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Solar Project Developer

Minneapolis, MN
The Solar Project Developer will develop and deploy a portfolio of large utility -scale solar projects. The ideal candidate will bring a proven track record and technical background in conducting direct solar development, especially in the WECC territory.
  • Manage all facets of development including site identification, site control, local permitting and securing power purchase agreements for community solar and utility scale solar facilities.
  • Oversee the prospecting, development and contracting for sites suitable for solar development.  Manage the interconnection, permitting and entitlement process.  
  • Execute bankable offtake strategies and contracting for power offtake with commercial and utility partners.
  • Qualify prospects, identifying decision makers, performing customer needs assessments, presenting financial options, and negotiating contract terms.  
  • Coordinate with engineering, finance and asset management teams to manage a growing pipeline and close projects.
  • Proven understanding of the solar energy project development cycle with demonstrated experience managing a pipeline of projects.
  • BS degree required. Graduate degree in Business or Engineering preferred.
  • Working knowledge of energy project economics and project finance strategies.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, along with an ability to liaise with internal and external colleagues and customers at all levels.
  • Ability to work alongside town boards, utility commissions and legislative, regulatory agencies.
  • Good management skills for internal and external resources and consultants.
  • Fluency in MS Excel, MS Projects, PowerPoint, and Word.
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