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Associate, Developer - Denver

Company: Strata Clean Energy, LLC
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

About Us
Strata Solar is a national leading developer of commercial and utility-scale solar farms ranked amongst the top five solar producers in the US. We understand that our employees are the lifeblood of the company. We strive to align company goals with those of our employees. We're constantly innovating to make a difference for our customers, our employees, and our planet. Our mission is to make a difference by developing cost-efficient alternatives to traditional energy sources, without long-term dependence on government subsidies. We're leading the industry in sustainable energy careers. We hope you'll join us.

Summary:The Development Associate will be responsible for contributing to project development efforts to create shovel-ready solar and storage projects. The Associate will work closely with the Development Manager to secure land, apply for permits, and contract site diligence for a pipeline of 1-4 utility-scale solar and energy storage projects. The position requires frequent travel to project locations to meet with landowners, permitting officials, and local stakeholders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Land Acquisition: Oversee site identification & acquisition efforts, meet with landowners in person, negotiate lease and purchase agreements, and manage landowner relationships.
  • Permitting: Coordinate with Permitting Manager, consultants, and attorneys to prepare, review and submit permit applications and other filings. Attend public meetings.
  • Project Diligence: Work with the engineering team and outside consultants to facilitate system design and site studies (surveys, geotech studies, wetlands studies, and environmental studies) for a number of projects.
  • County & Local Affairs: Build positive stakeholder relationships with state & county officials, local residents, and industry groups to bolster support for project permitting efforts.
  • Origination: Support efforts to secure project offtake, including preparing and submitting bids for RFP/RFI.
  • Internal Coordination: Interface with Development Engineering, Legal, Policy, Project Finance, EPC, and executive team members to accurately define and mitigate project risks and keep projects on track and on budget.
  • Project Management: Contribute to project budgeting, forecasting, invoicing, and cost control duties across projects, including creating and presenting project scopes, schedules, and budgets.
  • Frequent travel to meet with customers and key stakeholders and as needed for project development. The primary focus region will be Virginia and may be expanded as the Associate grows.
  • Market research: read state laws, policy documents, and utility filings to identify opportunities. Engage with regulators and stakeholders to fully understand incentives or barriers to solar and storage development.

    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
    • Understanding of energy industry fundamentals; Technical and power market knowledge a plus (e.g., familiarity with power markets, transmission and grid, policy and legislation, and regulatory issues).
    • Real estate development experience helpful, including zoning and permitting and land contract negotiationStrong relationship management skills & track record of success integrating feedback from multiple stakeholders.
    • Strong project management skills & able to flexibly manage work across multiple distinct projects.
    • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative, attention to detail, and accountability. -
    • Able to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment.
    • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. -
    • Interested in joining a dynamic, value-building environment and being part of a high-performing and collaborative team.
    • Proficiency in using MS Office Suite, particularly Excel, and PowerPoint

      Physical Requirements/Work Environment:Work is performed in an office environment, with frequent travel expected -30% of the time. Must be able to sit, stand,bend, twist and lift up to 20 pounds.

      No third party solicitations or resumes will be accepted for this or any other Strata Solar position. -

      Strata Solar is anequal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Strata Solar is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

Keywords: Strata Clean Energy, LLC, Denver , Associate, Developer - Denver, IT / Software / Systems , Denver, Colorado

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