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Senior Director of Solar Development

Arlington, VA
The Senior Director of Solar and Storage Development will provide project and portfolio level support ensuring energy storage and solar development assets obtain the necessary approvals by leading project/portfolio level entitlement and permitting efforts in defined markets, and coordinating and making recommendations to engineering to overcome environmental, permit or interconnection constraints.

You will also negotiate and execute key project contracts including site lease and easement agreements, interconnection agreements, PILOT agreements, etc., monitor and evaluate clean energy trends and policies in order to communicate recommendations on strategic development to leadership, evaluate technical and economic feasibility of proposed projects at various stages of development, including self-developed and project acquisition portfolios and make recommendations to leadership regarding project viability from RFP responses to late stage development. 

Additionally you will establish and foster key relationships with local permitting authorities, utilities, community members and other, third-party solar developers, manage third-party contracts with technical, environmental, and interconnection consultants in support of project development efforts, work with engineering resources to create proposed site layouts and designs, participate with engineering in scope development, project specifications, and component selection to ensure best-in-class solar system design packages and manage team of 2-5 project developers, providing risk identification and mitigation guidance and oversite.

  • Bachelor’s in environmental sciences, engineering or equivalent degree
  • 7-10 years of experience permitting energy storage and utility scale, ground-mounted solar arrays
  • Strong project management skills to manage multiple projects at one time, meet short deadlines
  • Experience consulting various GIS databases to identify site restrictions, terrain, flood plains, easements, etc.
  • Experience evaluating and mitigating real estate risks, such as securing lease agreements, obtaining required easements, clearing title policy restrictions (SNDAs, etc.)
  • Familiarity with energy storage and solar technologies and related electrical equipment including vendors, products, technical specifications, utility and commercial standards, and applicable codes
  • Ability to travel 25-30 percent of the time.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.

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