Soltage takes pride in recruiting and maintaining top talent from a range of industries. We are a stable and growing company made up of collaborative and creative individuals dedicated to the growth of the solar industry. Soltage values every kind of of diversity and believes it contributes to the creation and execution of superior solutions in this dynamic field.
CURRENT OPENING: Director of Development - California
Position: Director of Development – California
Soltage is seeking an experienced Director of Development to develop and deploy a portfolio of large commercial and utility scale solar projects in California. The ideal candidate will reside in California with a proven track-record and technical/engineering background in conducting direct solar development and working knowledge of storage integrated with solar PV, as well as storage-only projects. The candidate will be responsible for managing all facets of development including: site identification, site control, local permitting and securing power purchase agreements with Community Choice Aggregators, municipal entities, Investor owned utilities, and Commercial & Industrial customers.
Specific Job Functions:
Oversee the prospecting, development and contracting for sites suitable for solar and solar + storage development, and storage only projects.
Manage the interconnection, permitting and entitlement process.
Executing bankable offtake strategies and contracting for with power offtake partners including CCAs, IOU, municipalities and C&I customers
Qualifying prospects, identifying decision makers, performing customer needs assessments, presenting financial options, and negotiating contract terms.
Coordinating with Soltage engineering, finance and asset management teams to manage a growing pipeline and close projects.
Proven understanding of the solar energy project development cycle with demonstrated experience managing a pipeline of projects.
Graduate degree in Business or Engineering preferred; Bachelor’s degree in a technical or financial discipline required.
Working knowledge of energy project economics and project finance strategies.
Strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills, along with an ability to liaise with internal and external colleagues and customers at all levels.
Comfort with working alongside town boards, utility commissions and legislative/regulatory agencies, as required.
Good management skills for internal and external resources and consultants.
Fluency in MS Excel, MS Projects, PowerPoint, and Word.
Formal training programs in sales, communication, negotiations and/or energy or related products/services preferred.
Valid Driver’s License.
Ability to work as needed from a remote office location.
Extensive in-state travel required.
Candidate located in Northern California is preferred.
Soltage offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.
Resumes can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org Soltage is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination.