Project Development Manager
Work For a leading IPP in North America
About Our Client
Leading IPP with an international presence. Working across every areas of Renewable Energy, from Origination, through to O&M Asset Management.
Multiple GW of Operating plants, projects under construction, and development pipeline.
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 Project Development Manager will be responsible for:
- The successful development and marketing of a portfolio of projects under her/his assignment and is responsible for budget forecasting, coordinating consultants, and Regional and Corporate Teams in Resource Assessment, Contract Execution, Legal, Land/Title, Transmission, Engineering, Accounting, Project Finance, Valuation & Transactions, O&M, and Asset Management.
- Overall manage the development of a portfolio of projects: budgeting and finances, project timing and planning, risks assessment and management, legal balance and exposure of the projects.
- Coordinate directly with corporate Resource Assessment Group to review, research, investigate, and analyze potential wind and solar acquisition opportunities. Effectively elevate issues to Directors / VP as necessary.
- Lead communications with Program Managers to develop and finalize construction scope of work and drawings. Coordinate with Program Managers on development deliverables and construction timelines.
- Obtain internal approvals to develop renewable energy projects, including drafting or facilitating investment memos, projections and capitalization processes. Effectively elevate issues to Senior Leadership as necessary.
- Forecasting and scoping future needs of pre-capitalized and capitalized renewable energy projects.
- Lead and facilitate communications and negotiations with external stakeholders, including but not limited to contractors, land-owners, permit agencies, utilities and other stakeholders. Effectively elevate issues to Senior Leadership as necessary.
- Oversight of local, state and/or federal environmental permitting processes, as a precondition of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) or Environmental Impact Statement. Utilization of support groups to identify construction-related issues, prior to obtaining a CUP. Responsible for securing internal approval for pre-construction analyses required for local permits, including but not limited to Encroachment, Grading, Foundation, and Building Permits that are needed prior to turning over the project to the construction team.
- Facilitate contracting for pre-construction activities such as preliminary geotechnical engineering, preliminary engineering, identifying and presenting a plan to meet FAA requirements and other requirements, where applicable.
- Initiate, develop, and maintain strategic relationships with all projects partners, including but not limited to power purchaser, utilities, landowners, permitting authorities etc. Keep Senior Leadership closely informed and effectively elevate issues as necessary.
- Provide perspective on market trends and policy research and analysis of energy technologies and markets to quantify market potential and cultivate new development opportunities.
- Act as a Development Department resource and role model within company in creating problem-solving methods for permitting, interconnection, landowner, community and media relations and interconnect issues.
- All other job related duties as assigned by the Regional Director.
The Successful Applicant
For the right Project Development Manager, I would expect to see -
- A Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related discipline required. MBA or related Masters' degree preferred
- Minimum of 9 years' experience handling project management energy related projects, permitting or real estate experience.
- Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.
- Demonstrate ability to deliver on large scale utility energy development projects.
- Demonstrate that he/she has successfully independently managed contract negotiations.
- Demonstrate a thorough awareness of potential project development issues and ability to elevate issues to Senior Leadership in a timely, solutions-oriented way.
- Demonstrate a command of legal knowledge and background associated with successful contract management.
- Demonstrate successful project financing experience
- Able to successfully work and communicate with members of Sr. Management, peers, subordinates, and unaffiliated third parties.
What's on Offer
Remote role until Covid-19 is over.
Based in Minnesota from there on out.
Base $110k - $130k