The Associate/Analyst, Origination & Development Operations will be responsible for supporting the Origination and Development Operations team at a fast-paced, rapidly growing renewable energy company.  The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and communication skills and will be flexible given the position’s variety of projects and tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Support the origination of long-term structured renewable energy transactions.
  • Develop customer and marketing plans for various segments (e.g., corporates, utilities, etc.).
  • Lead the preparation of written proposals in response to Request for Proposals for renewable energy Power Purchase Agreements.
  • Create and maintain marketing materials for presentation to customers, partners, etc.
  • Manage database(s) to track RFP and proposal status, and other marketing activities.
  • Participate at industry conferences, meetings and site visits.
  • Support the Company’s strategic plan through management and reporting of Longroad’s development activities, renewable energy pipeline, status and schedule of projects, etc.
  • Perform market research to identify market opportunities and risks.
  • Prepare analysis and materials for management, Investment Committee and the Board.
  • Assist in the creation and execution of wind, solar and energy storage development plans.
  • Support M&A activities (e.g. opportunity screening, due diligence, internal approvals).  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional work experience in the energy industry and/or experience in a corporate development, management consulting, banking or other relevant position.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization in a positive, collaborative manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including familiarity with proposal and presentation preparation.
  • Must be able to uphold highest standards of discretion and confidentiality and exercise good judgment on day-to-day decisions.
  • Flexibility in work hours and responsibilities.
  • Position requires limited travel (~10%).

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or a related field is a plus
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience; renewable energy experience is preferred (but not required)
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative abilities, with a deep understanding of Microsoft Excel.

Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • Comfortable with a work environment that is fast paced and changes quickly
  • Enthusiastic about the renewable energy industry
  • Ability to work within a team with a positive attitude
  • Personal accountability and integrity

The Project Developer will be responsible for supporting the development of utility-scale solar, wind and energy storage projects in California and the Western US.  Work will include tracking project progress toward key development milestones, managing schedules and budgets, coordinating a large cross-functional development team, meeting with community stakeholders, prospecting for energy project sites, negotiating land agreements, and managing consultants and vendors. The position requires working with the Director of Development and internal subject matter experts to support origination, legal, interconnection, resource assessment, permitting, construction planning, government affairs, engineering, and finance activities to help build the largest and most important clean energy projects in the US.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Development to understand the energy market in California and the Western US and help to develop a pipeline of projects in the region.
  • Manage all aspects of projects to ensure key development milestones are met.
  • Maintain a robust project schedule, development budget, and risk register.
  • Research and identify potential project sites and assess land ownership, site suitability, proximity to transmission, title issues, and environmental/ permitting feasibility.
  • Negotiate real estate agreements with landowners.
  • Monitor procurements for project revenue opportunities. Manage the preparation and submission of bids in response to Requests for Proposals. Assist in the negotiation of Power Purchase Agreements.
  • Meet with stakeholders to establish a positive, long-term relationships with government officials, utility staff, community leaders and residents.
  • Engage and supervise consultants and vendors that provide services during development.
  • Maintain project management tools and develop status dashboards for internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinate with internal Longroad subject matter experts, including:
    • Environmental & Permitting team – for permitting requirements such as wildlife and impact studies.  Communicate with local and state permitting agencies to ensure compliance with permitting requirements.
    • Interconnection team – to evaluate potential project interconnection locations, and track progress, costs, and risks of interconnection studies.
    • Finance team – to provide inputs and sensitivities for the financial project model. 
    • Engineering and Construction team – to assist in project design, engineering, scoping, drawings, contracting, budgeting, and management.
    • Legal team – to negotiate and execute leases, contracts, and other agreements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years managing development projects in a planning, environmental, legal, financial, engineering, or equivalent capacity.
  • College degree required. 
  • Possess subject matter expertise in on or more business functions related to the development process.  
  • Strong presentation skills and experience public speaking.
  • Ability to read and understand legal documents and contracts.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Experience coordinating with a cross-functional team of experts on complex projects.
  • Must be able to walk over undeveloped land unassisted, travel unassisted and sit at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends to attend meetings and community events.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing solar or wind projects from early stage through financial closing and construction is preferred.
  • Familiarity with California-specific development processes such as the California Independent System Operator cluster and California Environmental Quality Act reviews.
  • Experience leading or managing others.
  • Financial analysis and budgeting skills, formal project management training and skills or policy analysis experience.
  • Comfort developing and maintaining schedules on Microsoft Project.

Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • A focus on creating value for the company.
  • Ability to collaborate inside and outside the company.
  • Desire to listen to community interests and integrate into project development.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about alternative energy.
  • Comfortable with fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Self-starter with desire to succeed.
  • Integrity and accountability.

