Development Specialist

Under management direction, performs responsibilities in support of development-related activities of utility scale solar projects.

Primary Responsibilities: 

• Responsible for supporting development-related activities of utility scale solar projects, including coordinating cross-functionally (internal and external) in various functional areas during the project’s development lifecycle. Fulfill support activities specific to real estate, title, interconnection, environmental and permitting.  

• For example, review title documentation; review permitting requirements and facilitate the permit process; extract and understand or escalate the need for mitigation measures for permitting and environmental requirements; coordinate tasks with environmental consultants; ensure deadlines and requirements are met; and related responsibilities.

• Support project due diligence and assist with risk analysis to business development and origination teams on potential project acquisition opportunities.

• Interact with local, state and federal permitting agencies and taxing jurisdictions.

• Assist with relationship management of key stakeholders throughout the development lifecycle, including landowners, permitting agencies, utilities and regulatory authorities.

• Support and fulfill tasks in alignment with established development budgets and schedules.

• Coordinate with legal departments in reviewing land agreements (lease and purchase agreements, easements), title due diligence, and consultant services agreements.

• Assist with permit compliance (during the development and construction phases only), including compliance with all conditions of approval, mitigation, and avoidance measures.

• Provide support and task completion for business development team in an effort to assist in responding to RFP solicitations.

• Handles routine responsibilities, decisions, problem resolution.  Refers complex situations to management and/or receives guidance on handling.  

• Other duties as assigned.

Primary Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in related field or industry equivalent

• 2+ years of industry-related or transferable experience

• Experience in permitting, environmental or real estate development fields

• Ability to manage multiple projects through the development lifecycle

• Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills

• Prefer experience ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements

• Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

• Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

• Self-motivated with the ability to effectively manage competing deadlines or projects

• Committed team player with the ability to develop and maintain productive work relationships

• Flexibility conducive to a fast-paced, growing company environment

Physical & Other Requirements:

• Ability to work in office setting; primarily sedentary; use of normal office machines

• Availability to work additional hours or weekends as projects demand


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