SVP of Development

Texas, Texas Permanent USD275,000 - USD300,000 per year Hybrid working
  • Growing IPP - Utility-scale renewable energy projects across the US
  • Exceptional project milestone bonuses + annual bonus

About Our Client

A growing IPP that has coverage across the US for Utility-scale solar and storage projects. With a substantial pipeline of projects in both the early and delivery phase, our client are actively looking to grow their Development team by creating an SVP of Development to oversee the whole function.

This role will report directly into the President of the company but will operate with full autonomy and take the team to the next stage in their evolution.

Job Description

The SVP of Development will:

  • Lead a competent and dynamic project development team consisting of Project Developers, Development Managers and Directors of Development.
  • Ensure alignment of project development activities with the company's overarching strategy and goals.
  • Oversee all phases of greenfield project development, from prospecting to development completion.
  • Ensure alignment of project development activities with the company's overarching strategy and goals.
  • Lead and support the team's efforts on day to day operations including prospecting, land outreach, leasing and purchasing, title, surveys, transmission, interconnection, local tax incentives, permitting, and development studies.
  • Attend and manage regular project development meetings, ensuring tasks are prioritized and objectives are met.
  • Facilitate collaboration and coordination among divisions within the project development department and with other departments.
  • Review, negotiate, and execute agreements related to project development, ensuring minimized liabilities and high-quality documentation.
  • Assist in reviewing and negotiating project transactions with clients and financial stakeholders.
  • Represent the company at key public meetings if needed, to secure permits or incentives.
  • Engage cross-functionally with business development, legal, finance, and EPC teams to ensure integrated project progression.
  • Protect the interests of the firm in the capacity of the high level liaison with key partners.
  • Set budgets, and ensure capex tracking and budget control.
  • Review and approve all purchase orders related to project development.
  • Prepare monthly project development summary reports for leadership and board meetings.
  • Support the President and collaborate with other executives in strategic decision-making.

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 SVP of Development will have:

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience; including minimum of 6 in Project Development, in the renewable energy sector.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of greenfield project development processes.
  • Exposure to a projects full life cycle including land acquisition, real estate, permitting, interconnection, transmission, tax incentives, and development studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and develop high-performing teams.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning and business development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to represent the company at public and executive-level meetings.
  • Strong negotiation skills, especially concerning contracts, agreements, and project transactions.
  • Ability to align team objectives with the company's strategic goals.
  • Experience in process optimization and organizational development.
  • Expertise in reviewing and negotiating project development related agreements and contracts
  • Proven ability to cultivate relationships with consultants, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Competence in preparing detailed reports for executive and board-level audiences.
  • Experience in reviewing and responding to RFPs.
  • Ability to adapt to organizational growth and evolving industry trends.

What's on Offer

The SVP of Development will be eligible for:

  • $275,000 - $300,000 base salary
  • Exceptional project-milestone bonus scheme
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Matching 401k plan
  • Substantial PTO allowance

If you're looking for a slightly different role within the Renewables industry, feel free to reach out to me directly on LinkedIn to discuss your experience and the broader roles I'm working on.

Jonathan Halton
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Job summary

Renewable Energy
Sub Sector
VP of Development
Energy & Natural Resources
Contract Type
Consultant name
Jonathan Halton
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Job Nature
Hybrid working