Senior Associate, Project Development (TVA)

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 Associate, Project Development

Location: Nashville, TN preferred, remote considered on a case-by-case basis.

Overview: This position will provide development and pre-construction support activities. This will require coordination with the Business Development and EPC teams to facilitate project needs, including site selection (as necessary to support land team), site due diligence, site acquisition, entitlements, environmental permitting, site assessments, preliminary budget development, etc. This work may require some periods of travel, generally 4-7 days per month. This position will support permitting, consulting services, engineering, reporting, and the general project management required for successful project development and pre-construction support.

Main Responsibilities

  • This position will lead site diligence efforts, which will vary based on project specifics. Work with the project management team to ensure the accurate development of project schedules and budgeting for all required work and the day-to-day oversight to ensure work is performed on time and on budget. This position will support the Business Development team in identifying project sites (only as needed to support land goals) and leading real estate negotiations. This includes title, mineral title, and permitting research, identification, and management of planning and zoning challenges and the project management of the overall land development cycle.
  • This position will work with the Development Engineer and the Energy Delivery team to identify any early-stage high-level risks to a potential project site. This position will also be responsible for supporting the overall management of all project development work including land research, site diligence, environmental services, preliminary design coordination, Owner permitting, and the general pre-construction related work for the EPC team.
  • The position will work closely with managers to obtain necessary approvals for project funding. The position will require interaction with the public at permit hearings along with interaction with clients, landowners, suppliers, and vendors, such as EPC contractors, consultants, permitting agencies, utilities, government agencies, and other organizations.
  • Essential responsibilities will include Business Development, Project Finance, and EPC support, including project development tasks, site selection, survey, geotechnical investigations, preliminary layout, interconnection easements, environmental assessment, mineral title, and title research, and permitting. Coordinate work with others in multi-disciplinary teams. Identify and understand client issues and work collaboratively to develop and communicate creative solutions.
  • 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: This position reports to Senior Manager, Project Development

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Energy/Land Management or equivalent; additional educational qualifications such as a PMP or MBA considered.

Experience: 2-4 years of work experience in project management, land development or real estate.

Technical: Exposure or experience to the US energy and/or renewable market desirable.

 

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

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