Director of Project Development

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Posted
  • Start Date
  • Salary
    USD150000 - USD260000 per annum
  • Expiry Date

What you’ll do:

  • Direct and manage Distributed Solar + Storage (DSS) Project Development Team, which will include managing a team of direct reports and growing project pipeline to achieve our organizational goals on efficiently and effectively taking projects to notice to proceed
  • Focus on process improvement and key driver in creating and implementing our team strategy; the Director will be part of the DSS Lead Team and will work closely with other leaders across the organization
  • Manage and provide guidance to the team on the management of both internal and external subject matter experts to complete all land acquisition, environmental, local/state/federal permitting, interconnection, real estate and design activities
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to direct reports and others across the organization on both day to day project decisions and career development
  • Along with the team, represent with customers, landowners, and local/state/regional stakeholders as needed and keep them informed throughout the development process; this includes attending community engagement events, conferences, policy/advocacy group meetings and other local events
  • Work closely with DSS Business Development team on M&A opportunities and ensure efficient handoff from that organization to project development
  • Lead the preparation and presentation for project/market reviews both at both the DSS level and global level management committees, including quarterly pipeline reviews and management vettings
  • Support energy offtake, financing, and project M&A discussions, including due diligence activities
  • Ensure projects are progressing on schedule and within budget
  • Represent at national solar and renewable energy events as an attendee, speaker, panelist and solar energy leader
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned

What you’ll bring:

  • A minimum of a four (4) year degree is required with a focus in Engineering, Business, Environmental Sciences, Economics or related field is preferred
  • A minimum of 10 or more years of experience in renewable energy development or comparable experience; distributed solar
  • High degree of creative problem-solving acumen, especially in the context of renewables transactions and project development
  • Comfortable resolving and settling challenging commercial disagreements – always poised and professional with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of renewable energy market trends and solar project development. Previous experience with distributed/community solar project development is required
  • Results-oriented leader with the ability to work independently within a large matrixed organization while effectively interfacing with the various cross-functional employee groups
  • Proven record of accomplishment in renewable energy development, including experience taking projects through financing
  • Thorough understanding of land easements/leases and title curative requirements
  • Ability to thrive in quickly changing environment and manage multiple high-stakes transactions simultaneously
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and high level of attention to detail with the ability to present to a wide range of audiences, including third party developers, landowners, potential off takers, government officials, and corporate leaders
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint; CRM tools a plus

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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