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Director, Solar Development

January 25, 2024

BlueWave Energy

BlueWave has an immediate opening for a Director of Solar Development who resides in and has the ability to travel throughout California. This is an opportunity to join an established, high-performing team that has been leading the market in innovation and high-quality execution for a decade. Strong written and verbal communication skills, a working understanding of the development process, attention to detail, creativity and thoroughness are essential to success in this position. 

What you'll do

  • Identify crucial developments and trends that affect the viability of the Company’s current and future CA community solar project development pipeline

  • Support the Company’s culture of teamwork and collaboration by organizing and participating in Company and volunteer events

  • Be, or be willing to become, knowledgeable in dual use community solar project development

  • Support project acquisitions

  • Support real estate negotiations as carried out by the larger Development and Site Acquisition teams

  • Facilitate relationships with external consultants

  • Oversee project permitting, incentive application and tax abatement activities

  • Collaborate with internal teams such as grid integration, legal, offtake, engineering, construction, operations and government affairs

  • Represent the company at regional industry association meetings

  • Oversee and take responsibility for project budgets and schedules


  • Bachelor’s degree (engineering concentration or real estate experience desirable), MBA a strong plus.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of previous experience in energy project development required – preferably in community or utility scale solar projects.

  • Solid understanding of the development process of State of California community and/or utility scale solar projects

  • Ability to deal with local community dynamics, as well as negotiate effectively with landowners and other stakeholders.

  • Technical understanding of solar projects

  • Excellent project management skills with a highly organized approach

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