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Project Development Manager

  • Full Time
  • Rocklin, Calif.
  • $115,934 - $173,322 per year
  • Posting End Date: August 2, 2024

Website Pioneer Community Energy

Wage or Salary:
$115,934 - $173,322 per year

The Project Development Manager is responsible for participating in project development through working with developers, feedstock providers, financing agencies, public agencies, and other organizations related primarily to the development of biomass facilities. The Project Development Manager assumes a high level of responsibility for difficult, complex and varied duties, works with a high degree of independence, and represents Pioneer Community Energy to a variety of stakeholders and outside entities. Duties include:

  1. Developing biomass power generation facilities within California.
  2. Managing and supporting all aspects of biomass project development from initial site         selection through operations.
  3. Managing contractors, vendors, and consultants to maintain project timeline and value optimization.
  4. Communicating and syncing cross-functionally, including with developers, procurement team, legislative/regulatory, and legal team members regularly to minimize project risks.
  5. Identifying, proposing, and implementing creative or alternative project development approaches that reduce exposure to permitting risks, optimize development schedules or drive additional project value.
  6. Managing and facilitating development services agreements with local or regional development partners.
  7. Helping coordinate and provide input to project interconnection requests, load-flow and congestion studies, and other necessary aspects of securing project transmission.
  8. Maintaining liaison with regional resource planning or supply agencies; serving on Pioneer committees as required; evaluating proposals in terms of resource costs, availability and consistency with long-term financial projections and resource needs.
  9. Working with Pioneer legislative/regulatory staff in utilizing BioMAT and FIT programs for biomass projects.


Qualified candidates will possess knowledge of project development, California energy industry and electric power markets including CAISO, CPUC, CEC and CARB, power purchase agreement structures, and have a demonstrated ability to manage complex processes.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a technical or business discipline such as Engineering, Finance, or Economics.


Five years of experience in a position with similar duties. Preferred knowledge and/or experience in any or all parts of the biomass value chain from site selection and feedstock sourcing to engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance (EPCM) of biomass facilities.


Additional Information:


Salary - The salary range is $115,934 - $173,322, with placement dependent on qualifications, plus generous benefits


To be considered, submit an application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Shellie Anderson at Bryce Consulting by August 2, 2024.

Shellie Anderson Bryce Consulting, Inc. 1024 Iron Point Road, Suite 100, Folsom, CA 95630

Tel: 916-974-0199


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