Solar - Head of WECC Land Acquisition - California

California Permanent USD150,000 - USD180,000 per year
  • Nationally leading Owner/Operator of Utility-Scale Renewable projects.
  • An opportunity to lead Land Management for WECC.

About Our Client

One of the leading renewable focused IPPs in N. America.

Job Description

The Solar - Head of WECC Land Acquisitions - California will be responsible for leading regional land acquisition team and resources for West.


  • Oversee day to day activities of Land Acquisition teams in achieving measurable progress on multiple land acquisition campaigns, reporting to the Director, Land Acquisition N. America, to ensure results-based targets are attained on budget and on schedule.
  • May need to assist Land Acquisition teams with special meetings that require advanced negotiations skills for leasing land, land purchases, collection and transmission line easements, access roads easements, title curative instruments and crossing agreements, including the development of negotiated terms and conditions, working in collaboration with the Director and internal/external real estate counsel as needed.
  • Work with regional teams to design and implement land acquisition campaigns, including identification of landowners within prospective sites, initiating contact and meeting with individual landowners to articulate the benefits of company's value proposition, and negotiating contracts with landowners and/or landowner attorneys for participation in proposed renewable energy projects.
  • Conduct weekly updates with regional lead for Development, regarding priority tasks for projects and reviewing weekly status report(s) to maintain up-to-date summary of project activities.

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 successful candidate should have:

  • 5+ years of land acquisition experience - With at least 5 years in Solar.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in direct management - This is a big component. Managing internal Land Management team rather than external consultants/agents.
  • RPL or CPL through American Association of Professional Landmen preferred
  • Proven sales, account acquisition and team management experience are a must.
  • Advanced contract drafting and negotiation skills required.
  • Requires knowledge of Microsoft Office, and CRM software.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and public speaking skills. - another key factor as this role will present to senior leadership at times.
  • Ideally based in WECC - or not in Eastern timezone.

What's on Offer

For the right Solar - Head of WECC Land Acquisitions - California there is:

- competitive base salary up to $180k

- Annual bonus - 25%

- Relocation assistance if necessary

- 401k - 6% match

- 3 weeks PTO, + 12 holidays, and 10 sick days

- Remote role but ideally in Pacific or Mountain timezone.

- 30% average annual travel.

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Job summary

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