Project Developer, Environmental Lead

JOB SUMMARY:

The Project Developer, Environmental Lead position has two broad areas of responsibility: maturing assigned development assets from site control to NTP, and serving as a SME expert on environmental topics in support of peer project developers. Regular travel will be required.

The Project Developer, Environmental Lead position reports directly to Vice President of Business Development, and works closely with other key staff, including peer project developers, Land Manager, and Chief Technical Officer.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the Company’s services and pricing structure, as well as that of its competitors and trends in the marketplace, and regularly communicate with Company supervisors about market trends and positioning
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all local permitting requirements, interconnection processes, and regulatory compliance issues
  • Represent the company at industry and public events including conferences with overnight travel required
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for land owners and other external stakeholder for assigned development projects
  • Develop strong relationships with utilities and state agencies to facilitate interconnection and siting informational pre-requests
  • Create and maintain schedules and budgets for assigned projects
  • With support from the Permitting Lead, manage the entitlement process with local government authorities, including dayto-day interaction with city and county planning boards, as well as presenting projects to discretionary review bodies and project stakeholders
  • Manage subcontractors as necessary to complete necessary studies for state PBR process for assigned projects
  • With support from the Technical Lead, manage the interconnection application process (utility and/or PJM) for assigned projects
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and IP related to the development process
  • Maintain good stakeholder relations and customer service throughout the project development cycle
  • Complete required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner and in accordance with Company polic
  • Regularly review weekly activities, progress on goals, and status of assigned projects
  • Other duties, as assigned

ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD

  • Develop and continuously improve internal processes related to environmental studies
  • Support peer project developers to complete necessary environmental studies and proactively invest in the education of peer project developers (and the larger organization) on environmental topics
  • Perform desktop and field studies including review of floodplain, biological resources, wetlands, permitting fees, and other site-specific considerations to support Land Management team in site selection
  • Conduct due diligence on project acquisition opportunities, including evaluating accuracy, adequacy and implications of permits, environmental assessments prepared pursuant to local/state/federal regulations, Phase I ESAs, hydrological and geotechnical reports, biological resource assessments, and wetlands delineations.
  • Prepare summaries and recommendations pertaining to any legislation or regulation changes affecting the environmental permitting process for solar generation facilities
  • Monitor technological advancements and evolving industry best practices for environmental stewardship in the development and construction of PV (and PV+storage) systems and continuously improve internal processes to keep pace
  • With the help of the marketing team, position yourself as an industry thought-leader on topics of environmental stewardship at conferences and other industry events

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter directly to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Project Developer, Environmental Lead’

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