Senior Manager, Utility-scale Developer


Austin, TX, US, 78701 Chicago, IL, US, 60654 Valhalla, NY, US, 10595


RWE Clean Energy, LLC

Functional area: Project Development; Project Management 

Remuneration: Exempt



The Senior Manager, Utility-scale Developer - East Region 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 Senior Manager will play a key role in delivering renewable energy projects in alignment with RWE’s strategy in North America.



  • Develop a portfolio of utility-scale Solar, Wind and Energy Storage projects, from greenfielding to start of construction
  • Provide support during the construction phase to ensure successful COD
  • Serve as project lead, managing large cross-functional project teams. If assigned, manage more junior Development Managers / Associates that are in the lead of individual projects
  • Understand the key drivers for project’s financial attractiveness and identify best locations in collaboration with RWE’s commercial and technical teams
  • Lead greenfield campaigns to add new projects to RWE’s pipeline
  • Manage the full project 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
  • Lead the due diligence of project acquisitions, in collaboration with RWE’s M&A team
  • Prepare management presentation and drive internal approval processes
  • Develop and 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 engineering, business/economics, environmental science, or relevant fields
  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience applicable to renewable energy infrastructure, including experience in developing energy infrastructure projects in the US
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, interpersonal skills, attention to detail and work ethic
  • Ability to guide, mentor and develop more junior colleagues
  • Ability to travel up to 50%


Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in New York is $126,900 - $180,000. The listed salary range represents our good faith estimate for this position and represents the range for new hire salaries across all U.S locations. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. RWE considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s education & work experience, training & certifications, and key skills as well as market and business considerations at the time of the offer.

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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