The Project Developer will uncover utility-scale brownfield wind projects and guide them through the origination, development, engineering, construction, and operating process. In some cases, the developer may aid in the sale of projects or partner on the operating assets. Coordinate acquisition efforts, review and manage land control agreements, surveys, title research and commitments. Assist with project entitlement processes, community outreach, and tax abatement efforts and review appropriate zoning codes in particular as they relate to wind projects. Organize and maintain ongoing reports and schedules; track contractual milestones and deliverables. Assist with federal, state, and regional permitting of wind farms including documentation, meeting participation, coordinate with project managers and key stakeholders. Conduct land, market, regulatory, and related project research. Review and critique critical project contracts and agreements such as PPA’s, GIA’s, Turbine Supply Agreements, and EPC contracts. Coordinate and provide input to project interconnect requests, studies for securing project transmission. Coordinate and provide input to project environmental and cultural resource studies. Ensure compliance with the company’s internal procedures, including safety, quality and environment on each project. Prepare cost estimates based on layouts and preliminary plans and assist the team in all items necessary to provide a complete bid in response to a RFP. Prepare preliminary master development and construction schedule outlining the critical path of project from design through commissioning. Evaluate the existing site conditions, coordinate necessary site investigations and studies.
BS/BA degree required, advanced degree in engineering preferred.
5-10 years of utility-scale power generation project development experience
Knowledge of general wind farm planning and construction requirements
Familiarity with utility tariffs, interconnection and transmission requirements
Familiarity with project economics and financial analysis
Experience with leases, easements, title reports and surveying practices
Proven self-directed success and ability to work together with others to achieve success
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Ability to travel up to 25-35% of time
Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office and MS Project
Some exposure to Google Earth Pro and GIS applications
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