidate must have vision, and already possess or quickly develop fundamental market knowledge in order to create and execute a successful project development plan. Duties and Responsibilities Develop solar and/or energy storage projects plans at the megawatt scale from origination through financial close that meet or exceed annual volume targets. General quarterbacking of all aspects of the project development process from site origination through Notice to Proceed. Engage with, manage and create relationships with external consultants in the scoping, procurement, and execution of surveys, environmental and biological studies, wetlands, delineations, and other necessary site feasibility studies and work studies and work products. Coordinate or directly drive project site control utility interconnection entitlement /permitting. Create, track, and manage full project development schedules and budgets through the entire project development process. Prepare project financial closing, providing necessary support for our internal construction engineering and project finance teams through the final stages of development. Gather market intelligence and expand relationships with government entities and utilities to deeply understand the development environment and to, continuously refine and adjust strategic lead generation. Generate proposals, quotes, and formal RFP responses. Work with legal counsel, project finance, and the investment committee members to negotiate contract terms and close transactions. Consult with clients, construction, and project finance professionals in developing financial models and assist with tax equity, financing, and regulatory related research and negotiations. Work with Green Development engineers and project finance personnel to identify the technical, material and financial solutions to optimize competitive advantage and to provide technical and financial solution to clients. Maintain regular communication and accurate reporting with immediate supervisor(s). Represent Green Development at local government hearings and industry events. Requirements and Qualifications Strong knowledge of the solar industry, or equivalent knowledge and experience in a similar and / or adjacent project development. Successful track record in sales, or project development environment, preferably in large solar and / or energy storage. Understanding of key quantitative business concepts, including financial metrics (NPV, IRR, etc.) Bachelor---s degree in construction development, construction science, engineering, architecture, or related from an accredited university required. MBA or other advanced degree preferred. 5 years of previous experience in project development or construction management required. 2 years in energy project management experience, including solar and or wind, energy storage, fuel cell, or related technologies. Experience and understanding of Distributed Generation projects required PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification preferred. OSHA 10 required. Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office; experience with Microsoft Project and Viewpoint Spectrum software preferred. Position will work in our Rhode Island corporate office. Benefits: 401(k) matching Health insurance Dental insurance Vision insurance Bonus potential Long-term disability Dependent Care plan EAP (Employee Assistance Program) Life Insurance Paid time off Green Development is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Green Development also complies with all applicable national, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. 3/2022

Keywords: Green Development LLC, Cranston , Senior Project Developer (solar), Accounting, Auditing , Cranston, Rhode Island

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