Project Development Manager, Texas

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Apex Clean Energy

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San Antonio, TX, United States

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30+ days ago

Company Description


Apex Clean Energy develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 250 renewable energy experts uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking customers. For more information on how Apex is leading the transition to a clean energy future, visit apexcleanenergy.com.

Apex strives to excel in every phase of project realization, from origination and financing to construction and asset management. Our mission-driven team seeks determined, resolute individuals who strive to innovate and go above the call of duty, and who will relentlessly do their part to help accelerate the shift to America’s clean energy future.


Job Description


Job Description:

At the direction of the Regional Director of Development, the Development Manager will manage activities surrounding the procurement, management, and oversight of both external and internal resources required to develop utility-scale wind and/or solar energy projects. In this role, you must possess the experience required to lead multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects, preferably related to renewable energy projects. The position’s work scope will encompass the entire life cycle of a project from early-stage development to construction.

Our ideal candidate will come into this role with a genuine passion for renewable energy, education in a related field, extensive experience in landowner contract negotiations, and at least 3 years of energy project development experience (preferably utility-scale wind and/or solar project development experience). Our ideal candidate has a solid track record of exemplary teamwork and enjoys working on a dynamic and diverse cross-departmental team. You understand how to drive projects through key development milestones and can do so largely independently. You can interpret the technical intricacies of project designs, are proficient at negotiating contracts, and have no problem organizing, planning, and meeting deadlines for large multi-faceted projects. Our ideal candidate is a personable self-starter who loves to be involved in the project and field work, seizes the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, and thrives in an environment that requires flexibility and adaptation to constant change, shifting demands, and moving timelines.

In this role, you will also lead community and client relationships throughout the development process, and you'll work together with our internal teams at every stage to help us successfully get our projects across the finish line. In addition to strategic project management and demonstrated technical acumen, the ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively communicate with a high level of precision and integrity to internal and external stakeholders presenting coherent arguments using facts and fact-based opinions following detailed research and analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead the development process of utility-scale wind and/or solar energy projects in the Texas region
  • Represent Apex with federal, state and local officials, regulators, utilities, RTOs, and other stakeholders throughout the project development process
  • Manage all activities involved in site control for project areas of interest
  • Oversee and manage state, federal, and local permitting efforts and approval processes for utility-scale electric generation projects
  • Manage the preparation and delivery of permitting documentation
  • Interpret technical engineering and environmental reports and studies to determine project impact and pertinence towards application requirements
  • Provide reports to management including updates on project status and changes to regulations
  • Manage project financial models, project design and generation interconnection activities
  • Lead landowner lease negotiations and relationships in projects involving large numbers of landowners
  • Help to coordinate the project interconnection process
  • Compilation and analysis of data for project stakeholders and partners
  • Organize and supervise project budget, schedule and proforma
  • Support the negotiation of power purchase and asset agreements
  • Develop and execute project marketing strategy in close collaboration with our Public Affairs Team
  • Oversee project consultants: environmental, engineering, transmission, etc.
  • Work cross-departmentally to maintain clear communication and smooth collaboration at all stages of the project development process
  • Travel to project site locations in and around Texas and attend stakeholder meetings

Location

This position is a Texas-based work-from-home role with extensive travel throughout the Texas region to project areas of interest.


Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in real estate, land management, wind energy, project management, business or related field with a strong academic record
  • 3+ years of land acquisition or large infrastructure project development experience; direct utility-scale wind or solar project development experience strongly preferred
  • Extensive experience and comfort with landowner contract negotiations
  • Experience evaluating and negotiating land lease contracts
  • Knowledge of regional energy markets
  • Experience with land use and environmental permitting and permitting processes
  • Working knowledge of project financial models
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within and lead multi-disciplinary teams while earning buy-in from team members to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of projects
  • Experience managing land agents or independent consultants
  • Strong organization skills and ability to handle time to meet frequently changing deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating contracts
  • Strong work ethic and ability to productively take ownership of projects while communicating collaboratively throughout the project’s life cycle.
  • Adept at problem-solving
  • Articulate with the ability to lead and assist with management, client, and public presentations
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong passion for renewable energy
  • Exemplary standards of safety, honor, ethics, quality, communication, and productivity
  • Willing and able to travel up to 40% to project sites across the Texas region
  • Strong passion for renewable energy
  • Exemplary standards of safety, honor, ethics, quality, communication, and productivity
  • Willing and able to travel 40%-50%
  • Driving is an essential function of this job. This position must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver License
  • All employees hired after August 1, 2021 are required to submit proof of a COVID-19 vaccination on or before their start date unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and approved

Additional Information


What Apex Can Offer You

  • A mission-driven, energetic environment
  • Collaborative and driven professional workforce committed to supporting your ideas and feedback and accelerating your potential
  • Ongoing support and guidance such as on-the-job learning, hands-on experience, and mentorship
  • Training, strategies, and tools to support your personal and professional growth
  • Team atmosphere of diverse professionals committed to making an impact as an organization
  • Opportunities to volunteer and give back to our local communities
  • Exceptional benefits such as medical and dental; 401(k) with corporate match
  • Base and bonus commensurate with experience
  • Responsible Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays
  • Benefits Offered: comprehensive high-deductible health plans, dental and vision insurance plans, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, flexible spending arrangements, company paid parking and cell phone, fitness and wellness corporate discounts

Apex Clean Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.