Director of Development (100% remote)

Chicago, Illinois Permanent USD180,000 - USD220,000 per year Hybrid working
  • Growing Development firm - Solar + BESS projects across the US
  • Ability for 100% remote within the US

About Our Client

A growing Development firm that has coverage across the US for Utility-scale solar + storage projects. With a substantial pipeline of projects in both the early and delivery phase, our client are actively looking to grow their Development team.

This role will report directly into the VP who will provide support where necessary but anticipates the successful candidate to operate with full autonomy.

Job Description

The Director of Development will:

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of development opportunities through completion;
  • Manage the project pipeline and development resources
  • Project development tracking and ranking
  • Individual project development priorities
  • Divestment adequacy / timing
  • Manage a team of Developers that work across several jurisdictions and asset classes
  • Work with Senior Management to identify and develop business opportunities to develop new PV and BESS facilities in attractive U.S. markets
  • Coordinate and interface with internal team and external consultants to ensure the viability of identified projects through thorough analysis and appropriate project management
  • Responsible for prioritization of projects, lead due diligence of projects, as appropriate
  • Liaison between the project development and financial analysis teams to ensure that the deal structure, economic and tax assumptions are properly analyzed
  • Prepares project budgets and assists Management in the completion budget reviews
  • Deliver projects on time and within the projected budget
  • Ensure development tracking and reporting are up-to date and adequate for project /pipeline management
  • Prepare regular reports for internal stakeholders and Management team
  • Assess and present appropriate material for important project-based decision-making
  • Obtains supporting data including competitive intelligence on market opportunities for new projects
  • Develops and maintain relationships with industry contacts
  • Closely follows industry trends and competitor activities, including regulatory/ financial incentives, power pricing and structured financing transactions
  • All other duties as assigned by the VP.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

The Director of Development will have:

  • 5 - 10 years experience in the development of renewable energy, particularly solar PV and Energy storage projects, in the US.
  • Experience in leading development teams and managing direct reports
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Finance, Environmental Science or related field
  • Impressive track record and experience in development of renewable energy projects
  • Previous applicable experience working in a commercial negotiation environment
  • Ability to manage and support multiple people and projects simultaneously with varying complexities and urgencies presented day-to-day
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, multi-task, make decisions, prioritize, and meet assigned deadlines in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills - able to work and communicate effectively with a cross-functional internal team, vendors, consultants, various project stakeholders, authorities having legal control, utilities, state agencies etc.

What's on Offer

The Director of Development will be eligible for:

  • $180,000 - $220,000 base salary
  • Annual bonus (30%)
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Ability for 100% remote within the US

If you're looking for a slightly different role within the Renewables industry, feel free to reach out to me directly on LinkedIn to discuss your experience and the broader roles I'm working on.

Jonathan Halton
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Job summary

Renewable Energy
Sub Sector
Development Director
Energy & Natural Resources
Contract Type
Consultant name
Jonathan Halton
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Job Nature
Hybrid working