Manager, Land & Real Estate

California, Colorado, Arizona
12 days ago
Full time role


SoftBank Group Chairman Masayoshi Son started SB Energy to deploy renewable energy at the scale required to combat climate change. ...

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Job Description

Do you want to work with high caliber professionals in a dynamic and growing company? Are you entrepreneurial, hard-working, and collegial? Are you committed to advancing the clean energy revolution? Join us at SB Energy, a world-leading company backed by SoftBank and Ares pairing cutting-edge innovation with best-in-class execution. Our Mission is to provide flexible renewable energy at scale, accelerating the global energy transition and benefiting our planet, customers, communities, and people.

SB Energy develops, constructs, and owns & operates some of the largest and most technically advanced renewable projects across the United States, with Headquarters in Redwood City, CA. The company was formed in 2015 as a subsidiary of Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. SB Energy launched its United States platform in 2019 and has quickly become one of the largest solar and storage developer/IPPs in the U.S.  With almost 1.7 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy projects in operation and a multi-GW pipeline, SB Energy is building the renewable energy future – today. SB Energy also utilizes its strong culture of innovation to identify and incorporate new technology into our projects, including our AI-based digital platform, to deliver renewable energy that is local, reliable, and matched to load.

Come join us in accelerating the energy transition to cleaner, more sustainable sources of power! 

Basic Function

The Land & Real Estate Manager will be responsible for site control, clearing title, due-diligence, engaging with financing parties, site identification, and early-stage development in support of SB Energy’s development portfolio for utility-scale solar and energy storage projects in the western region (US). This position will report to the VP of Development & Origination.


  • Lead real estate due diligence in connection with project M&A, including acquisitions and joint development ventures.
  • Partner with project development to analyze and cure title, obtain necessary crossing agreements and consents from third parties, obtain access and utility easements, resolve, mineral severances, and conduct in-depth review and ongoing management of ALTA Surveys up to commercial operations.
  • Collaborate with title underwriting to de-risk projects and obtain and/or date down title insurance at each acquisition and/or financing milestone.
  • Plan and manage land acquisition strategies, including management of external land acquisition contractors/development partners and negotiating options to lease or purchase land.
  • Collaborate with Legal and Capital Markets teams to amend site control document terms for different applications; draft and implement changes and train external site control resources as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with other cross-functional teams including Origination, Engineering and Grid Integration, Capital Markets, and other support teams.
  • Manage and oversee external consultants, including preparing a scope of work, contract documents, and reviewing quality of work product.
  • Support of project financing activities with respect to all real estate items, including deliverables and conditions precedent to closing milestones, construction financing draws, and schedule population and review. Manage relationships and communication with investors’ real estate counsel. Support Developers with project schedules and budgets with respect to real estate items.
  • Manage real estate compliance and obligations during the development phase of a project through commercial operations and facilitate hand-off to the Asset Management team.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with authorities having jurisdiction, property owners, real estate broker, neighbors, the local community, third-party, and any other relevant stakeholders.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Law, Environmental Science, Land Use Planning, Engineering, or another relevant field.
  • At least 4 years of experience in real estate/title along with knowledge of utility-scale solar or other renewables origination/development. Direct experience in the renewable energy industry highly preferred.
  • Firm understanding of 2021 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
  • Experience managing land acquisition through financial close; knowledge of project financing and pre-construction requirements.
  • Experience supporting Interconnection by providing and updating site control documentation.
  • Understanding of environmental mitigation requirements, and experience implementing cost-effective mitigation strategies is preferred.
  • Experience working with permitting specialists, regulators, project managers, environmental lawyers, scientists, planners, engineers, and contractors.
  • Comfortable reading, reviewing, and negotiating contracts.
  • Expert communication and organization skills.
  • Strong sense of ownership over individual contributions and team success.

Location: California, Colorado, Arizona, Texas preferred. Open to remote/hybrid work.

The position may require between 20-25% domestic travel.


Base Pay - $120,000 - $150,000


Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, such as skill set, experience, certifications, specific work location, and other non-discriminatory factors permitted by law. Base pay may vary per location due to differences in the cost of living.

The total compensation package for this position may also include an annual discretionary bonus, full Health & Wellness Benefits package, generous Long Term Incentive plan designed with our partnership mentality in mind, and other applicable incentive perks as outlined in any formal offer made. The final compensation package will be discussed with the candidate during the final stages of the hiring process.  

Our Health & Wellness Benefits

SB Energy’s Benefits programs are designed to support our team members and their families while keeping their well-being, happiness, and varying needs in mind. SB Energy employees may enroll in our benefits programs and take advantage of customized perks and offerings, including those designed to support families, however defined. We offer the following benefits to all team members:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance: 100% premium covered by the company, for employees and dependents​
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD), Life Insurance, AD&D and Voluntary Legal ​Insurance Plan
  • Competitive Retirement Benefits with 401(k) company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off and 11 Paid Company Holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks fully paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) –​ Medical & Dependent FSA; Transit & Commuter FSA with employer contributions
  • Mental Health Wellness Offerings
  • Discounted Physical Wellness plan & Pet Insurance
  • Monthly reimbursement for Phone/Internet/Data
  • Phone Equipment Purchase Benefits
  • Thoughtful Hybrid Workplace Set-up Benefits

Promote Sustainability with a Purpose - At SB Energy, you may choose to become a part of our ‘Just Renewables’ Committee and work along with team members who share a belief in pursuing our mission in such a way that empowers a diverse and inclusive workforce that advances social justice and equity for our employees as well as partners and communities!

SB Energy is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. SB Energy strives to create an inclusive culture and safe environment for all.

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