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Director of Wind Development

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Director of Wind Development
We are seeking a candidate for the Director of Wind Development role. This full-time position represents a great opportunity to join a fast-growing developer in a leadership role, integral to driving the company’s wind development portfolio.
The position is a senior-level position, working closely to advise management in near and long-term portfolio strategy and drive project execution. This role will report to the SVP of Development.
Bachelor’s Degree
6+ years of experience developing Wind Energy projects through the entire development cycle from project creation through NTP within the US
Comprehensive knowledge in Smartsheet (ideally), Microsoft Projects, and competency of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Knowledge of all development disciplines and success strategies. Key areas of established working experience are:
  • Preliminary project screening and diligence
  • Project economics and financial modeling
  • Screening and application procedures for utility-scale/transmission-level interconnections in at least two unique markets
  • Full-cycle site control strategy and execution
  • Detailed facilities planning and layout
  • Development and successful execution of environmental diligence and mitigation strategies
  • Extensive experience with local, state, and national permitting
  • Basic understanding of industry accepted resource assessment campaigns
  • Development budgeting and project execution scheduling (project management)
  • Concurrent advancement of full utility scale Wind Development portfolio
  • Management and maintenance of development budgets and task schedules for full Wind development portfolio
  • Manage team of senior & junior level Project Developers assigned to portfolio wind projects (currently 4 direct reports)
  • Able to critically prospect, adequately screen, and evaluate viability of new project opportunities.
  • Provide guidance and effectively collaborate with Business Development team in off-take/PPA efforts
  • Active participation in M&A negotiation, diligence, and project investment activities
  • Reporting status of project milestones and progress towards quarterly/annual KPIs
While the key areas of responsibility listed above are comprehensive, day-to-day project development tasks will primarily be pursued by Project Developers at the Director’s direction. The team also houses several other dedicated departments that support project development efforts, including Real Estate, Legal, Interconnection, Finance Modeling, Off-Take/Origination, M&A Evaluation, Greenfield Efforts, Accounting, Resource Assessment, and Engineering. The Director will facilitate collaboration between their team of Project Developers and these other support teams to pursue project development goals and milestones.
Salary, Location, Benefits:
  • Salary dependent on Experience and Qualifications ($200K-$230K)
  • An attractive bonus earning plan (20-30%)
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance
  • Flex PTO policy
  • Remote with travel (20-40%) or office based west of Minneapolis.
US residents will be considered. The hiring company is unable to offer sponsorship currently.