The Project Developer will be responsible for supporting the development of utility-scale solar, wind and energy storage projects in Hawaii and the Pacific.  Work will include meeting with community stakeholders, prospecting for energy project sites, due diligence, negotiating land agreements, monitoring procurements, communicating and reporting on projects and managing consultants and vendors. The position requires working with the Director of Development and internal subject matter experts to support origination, legal, interconnection, resource assessment, permitting, construction planning, government affairs, engineering and finance activities to help build the largest and most important clean energy projects in Hawaii.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Development to understand the energy market in Hawaii and help to develop a pipeline of projects in Hawaii and the Pacific.
  • Manage all aspects of projects to ensure milestones are met through the development process through financing and into construction.
  • Research and identify potential project sites and assess land ownership, site size, topography, conditions, proximity to transmission, title issues and other information. Communicate with landowners and negotiate land agreements.
  • Monitor procurements for future offtake opportunities. Manage the preparation and submission of bids in response to Requests for Proposals. Assist in the negotiation of Power Purchase Agreements. Provide subsequent information and monthly reports to the utility and regulatory agencies as required.
  • Meet with stakeholders statewide, to establish a positive, long-term relationships with government officials, utility staff, community leaders and residents.
  • Conduct group and individual meetings with residents, businesses and leaders in communities around sites to share public information about projects and listen to feedback to inform our work.
  • Manage the public communication for projects through websites, email, news media and advertising.
  • Engage and supervise consultants and vendors that provide services during development.
  • Maintain information and create reports on development projects, both for internal audiences like investment committee and external audiences like the utility and government agencies.
  • Coordinate with internal Longroad subject matter experts, including:
    • Environmental & Permitting team – for permitting requirements such as wildlife and impact studies.  Communicate with local and state permitting agencies to ensure compliance with permitting requirements.
    • Energy Resource team – to install and monitor meteorological measurement equipment and coordinate reports and initial project designs.
    • Financial team – to provide inputs and sensitivities for the financial project model. 
    • Engineering and Construction team – to assist in project design, engineering, scoping, drawings, contracting, budgeting and management.
    • Legal team – to negotiate and execute leases, contracts and other agreements. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years managing complex development projects in a planning, environmental, legal, financial, engineering or equivalent capacity.
  • College degree required. 
  • Possess subject matter expertise in on or more business functions related to the development process.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong presentation skills and experience in public speaking.
  • Ability to create forms, letters and fundamental spreadsheets using MS Word and Excel.   Ability to create presentations in Power Point.  Ability to perform internet-based research.  
  • Ability to follow-up with people via telephone calls and email multiple times in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team and independently. 
  • Safe driving record, valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to walk over undeveloped land unassisted, travel unassisted and sit at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends to attend meetings and community events. Interisland travel and potentially trans-Pacific travel will be required as part of the position responsibilities.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing solar or wind projects from early stage through financial closing and construction is preferred.
  • Experience leading or managing others.
  • Graduate degree.
  • Financial analysis and budgeting skills, formal project management training and skills or policy analysis experience. 

Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • A focus on creating value for the company.
  • Ability to collaborate inside and outside the company.
  • Desire to listen to community interests and integrate into project development.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about alternative energy.
  • Comfortable with fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Self-starter with desire to succeed.
  • Integrity and accountability.

Job Purpose

The Development Director in PJM will be responsible for leading activities related to the development of solar and wind projects in this region.  Work will include prospecting for wind and solar sites and due diligence to support M&A, negotiating land agreements, acquiring local, state and federal permits and approvals, completing local and state tax agreements, real estate surveys and title work, and performing other development work to support project financing.  The position requires working extensively with internal subject matter experts to support origination, legal, interconnection, wind resources, environmental and permitting, construction planning, government affairs, engineering and finance activities throughout the development lifecycle.  You will assist the Chief Development Officer to update the company’s PJM market plans.

Responsibilities

  • Work with senior management to achieve the market plan by evaluating project pipeline, assessing project viability / economics and providing guidance to internal and external members of the development team.
  • Coordinate with our environmental / permitting team for permitting requirements such as wildlife and impact studies. Manage outside consultants’ budgets and scope, work with local and state permitting agencies to ensure compliance with permitting requirements.
  • Meet with landowners, and community stakeholders to establish a positive, long-term relationship with host communities.
  • Work with wind and solar resources teams to install data gathering equipment and perform a thorough site assessment for wind and solar energy projects. This includes collection of wind and solar data, project layouts, geographical analysis and turbine design recommendations.
  • Assist origination team with analyzing off-take, developing revenue plans and submissions to corporate, utilities and municipal requests for proposals.
  • Work with the financial and commercial team to create and manage the financial project model. Lead and assist in any sales origination, negotiation and execution of the PPA.
  • Partner with the engineering and construction teams to assist in project scoping, budgeting and management.
  • Ensure project milestones are met through the development process. This includes compiling and organizing data for presentation to the investment committee to assess development risk versus spending at various stages of the project’s life.
  • Continue to build the project pipeline and manage multiple projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years managing multiple development projects in a planning, environmental, legal, finance or engineering capacity. 5 – 7 years of experience preferred. Projects should be in renewable energy development.
  • College degree required.
  • Possess subject matter expertise in a business function related to the development process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to create forms, letters and fundamental spreadsheets using MS Word and Excel. Ability to create presentations in PowerPoint.  Ability to perform internet-based research.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Safe driving record, valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to walk over undeveloped land unassisted, travel unassisted and sit at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends to attend meetings and community events. 30-50% travel in region will be required during business hours in support of the position responsibilities.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing solar projects from early stage through financial closing and construction in the PJM transmission territory is preferred.
  • Experience leading or managing others.
  • Graduate degree.
  • Financial analysis and budgeting skills, formal project management training and skills or policy analysis experience.

Characteristics Necessary for Success  

  • A focus on creating value.
  • Ability to collaborate and create support for development projects both inside and outside the company.
  • Comfortable with fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to make informed decisions quickly and a bias for action.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about alternative energy.
  • Self-starter with desire to succeed.
  • Integrity and accountability.