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VP, Development

urban-grid-solar-projects · 30+ days ago
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Urban Grid, a leading independent power producer, facilitates a rapid and sustainable energy transition by developing high-quality renewable energy projects, fostering community partnerships, and serving as a good land steward. Our company is positioned to own and operate its facilities while cultivating a land management system that benefits farmers, communities, and the natural world through agrivoltaics. Urban Grid maintains a delivery-focused approach with the goal of being a good neighbor, corporate citizen, and trusted energy solutions partner. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with teams situated strategically throughout the United States, Urban Grid has a long history of contributing to the clean energy economy. In addition to 940 megawatts currently under construction, we are actively developing a growing portfolio of more than 12,000 megawatts of solar PV and 7,000 megawatts of co-located and stand-alone energy storage. To learn more, please visit www.UrbanGridSolar.com.

 Urban Grid is a portfolio company of Brookfield. one of the world’s largest owners and operators of renewable power and climate transition assets.

Join a dynamic team committed to excellence and innovation who envision a future of energy independence using resilient, carbon-free generation. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, a hybrid work environment and the opportunity to make a significant impact in the rapidly evolving renewable energy industry.

Job Summary

The Vice President, Development will manage an experienced team of professionals spanning across project development, management, and permitting. The position is ideal for an experienced professional with strategic capability and experience leading businesses, who is invested in their team members, and working in an entrepreneurial environment for a rapidly growing company. The role will also be a part of our Development Leadership Team that steers the entire development organization on tactical and strategic basis to ensure a sustainable organization and pipeline.  

Responsibilities 

  • Oversee and fully own the project development process: identify, assess, and execute opportunities to ensure growth of the project pipeline for development. 
  • Lead and implement the Company’s development strategy, in close collaboration with the CDO, across all aspects of project development, with a primary focus on permitting activities for solar and energy storage. 
  • Develop and execute strategies to streamline permitting processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Serve as an executive-level representative of the company, effectively communicating project objectives and milestones to stakeholders to gain requisite project approvals and to build trust internally and externally. 
  • Collaborate with other company leaders and various cross-functional teams to drive projects from conception to completion, ensuring timely delivery and within budget. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with regulatory authorities, local communities, and other key stakeholders to ensure advancement and derisking of the portfolio. 
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and career opportunities to the project development team, fostering a high-performance culture. 
  • Maintain strong relationships with leaders across the organization as a member of the Development Leadership Team and push for continuity across groups to ensure efficient execution of business objectives. 
  • Lead major land contract decisions and participate in landowner negotiations and structuring of all aspects of a project or transaction, as necessary. 

 

 

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with focus on business, economics or engineering; advanced degree or MBA preferred 
  • 10-15 years in solar industry; commercial acumen, pipeline strategy, project development in the US market 
  • In-depth knowledge of IPP markets and practices with preference for PJM, MISO, and SERC experience 
  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of building and managing high-performing teams. 
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly. 
  • Proven experience in successfully leading projects from start to COD in the renewable energy sector. 
  • In-depth knowledge of permitting processes and regulatory requirements for solar and energy storage projects. 
  • Strong leadership skills, with a track record of building and managing high-performing teams. 
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate challenges and drive projects to successful completion. 

Benefits

Urban Grid offers an exciting benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, health savings account, flexible spending account, company-paid life insurance and short-term disability, voluntary life, and long-term disability, paid parental leave, and a retirement plan with matching. Full-time position with a competitive compensation package, including bonus.

Last updated on Mar 1, 2024

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