The Development Associate is a key member of a cross-functional execution team accountable for the origination, development, and monetization of a portfolio of selected projects. Under the Director of Development’s direction, the Development Associate functions include coordinating across the different disciplines within the execution team to optimize project value, monitoring and communicating changes to portfolio value, researching and understanding state regulatory frameworks, assisting in securing offtake contracts, and maintaining relationships with development and utility partners. The Development Associate will also function as a leader-in-training capable of coaching and being coached by team-members from different departments and execution teams.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Spearhead strategic planning and reporting by working with internal departments and coordinating amongst the execution team on project execution, portfolio monetization, offtake opportunities, and construction schedules.
- Serve as a liaison for PGR with development partners, utility partners, large corporate customers, and regional and national trade organizations.
- Coordinate with internal teams on policy initiatives to creatively assess and explore potential for new market development; including conducting market and industry research and analysis.
- Assist origination efforts by reviewing offtake opportunities and managing submissions to requests for proposals (RFP) from all customer segments.
- Build and grow relationships with developers, IPPs, and utilities to identify mid and late stage projects that can be added to the PGR pipeline.
- Manage due diligence of projects that are potential acquisitions to confirm projects are economically viable and constructible within applicable deadlines.
- Collaborate with Project Finance and EPC team-members to optimize late stage projects in advance of closing.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Public Policy, or Statistics required; Master’s Degree preferred.
- At least 2 years of experience working in business development, project development, or policy and government affairs in renewable energy.
- Deep knowledge of energy related policy and the regulatory processes that shape market opportunities.
- Expertise in Interconnection process and strategy and negotiating offtake agreements with corporates, municipalities, and/or utilities.
- Excellent quantitative, analytical, and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently, multi-task, make decisions, prioritize and meet assigned deadlines in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
- Strong work ethic, a high degree of detail orientation, and an extreme sense of urgency.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMAND:
- May require lifting/carrying items up to 30 pounds.
- Travel up to 25%.
- Position works in an office environment.
- Must be able to sit/stand at a desk and utilize a computer, for extended periods of time.
PGR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.