Savion, a Shell Group portfolio company operating on a stand-alone basis, is one of the largest, most technologically advanced utility-scale solar and energy storage project development companies in the United States. With a growing portfolio of more than 23 GW, Savion’s diverse team provides comprehensive services at each phase of renewable energy project development, from conception through construction. As part of this full-service model, Savion manages all aspects of development for customers, partners, and project host communities. Savion is committed to helping decarbonize the energy grid by replacing electric power generation with renewable sources and delivering cost-competitive electricity to the marketplace.

Our workplace culture attracts competitive, smart, and fun people. We are committed to the health, fitness, and work-life balance of our employees. Our employees are highly motivated, technically proficient, team-oriented, and committed to renewable energy. We recognize our employees are our most valuable asset and offer highly competitive pay as well as exceptional above-market employee benefits. Balancing work and play is met with generous PTO allowances and 14 paid holidays per year.  

Position Details

Savion is looking for an experienced project developer to manage utility-scale renewable energy projects in the Central United States encompassing the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and portions of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) from obtaining site control through permitting to the start of construction. Reporting to the Central U.S. Regional Team Lead, the successful candidate will lead cross-functional project teams that consist of internal staff and external consultants with expertise in engineering, meteorology and resource assessment, permitting, environmental studies, real estate/title, and transmission. Previous experience in utility-scale solar, wind, and/or energy storage development is strongly preferred. Technical skills in the above listed areas aren’t necessary, but entrepreneurial, interpersonal, verbal/written communication, good judgment, project management, negotiation, and leadership skills are.

Core Responsibilities

  • Site acquisition, site control documents, and  real estate curative negotiations
  • Creation and management of an overall project strategy plan
  • Project schedule, critical path, and critical issues management and reporting
  • Site acquisition including landowner lease negotiations
  • Coordination of local, state, and federal permitting processes
  • Coordination of project environmental and wildlife studies
  • Creation and management of a project public relations plan
  • Project budget and cash flow projection, management and tracking
  • Coordination of the project interconnection process
  • Support in the identification and screening of project opportunities
  • Negotiation of local tax abatement/incentives
  • Coordination of preliminary project design and pro forma financial model
  • Proactive coordination of preliminary project design / working with engineering and EPC teams to generate creative design solutions for complex project sites
  • Support the negotiation of power purchase and asset sale agreements
  • Remain apprised of and communicate with the team on relevant regulatory or legislative matters at the local or state level
  • Must be willing to travel 25%+ of time

Job Requirements

  • 4 year college degree required, advanced and/or technical degree preferred
  • Project management experience required
  • 4+ years development, site acquisition experience in the renewable energy industry required
  • Knowledge of regional environmental and site permitting processes required
  • Proven track record in project management and renewable energy contract negotiations
  • Knowledge of renewable energy industry specific regulatory and legislative frameworks preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Power-Point, etc. required
  • Microsoft Project, Primavera, or similar software experience preferred
  • Leadership traits are key; must have the ability to successfully lead cross-functional and dynamic project teams in a matrix organization

Compensation and Benefits

  • Title and compensation commensurate with experience
  • Vacation & Holidays: Paid Time Off plus 14 paid company holidays
  • Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability; life insurance; 401(k)
  • Savion offers a culture that embraces a “flex-time” schedule to maximize both productivity and work-life balance

Contact Information

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