Director, Utility-scale Development, South Region


Austin, TX, US, 78701


RWE Clean Energy, LLC

Functional area: Project Development 

Remuneration: Exempt



The Utility-scale Development team at RWE Clean Energy is responsible for initiating, developing, and acquiring utility-scale Solar, Wind and Energy Storage projects in the US and Canada. The Director, Utility-Scale Development will play a key role in delivering renewable energy projects in alignment with RWE's strategy in North America.



  • Reporting to the regional development VP, be part of the management team of the region together with the other Development Directors
  • Manage a portfolio of utility-scale Solar, Wind and Energy Storage projects, from greenfielding to start of construction. Lead the team of developers assigned to such portfolio of projects
  • Set the development strategy in the assigned geographies. Understand the key drivers for project’s financial attractiveness and identify best locations in collaboration with RWE’s commercial and technical teams
  • Support more junior developers and steer the projects in the portfolio over the full lifecycle, working with a strong backbone of internal subject matter experts and external consultants. This includes site due diligence, securing land control agreements, environmental and permitting, interconnection, engineering & pre-construction, energy yield, tax abatements, power marketing, and tax equity financing
  • Drive project competitiveness optimization, via technical, commercial and financial levers
  • Lead the due diligence of project acquisitions, in collaboration with RWE’s M&A team
  • Prepare management presentation and drive internal approval processes
  • Manage project budgets, objectives, schedules, and deliverables for assigned development projects
  • Actively participate in the strategy for the region and internal improvement initiatives



  • Bachelor's degree in STEM, business/economics, or relevant fields required

  • Advanced degree is a plus

  • Minimum 8 years of work experience applicable to renewable energy infrastructure, including experience in developing energy infrastructure projects in the US

  • Proven track record of developing large energy projects across the development lifecycle

  • Strong knowledge in key areas, including energy markets, prospecting, real estate development, interconnection, permitting, environmental, project engineering, construction management

  • Exceptional project management skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to manage customer relationships

  • Demonstrated desire to learn about the Company and the renewables space

  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Teams

  • Strong leadership and communication, and ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong organization skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks and deliverables

  • Ability to multi-task, while working independently and as part of a team

  • Motivated self-starter, goal-oriented, and strong problem-solving abilities

  • Proven ability to empathize, build relationships, and effectively communicate with people from a diverse set of backgrounds

  • Responds well to direction, is easy to challenge and develop, and is coachable

  • Is detail-oriented, has strong business acumen, and a sound understanding of business concepts

  • This position is an office-based role with some travel and visits to other RWECE offices and field locations.  The employee must be able to sit, walk, or stand for long durations of time


Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

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