Managing Director, Solar Development Mid Atlantic – Fully Remote Position

April 28th, 2022
BlueWave
Published
April 28, 2022
Location
Remote, United States of America
Job Type

Description

BlueWave is on a mission to revolutionize energy with simple, powerful solutions. As a pioneering solar developer, BlueWave has developed and sold more than 155 MW of solar projects to date. As built, these projects collectively generate enough solar energy to avoid roughly 119,490 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. A certified B Corp, BlueWave has received national recognition for its work to protect the planet, including being named the Clean Energy Company of the Year in 2018 by the Northeast Clean Energy Council, one of the top 100 Impact Companies in the United States for each of the last two years as rated by Real Leaders Magazine, and a leading growth company by Inc. Magazine and the Boston Business Journal.

Job Description 

The Managing Director, Solar Development, position will be responsible for development of BlueWave’s large pipeline of early-, mid- and late-stage solar projects located in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and for overseeing the Mid-Atlantic Solar Project Development Team. Specifically, the Managing Director will be responsible for all aspects of solar project development in the region, including but not limited to project strategy, budgeting, development execution, permitting, pipeline management and project outcomes. BlueWave is at the forefront of exciting innovations in sustainable dual-use solar projects, including agrivoltaics and floating solar, and you will play a critical role in shaping those innovations and bringing cutting edge projects to fruition. Attention to detail, the ability to manage several complex projects and strong written and verbal communication skills are essential attributes for being successful in this role. This position will report to the Chief Development Officer.

Inclusion at BlueWave:

As a mission-driven B Corp, as environmentalists, and as humans, we hold ourselves accountable to creating a workforce that celebrates diversity on our team and within our communities. Our inclusive culture and core values inspire us to develop more innovative, bolder solutions to support our customers and partners in the solar industry. When you join BlueWave, you join a collaborative team doing all that we can to be transparent, sustainable, and inclusive as we fight for our shared vision of protecting the planet.

Benefits:

BlueWave provides employees with a robust benefits package including unlimited paid time off, dedicated volunteer days, and 13 paid holidays. In addition, we offer a 401k plan with company match, subsidized health, dental, and vision plans, long and short-term disability, and life insurance.

Responsibilities       

  • Develop and deliver profitable solar projects located throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • Hire  and manage all solar project directors, managers, analysts and subcontractors associated with developing each solar project in each market.
  • Set strategy for each project, chart course for execution and own project-level outcomes as the senior developer.
  • Manage multiple Project Managers as direct reports.
  • Travel to and represent BlueWave at community and public hearings as required, including night meetings.
  • Interact with landowners, permitting authorities, engineers and consultants to advance development execution.
  • Understand NY VDER, NJ Community Solar and Dual-Use and Pennsylvania solar incentive program guidelines and their impact on solar project development strategy and execution, with a particular focus on dual-use agrivoltaic projects.
  • Present project-level spend at internal Investment Committee meetings to advance projects and release funding.
  • Work with Grid Interconnection team to set utility strategy on project-by-project basis and for the overall market.
  • Assist Project Finance team in closing relevant project financing events including project equity, debt and asset sales.
  • Monitor relevant industry, federal, state, and local standards relating to solar system deployment.
  • Represent BlueWave in interactions with investors, regulatory agencies, contractors and utilities.
  • Utilize] our project management, document control and MIS tools to control and report on project progress.
  • Become familiar with all project documentation, regulatory requirement milestones, and monitoring project progress against those requirements.
  • Collaborate/coordinate with other teams at BlueWave.
Requirements

Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience developing solar, storage or other renewable energy projects.
  • Significant experience with renewable project financing and/or construction.
  • Familiarity with New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania state renewable energy policies      and incentives.
  • Proficiency in modeling project economics and proformas.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in various stages.
  • Valid  U.S. Driver’s license.
  • Must be able to perform site visits that include rocky/sloped terrain.
  • Advanced Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint skills.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce CRM and NetSuite a plus.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Desired 

  • Familiarity with agricultural practices and operations and/or a demonstrated interest in dual-use agrivoltaic development strongly preferred.
  • Self-starting attitude and the ability to catch up to speed quickly.
  • Strong knowledge of solar PV technology and design principles.
  • Experience in engineering and/or construction of energy storage facilities.
  • Ability to think creatively to help streamline operations.
  • A  great attitude and ability to be flexible

BlueWave is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and will do so by actively seeking to hire and promote diverse individuals throughout the company.Providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment is critical to our identity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, handicap (disability), sexual orientation, gender identity/ or expression, genetics, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, military status or obligation, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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