Manager, NY 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 an immediate opening for a Manager of Solar Development who resides in and has the ability to travel throughout New York State to oversee day to day project execution, including all permitting filings, contract negotiation and execution, management of project consultants and internal analysts, coordination with other teams and management of project budgets. This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced and 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
  • Lead the development of Solar PV opportunities in New York (and other markets as needed)

  • Identify crucial developments and trends that affect the viability of the Company’s current and future NY project development pipeline

  • Support project acquisitions, as well as real estate negotiations as carried out by the larger Development and Site Acquisition teams

  • Negotiate contracts, agreements and other project development documents with external consultants and outside parties

  • Supervise/manage analysts assigned to projects within your portfolio

  • Represent BlueWave within the development team including interactions with investors, engineers, contractors, consultants, landowners, permitting authorities and customers; manage all outside parties to achieve favorable results for projects under development

  • Utilize our project management, document control and MIS tools to control and report on project progress

  • Oversee and take responsibility for project budgets, schedules, permitting, incentive application and tax abatement activities

  • Become familiar with all project documentation, regulatory requirements and milestones, while monitoring project progress against those requirements

  • Research and advise on market trends and strategy

  • Provide quantitative analytical support for key project development decisions

  • Prepare internal and external documents/presentations

  • Represent BlueWave at meetings at local, state, regional and utility levels as needed

  • Collaborate with internal teams such as grid integration, legal, offtake, engineering, construction, operations and government affairs

  • Support the Company’s culture of teamwork and collaboration by organizing and participating in Company and volunteer events

Qualifications
  • At least 2-3 years of energy project development experience; familiarity with NYS development strongly preferred
  • Strong working understanding of real estate law and the project entitlement process
  • Experience negotiating key agreements, preferably with landowners, vendors and municipalities
  • Basic technical understanding of solar PV and electrical grid infrastructure
  • Self-starter that can catch up to speed quickly
  • Proficiency with standard project management tools and financial modeling in Excel
  • Familiarity with general project finance underwriting principles and DCF analysis
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Able to think creatively to help streamline operations
  • A great attitude and ability to be flexible
  • Valid US driver’s license
  • Based in New York State with the ability to travel throughout NYS to perform site visits as needed
  • Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in a related field
  • Background in or familiarity with civil engineering a plus
  • Familiarity with New York land permitting processes
  • Prior experience developing solar plus storage and/or storage-only projects a plus
  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Familiarity or prior experience working with electric utilities
  • Prior experience developing community solar projects and/or obtaining NYSERDA incentives would be a plus

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.

The pay range for this role is:

105,000 - 125,000 USD per year (Remote - United States)

Solar Development

Remote (New York, US)

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