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Manager of Policy and Business Development at Borrego

Manager of Policy and Business Development

Borrego Chicago, IL Full Time
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Borrego seeks a Manager of Policy and Business Development for the Midwest United States. The focus of this position will primarily be to catalyze business development and improve policies in the solar and energy storage space in state level markets. Candidates for this position should be located in the Midwestern U.S. and should be prepared to travel as needed throughout the Midwest.

At Borrego, we don’t accept the status quo. We are driven by a culture of teamwork, fearless thinking, and adaptability as we pursue our mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. With more than 850 MW already installed, we’re excited about the “Gigawatt Revolution” happening across our company as we shift from megawatts to gigawatts of clean energy in the coming years.

After 40 years in business, Borrego is a trusted name in the solar industry and well-known for our strong employee culture. We combine the stability and wisdom gained by decades in business with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our employees are driven and animated by the [ Link removed ] , an operating framework detailing our mission, vision, strategy, and cultural principles and working systems.

About the Role

The Manager of Policy and Business Development, Midwest will work collaboratively with our development and policy teams to increase the value of our existing pipeline and generate new business opportunities, primarily in state level solar and energy storage sectors.  We are looking for an entrepreneurial leader who has experience developing business opportunities and advocating for policy changes, ideally in the solar or storage space in the Midwest, or similar experience in other markets or other locales, that he or she can bring to bear to accelerate our growth in the Midwest. 

The Manager of Policy and Business Development, Midwest will join a growing team of developers, engineers, and business development professionals focused on accelerating Borrego’s growth. Our growth is motivated principally by our mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and by our long history of growing solar and storage markets across the U.S.  

Key Responsibilities: The Manager of Policy and Business Development, Midwest will lead Borrego’s Policy and Business Development efforts for the Midwestern U.S. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Helping prepare market analyses and working collaboratively across the organization to implement business development strategies that add meaningfully to Borrego’s existing solar and storage businesses in the Midwest. 
  • Evaluating changes in state regulatory proceedings, utility filings, and market structures and translating those changes into opportunities for our solar and energy storage businesses.
  • Working collaboratively with Borrego’s development and policy teams and our allies to improve state market structures for renewable energy and storage projects. 

Desired Qualifiations: While no one individual will possess them all, the successful candidate will bring many of the following experiences, skills, and attributes:

  • 4+ years experience in business development or policy focused on solar or storage in the Midwestern U.S or related field. 
  • Understanding of interconnection challenges and strategies for de-risking renewable energy projects. 
  • Demonstrated business development leadership experience in solar, storage, or similar sectors.
  • Demonstrated policy advocacy experience in state electricity markets.
  • Superior writing, presentation and analytical skills.
  • Passion for accelerating the adoption of renewable energy.

Compensation, Benefits, and Culture

Borrego uses an internally equitable and externally competitive total cash approach to compensation. Our comprehensive benefits package includes dental, vision, health, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting; continuing education and professional development assistance; access to Borrego’s wellness platform; and self-managed flexible work schedules and time-off policies.

Our corporate culture fosters bold moves, a growth mindset, and the ability to take risks — and we value innovative thinkers who will help us reach our ambitious growth goals. We believe that flexibility and work-life balance are important parts of long-term employee happiness and productivity. Our employees are trusted to get their work done and are given the freedom to do so when they are their most efficient, creative, and engaged.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Borrego values the diverse perspectives, skills, experiences, and contributions of all employees. We want all our employees to feel like they belong and are empowered to be their most authentic selves at work. We’re actively committed to fostering diversity not only within our own organization but also within the renewable energy industry.

We seek a diverse candidate pool in this – and every – search. Borrego provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, Borrego complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. EEO M/F/D/V.

A Note to Third-Party Recruiters

Borrego\u0027s People + Culture team coordinates all recruiting and hiring at our company. Borrego does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters, staffing firms, or related agencies. Resumes are only accepted from third-party recruiters, staffing firms, or related agencies if a signed agreement is in place AND if external recruiting assistance is authorized by the People + Culture team for a specific position. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Borrego. Borrego is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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