Solar & Wind Project Developer

Illinois, Illinois Permanent USD110,000 - USD130,000 per year Hybrid working
  • Join a large International IPP
  • Develop projects in the US and Canada!

About Our Client

An international development firm with a presence in 40 different countries developing renewable energy projects. They are looking for a project developer to join their team and assist in expanding the current pipeline of solar and wind projects.

Job Description

The Solar & Wind Project Developer will be responsible for

  • Play an active role in developing the business case for North American market growth.
  • Build and cultivate relationships with stakeholders, effectively communicating with various personalities, including landowners, partners, government officials, technical experts, utilities, and consultants.
  • Lead the progression of projects from initial development stages to commercial pre-construction phases, overseeing acquisitions from external developers or initiating projects from scratch within Acciona.
  • Identify and bring in potential new partners, opportunities for project acquisition, and green field prospects.
  • Efficiently oversee both green field and existing projects, ensuring adherence to schedule and budget objectives.
  • Collaborate with various internal and external resources, peers, and consultants to conduct feasibility studies and manage project development activities.
  • Handle negotiations for land rights acquisition or supervise third-party land agents, addressing land use issues with landowners.

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 Solar & Wind Project Developer will have

  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience contributing to and leading project development for utility-scale wind and solar sites in North America
  • 4-6 years of experience in renewable energy focusing on business development
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Be in or willing to relocate to Chicago
  • If you do not match the requirements exactly but feel you could still be a good fit for the role, please apply.

What's on Offer

The Solar & Wind Project Developer will be eligible for

$110,000 - $130,000 base salary

Annual and project milestone bonuses

Comprehensive benefits packages

Ability to work in a hybrid capacity in Chicago, Illinois

Melody Wilbanks
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Job summary

Renewable Energy
Sub Sector
Development Manager
Energy & Natural Resources
Contract Type
Consultant name
Melody Wilbanks
Job Reference
Job Nature
Hybrid working