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Sr. Project Development Manager

Per Se Group • Chicago, IL

Posted 8 hours ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Up to 25%
Experience - 5 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric

Job Description

Job Description


Per  Group has an immediate need for a Sr. Project Development Manager in the renewables industry to work on solar and wind projects.


Daily Responsibilities:

·         Manage process to move projects from green field development to commercial, pre-construction stage

·         Effectively manage green field and existing projects to ensure schedule and budget objectives are achieved

·         Coordinate feasibility studies and project development activities with cross functional resources, peers, and outside consultants to ensure projects stay on track

·         Negotiate land rights acquisition with landowners and address land use issues

·         Work with Environmental Manager to define, apply for and manage complex federal, state, and local environmental, construction, and related permits, and support community outreach efforts with stakeholders

·         Coordinate wind resource assessment activities with Wind Analysis staff

·         Work with Power Marketing staff to manage interconnection studies, load flow analyses, and assist in PPA negotiations

·         Identify and communicate any project risks and develop mitigation strategies for all Acciona stakeholders

·         Identify and introduce new potential joint venture partners, project acquisition opportunities and green field opportunities

·         Identify and develop relationships with stakeholders; effectively communicate with a range of personalities, including land owners, partners, government officials, technical experts, utilities, and consultants

·         Prepare and present detailed project analysis to key Acciona stakeholders including presentation of key financial metrics

·         Effectively manage internal and external relationships

·         Actively participate in development of business case for growth in the North American market

·         Coordinate with other corporate departments both domestic and international

·         Ensure that timelines and budgets are effectively managed

Job Requirements

Desired Skills and Expertise:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Business, Physical Science, Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience

·         Demonstrated previous experience in energy development, specifically wind energy and/or solar PV and/or energy storage projects. Understanding of deregulated electricity markets

·         Previous experience (5 years minimum) in a relevant project management position with proven track record of building, leading and managing a multi-disciplinary team, preferably in the renewable energy or other power generation industry

·         Excellent written and oral communications skills; the ability to develop clear and concise development plans and presentations regarding project status, timeline, risk assessment, and budget needs and performance

·         Ability to operate at a detailed level, to organize and multi-task, with a dedication to seeing projects through to completion

·         Ability to read and interpret topographic and other land use maps, preferably with some experience with Graphic Information Systems (GIS)

·         Understanding of local community dynamics, with the ability to negotiate effectively with landowners, permitting authorities, utilities, and other stakeholders

·         Understanding of cost accounting, budgeting, and contract implementation 

·         Works well in, and potentially be responsible for leading, a team environment or individually, but must be able to collaborate

·         Previous business and industry experience preferred

·         Willingness to travel (at least 50% of the time)


Job Type: Full-time, Direct Hire




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