Director, Solar Development

About us

BlueWave's mission is to protect our planet by transforming access to renewable energy. As a pioneering renewable energy company that develops and owns solar and battery storage projects, BlueWave has a long track record of success and is developing several gigawatts of solar and battery storage projects throughout the United States to ensure our grid is reliable and efficient in a clean energy future. BlueWave is proud to be a certified B Corp, recognized by B Labs as "Best in the World" in Governance.


About the role
BlueWave has is looking for a Director of Solar Development who lives in and has the ability to travel throughout Massachusetts.  This is an opportunity to join an established, high-performing team that has been leading the market in innovation and high-quality execution for a decade.   Strong written and verbal communication skills, a working understanding of the development process, attention to detail, creativity and thoroughness are essential to success in this position.  

What you'll do
  • Drive projects through the development process and into financing and handoff to construction
  • Conducting negotiations of land leases
  • Manage external consultants responsible for plan-sets and designs
  • Overseeing project permitting, incentive application, and tax abatement activities
  • Collaborating with internal teams such as grid integration, legal, offtake, engineering, construction, operations and government affairs
  • Conduct regular site visits throughout the design phase and attend town hearings during permitting
  • Overseeing and taking responsibility for project budgets and schedules
  • Be, or be willing to become, knowledgeable in dual use solar project development
  • Identifying crucial developments and trends that affect the viability of the Company’s current and future MA community solar project development pipeline
  • Supporting project acquisitions
  • Representing the company at regional industry association meetings
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (engineering concentration or real estate experience desirable)
  • Minimum 5 years of previous experience in energy project development required – preferably in community or distributed generation scale solar projects.
  • Solid understanding of the development process of MA State solar projects
  • Ability to deal with local community dynamics, as well as negotiate effectively with landowners and other stakeholders.
  • Technical understanding of solar projects
  • Excellent project management skills with a highly organized approach

Benefits:

BlueWave provides employees with a robust benefits package, including unlimited paid time off, dedicated volunteer days, cell phone reimbursement, summer Fridays and 13 paid holidays. In addition, we offer a 401k and Roth 401K option with company match, subsidized health, dental and vision plans, as well as life insurance and long/short-term disability.


Inclusion at BlueWave:

As a mission-driven B Corp, as environmentalists, and as humans, we hold ourselves accountable to creating a workforce that celebrates diversity on our team and within our communities. Our inclusive culture and core values inspire us to develop more innovative, bolder solutions to support our customers and partners in the solar industry. When you join BlueWave, you join a collaborative team doing all that we can to be transparent, sustainable and inclusive as we fight for our shared vision of protecting the planet.


BlueWave is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and will do so by actively seeking to hire and promote diverse individuals throughout the company.  Providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment is critical to our identity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, handicap (disability), sexual orientation, gender identity/ or expression, genetics, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, military status or obligation or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Compensation will be influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, job-related knowledge, skills, education, licenses/certifications, essential job duties and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications.


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Solar Development

Boston, MA

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