Project Developer I – Energy Services Department

Project Developer I – Energy Services Department

  • Full Time
  • Richland, WA
  • Salary: $98,635 - $123,294 midpoint
  • Posting End Date: May 28, 2021

Website Energy Northwest

Wage or Salary:
$98,635 - $123,294 midpoint

Help shape the future of clean energy in the Northwest!

Energy Northwest (EN), a regional leader is clean energy solutions, is seeking a talented, high potential, and energetic Project Developer to support our continued efforts supporting the needs of Pacific Northwest Public Power. Distribution utility experience is highly desired as is strong communication and the ability to work with diverse teams in delivering creative solutions. The position supports a broad range of EN activities including major projects such as electrification of transportation, demand side management, and new power generation.

The right candidate will help the EN team implement projects with regional partners on time and within budget while also contribute to the continued success in obtaining funding through grants and other revenue sources. EN is developing the right team to build on recent EN successes such as:

Horn Rapids Solar, Storage and Training project which combines 4MW of solar with grid scale battery storage

Grant awards of $1.8M for electric vehicle charging station development

Dept of Energy Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program awards to EN partners X-energy and Terra Power

Manage the development of new applied technology and power management projects of varying types as assigned. Create resource solutions for public power utilities and implement project plans from the early feasibility phase through the construction phase. Project size will vary, with typical development and construction budgets ranging from a few million dollars for small renewable projects to hundreds of millions for large conventional projects.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Project Management for all phases of development for new applied technology and power management projects, including identifying needs and opportunities; preparation of proposals and term sheets; formation and leadership of project teams; hiring and managing of outside technical and environmental consultants; preparation of project development and business plans, strategic plans and budgets, including project pro-formas; identification and development of project sites; obtainment of management, board and regulatory approvals; management of the procurement of major equipment and construction services; arrangement of project financing; coordination with Operations and Maintenance (O&M)/Professional Services for operating cost projections and project transition plans and checklists; and arranging for construction management services.

Negotiate term sheets, PPA’s and other development agreements with business sector manager support.

Provide direction and oversight of administrative and technical support assigned to projects.

Develop and maintain industry liaisons and current expertise for assigned power supply technologies, including attendance and/or participation on industry committees and forums, review of technical journals and periodicals and completion of selected training classes and seminars.

Must participate on the Emergency Response team (ERO) when designated.

Must support the biennial refueling outage as designated.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

A bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university and eight years of progressively responsible exempt or professional level experience in an electric public utility or equivalent environment (such as government agency or private or public utility related organization).
OR
An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university and 10 years of progressively responsible exempt or professional level experience in an electric public utility or equivalent environment (such as government agency or private or public utility related organization).
OR
A high school diploma or GED and 12 years of progressively responsible exempt or professional level experience in an electric public utility or equivalent environment (such as government agency or private or public utility related organization).

To apply for this job please visit www.energy-northwest.com.