The Project Development Manager will lead the company's origination and development of commercial solar projects by cultivating commercial real estate (CRE) relationships to organically generate commercial solar and battery storage opportunities. This individual will work with multiple partners including property owners, utilities, developers, regulatory bodies, and internal stakeholders while also overseeing multiple projects throughout the development life-cycle to commercial operation.
Establish companys commercial real estate presence across key markets in the US
Strategize outreach and build relationships with property owners to source solar projects
Develop marketing materials and define companys value proposition and solar benefits for CRE owners
Identify and secure viable solar development sites that align with companys origination strategy
Qualify portfolios of commercial properties that fit companys suite of energy solutions
Manage the solar development process from origination through signed agreements and construction
Negotiate commercial terms and agreements with CRE owners and local authorities to mutually benefit the customer and company, including letters of intent, PPAs, EPC Agreements, site control, permits, etc.
Assist/participate in strategy and development operations to reach Notice To Proceed (NTP) for prospective projects, including underwriting and due diligence
Manage and coordinate the early-stage development of multiple projects and work with the development operations team to transition NTP projects for construction management
Serve as point-of-contact with CRE owners and brokers to provide frequent updates on project statuses
Assist with the preparation of investment presentations and reports to internal stakeholders
Attend and speak at industry events to market company and the Companys suite of energy solution
Acquire market intelligence and drive companys thought leadership in the industry
Travel as needed to accelerate project pipeline growth
Bachelors degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Science, Business Administration, Finance , or related fields
4+ years experience in solar development, transaction, and finance-related work.
Previous CRE exposure and a strong CRE network.
Strong communication skills are critical, and affinity for negotiation and closing deals is ideal.
Excellent verbal and written communications, and presentation skills