Senior Development Manager

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Job Title: Mid-Senior Solar Development Manager

Location: Houston, TX

Company Overview: We are a renewable energy development company dedicated to transforming the energy landscape through sustainable solar solutions. We are committed to pioneering innovative projects that promote environmental stewardship while delivering reliable energy solutions to communities worldwide. As we continue to expand our portfolio, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Solar Development Manager to join our team.

Job Description:
We are seeking a talented and experienced Solar Development Manager to lead the development of utility-scale solar projects from inception to commercial operation. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in land acquisition, budgeting, financial modeling, permitting, and project management within the renewable energy industry.
Key Responsibilities:

1. Land Acquisition:
o Identify, evaluate, and secure suitable land parcels for solar project development.
o Negotiate land lease agreements, easements, and other real estate contracts.
o Conduct due diligence assessments to ensure site feasibility and compliance with regulatory requirements.

2. Budgeting and Financial Modeling:
o Develop project budgets and financial models to assess the economic viability of solar projects.
o Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, including NPV, IRR, and ROI calculations.
o Work closely with finance and accounting teams to ensure project budgets are accurately forecasted and managed throughout the development lifecycle.

3. Permitting and Regulatory Compliance:
o Manage the permitting process for solar projects, including environmental assessments, zoning approvals, and interconnection agreements.
o Liaise with regulatory agencies, landowners, and stakeholders to navigate complex permitting requirements and secure necessary approvals.
o Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations throughout the development process.

4. Project Management:
o Oversee all aspects of project development, including scheduling, resource allocation, and risk management.
o Coordinate interdisciplinary project teams, including engineers, environmental consultants, and legal counsel, to achieve project milestones.
o Monitor project progress and performance, identifying and addressing potential challenges or bottlenecks proactively.

5. Stakeholder Engagement:
o Cultivate positive relationships with landowners, community members, government officials, and other stakeholders to foster support for solar projects.
o Represent the company at public meetings, hearings, and community outreach events to address concerns and promote project benefits.

Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
* Minimum of 7 years of experience in solar project development, with a focus on land acquisition, permitting, and financial analysis.
* Strong understanding of renewable energy markets, regulatory frameworks, and industry best practices.
* Proven ability to manage complex projects within budget and schedule constraints.
* Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
* Proficiency in financial modeling software (e.g., Excel, financial modeling tools).

Experience working with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
Join our team and play a key role in advancing sustainable energy solutions for a brighter future. If you are passionate about renewable energy and possess the skills and experience outlined above, we encourage you to apply today!

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

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