Strata Solar, LLC

Development Director - Virginia

Job Locations US-NC-Durham
Job ID
2021-1982
# of Openings
1
Category
Development
Type
Regular Full-Time

About Us

Strata Clean Energy is a national leading developer of commercial and utility-scale solar farms ranked amongst the top five solar producers in the US. We understand that our employees are the lifeblood of the company. We strive to align company goals with those of our employees. We're constantly innovating to make a difference for our customers, our employees, and our planet. Our mission is to make a difference by developing cost-efficient alternatives to traditional energy sources, without long-term dependence on government subsidies. We’re leading the industry in sustainable energy careers. We hope you’ll join us.

Overview

The Virginia Director will be responsible for leading Strata Clean Energy's solar and storage project development team and portfolio of projects in Virginia and surrounding markets. The Director will have strong knowledge of the commercial and regulatory framework throughout the region and will develop a commercial strategy for current and future project development. The Director is responsible for managing and growing the pipeline of projects in Virginia. They are expected to manage execution of that strategy both directly through developing projects and by managing a team – of developers, siting experts and others – to develop projects.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

            

  • Lead all commercial and development activities in Strata’s key Virginia market, including offtake & origination, new project siting, interconnection, permitting, various real estate needs, and relationship management for a growing portfolio of projects.
  • Work with the East Development VP to craft and refine a market strategy to determine where Strata should develop or acquire projects, considering Strata’s strengths and weaknesses, county relations, pricing, and available resources.
  • Work closely with Interconnection, Legal, Policy, Storage, EPC, and Project Finance teams to vet and enact said strategy and tactics.
  • Increase Strata’s current portfolio of sites to meet growing demand from Strata’s key customers and Strata’s regional pipeline targets; utilizing land acquisition experts & land agents to nurture new sites, and working with Strata’s M&A team to evaluate potential project acquisitions.
  • Engage directly with key customers, regulators, trade groups and competitors, and maintain strong relationships to position Strata to capitalize early on opportunities in the region.
  • Oversee and provide guidance to Virginia focused developers on their active and prospective projects.
  • Work with Business Development and Community Relations teams to design and execute on a local affairs strategy to bolster support for Strata project entitlement efforts at the county level (e.g., with County Planning Commissioners).
  • Maintain expertise in the regulatory and commercial environment; analyze and interpret regulations, power economics, input prices and other data by market and provide input to the company’s business plan and development strategy.
  • Frequent travel to meet with customers and key stakeholders, and as needed for project development.

Qualifications

Supervisory Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage an existing team of developers, specialists, and consultants to fully develop Strata’s current Virginia portfolio, and grow that team as necessary to meet Strata’s goals.
  • Take on a leadership role within the Development team, mentoring and coaching developers to improve their skills in negotiation, analysis, risk assessment and business development.

 

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience; master’s or law degree preferred.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in renewables project development; experience in the state of Virginia is highly preferred.
  • Deep understanding of the policy, regulatory and competitive dynamics that drive revenue and market access in PJM.
  • Strong relationship management skills & track record of success at managing teams.
  • Strong project management skills & able to flexibly manage work across multiple distinct projects.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative, attention to detail and accountability. Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Interested in joining a dynamic, value-building environment and being part of a high-performing and collaborative team.
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in using MS Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.

 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

 

Work is performed in an office environment and in the field, with occasional travel expected ~30% of the time. Must be able to sit, stand, bend, twist and lift up to 20 pounds.

 

 

 

No third party solicitations or resumes will be accepted for this or any other Strata Solar position. 

 

Strata Solar is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Strata Solar is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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