Piper Maddox specializes in the Renewable Energy industry, covering the Solar, Energy Storage, Grid Edge, E-Mobility, Wind, & Energy Efficiency markets. We are looking for a Development Associate with a strong entrepreneurial drive to join a rapidly growing Utility-scale Solar and Energy Storage developer based in Austin, Texas. This company is currently developing a 5.5 GW+ pipeline of PV and BESS projects and already has a pipeline of 2 GW+ across multiple markets.
Position Title: Development Associate, Utility-scale Solar + BESS
Location: Austin, TX or Atlanta, GA preferred. Around 20% travel.
Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will manage the full cycle development process for Utility-scale Solar + BESS projects across multiple markets.
Manage Utility-scale Solar + BESS project development through NTP, focusing on site control and evaluating feasibility of project interconnection, permitting, and revenue contracts.
Assist with site acquisition and due diligence.
Assess and obtain permitting requirements, including land use and zoning approvals, as well as any necessary state or federal permits.
Collaborate with business development and origination teams to identify project development opportunities, taking responsibility for RFP/RFI submittal process.
Assist with the negotiation of power purchase agreements, permitting documents, and interconnection agreements.
Schedule project milestones for multiple projects at a time and track budgets.
Work directly with customers and represent the business, attending county meetings, meetings with landowners, etc.
Manage 3rd party consultants.
2 to 3 years of experience in Utility-scale solar and/or BESS project development from greenfield site origination through NTP.
Mid-late-stage project development experience.
Deep understanding of the utility-scale solar industry, specific regional regulations, and US energy markets (ERCOT, PJM, MISO, SERC, NYISO, SPP, CAISO, etc.).
Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks all at once.