We are soliciting candidates in the Northeast and
Full Time

Project Developer

US Solar is seeking a Project Developer in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to be located remotely. Candidates should live in proximity to a major airport, as development may require travel across the East Coast. The Project Developer will be responsible for site acquisition, permitting, interconnection, and other development activities for DG solar projects. This employee will understand the market(s) they work in, strategize, and execute the development strategy. The Project Developer will have the support of a small, close-knit development team but will also work directly with upper management while having a high degree of autonomy.

Key Responsibilities

• Working with landowners who are interested in our offer to lease or purchase their land, ultimately securing site control agreements 

• Coordinating with third-party engineering firms on due diligence and project deliverables • Navigating the interconnection process with the utilities, tracking all milestones, due dates, fees, etc. 

• Securing land use permits and other pre-construction approvals from Local Government Units (LGUs) as needed, while engaging with local stakeholders 

• Preparing projects for construction commencement in coordination with US Solar’s construction/operations team 

• Maintaining positive relationships (with landowner, abutters, utility, and LGU) and communication throughout 

• Monitoring and analyzing market factors, including new legislation/regulation • Preparing budget requests to obtain internal approvals for major expenses and associated development plans 

• Supporting and coordinating with key functional teams, including origination, legal, title, finance, and construction/operations

Core Proficiencies

Requirements

• Previous solar development experience 

• Thorough understanding of DG solar markets, interconnection processes, permitting processes, etc.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to tailor  communication to different types of audiences, such as farmers, utility employees, and  government employees 

• Ability to forge relationships and build consensus with key stakeholders • Strong problem-solving skills and can work through issues autonomously but knows  when to seek support from teammates 

• Detail-oriented and self-motivated achiever with ability to handle multiple priorities and  deadlines 

• Enthusiasm and passion for the renewable energy industry

About US Solar

US Solar is a developer, owner, operator, and financier of solar and storage projects with a focus on emerging state markets and community solar programs, distributed generation and small-scale utility projects nationwide. Our mission is to make solar energy accessible with simple solutions that are as good for the wallet as they are for the environment. US Solar’s primary offices are located in Minneapolis, MN, Fairfield, CT, and Arlington, VA, but team members are located throughout the country. This is a unique opportunity to make a direct and positive impact in the clean energy industry, working within a high-growth company. US Solar is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe diverse teams and diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes and breakthrough thinking, which are differentiators in any business and fundamental to our long-term success. US Solar seeks candidates who are flexible, motivated, and responsible, and who would like to be part of a hard-working, good-humored team that is passionate about solar.

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