Solar Project Development Manager

Posted 02 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineRenewable Energy Recruitment
Contact NameAllwyn Avalos

Job description

Job Description:

Solar Development Manager

- Manage development budgets, project timing/planning and risks assessment with assigned Project Managers
- Drive the progress of each project by outlining & prioritizing key work streams, leading all necessary internal & external steps in the process
- Advise Land Acquisition Specialists on greenfield targets and negotiations to ensure financeable lease/purchase options and site control agreements with landowners. As needed, contract and supervise local land agents.
- Intimate knowledge and ability to follow closely the renewable energy power market trends including changing technologies, regulations, and regulatory/ financial incentives
- Lead and coordinate development activities for assigned pipeline projects
- Identify pre-construction related issues prior to obtaining the building permit
- Oversee local, state and federal environmental permitting processes
- Lead and facilitate the relationship with previous developers on shared development tasks: permitting, real estate (when applicable)
- Lead and facilitate the relationship with landowners (land/title activities) and other external stakeholders included but not limited to permit agencies and utilities
- Manage consultants - including but not limited to environmental, biological, engineering - and contracts negotiation/execution
- Facilitate contracting for pre-construction activities such as preliminary geotechnical and engineering
- Liaise with technical team to optimize project development: layout, preparation of EPC, construction…
- Manage efforts with the Owner's Engineer and EPC contractor on development deliverables and construction timelines
- Act as a clearinghouse for development-related questions from internal and external stakeholders
- Manage the development and vetting of financial models
- Prepare monthly project progress reports for senior management
- Obtain internal approvals as needed
- Participate in project handover to Asset Management
- Assist in monitoring, evaluating and optimizing the development pipeline
- Assist in developing competitive offtake pricing and competitive analysis (when applicable)
- Assist in assessing new development opportunities (greenfield sites and potential acquisitions)
- Coordinate the preparation of all materials for project finance and sell-down activities
- Contribute to TRU Budget and Long-Term Plan exercises and implementation

- Lead and grow business
- Accountability for safety, portfolio development (MW capacities and revenues optimization)
- Implement TRU development strategy in a cost-effective manner
- Market strategy, planning and execution, following global strategy
- Work closely with International headquarters, US Affiliates, and co-developers to develop profitable opportunities.

Candidate profile

- Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Engineering or related discipline required
- Minimum of 5 years of experience developing and permitting renewable energy projects, ERCOT experience preferred
- Demonstrated ability to deliver on large scale utility energy development projects
- Solid oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to take initiatives and work well within a team
- Priority management skills
- Strong analytical skills with attention to details
- Ability to quickly work into new tasks and accommodate a dynamic environment
- Willingness to travel 20-30% as needed to assure the project's completion on time and within budget

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.