Company: ENGIE
Skills: IT - Software Development, Project Management, Field Development
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Join our Grid-Scale Renewables team as a Senior Project Developer, managing a broad range of pre-construction development activities on projects within ENGIE's portfolio of utility-scale renewable assets across the United States. You will ensure projects advance on the appropriate schedules and within allocated budgets to support origination, financing, and construction, to ultimately fulfill the company's renewable energy aspirations and growth strategy within North America.

In this role, you will initially champion the energy storage development efforts across the grid-scale portfolio, coordinating with ENGIE's Storage business unit.

What you'll do:
  • Manage development activities of utility-scale wind, solar and storage projects from feasibility to the start of construction
  • Engage with staff to coordinate energy assessment, environmental, permitting, transmission interconnection, land acquisition, and design activities
  • Support energy offtake, financing, and project M&A discussions, including due diligence activities
  • Ensure projects are progressing on schedule and within budget
  • Obtain local project permits and tax agreements
  • Select, manage, and direct third party consultants and review their reports
  • Engage with landowners and stakeholders to provide information throughout the development process
  • Review project pro forma financial models
  • Evaluate viability of early stage and acquisition projects
  • Conduct site visits to define site characteristics and develop relationships with local stakeholders
  • Represent company in industry advocacy groups
  • Remain abreast of renewable energy opportunities in the United States and the national industry trends impacting the future of wind and renewable development opportunities and their competitiveness as they relate to customers.
  • Represent ENGIE at national wind and renewable energy events as speaker, panelist and wind energy leader.

What you bring:
  • Minimum 7 years of project development experience in renewable energy.
  • Bachelors degree required. Focus in Engineering, Business Administration or Economics preferred.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in renewable energy development, including experience taking projects through financing.
  • Experience with utility-scale storage projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve potential project flaws and to prioritize critical path tasks.
  • Track record of successfully working with public officials to obtain development permits, tax abatements, etc.
  • Working knowledge of technical development disciplines, including interconnection, resource assessment, turbine operation, GIS, etc.
  • General understanding of market trends and resulting impacts on project development.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and high level of attention to detail with the ability to present to a wide range of audiences, including landowners, potential offtakers, government officials, and corporate leaders.


ENGIE North America isn't just participating in the Zero-Carbon transition, we're leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient and more accessible to everyone.

Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge?

At ENGIE, our goal is to support, encourage, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community. So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and is also an affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.

We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as "protected characteristics") as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.

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Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Oct 19, 2020