Openings at National Grid Renewables

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

Project Developer - PJM East

Job Title
Project Developer - PJM East
Job ID
27437315
Location
Philadelphia,  PA
Other Location
Remote
Description
National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.
 
National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

What We're Looking For:

National Grid Renewables is seeking a Developer to support utility-scale solar project development activities and program management for the company’s pipeline of projects within the PJM East Region. The Developer’s mission is to ensure that National Grid Renewables is developing opportunities consistent with the company’s return expectations and corporate direction. The role will be critical in directing the company towards the right markets, project types and offtake targets. This role will be responsible for leading and managing National Grid Renewables’ development efforts in the PJM East.

What You'll Do:
 
  • Work closely with the National Grid Development team on various items needed to develop solar projects in the company’s Southeast Region
  • Directly manage and lead project development, including site acquisition and negotiation
  • Lead the company in targeting and evaluating markets to identify greenfield developments, M&A, and partnership opportunities in the Southeast
  • Conduct solar site selection and screening
  • Work with interconnection team to manage interconnection process in support of project development
  • Work with the commercial and finance teams to prepare financial models, evaluate new technologies, and prepare compelling solutions for customers
  • Represent National Grid Renewables with federal, state and local officials, regulators, utilities, RTOs, and other stakeholders throughout the project development process
  • Work with the permitting department to manage state, federal, and local permitting efforts and approval processes for utility-scale electric generation projects
  • Research local land use ordinances, tax structures, tariffs
  • Be a professional company representative and face of National Grid Renewables for projects in the PJM East Region
  • Interface with the engineering and construction teams to ensure that projects are deliverable, considerate of site characteristics, and on-budget
  • Interpret technical engineering and environmental reports and studies to determine project impact and pertinence towards application requirements
  • Provide reports to management including updates on project status and changes to regulations
  • Develop engineering estimates, scopes, and project schedules as well as coordinate or oversee the negotiation of service agreements
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Need:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, natural sciences, or related field (Master’s degree is welcomed)
  • 5+ years of project development experience in renewable energy
  • Willingness to work with and manage relationships with landowners and other stakeholders
  • Knowledge of energy markets
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on large-scale utility energy development projects
  • Experience with contract management and negotiation
  • Exposure to project financing
  • Ability to work remotely and build National Grid Renewables’ presence in the Southeast
  • Attributes:
    • Self-starter
    • Achievement-driven
    • Creative thinker
    • Problem-solver
    • Growth-seeking
    • Team-driven

Location: Remote in PA, MD or VA
Travel: 50-75%
 

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