Development Analyst

Job title : Development Analyst
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Contact : Lauren Brenner
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Reference : Development, Project Development

About Earthrise

Earthrise Energy seeks to power our world more responsibly, sustainably, and equitably than ever before. We acquire, develop, and operate power generation facilities that provide reliable electricity, support the decarbonizing grid, and meet the evolving needs of our customers and communities. We are backed by a leading sustainable real asset investor. Energy entrepreneurs at heart, we embody the values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence upon which our company was founded by creating an environment that enables and encourages thoughtful debate and the development of never-done-before ideas.


Job Description

Reporting to the Lead Developer, the Development Analyst will support the Company’s regional project development activities in the Midwest, including a ~1.6 GW greenfield pipeline of solar + storage projects. The Development Analyst will coordinate closely with Project Developers, Lead Developers, and the broader Development team. The Development Analyst’s priorities will reflect those of the team, with an initial focus on accelerating and facilitating early-stage development, including supporting real estate acquisition, interconnection, permitting, and environmental diligence. The Development Analyst will also contribute to overall corporate development, including by creating, maintaining, and improving tools and processes for the development team. Finally, the Development Analyst will be given increasing levels of ownership and accountability as they demonstrate proficiency and consistency over time.




         Accelerate land acquisition execution via coordination with developers. For example:

o    Prepare and update GIS-based constraints analysis and layouts

o    Prepare and update excel-based revenue breakdowns and other deliverables as necessary for landowner negotiations

o    Review communications records and status reports in detail; update internal reports and trackers; advise on prioritization of targets

o    Coordinate document execution, landowner onboarding and ongoing landowner communications

         Coordinate with external consultants and counsel to ensure that environmental studies and surveys are properly completed and reviewed

         Support de-risking of county and/or state zoning; gather and analyze community input; prepare and update deliverables for community meetings and zoning hearings

         Maintain and update project development schedules, track key KPIs, and support budget preparation

         Compose, aggregate, standardize, and submit materials for permit applications and RFP submissions

         Support stakeholder engagement by taking detailed notes and maintaining tracker of interactions

         Conduct market, land, customer, local stakeholder and other research and analysis to advance new business strategies and support policy, regulatory, and communications initiatives as needed

         Support preparation of monthly development execution updates and other internal and external presentation materials to be used for decision making and reporting

         Assist with the creation and implementation of internal workflow and reporting processes and tools



Qualifications & Skills

         Bachelor’s degree

         Minimum two to three years of previous work experience with at least one year in renewable energy development, or more extensive experience in other land-intensive industries with geospatial, environmental, and engineering considerations (such as agriculture or water)

         Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external parties

         Excellent project management skills and the ability to prioritize continuously

         Comfort in MS Excel and PowerPoint; ability to learn and adopt new software platforms

         Familiarity with GIS or mapping tools

         Preferably located in Illinois/the Midwest or nearby; travel expected to be required >25% of the time