Director, Development

about 1 month ago
Full time role


CleanCapital, LLC

CleanCapital is a diversified clean energy investment platform. It deploys a unique approach—underpinned by proprietary technology—to make attractive investments in ...

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Job Description

Who We Are

CleanCapital is a diversified clean energy investment platform. We deploy a unique approach—underpinned by industry-leading technology—to make attractive investments in distributed generation solar and energy storage. In just over four years, CleanCapital has become one of the leading owner-operators of commercial & industrial (C&I) solar in the U.S. CleanCapital was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in New York City.

Our Commitment to Diversity

CleanCapital is committed to fostering a diverse and equitable workforce reflective of our community while also valuing each persons’ unique perspective, skills, and experiences. CleanCapital does not discriminate against any individual’s race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or nationality and is committed to promoting a more just and inclusive world through intentional policies and actions. 

Covid Vaccination Policy

At CleanCapital, we value and prioritize a safe work environment and require all employees who will be physically entering any CleanCapital office to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement. Employees will be expected to attend 2+ in person team meetings on an annual basis. 

This position can be a remotely based role, however we would prefer that the individual be based in the NYC metro area. 

Position Summary

The Director of Development will manage CleanCapital’ developer relationships, develop targeted greenfield projects for CleanCapital, and conduct targeted development work for optimization of certain distributed generation power projects in the CleanCapital portfolio.

Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer and working closely with CleanCapital’s President and Head of Business Development, this role is responsible for pre-construction projects within CleanCapital. This role will support CleanCapital’s growing portfolio by providing developer insight into business development, acquisitions, construction and asset management functions across CleanCapital, as well as overseeing development projects.  

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage CleanCapital’s relationships with external developers, including review and oversight of early-stage development projects and pipelines
  • Provide input into project requirements and preferences, as well as expected development budgets, for projects developed by CleanCapital’s development partners
  • Provide assistance with key gaps in developer partner contributions, including interconnection, permitting and offtake arrangements
  • Conduct greenfield development for targeted CleanCapital projects
  • Participate in strategic initiatives to identify and develop new target markets
  • Work with construction and technical asset management teams on any pre-construction interconnection or permitting requirements
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
  • Travel expected

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.

Technical Skills and Experience

  • At least 5+ years of experience developing solar projects in the US
  • Expertise in all aspects of development, including land acquisition, interconnection, permitting, environmental, procurement, and early stage engineering
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing successful business growth strategies with power generation, electrical transmission, renewable energy projects, mining, oil & gas, technology clients
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain long-term relationships with all stakeholders in the project development lifecycle
  • Previous project management experience with honed skills including cross-functional team management, due diligence, logistics, budgeting, and scheduling
  • In-depth understanding of pre-construction design and development procedures and project management principles
  • Have a passion for the renewable energy industry, with a deep understanding of solar and storage development
  • Excellence in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Psychosocial Skills /Human Skills/Behavioral Skills

  • Proven ability to work productively and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and develop sound conclusions.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Keen attention to detail. 
  • Project management skills with a goal to complete assignments on time. 
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to take ideas and run with them from concept to conclusion.
  • Exceptional verbal and writing communication skills with superiors, peers, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The physical demands of this job require an individual to be able to work at a computer for most of the day, be able to participate in conference calls and travel to team retreats on a time-to-time basis. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Conditions

If working remotely, your work environment is what you make of it, however CleanCapital encourages everyone to have a dedicated workspace that, for the most part, can be free of distractions. If working in one of our Corporate Offices, the work environment is usually quiet (normal city traffic noises are common), a blend of artificial and natural light, temperate and generally supports a collaborative work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

CleanCapital provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants in all company facilities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

CleanCapital, LLC

CleanCapital is a diversified clean energy investment platform. It deploys a unique approach—underpinned by proprietary technology—to make attractive investments in ...

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