Manager, Project Development

Founded in 2011, Silicon Ranch is a fully integrated provider of customized renewable energy, carbon, and battery storage solutions for a diverse set of partners across North America. The company is one of the largest independent power producers in the country, with a portfolio that includes more than four gigawatts of solar and battery storage systems that are contracted, under construction, or operating across the U.S. and Canada. Silicon Ranch owns and operates every project in its portfolio and has maintained an unblemished track record of project execution, having successfully commissioned every project it has contracted in its history. Silicon Ranch has the largest utility scale agrivoltaics portfolio in the country under Regenerative Energy®, its nationally recognized holistic approach to project design, construction, and land management. This model incorporates regenerative ranching and other regenerative land management practices to restore soil health, biodiversity, and water quality. In 2021, Silicon Ranch acquired Clearloop, which helps businesses of all sizes reclaim their carbon footprint with a direct investment in building new solar projects while helping to bring renewable energy and economic development to American regions most at risk of being left behind.

  • We focus on providing excellent customer service, while developing creative and cost-effective custom renewable energy, carbon, and battery storage solutions.
  • We work with a diverse set of customers including utilities, electrical cooperatives, military and defense facilities, and industrial and commercial businesses.
  • Our customized approach delivers clean energy in a manner that reduces environmental impacts, restores soil health and biodiversity, and aids in economic development in local communities through capital investment, increased tax revenues, and job growth.
  • Silicon Ranch develops to own all its projects for the long-term, a distinction that means the company is deeply committed to its partners and communities and stands behind the performance of its facilities day in and day out.

We are experiencing significant growth and are looking for someone for the following position to join our dynamic and fast-growing team:

Position:  Senior Manager, Project Development

Location: Remote with quarterly visits to main office in Nashville, TN.

Overview: This position will provide business development, development, construction, and financing support activities. This will require coordination with the Business Development, Finance, and Operations teams to facilitate project needs including site selection, site acquisition, due diligence, title search and procurement, entitlements, environmental permitting, local and state jurisdictional permitting, project development budgets, tax abatement agreements, mineral procurement, securing rights-of-way and any other real estate rights in support of the development of a project.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop pipelines of utility-scale solar and land assets to support the Business Development pipeline in the WECC and MISO markets
  • Manage all projects and support the Project Development – New Markets team as needed with the distribution and utility-scale projects from greenfield/acquisition until they reach the construction and financing phase, including: site selection, survey, geotechnical investigations, preliminary layout, interconnection studies, easements, environmental assessment, mineral title, and title diligence, permitting, and tax abatements. This work includes working with Senior Management and the Executive Team to identify and develop business opportunities to acquire or develop new power facilities across the country
  • Track Business Development activity in WECC markets, and develop a strategy for prioritizing the Business Development’s changing needs on a regular basis.
  • Participate in or lead due diligence of projects, as appropriate. These tasks include ensuring each site has been vetted for environmental, interconnection, mineral title and title procurement, permitting, and financial constraints. The vetting process will lead to a recommendation on the viability of a site for Executive review.
  • Communicates effectively and responsibly with vendors and partners.
  • Prioritizes work in order to meet project goals including deadlines, cost targets, and project
  • Responsible for reviewing and maintaining project records.
  • Works as a team player with effective written and oral communication
  • Represent the organization professionally with landowners, vendors, utilities, local officials, and other project stakeholders.
  • Willing to travel frequently.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reporting: Director of Project Development

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably In Energy/Land Management or equivalent; additional educational qualifications such as PMP or advanced degree considered

Experience: 5-7 years of work experience in renewable development, real estate, or other related equivalent experience.

 

To apply, send your resume and the position title to careers@siliconranch.com

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