Low Carbon

Development Manager

Join Low Carbon as they are looking for a Development Manager

About Low Carbon

Low Carbon is a global renewable energy company committed to the development and operation of renewable energy at scale. Low Carbon invests into both renewable energy developers and projects across a range of renewable energy technologies including solar PV, wind, energy storage, waste-to-energy and energy efficiency.

Low Carbon, a certified B Corp, has a proven track record in the development, construction, financing and management of renewable energy assets and remains involved in the projects for the long term with a dedicated asset management team that manages assets on balance sheet and for third parties. With a significant international renewable energy pipeline in development, Low Carbon is well-positioned to capitalize on opportunities as the need for renewable energy and energy security increases.

With over a decade of operation, Low Carbon formed a strategic partnership with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) in late 2021 to continue to expand and build a leading global renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), targeting 20GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.  As part of this expansion, Low Carbon has entering the North American renewable energy market where Low Carbon is leveraging its core capabilities to build a best-in-class renewable team, pipeline and platform. 

We are extremely proud of the highly professional and talented team at Low Carbon.  We have built a positive learning culture that incorporates respect, trust, collaboration, and a shared passion to combat climate change.  It is an open, friendly and supportive environment, and we are proud to say we work here. As we grow, we are committed to increasing diversity in the team, and continuing to foster an inclusive environment where we can learn from each other.

Role Description

The North American Development Team at Low Carbon is responsible for initiating and developing utility-scale wind, solar and energy storage projects in the US and Canada. The Development Manager will be responsible for delivering wind, solar and battery storage projects to financial investment decision in alignment with Low Carbon's strategy in North America. The role will be based in the San Francisco Bay area or remote.

Key Responsibilities

  • Wind, solar and storage project origination and development across a region of the United States / Canada, including site control and title resolution, site diligence, land use and environmental approvals, interconnection advancement and assisting with energy marketing
  • Responsibility for project development budgets and project schedules
  • Support the internal financial approval process for development projects in alignment with company strategy and goals. Includes development spend requests, off-take contract executions, project acquisitions and JV partnerships
  • Interface with subject matter experts, including engineering / transmission, legal, procurement, energy marketing, project finance and construction personnel, as needed to ensure effective development of solar, wind and energy storage projects

Person Specification

  • Entrepreneurial thinker interested in joining an organization at a time of growth to build a business in North America
  • A friendly, approachable and professional manner
  • An excellent communicator who builds trusted relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Energetic, reliable, adaptable and used to using their initiative
  • Highly organized, great attention to detail and a focus on getting things done
  • Have a ‘hands-on’ approach, visible across the business with good communication and other interpersonal skills
  • Be an enthusiastic and committed team player who will work well with the team’s key customers and stakeholders

Skills & Experience

  • Prior work experience in solar and storage and / or wind and storage development. Specific ERCOT, MISO, PJM, SPP, SERC and / or WECC market experience is a plus
  • Experience in at least two areas of the project development life-cycle, including project origination, permitting, real estate title resolution, interconnection, late-stage development and project financing and equity transactions
  • Ability to coordinate with multidisciplinary internal and external teams to develop and assess risks to assigned projects
  • Proven analytical skills and presentation skills

Our Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus your birthday off
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Annual Discretionary bonus
  • Healthcare, Dental & Vision provided by United Healthcare, Delta Dental, & Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Low Carbon Covers 100% of the employee premium, and 50% of dependents premium
  • Life Insurance at 2x salary, plus accident & disability coverage
  • Fidelity 401(k)