Project Development Manager


Project Development Manager

Los Angeles based Developer who is an experienced, growing company that acquires, develops, constructs, and operates distributed solar assets across the United States is looking to add to their Development Team. This Project Development Manager will lead development from land acquisition to shovel ready DG solar and storage projects across the US. The Project Development Manager coordinates with internal teams and third-party developers to acquire site control, receive interconnection approval, permit and secure offtake and program awards on the company portfolio of Greenfield projects. This role will provide an opportunity to gain experience in solar development, project finance, solar regulations, and data analytics in an exciting, high-growth environment. An effective candidate will demonstrate attention to detail, strong communication with internal and external parties, and a capacity for problem solving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support development activities of Distributed-scale solar and energy storage projects from site control feasibility to the start of construction
  • Manage and lead development activities by working with internal teams in areas including, but not limited to site acquisition, real estate and title, interconnection, engineering, survey, environmental, offtake, and policy
  • Manage third party development partners
  • Prioritize, coordinate, review, and track key development deliverables with internal teams and external legal, zoning, environmental, interconnection, and engineering consultants
  • Manage and report project data as it pertains to budget, schedule, and deliverables
  • Achieve development milestones on time and on budget for projects to successfully move into financing and construction
  • Assist in permit application preparation and attend hearings, as needed
  • Building strategic relationships with development, finance, and EPC partners
  • Submit project data to various agencies for due diligence review
  • Maintain database tracking project progress
  • Support energy offtake, financing, and project M&A discussions

Minimum Education, Skills, and Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years of solar project development experience
  • Strong working understanding of real estate and the project entitlement process
  • Proficiency with standard project management tools; Salesforce proficiency a plus
  • Familiarity with general project finance underwriting requirements
  • Project management, organizational, and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and influencing skills
  • Embrace and live by the company mission and values of working together to bring innovation and progress!

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive Base Salary Annual Bonus
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes dental, vision, health, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting; continuing education and professional development assistance

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