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Director - Solar Development

RWE Renewables Americas LLC, Austin,Chicago, San Francisco Vereinigte Staaten (US) 

To start on 03/08/2021 or To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Renewables 

Remuneration: Exempt


The Solar Development team at RWE Renewables Americas is responsible for initiating, developing, and acquiring utility-scale solar PV plus energy storage projects in the US and Canada. The Director will play a key role in delivering renewable energy projects in alignment with RWE's strategy in North America.


Your Future Plans:


  • Serve as regional lead for project origination and development, including overseeing negotiation of site control agreements, managing site surveys and due diligence, securing land use and environmental approvals, and advancing projects through the interconnection process, and assisting with energy marketing
  • Oversee and manage regional solar development budget and schedules, along with regional project KPIs
  • Help manage the internal financial approval process for assigned development projects in alignment with company strategy and goals
  • Coordinate with internal teams on interconnection, new market evaluation, and power marketing for assigned region
  • Interface with and coordinate inputs from subject matter experts, including engineering, legal, procurement, and construction personnel, as needed to ensure effective execution of regional solar projects
  • Manage team of 1-3 Senior Development Manager and Development Managers, including prioritizing workload, providing project development guidance and setting individual performance targets


Your Powerful Skills:


  • Several years of work experience, minimum of 4 years experience in solar, utility scale PV development in North America
  • Experience in the full project development life-cycle, including market analysis, origination/greenfielding, permitting, late-stage development, and project financing and equity transactions
  • Ability to coordinate with multidisciplinary internal and external teams to develop and assess risks to project pipeline
  • Ability to manage less experienced team members and complete assigned tasks on schedule
  • Proven analytical skills and presentation skills



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Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 38701, application deadline  

Any questions? Jaime Prechtel  jaime.prechtel@rwe.com

We look forward to meeting you!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.

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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.

RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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