Senior Developer

National Grid Renewables Published: February 3, 2021
Location
Boulder, CO
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Design & Construction / Energy / Project Management /
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Description

~ National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. ~

As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

The Role:

The Senior Developer’s mission is to ensure that Geronimo is developing opportunities consistent with Geronimo’s return expectations and corporate direction. The role will be critical in directing the company towards the right markets, project types and offtake targets. This role will be responsible for leading Geronimo’s development efforts in WECC.

What You are Actually Doing: 

  • Directly manage and lead project development, including site acquisition and negotiation.
  • Lead the company in targeting; and evaluating markets to identify greenfield developments, M&A; and partnership opportunities in WECC.
  • Provide direction towards priority markets and opportunities.
  • Work with the commercial and finance teams to prepare financial models, evaluate new technologies, and prepare compelling solutions for customers.
  • Represent Geronimo Energy with federal, state and local officials, regulators, utilities, RTOs, and other stakeholders throughout the project development process.
  • Work with the permitting department to manage state, federal, and local permitting efforts and approval processes for utility-scale electric generation projects.
  • Be a professional company representative and face of Geronimo’s projects.
  • Interface with the engineering and construction teams to ensure that projects are deliverable, considerate of site characteristics, and on-budget.
  • Interpret technical engineering and environmental reports and studies to determine project impact and pertinence towards application requirements.
  • Provide reports to management including updates on project status and changes to regulations.
  • Develop engineering estimates, scopes, and project schedules as well as coordinate or oversee the negotiation of service agreements.
  • Interface with the engineering and construction teams to ensure that the project remains within budget and on schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Bring to the Table: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 5+ years of project development experience in renewable energy.
  • Willingness to work with and manage relationships with landowners and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of energy markets.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on large scale utility energy development projects.
  • Experience with contract management and negotiation.
  • Exposure to project financing.
  • Ability to work remotely and build Geronimo’s presence in the West.
  • Attributes:
    • Self-starter
    • Achievement-driven
    • Creative thinker
    • Problem-solver
    • Loyal and committed to the organization
    • Growth-seeking
    • Team-driven

Geronimo Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. Geronimo Energy is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the Geronimo Energy team.

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