VP - Strategic Development

Ohio, Ohio Permanent USD225,000 - USD300,000 per year
  • Newly created VP role
  • Opportunity to create + implement the company's national development strategy

About Our Client

National development firm focused on utility-scale, DG + C&I projects including both Solar + Storage. Their portfolio spans across WECC, SPP, MISO, PJM, NY-ISO, ISO-NE + SERC.

Job Description

The VP - Strategic Development will:

  • Lead and have accountability of the company's Market and Commercialization Strategy in multiple markets across North America and manage and drive new business and investment/divestment priorities under the guidance of CEO and Board.
    • Strategy will include direction for new market entry and potential rebalancing of current portfolio. Asset classes considered include community solar, distributed generation, utility scale solar, and energy storage asset classes.
    • Strategy should include direction for commercialization/offtake for various asset classes.
    • Assess Market trends, utility IRPs and competition in each target markets to formulate appropriate strategy for the company
    • Assess each market, challenges, opportunities, barriers to entry, timelines, feasibility.
    • Build a framework and profile for each target market, and define target origination levels in each market.
    • Assess and provide insights into market dynamics, regulatory and policy changes that will impact development team execution plan
  • This position will also have accountability for execution and monitoring of the commercialization strategy
  • Working with the management team, assessing renewable energy landscape to formulate criteria and data-driven strategy to support new market/technology entry.
  • Work with management team to formulate optimal portfolio mix in terms of markets, project types, projects sizes, and project maturity
  • Monitoring key market development, and present business cases relating to shifts in strategy to CEO and management team in a timely manner.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and movements on a macro and micro level, collect datapoints and form thoughtful opinions on goals, strategy, opportunities and weaknesses of the company in the context of renewable energy in North America
  • Continuously evaluate the company's position in the renewable energy market and bring forth ideas and concepts to increase our presence and augment our relevance in the industry
  • Work with Strategic Finance team in negotiations of divestments of assets to successfully close transactions
  • Work with Project Origination/Project Execution teams to ensure project execution work stream aligns with the development strategy.
  • Work management team to formulate strategy for divestment of assets
  • Work with management team to create company budget
  • Create and/or provide input and review of board materials

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 VP - Strategic Development will have:

  • 12+ years of renewable energy origination, real estate, project development, securing offtake and preferably construction experience in solar and energy storage.
  • Preference will be given to individuals that have experience developing all of community solar, distributed generation, utility scale solar, and energy storage.
  • Experience with community solar, distributed generation, and C&I is required.
  • Consistent career progression and tenure.
  • A bachelor's degree, preferably in engineering or a technical field. In addition, an MBA and/or other advanced degree is strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage people.
  • Project development experience and understanding of development process from origination sites through to taking them to construction with offtake.
  • Candidates should have conceptualized and projects in multiple ISO/RTOs.
  • Preference - proven ability to work in a nimble environment and helping to scale a company, as well experience in working with a large developer.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual bonus (30-40%)
  • Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, 401k, PTO.
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Job summary

Renewable Energy
Sub Sector
VP of Development
Energy & Natural Resources
Contract Type
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Jonathan Halton
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