Job details

Location
San Francisco
Salary
Market related
Job Type
Permanent
Ref
238072
Posted
12 months ago

Job Description:

My client is a dynamic Renewable Energy Solutions Provider operating across North America, delivering predictably priced renewable electricity services for commercial, municipal, and utility customers. My client specializes in navigating a complex ecosystem of regulatory and economic markets to find the highest value for its customers by being first movers and innovative solutions providers. From highly visible solar canopies at schools to large scale ground-mounted applications, the team of industry leaders at my client designs specific financial and technical solutions for each customer to maximize the impact of their renewable energy projects.

Summary of Functions:

The Development Project Manager will manage projects, consultants, and engineers while ensuring minimum gross profit margins are attained, annual MW targets are achieved, and project cycle times are maintained for specific portfolios of solar photovoltaic projects developed by my client. This position reports to the Senior Project Manager overseeing development in the assigned region.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop solar projects while simultaneously supporting land development efforts, conditional permitting, interconnection, and offtake timelines.

• Support organizational initiatives and reporting as needed.

• Support origination efforts, ensuring that project bids are both competitive and feasible.

• Create full project development schedules and high-level construction and interconnection schedules to establish reasonable and achievable construction start and commercial operation dates.

• Manage the development schedule and budget to ensure timely and cost-effective project completion.

• Manage portfolios of projects with an eye to project metrics, implementing streamlined processes for large volume and to ensure shorter cycle times.

• Work with internal teams to ensure successful project construction and closing, communicating regularly with legal, engineering, and project finance colleagues.

• Engage external consultants as needed for land development and permitting expertise.

• Work with state, county and local governments, community groups, and neighbors.

• Manage and solve all required real estate issues, negotiating easements, mineral rights, access agreements, and other applicable title and curative work necessary to achieve full site control.

• Manage and message project risks and mitigants to the Executive Team.

• Bring projects to the internal “Notice to Proceed” stage gate approval (or prepare for sale at NTP to project company buyer) in a timely manner to maintain construction start dates.

• Following the Notice to Proceed stage gate, monitor and provide direction to EPC partners from the construction phase through commercial operation and financial closing.

• Respond to investor and/or 3rd party finance questions to ensure timely financial closing.

• Manage customer, off-taker, and stakeholder relationships by keeping them informed on project progress and complying with associated agreements.

• Review RFP, ESA, and/or other energy off-take agreements and site licensing documents and support due diligence and negotiation efforts.

• Coordinate ESA amendments, estoppel certificates, consents, and any other project finance or legal documents requiring energy off-taker execution.

Qualifications:

My client is looking for highly motivated individuals who want to be part of a fast-paced and fluid company poised for growth in one of the country’s most rapidly changing industries. Forward-thinking, innovative approaches, and comfort with complexity are what define the my client team. They are looking for individuals eager to run at the front with them.

• Proven track record of accomplishments working as a Project Manager with multiple projects, as well as collaborating with internal stakeholders and support organizations.

• Strong organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Motivation to accomplish objectives to achieve company goals and objectives.

• Highly motivated self-starter, friendly personality, team player, lead by example.

• High level of knowledge and experience in the renewable energy industry; solar PV project development and/or construction preferred.

• Bachelor of Science in related field of work; Construction Management, Renewable Energy, Engineering, or related Technical degree preferred.

• Computer proficiency including MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Accounting applications.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Though the Development Department believes in long term work/life balance, we also believe in short term imbalances. Long hours will be needed from time to time as dictated by reporting and other deadlines. If travel is required for this position, note the 40% of time required to travel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The position is a remote position. Offices in San Francisco and New York are available when required for work or project travel. The organization promotes an open and collaborative work atmosphere. Cross functional teams work closely together to solve problems and move the company forward.

REMUNERATION

This is a regular, full-time position eligible for benefits. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive base salary and bonus potential; health, vision, and dental coverage; commute assistance; professional development; Paid Time Off; and 401(k) with employer match.