Openings at National Grid Renewables

Developer - ERCOT

Job Title
Developer - ERCOT
Job ID
Austin,  TX 73301
Other Location
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.

Austin, TX preferred and remote opportunities if needed.

Position Description
National Grid Renewables is seeking an experienced Developer to lead the development of solar and storage projects in the ERCOT market. The Developer will be directly responsible for the business and project development activities of the company’s pipeline of projects within the market.

  • Directly manage and lead project development, including site acquisition and negotiation.
  • Identify the market opportunities for developing utility scale solar, utility scale wind and battery storage projects
  • Identify commercialization strategies of the project developments
  • Work with a remote team, including land agents and consultants
  • Coordinate interdepartmentally with Financial Modeling, Engineering, Construction, Real Estate and Permitting team to ensure project viability.
  • Lead and manage community outreach including local governmental units, local agencies, organizations, and community members about project development
  • Manage relationships with project partners and landowners
  • Represent National Grid Renewables with federal, state and local officials, regulators, utilities, RTOs, and other stakeholders throughout the project development process.
  • Work closely with the permitting team on obtaining entitlements (land use permits, environmental permits) for each project
  • Research local land use ordinances for applicability to solar development
  • Represent the company and project at public hearings
  • Create and manage project budgets
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Minimum 3 years of project development experience (energy, real estate, housing development, etc.)
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • College Degree
  • Preferred areas of study include land use planning, economics, environmental policy/science, or business.
  • Interest in renewable energy
  • High energy
  • Multitasker
  • Achievement driven, self-starter

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