Company: ENGIE
Skills: Student / Recent Grad
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States


The Project Development Intern will support the Distributed Renewables team across key development activities for early and late-stage solar photovoltaic and/or battery storage projects across the United States ranging in size from approximately 1 to 20 megawatts (MW). These activities include site selection, real estate entitlements, permitting and regulatory approvals, interconnection, policy and market research, project finance, and acquisition due diligence. Supporting these development activities will entail tasks including drafting concise research memos, managing internal and external project team members, interacting with key project stakeholders (i.e., landowners, permitting agencies, and interconnecting utilities), and facilitating organized management of project workflows. The intern must exhibit an ability to creatively problem solve and work and communicate in an organized manner within a fast-paced team environment.

The internship period is May 2021 - August 2021 full time (40 hours per week); exact dates can accommodate academic calendar.

Location: Chicago, Illinois preferred; potential for remote

What you'll do:
  • Support project developers on new and existing solar and/or battery storage projects
  • Conduct market research and analysis, focusing on policy-enabled distributed generation markets
  • Draft concise memos, presentations, and management approval submissions
  • Communicate effectively with ENGIE team members and key project stakeholders
  • Organized note taking, identifying actionable next steps and following up with team members accordingly
  • Create and improve project development tracking and due diligence documents.
  • Support project acquisition due diligence data room reviews and Q&A logs
  • Assist in review of requests for proposals (RFPs) and corresponding written responses

What you bring:
  • Be a graduate student or at least a junior (by end of spring semester) working toward a bachelor's degree, preferably in Energy, Business, Economics, or Engineering
  • Possess a 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future sponsorship for employment visa status
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Self-motivated and able to perform effectively as an individual and within a team
  • Have excellent problem-solving ability and ability to perform in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Previous academic or work experience in renewable energy
  • Willingness to travel, if required
  • Current U.S Drivers' License


Why ENGIE?
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, 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.

If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at ENGIENA-ENGIEHR@engie.com . Please note: This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Apr 6, 2021