Solar + Storage - Snr. Director, Development - CAISO

California Permanent USD225,000 - USD285,000 per year
  • Executive position for a nationally leading IPP
  • Helping lead extremely large Utility-Scale Solar+ Projects across CA & WECC

About Our Client

One of the leading Owner/Operators in the Clean Energy industry. Delviering 5GW worth of renewable projects a year, for the next 5 years. Working on projects across the world, but the Americas is their largest hub/focus.

Job Description

The Solar + Storage - Snr. Director, Development - CAISO will ensure projects successfully reach construction commencement. Key activities include managing project development budgets, finding optimal locations for solar and standalone storage, and identifying key project risks and areas of development yet to be completed including permitting, site studies and diligence, interconnection, and land acquisition. Including the following responsibilties:

  • Hands-on team leader and project developer.
  • Personally develop a pipeline of utility scale solar, energy storage and other renewable energy technologies in the CA market.
  • Lead a growing team of project developers.
  • Lead and manage interdisciplinary teams including land negotiations, real estate, engineering, permitting, legal and interconnection through construction commencement.
  • Support CAISO M&A diligence and development efforts.
  • Lead project strategy throughout the entire development process to achieve project & corporate goals.
  • Ensure completion of any post-closing covenants or development activities performed by the project Seller.
  • Develop and manage project development schedules and budgets.
  • Lead project meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage contract obligations in key project documents.
  • Facilitate project discretionary permitting including permit strategy, tracking permit efforts, working with local AHJs, and presenting at permit hearings as needed.
  • Coordinate closely with the cross-functional teams across the company.

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 right candidate will have:

  • At least 8-10 years of project development experience in renewable energy development (significant CAISO experience required).
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in renewable energy, finance, engineering, project/construction management or equivalent.
  • Experienced people leader and manager of both direct reports and cross-functional project team subject matter authorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge of renewable energy project development, utilities, interconnection, permitting, contracting.
  • Extensive knowledge of renewable energy and energy storage technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required including public speaking and/or platform skills for executive management presentations.

What's on Offer

The right Solar + Storage - Snr. Director, Development - CAISO will receive:

Base salary up to $285k

Annual bonus up to 45%

Very strong benefits package.

401k - up to 14%

Ideally based in California, but open to remote across WECC (Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, etc).

Russell Sparkes
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Job summary

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