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13 days ago

Position: Senior Associate, Project Development Originator

Location(s): Austin, TX, US, 78701 | San Francisco, CA, US | San Diego, CA, US, 92101 | Chicago, IL, US, 60654 | Valhalla, NY, US, 10595

My client, a leading clean energy company, is seeking a talented Senior Associate to join their team as a Project Development Originator. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in identifying and initiating renewable energy projects at the distributed level, as well as exploring emerging technologies like battery storage. Your primary focus will be on the assigned market area(s), where you will oversee the entire project origination process, from site selection and contracting to land acquisition and early stage development support.


  • Identify and evaluate potential project sites and acquisition opportunities in the assigned markets.
  • Engage in negotiations with landowners and developers to secure binding agreements.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of sites to ensure their feasibility for permitting, construction, and interconnection.
  • Provide valuable inputs for market and project-specific modeling.
  • Regularly report on the progress of site and project acquisition to department management.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and program criteria for selected sites/projects.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to facilitate smooth project development processes.
  • Participate in weekly development reviews and offer recommendations to management for effective decision-making.
  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of all projects being acquired or sold, including relevant documents and agreements.
  • Maintain accurate and updated project-level reporting in the designated development systems.


  • A minimum of 2 years of industry experience in project development, with a focus on site screening/origination and landowner relations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in contract provisions, market knowledge, and regulatory considerations.
  • At least 3 years of experience in real estate, project origination, or development within the energy sector, preferably with a focus on renewable energy.
  • Strong expertise and practical application of GIS-based tools for efficient land and site evaluation.
  • Sound understanding of regulatory implications associated with project development.
  • Familiarity with permitting and interconnection processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey information effectively and concisely.

Benefits Offered:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education Assistance
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Short-term incentives in addition to salary

My client is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Join my client's dedicated team and contribute to their mission of providing clean energy to millions of people worldwide. With their substantial investments in renewables, they are committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040, surpassing other global targets by a decade. You will have the opportunity to work on impactful projects, such as wind farms, hydrogen initiatives, and innovative solar developments. Additionally, you can leverage your expertise in supply and trading operations to support their advanced energy trading floors, where they broker renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances. Be part of this transformative journey and make a meaningful difference in the clean energy sector.