Manager, Wind and Solar Development

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  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • 20 Jan, 2019

Job Description

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives. Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits. Please note: 1) Preferred location: Charlotte, NC; but enterprise wide location options will be considered, including: Plainfield IN, St. Petersburg, FL and Cincinnati OH. 2) Relocation assistance is available for this position. Role Summary/Purpose: The Manager position in DET Wind and Solar development will be the individual lead for renewable energy development projects. He or she will work on projects across the Southeast and Midwest supporting the strategic needs of the regulated state utilities owned by Duke Energy Corporation. The Manager will be responsible for all elements of advancing project development, including initial siting, obtaining land control by negotiating leases or purchase options, engaging in community and stakeholder outreach, applying for and obtaining permits, securing interconnection rights, and negotiating, structuring, and executing engineering, procurement and construction contracts. The Manager will also lead project acquisitions, including project screening, term sheet negotiation, due diligence, definitive document negotiation, and transaction approvals. The Manager will work with the Analytics group to create and update project financial pro forma models to conduct preliminary deal screening and returns analysis and prepare investment memoranda for project funding approval. The Manager will work with the state utility regulatory teams to support filings to obtain regulatory approval for the utilities’ investments in renewable assets. The Manager will also support the issuance of utility RFPs for renewables and work with the Development Team to prepare market assessments, regulatory and policy reviews of target markets, and growth strategy and execution plans for senior management. Essential Responsibilities: + Lead development of multiple renewables projects from inception to start of construction + Generate business leads and opportunities to grow the project pipeline + Develop partner relationships, both internally and externally, that can assist in the growth of the business and closing deals + Prepare and maintain project development plans, budgets, schedules, and capital budgets + Develop project models to assess project returns and recommend deal terms necessary to close transactions + Structure, negotiate, and execute land control agreements + Apply for and obtain local zoning and conditional use permits, and all state and federal permits as required + Apply for interconnection, review interconnection studies and negotiate, and execute interconnection agreements + Structure, negotiate, and execute equipment supply and engineering, procurement and construction agreements + Prepare and submit project proposals into competitive project procurement processes (RFPs) + Explore and assess energy and renewable energy markets, trends, customers and competitors Desired Characteristics: + A Master’s degree (MBA or Engineering preferred) and two or more years of wind or solar project development experience + Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail + Excellent organization, follow-up skills, and the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously + Excellent ability to work independently + Professional approach, proven good judgment, creative problem-solving capability + Ability to understand the key commercial and legal aspects of major contracts in the industry (Leases, Land Purchase Options, Interconnection Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Panel/Turbine Supply Agreements, Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Agreements, Operation and Maintenance Agreements, Asset Management Agreements, etc.) + Experience in working in a matrix-based organization + A high level of determination, commitment and a passion for the renewable energy industry + Ability to initiate programs with limited definition, identify a path, change direction when necessary, communicate progress and break through resistance when necessary + Exceptional communication skills with ability to digest complex information into a clear message, including in public speaking engagements during project permitting and community outreach + Experience in coordinating diverse external and internal partners on complex, strategic initiatives + Excellent negotiating skills, with ability to debate and influence + Experience in an entrepreneurial environment + Strong relationship management skills Minimum Qualifications: + Good written and interpersonal communication skills. Problem solving, negotiation, project management and implementation skills. + Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Engineering, Business, or related field; and four to ten years of prior equivalent work-related experience in addition to a degree; or nine to fifteen years of prior equivalent work-related experience in lieu of a degree (if applicable). Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Compensation package will include base salary, bonus, 401k and health care benefits. Travel Requirements 25-50% Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)Yes Represented/Union PositionNo Visa Sponsored PositionNo Posting Expiration Date Saturday, February 9, 2019 All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date. Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications. We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets. Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives. Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.