Please note: This position will be filled within the AEP Energy Partners Inc, footprint. Those states are as follows... California (not San Francisco, CA), Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Texas.
Position Title Director Renewable Development
Position Summary Reporting to the Managing Director of Development, the Director position will be responsible for the development of utility-scale renewable energy projects (solar, wind, storage) by managing the definition, development, and execution of transactions in wholesale power markets. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience with managing transaction processes, strong communication and financial analysis skills, and a proven ability to drive complex deals to closure.
Develop and execute strategy for greenfield projects and acquisition targets
Manage team of subject matters experts in support of advancing projects, including land, environmental, interconnection, permitting, external affairs, engineering & construction, wind/solar resource, financial modeling, etc.
Commission studies and reports (e.g., wind/solar resource and energy yield assessments, aviation & telecommunication studies, wildlife & cultural studies, etc.) and apply results to modify & enhance project viability
Secure key development assets needed for utility-scale renewable energy projects, including site control, interconnection, and permits at the federal, state, and local levels
Work with Origination team in support of bid strategy, financial modeling and analysis, creation of proposals, and offtake negotiation and execution.
Oversee project budget, schedule, and financial pro forma to ensure project success
Manage and oversee internal and external resources in the process of structuring, negotiating and closing project transactions including offtake agreements, site leases, and EPC contracts.
Analyze and interpret regulations, policies, competitive landscape, power markets, input prices, and other market data to drive development activities and enhance company’s overall strategy.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Preference for prior experience in energy project development, ideally in solar, wind, and/or energy storage, demonstrating a track record for successfully executing complex transactions
Desired traits and skills: effective and clear communication, collaboration/teamwork, initiative, adaptability/flexibility, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, planning/organizing, budgeting, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and understanding the business and competition
Strong project management skills with experience managing multiple large teams on simultaneous projects
Ability to prioritize tasks and effectively manage competing deadlines
Demonstrated ability to accurately assess and allocate risk in contracts and financing agreements
Detail oriented with a strong sense of personal responsibility and ownership of work product
Ability to speak effectively in public and strong interpersonal skills
Highly driven and hard working individual with high standards for themselves and others
Strong interest in renewable energy and ability/willingness to drive project progress
Fluency in working with basic suite of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) and GIS/Google Earth platform