Director, Project Development Core Markets


Chicago, IL, US, 60654


RWE Clean Energy, LLC

Functional area: Project Development 

Remuneration: Exempt



The Director, Project Developer has the overall responsibility of driving and managing distributed project development for a designated market area to complete the development of distributed renewable projects and other technologies project. 



  • Supervise and manage  project development activities including project/site selection and contracting, permitting, land acquisition rights, qualification for applicable incentive programs, interconnection application and process, regulatory issues, problem resolution, and support due diligence for potential transactions
  • Oversee site and project acquisition in the assigned markets, in collaboration with the Site Origination team, including establishing purchase and lease terms and rates, negotiating binding agreements with landowners and developers, and assessing feasibility of sites for permitting, construction, and interconnection
  • Perform and manage all aspects of project development, ensuring that the company’s defined development processes are followed by all personnel and for all proje,cts
  • Conduct weekly development reviews and provide recommendations to management regarding project development status and issue resolution
  • Provide and Ensure that all project-level reporting is updated and accurate every week in all project development systems
  • Provide ad-hoc reports as requested by management and ensure that all projects have valid dates and resources
  • Assign support for the review of all projects being acquired and or sold including the review of all site control documents, easements, permits, interconnection agreements, program qualifications, PILOT and tax assessments



  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in energy projects
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct experience related to distributed generation assets and development
  • Four-year college degree; MBA preferred or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with contract provisions and terms, market knowledge, regulatory issues, financial analysis and transaction experience
  • Experience in building and managing a project development team for energy projects, preferably renewable
  • Strong organizational aptitude, analytical and decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to work with project-type work with tight deadlines and concurrent deliverables
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and people
  • Ability to work closely with other teams, business development and asset management group
  • Ability to provide project analysis, project development contracts, contract review, and contract negotiations
  • Ability to define tasks, set targets, budget and meet deadlines for the line-line of business

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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