Development Associate

Jersey City, NJ
John Thlana

Main Activities

  • Lead project development activities such as site control, permitting, electrical interconnection, and engineering
  • Manage/analyze information flow relevant to project development from internal subject matter experts and external consultants/vendors.
  • Ownership of project inputs/assumptions and coordinating updates with respective internal groups.
  • Manage project level progress, risks, opportunities, and economics while providing thoughtful analysis and risk evaluation.
  • Manage and/or support due diligence activities for acquisitions.
  • Manage negotiation of lease/purchase options and agreements for site control.
  • Coordinate engineering activities in pursuit of permits and as required for interconnection matters.
  • Work closely with engineering team in support of design and EPC process
  • Identify and track key development tasks and manage budgets for each project.
  • Manage and coordinate internal and external subject matter experts for real estate, permitting, electrical interconnection, and engineering to support each project

 Minimum Requirements and Skills:

  • A record of academic and professional achievement, well developed communication skills, the ability to collaborate well with a small team, proven organizational acumen working on multiple projects, and a high level of motivation are vital in this role
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Detail oriented and able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to continuously prioritize effectively
  • 3-5 years of experience working in energy or renewables
  • Project experience in CAISO, PJM, NYISO, NEPOOL preferred

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