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Project Development Manager

Job Title: Project Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago
Reference: OS70
Contact Name: Omar Sheikh
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Job Published: May 25, 2017 10:29

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Project Development Manager who will assist with the full development of wind and/or solar projects and prospects sourced through acquisition and/or organic opportunities in target markets in the US. Activities ranging from land acquisition and permitting to conceptual design, planning, securing interconnection and commercial offtake opportunities in collaboration with bother internal and external team resources.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the due-diligence review of prospect wind and/or solar development asset acquisitions
  • Create and support project development plans to meet company objectives
  • Create and maintain effective communication with stakeholders
  • Develop and implement the strategy for securing project grid interconnection and transmission
  • Identify value-added and profitability influences through development, regulatory and permitting analysis to improve project bankability
  • Ensure project-specific financial assessment to capture all corresponding development, permitting and operational cost assumptions to support accurate financial modelling
  • Optimise equipment choices and layouts with procurement and technical teams, identifying value-enhancing measures during design iterations
  • Lead local state, federal and regional permitting of wind and solar projects
  • Address and balance conflicting project priorities and timelines on a continual basis


Key Requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines (i.e. engineering, environmental, MBA, urban planning)
  • Strong proven track record of successful development of US wind and solar projects in various markets
  • Competent in the application of standard project management control tools and techniques including project planning, cost management, risk management, progress measurement and control/reporting of project information
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in remote and indirect internal and external workforces – including consultants and contractors 

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