Project Development Manager (PM2 - Central - Hybrid remote)

| Houston, TX, USA
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Passion. Commitment. Impact.

Across eight offices and hundreds of sites across North America, the team at EDP Renewables is re-writing the business of renewables. From creating a more inclusive, shared, and greener world to implementing 21st-century technologies spanning wind, solar, storage, distributed generation, and hydrogen, we're at the center of the clean energy transition. Powered by our slogan of "We Choose Earth", we believe sustainability and creating resilience apply not only to the energy grid but also to the way we empower our award-winning team.

Role Overview:

The Development Project Manager (formerly known as PM2) is responsible for the development of utility-scale wind/solar powered generation projects from the project identification stage through financial closing and start of construction. This position supports the Central Development region and has the opportunity to sit in either the Houston HQ or Overland Park, KS office on a hybrid-remote schedule.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Responsible for local state, federal, and regional permitting of utility-scale wind farms and solar parks
  • Oversee the preparation of proposals that are submitted to utilities
  • Obtain land surface rights to design, permit, construct, operate, and maintain wind and solar power projects
  • Identify prospective projects with suitable wind resource, electric transmission access, and site characteristics
  • Establish and manage relationships with stakeholders, including elected officials, regulators, utilities, RTOs, and community leaders, to support project development
  • Participate in policy outreach efforts to government officials regarding wind and solar industry issues
  • Monitor Generation Interconnection studies performed by transmission providers and third parties
  • Manage the environmental study and permitting process
  • Support the financial analysis and modeling of the project
  • Manage project level expenditures and invoice processing
  • Develop project budgets
  • Participate in interconnection agreement negotiations
  • Work with internal resources, such as the Legal, Engineering, Construction, Finance, Investment Analysis and Energy Assessment teams
  • Provide reports to management by producing regular and frequent pipeline updates, project status updates, and other reporting documents
  • Research energy market and competition on an ongoing basis
  • Communicate information continuously and effectively to cross-functional team
  • Negotiate and establish local agreements that address tax abatement, Road Use and Decommissioning
  • Participate in Power Purchase Agreement negotiations
  • Manages the work of your direct reports and third-party consultants
  • Additional duties as required

Direct reports: 3-5

Travel:Up to 65%

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field
  • 7+ years of progressively responsible project management experience in energy or a related industry
  • Must have experience with utility-scale wind development
  • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products preferred.
  • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred
  • Valid driver's license

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail and strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work productively with limited supervision
  • Strong interest in renewable energy
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work overtime as needed
  • Familiarity with wind and solar power project development preferred
  • Exemplary standards of integrity, honor, safety, management, ethics, quality, and productivity
  • Exhibit behaviors consistent with strong leadership and accountability

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written verbal, diagram, or scheduled form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

What's In It For You?

What makes working at EDP Renewables a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?

  • Work alongside experienced and seasoned professionals where you will be challenged and developed
  • Hybrid work schedule with 2 days of working remotely
  • Flex Friday Schedule
  • Take 4 weeks of PTO and 7 sick days on us to recharge and come back ready to take on your next project
  • Tap into 12 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, and even your birthday off.
  • Volunteer and give back to your community through 4 hours of paid volunteer time a month, so that you can make a difference in the world while still getting paid.
  • We promote active participation in wellness and lifestyle services!
  • Plus, we offer amazing benefits like medical, dental, and vision insurance, pet insurance (yes, you read that right!), HSA, Disability Insurance, and a 401k matching program that's vested from Day #1.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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EDP Renewables North America operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. EDP Renewables North America was founded in 2007. It has 193 total employees. To see all 4 open jobs at EDP Renewables North America, click here.
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