Senior Director of Renewable Energy Project Development

Remote (US)
4 months ago
Full time role



Berkeley, CA, USA

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Job Description

Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.

The commercial team at Twelve is seeking an entrepreneurial Senior Director of Renewable Energy Project Development. The team is responsible for building the pipeline of deployment sites for Twelve’s E-Jet and other products, including strategy, site selection, carbon dioxide sourcing, electricity sourcing, and logistics.

Job Brief

In this role, you would be part of a small but impactful commercial team, reporting to the VP of Project Development & Partnerships and collaborating closely with Twelve’s other leaders. You’ll join the team at an extremely high leverage time as we establish our project strategy for scaling Twelve’s deployments over the next decade. This will be a functional leadership role with a great mix of strategic thinking, detailed analysis, and negotiating key project commercial agreements related to renewable energy supply and infrastructure.

The core objectives for this role will be to lead the renewable energy and electricity procurement aspects of Twelve’s project development work, while also evolving Twelve’s broader strategic project development approach. You will create and own the playbook for how we evaluate the renewable energy and electricity aspects of project sites and execute that strategy by working with partners in the field. You’ll be challenged to build a robust pipeline of high quality renewable energy project and infrastructure partners that will support Twelve’s rapid commercial scaling. You’ll apply the skills from your prior work in renewable energy, such as renewable energy development and sourcing for data centers, to help establish the commercial development strategy and operations for a first-of-kind climate technology.

What You Will Do

  • Establish high-level, multi-gigawatt strategic partnerships with the world’s leading renewable energy project development firms and independent power producers.
  • Create and lead the company’s framework for how we evaluate and prioritize renewable energy availability and pricing in evaluating a project site. 
  • Negotiate project-related commercial agreements such as power purchase agreements in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external advisors.
  • Conduct outreach and in-person visits with potential renewable energy supply partners to evaluate opportunities and ground-truth information.
  • Lead internal and external resources to analyze the renewable energy supply attributes of potential project locations, including researching sources of renewable electricity, utility infrastructure, transmission, and other factors.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a relevant field, such as engineering, business, or operations
  • Minimum of 12+ years of experience and demonstrated track record of successful project development in data center renewable energy development or related field
  • Industry-leading knowledge of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) structures, wholesale electricity markets, electricity infrastructure, and other aspects of the potential role
  • Industry network spanning electricity suppliers and independent power producers
  • Strong Excel modeling skills
  • Geographic Information Systems or advanced data analysis skills a plus
  • Excitement about getting out into the field and traveling to sites, up to 50% travel
  • Passion for sustainability

Twelve Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid sick days and vacation
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

At Twelve, it's important each employee is compensated competitively and fairly. In alignment with state legal requirements, Twelve conducts exhaustive research to understand compensation markets. A range for the included position is listed below. Be advised, actual offer details are determined by job category, job location, and candidate skill level. 
United States Wage Range: $220,400 - $275,500
Please note that some pay bands may have wide ranges of compensation to accommodate candidate's diverse sets of skill levels.

We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.


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Berkeley, CA, USA

We're Twelve, a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning ...

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