Development Project Manager, Western Region
Horizon Wind Energy 7 reviews - Portland, OR

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Is responsible for the development of wind-powered generation projects from the project identification stage through financial closing and start of construction.

• Is responsible for state, federal, and regional permitting of wind farms
• Oversees the preparation of proposals that are submitted to utilities
• Obtains land surface rights to design, permit, construct, operate, and maintain wind power projects
• Identifies prospective projects with suitable wind resource, electric transmission access, and site characteristics
• Establishes and manages relationships with stakeholders, including elected officials, regulators, utilities, RTOs, and community leaders, to support project development
• Monitors Generation Interconnection studies performed by transmission providers and third parties
• Manages the environmental study and permitting process
• Supports the financial analysis and modeling of the project
• Participates in interconnection agreement negotiations
• Works with internal resources, such as the Legal, Engineering, and Energy Assessment teams
• Provides reports to management by producing regular and frequent pipeline updates, project status updates, and other reporting documents
• Researches energy market and competition on an ongoing basis
• Communicates information continuously and effectively to cross-functional team
• Develops and manages project development budgets
• Negotiates tax agreements and abatements
• Participates in Power Purchase Agreement negotiations
• Manages the work of third-party consultants
• May manage and supervise Project Developers and interns
• Additional duties as required
Position Requirements
REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 5+ years of progressively responsible project management experience in the energy industry
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software; some knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS and Spatial Analyst software preferred
Strong organizational skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
High attention to detail
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
Ability to work productively with limited supervision
Ability to multi-task
Time-management skills
Strong interest in environmental issues and renewable energy
Ability and willingness to travel and work overtime as needed
Strong analytical and quantitative skills
Demonstrated project management skills
Ability to quickly come up to speed on the basics of a variety of subjects relating to wind energy, including wind studies, environmental and cultural studies, transmission issues, public relations, public policy, sales, and civil and electrical engineering

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