Solar Project Development Manager

Location: Pasadena, CA
Date Posted: 04-05-2018

Manager, Solar Project Development

Development – Pasadena, California

A leading provider of renewable energy solutions for diverse enterprise customers across North America, including utilities, corporations, the public sector, educational institutions, and other organizations. We unite Panasonic’s lasting financial strength and award-winning history of solar innovation and sustainability leadership with the project development, finance, engineering, construction, and asset management experience.

We combine world-class capabilities across the project lifecycle to deliver customer-focused solutions with unparalleled reliability, performance, and value. Our portfolio includes projects in 40 U.S. states totaling 2.3 GW nationwide, with more than 3.4 GW of additional greenfield and brownfield projects under construction/contract, in development or in the pipeline. 

Title: Manager,  Solar Project Development - Western US
The Manager, Project Development role leads many aspects of the early-stage and late-stage development process of solar PV projects including, but not limited to, real estate contracting, permitting, tax abatement, and title work. The Developer works with and is supported by team members with expertise in renewable energy policy & incentives, real estate, GIS, legal, design, permitting, site preparation, finance and construction.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Developers manage most all early-stage and late-stage development activity up to construction mobilization for any projects under his/her purview. Much of the development activity is done in partnership with other groups within the company, project design and engineering, finance, legal and marketing. While work can vary significantly project to project, it requires:
  •   A solid command of local and state incentives;
  •   “Native” knowledge of solar-friendly planning departments & counties;
  •   Collegial coordination with CE Operations, Legal, and Finance as needed to manage project to NTP,   including site acquisition, procuring permits, and negotiating tax abatements;
  •  Developer should be comfortable with outreach, negotiation, and communications across a spectrum of outside partners (landowners, economic developers, planners, etc.) for successful development of solar project.
The Developer may also be called on during later stages of development such as; Interconnection, Engineering, PPA, Design, Project Finance, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, but generally, other CE groups manage these areas.
This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their manager.

Characteristics of Ideal Candidate:
• Strong attention to detail
• Able to manage a myriad of competing priorities
• Extremely organized
• High energy, responds well to pressure, works to deadlines
• Creative and a solid sense of humor
• Ability to work on own initiative as well as with a team

Education/ Experience:
Education: University Degree, BS or BA preferred
Experience: 1 – 2 years of renewable energy experience. Real Estate experience is a plus.

This position will likely be based in California and the market focus will be on Western USA, so there is a high potential for working remotely.  This position involves a fair amount of travel.

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