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Solar Project Development Manager

Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Type


Position Summary

The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the solar industry and solar project development, from real estate to interconnection to local permitting. A key requirement would be a track record of bringing solar projects from land control through development and successfully handing projects off to construction.

The company is seeking a forward-thinking and detail-oriented Senior Project Development Manager position that will manage up to two direct reports and a portfolio of distributed

generation solar projects through the development phase.

A broad understanding of county zoning practices, solar energy, and the diligence required to

develop solar projects is a necessity, as you will be responsible for advising and guiding your team

through complex zoning cases and interconnection processes. Prior project development experience is required.

Job Duties

Management Responsibilities

  • Manage direct reports and dotted-line SMEs to ensure progress toward and achievement of

    the completion of development / NTP.

  • Develop and manage project budgets.

  • Manage consultants within approved project budgets, scope, and schedule.

Core Responsibilities consist of:

  • Provide guidance and serve as a solar development expert to internal members of the

    development team.

  • Ensure proper coordination between internal and external interconnection teams.

  • Ensure proper coordination between internal and external environmental diligence teams.

  • Ensure proper coordination between internal and external zoning / permitting teams.

  • Oversee zoning application preparation, inclusive of local tax modeling and community

    relationships and outreach.

  • Identify, negotiate with, onboard, and manage development consultants.

  • Meet with landowners and community stakeholders prior to and during permitting to establish a positive, long-term relationship with host communities.

  • Provide project budget, progress, and timeline updates to management.

  • Lead, assist, and train direct reports in zoning discussions / negotiations.

  • Ensure project milestones are met throughout the development process, including collection, organization, and presentation of relevant data to management to assess development risk at various stages of the development process.

  • Work cross-departmentally to maintain clear communication and smooth collaboration at all

    stages of the project development process.

  • Travel to project site locations and attend stakeholder meetings as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum of 5 years managing multiple solar development projects.

  • Possesses subject matter expertise in business functions related to the development process.

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