Senior Manager, Project Developer

  • Manage process to move projects from green field development to commercial, pre-construction stage
  • Effectively manage green field and existing projects to ensure schedule and budget objectives are achieved
  • Coordinate feasibility studies and project development activities with cross functional resources, peers, and outside consultants to ensure projects stay on track
  • Negotiate land rights acquisition with landowners and address land use issues
  • Work with Environmental Manager to define, apply for and manage complex federal, state, and local environmental, construction, and related permits, and support community outreach efforts with stakeholders
  • Coordinate wind resource assessment activities with Wind Analysis staff
  • Work with Power Marketing staff to manage interconnection studies, load flow analyses, and assist in PPA negotiations 
  • Identify and communicate any project risks and develop mitigation strategies for all Acciona stakeholders
  • Identify and introduce new potential joint venture partners, project acquisition opportunities and green field opportunities
  • Identify and develop relationships with stakeholders; effectively communicate with a range of personalities, including land owners, partners, government officials, technical experts, utilities, and consultants
  • Prepare and present detailed project analysis to key Acciona stakeholders including presentation of key financial metrics
  • Effectively manage internal and external relationships - Actively participate in development of business case for growth in the North American market.
  • Coordinate with other corporate departments both domestic and international
  • Ensure that timelines and budgets are effectively managed
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Physical Science, Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated previous experience in energy development, specifically wind energy and/or solar PV and/or energy storage projects. Understanding of deregulated electricity markets.
  • Previous experience (5 years minimum) in a relevant project management position with proven track record of building, leading and managing a multi-disciplinary team, preferably in the renewable energy or other power generation industry
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; the ability to develop clear and concise development plans and presentations regarding project status, timeline, risk assessment, and budget needs and performance
  • Ability to operate at a detailed level, to organize and multi-task, with a dedication to seeing projects through to completion
  • Ability to read and interpret topographic and other land use maps, preferably with some experience with Graphic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Understanding of local community dynamics, with the ability to negotiate effectively with landowners, permitting authorities, utilities, and other stakeholders
  • Understanding of cost accounting, budgeting, and contract implementation 
  • Works well in, and potentially be responsible for leading, a team environment or individually, but must be able to collaborate
  • Previous business and industry experience preferred
  • Willingness to travel (at least 50% of the time)

ACCIONA is one of the foremost Spanish business corporations, leader in the development and management of infrastructure, renewable energy, water and services. Listed on the selective Ibex-35 stock exchange index, it is a benchmark for the market.