As Project Developer, you will originate solar and battery project development and seek power purchase agreements with off-takers while helping acquire and maintain information on the market, industry, economic, competitive conditions, and trends for utility solar and energy storage, identify opportunities for developing utility-scale solar and battery storage projects or battery only projects and set up siting strategy for the projects to maximize the revenue of the projects and reduce the cost.
You will lead land acquisition and regulatory compliance, qualify new origination with disciplined due diligence to eliminate early-stage fatal flaws, set up and forecast the development budget plan, determine appropriate points of interconnection with electric utility grid resources and determine interconnection feasibility, including easements for interconnecting lines, and identify energy off-take opportunities for PPAs, RFPs, and prepare for bidding.
Additionally, you will lead to the conduct of Due Diligence on early project development opportunities for acquisition, learn local solar development rules and regulations including solar legislation, tax issues, and solar program guidelines, support the finance team to set up financial modeling of projects with the goal of achieving comprehensive and realistic financial expectations, keep senior management apprised on any changes in solar programs, or new opportunities, develop competitive market intelligence on competing solar developers in development territory, and develop knowledge of and relationships with third party supporting service providers for solar facilities activities (e.g: consulting engineers, legislative consultants, site evaluation services, etc.)
At least 5 years of Solar project development experience with successful track records
Substantial knowledge of renewable energy, utility, and solar PV market
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Science, Business Administration, finance-related fields
Prepared to travel often within North America
Self-motivated, well-organized, consistent, and detailed oriented
Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills
A high degree of professionalism and strong work ethic