Requisition ID: 1445
ACES, a nationwide energy management company, seeks a Renewables Developer.
This position will be responsible for the development, project structuring, financial valuation, risk assessment, deal negotiation and origination of renewables projects for joint participation by the members of the National Renewables Cooperative Organization, Inc., (NRCO). This will entail pre-development and development stages in conjunction with NRCO member cooperatives. The candidate will be required to assess renewables technologies for viability, renewables market conditions, legislative and regulatory developments and mandates, identifying renewables project candidates for NRCO members’ subscription or ownership and relationship development with renewables related companies for the benefit of the NRCO membership. The role requires routine interaction with NRCO Members and 3rd Party contractors, and strategic relationship building that will benefit the renewable portfolios of the NRCO membership.
Note: ACES Provides Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll Services to NRCO
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management of wind and solar projects during pre-development and development stages on a regional or national level. Experience working with commercial and industrial customers or experience in a sustainability role is a plus.
At minimum, a candidate must possess a technical or business undergraduate degree (e.g., economics, science, math, engineering and/or finance preferred).
Demonstrated competence in negotiation of various renewables development project structures.
Demonstrated ability to understand and apply project financing alternatives for renewable projects.
Demonstrated competence with the use of structured product-pricing tools.
Knowledge of joint venture partnerships and alternative business structures.
Knowledge of the electric utility industry infrastructure and business operations.
Ability to work effectively in a team for multiple members’ books with differing renewable portfolio needs and risk tolerances.
High degree of analytical and computer skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work as a leading individual contributor in context of a larger commercial team of quantitative analysts, credit analysts, legal staff, contract staff, structuring and regulatory analysts.
Ability to travel throughout the US, potentially extensively, to meet developers, contractors and members.
Position will be responsible for the development of renewable energy projects and include management of activities such as:
Site Evaluations – Critical Issues Analysis, Desktop studies for Wetlands Survey, Endangered Species, Geotechnical, Etc.
Landowner Communication (level of interest, negotiations)
Siting (federal, state and local permitting) – Initial study, Phase I ESA, ALTA Survey, Wetlands Delineation, Consulting with regulatory agencies, EIR/EIS, Phase IIs, Remediation, etc.
Construction, Operations and Maintenance – Multi-phase construction management, NPDES and SWPPP monitoring and implementation
Position may be responsible for the implementation of commercial and industrial corporate renewable energy buying program in conjunction with NRCO member cooperatives
Position manages and directs NRCO services and provides strategic recommendations to NRCO member executive staff regarding new and emerging technologies, supports the development or acquisition of renewable energy projects (utility scale, distributed, and community solar) that align with member strategic goals
Position will be responsible for joint origination of renewable energy deals with third party developers for members that wish to enter into purchase power agreements.
Interface and collaborate with various support departments of the Energy Management Company providing renewables projects development services for NRCO.
Facilitate the negotiation and execution of deals on behalf of the NRCO Members with all necessary developers, contractors, and service companies.
Develop appropriate data, market intelligence and analysis to support NRCO and Member data requirements.
Provide reports, presentations, and responses to information requests from the NRCO Board, Members, and the NRCO CEO.
Will adhere to all NRCO (ACES) corporate policies and comply with all NRCO (ACES) regulatory requirements, including but not limited to NERC, FERC, and relevant state regulations, as applicable to this position
Any additional responsibilities assigned by management.