Energy Storage - Project Developer - Chicago

Chicago Permanent USD100,000 - USD150,000 per year
  • Nationally recognised, Utility-Scale BESS Developer, Owner, Operator.
  • Strong career opportunity in Renewables.

About Our Client

A leading Developer, Owner/Operator of utility-scale BESS projects in the US. Smaller shop, focused on strong community culture.

Job Description

The main duties and responsibilities for the Energy Storage - Project Developer - Chicago - include:

  • Develop utility-scale BESS projects from prospecting through final investment decision.
  • Use commercial guidance to identify project locations with the ability to understand project success and identify critical flaws.
  • Site acquisition including landowner lease/purchase option negotiations.
  • Creation and management of an overall project strategy plan.
  • Use strong project management fundamentals to develop and own project schedule, critical path, and critical issues management and reporting.
  • Project budget and cash flow projection, management, and tracking.
  • Coordination of the project interconnection process.
  • Support of pro forma financial modeling.
  • Proactive coordination of preliminary project design / working with construction team to generate creative design solutions for complex project sites.
  • Creation and management of a project public relations plan.
  • Coordination of project environmental studies.
  • Coordination of local, state, and federal permitting processes.
  • Coordination and negotiation of real estate curative items.

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

In return for a competitive remuneration package, the successful Energy Storage - Project Developer - Chicago will possess the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree is preferable but not mandatory.
  • 1-3 years relevant experience - could be sales experience, could be project development, what I am more interested in is the character of the person. The drive, and willingness to get our and meet with Landowners, learning from closely working with the C-Suite.
  • Ideally someone that's taken a Utility-Scale project through construction - highly desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to self-start in a fast-paced environment.
  • Results-driven and solutions-oriented.
  • Knowledge of environmental and site permitting processes.
  • Proven track record in project management and permitting success.
  • Knowledge of energy industry specific regulatory and legislative frameworks included tax abatement.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, Power-Point, etc.
  • Microsoft Project, Primavera, or similar software experience.
  • Preference for a dynamic work environment and industry that is constantly changing.
  • Leadership traits are a must; must have the ability to successfully lead cross-functional and dynamic project teams in a matrix organisation.

Someone who's familiar with Energy Storage technologies, and/or Project Development would position themselves well to get the role.

Self-motivation is going to be a key aspect to success as well.

What's on Offer

Base salary up to $150k - depending on experience.Annual bonus - 25%.

Potential for a project related bonus.

Great benefits package.

Based in Illinois is preferred rather than someone who's willing to relocate. Unless you are actively relocating to the Chi. area.

Russell Sparkes
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Job summary

Renewable Energy
Sub Sector
Development Manager
Energy & Natural Resources
Contract Type
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Russell Sparkes
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