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 19 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 support and manage utility-scale energy storage project development in the Western United States (ERCOT, CAISO, and all WECC regions) from leasing efforts through permitting to the start of construction. Reporting to the Director of Development, Energy Storage, the successful candidate will lead cross-functional project teams that consist of internal staff and external consultants with expertise in engineering, permitting, environmental studies, real estate/title, and transmission. This exciting position will require an entrepreneurial skillset: developing large energy storage projects in urban/suburban/rural environments with potentially complex development plans and engineering solutions. Previous experience in utility-scale storage, solar, or wind development in CAISO/WECC is strongly preferred. Good judgment, self-discipline, strong project management, negotiation, and leadership skills are key valued attributes for this dynamic position.

Core Responsibilities

  • Site acquisition including landowner lease/purchase option negotiations
  • Proactive coordination of preliminary project design / working with EPC team to generate creative design solutions for complex project sites
  • Coordination of local, state, and federal permitting processes
  • Coordination of project environmental studies
  • Creation and management of a project public relations plan
  • Negotiation of local tax abatement
  • Creation and management of an overall project strategy plan
  • Project schedule, critical path, and critical issues management and reporting
  • Project budget and cash flow projection, management and tracking
  • Coordination of the project interconnection process
  • Support in the identification and screening of project opportunities
  • Support of pro forma financial modeling
  • 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%+

Job Requirements

  • 4-year college degree required or 5+ years of renewables development experience, advanced and/or technical degree preferred
  • Project development/management experience required
  • 3+ years development experience in the renewable energy / energy storage industry required
  • 5+ years development experience in the renewable energy / energy storage industry preferred
  • Knowledge of regional environmental and site permitting processes required
  • Proven track record in project management and permitting success preferred
  • Knowledge of energy industry specific regulatory and legislative frameworks included tax abatement 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

  • Base, bonus and compensation commensurate with experience
  • Vacation & Holidays: Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays
  • Benefits: Health & dental insurance as well as long-term disability and life insurance, 401(k)
  • Savion offers a culture that embraces a flex-time schedule so as to maximize both productivity and work-life balance

Contact Information

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