Director, Solar Development
January 25, 2024
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