Director of Development (WECC)

Los Angeles, California Permanent USD225,000 - USD260,000 per year Hybrid working
  • Growing IPP - Utility-scale renewable energy projects across the US
  • Ability for 100% remote within the US

About Our Client

A growing IPP that has coverage across the US for Utility-scale solar, storage and wind projects. With a substantial pipeline of projects in both the early and delivery phase, our client are actively looking for a highly experienced Development professional to build out and lead their Western team.

Job Description

The Director of Development will be responsible for:

  • Developer and implement a market strategy to expand the firm's existing operations across the West (WECC & CAISO)
  • Effectively work with the existing Development team on Utility-scale projects (Wind, Solar + BESS across WECC & CAISO)
  • This will involve taking projects from inception through to completion
  • Acquire real estate rights for development opportunities
  • Hire, train and up-skill more junior Developers into the team
  • Maintain relationships with landowners and other local stakeholders
  • Direct resource management processes and output estimates
  • Manage external stakeholders supporting environmental assessment campaigns
  • Manage external stakeholders supporting property and sales tax abatement efforts
  • Manage occasional permitting activities with support from other team members
  • Prepare project budgets, schedules, and RFP responses

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:

  • 10+ years experience within the renewable industry
  • This individual must have development experience on wind projects
  • Strong preference for this individual to be based in PST or MST
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field is desirable
  • Experience of identifying and working on greenfield projects through to completion
  • Experience of creating & implementing a market strategy for leading the growth of a Development function

  • Please still apply if you have smaller scale projects to date but would like to work on utility scale projects

What's on Offer

The Director of Development will be eligible for:

  • $225,000 - $260,000 base salary
  • Up to 50% annual bonus
  • Equity
  • Ability for 100% remote or a hybrid schedule working in the firm's office in California

Michael Page will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

If you are looking for another Development role within the industry, please reach out to me on LinkedIn to connect.

Jonathan Halton
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Job summary

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