Development Associate

  • San Diego, CA
  • $110,000 – $150,000 per year
  • Renewable Energy

Job Description

As a Project Development Associate, you will contribute to the rapid growth, development, and management of our growing pipeline of utility scale renewable energy projects. You will work alongside senior level managers with over 30 years of renewable energy experience and be responsible for contributing through the full development process.


  • Identify and manage development of utility-scale renewable energy projects and opportunities that contribute to the organization's business goals
  • Produce a business case for each development opportunity and communicate the business case to company leadership to obtain formal approval to proceed;
  • Perform and/or manage the development activities, reporting progress to leadership;
  • Negotiate, review, and execute property agreements with landowner(s), manage and/or negotiate tax agreements with tax entities, manage permitting and processes, and secure all third-party consents necessary to build and operate projects;
  • Work with other team members to facilitate budgeting and financial analysis processes;
  • Assist in securing funds from lenders, investors and/or joint venture parties needed to build projects and maximize the profit and return on investment to the Company;
  • Work with senior leadership to identify the optimum exit strategy or long-term investment strategy for each development opportunity and each individual project to maximize the returns for the Company;
  • Assist senior leadership with the negotiation of the sale of individual projects and/or portfolios of projects, including managing the team needed to deliver the sale
  • 3-5 years of development experience in renewable energy
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • Renewable energy project development: 5 years or more preferred
  • Experience in solar, wind and/or energy storage and knowledge of US energy market