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Project Associate – Development

January 24, 2022

Encore Renewable Energy

Location: Burlington, VT

About Encore Renewable Energy

Encore is a leading integrated clean energy services company headquartered in Burlington, Vermont. We are focused on the development of commercial and industrial-scale solar PV systems, and large-scale energy storage. Since our formation in 2009, Encore has established itself as a leader in the Vermont solar market, developing nearly 80 commercial-scale solar projects. Encore is now in the process of building from this foundation and is expanding into other markets across the Northeastern U.S. and is targeting key hires to expand its team to meet strategic objectives.

Project Associate – Development

The Project Associate – Development will fill a key role in our expanding solar and energy storage development work. These activities include:

  • Site evaluation;

  • Project design and permitting;

  • Interconnection analysis and engagement with applicable utilities; and

  • Project “packaging” for sale or handoff to Encore’s construction team. This position requires an ambitious, problem-solving professional who can add to, rather than blend in with Encore’s culture. The position will report to the Chief Development Officer, and the successful candidate will manage the responsibilities outlined below to support the firm's practice. Encore is a dynamic, high-growth, team-oriented, entrepreneurial company. We want colleagues who are committed to a triple bottom line of people, planet, profit, and who are willing to take on responsibilities outside of their comfort zone.


  • Manage project development tasks for solar PV and battery storage projects in Northeastern US and other strategic markets;

  • Be responsible for project schedules and budgets;

  • Perform fatal flaw/feasibility assessments on new opportunities;

  • Manage interconnection process in collaboration with utilities and engineers;

  • Interface with local and state authorities to seek project permits and approvals;

  • Support business development team as necessary (e.g. proposals for RFPs);

  • Prepare progress reports as projects move through development;

  • Tender RFPs for professional services;

  • Manage survey, aesthetic, design, and environmental consultants (among others) in order to prepare permit applications;

  • Support EPC activities as required (e.g. changes to design and/or permit amendments); and

  • Perform other duties as assigned and actively engage with other departments within Encore to support team objectives and diversify individual experience.