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Solar Development Manager

Job Title: Solar Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Houston
Reference: OS55
Contact Name: Omar Sheikh
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Job Published: January 11, 2017 14:03

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Solar Development Manager to manage all aspects of solar project development from greefield origination to start of construction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver value on a portfolio of utility-scale PV development assets through a combination of greenfield, mid-stage and late-stage development, project analysis, risk reduction, and deal origination
  • Conduct due-diligence and analysis on new opportunities
  • Coordinate with engineering, legal, finance, procurement, construction, energy marketing and partnering as needed to ensure effective execution of solar projects
  • Work with other groups regarding purchase of power, project proposals, project financial modeling, and arrangements for finance
  • Manage consultants, external stakeholders, and other third parties to ensure project success
  • Manage budgets, milestones, schedules and deliverables for assigned development projects consistent with targets

Key Requirements:

  • Proven energy project development experience
  • Previous experience of delivery of solar PV projects into construction phase 
  • Extensive knowledge of the full-cycle of utility-scale renewable power generation development and marketing
  • Extensive knowledge of interconnection, permitting, real estate, state/federal regulation, utility procurement goals, politics, law and other issues that impact development of renewable energy projects
  • Specific knowledge and experience managing full transmission interconnection process for energy projects

Transactional / Finance / Negotiation Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of the solar PV industry participants (potential partners) and stakeholders
  • Experience in negotiating and executing contracts, and managing counterparty relationships
  • Understanding of what makes a project financeable and ability to quickly identify risks and mitigation measures
  • Ability to manage numerous projects and relationships simultaneously including consultants, attorneys, and other third party vendors

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited University and proven development experience applicable to renewable energy, preferably solar
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary team in multiple locations
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and software used to develop Solar PV projects


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