Director of Development (Utility-scale)

Colorado, Colorado Permanent USD180,000 - USD220,000 per year Hybrid working
  • IPP focused on expanding their portfolio in the utility-scale market
  • Ability for 100% remote within the US

About Our Client

This opportunity will join a Development firm that have been in the industry for over 17 years focusing on developing solar + storage projects across the Northeast. With 12 employees in the firm, they have a flat structure in which the team will wear multiple hats during a project's lifecycle.

You will spearhead the company's expansion into delivering utility-scale projects and will be in a position to create and implement the strategy on developing projects successfully across the markets you deem most lucrative for the company.

Job Description

The Director of Development (Utility-scale) 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 (Utility-scale) will have:

  • 8+ years experience in the development of solar PV and Energy storage projects
  • 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 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 (Utility-scale) will be eligible for:

  • $180,000 - $220,000 base salary
  • Project-milestone bonus
  • 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