Manager, Site Origination


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


RWE Clean Energy, LLC

Functional area: Project Development 

Remuneration: Exempt



The Manager, Site Origination has the responsibility of originating renewable projects and other emerging technologies projects (i.e. battery storage etc.) in assigned market area(s). The Manager will be responsible for the completion and management of the full cycle of project origination activities including project/site mapping and identification, selection and contacting (mailing, in-person), obtaining land rights, completing site due diligence, and supporting the completion of early-stage development. 



  • Perform the screening and selection of sites and project acquisition opportunities in the assigned markets, negotiating binding agreements with landowners and developers, assessing sites feasibility for permitting, construction and interconnection, providing relevant inputs for market and project specific modeling, report on progress of site and project acquisition to department management
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable regulations and program rules and ensure selected sites/projects are in compliance with those requirements 
  • Manage and lead the land acquisition process for distributed generation solar projects by working resourcefully with landowners and other external parties to secure site control
  • Collaborate with internal and external legal teams to establish form agreements and determine acceptability of deviations from form contracts
  • Conduct due diligence on potential land acquisitions, including environmental assessments, and permitting requirements
  • Establish and maintain trusted landowner relationships from initial contact through development hand off
  • Ensure that all project level reporting is updated and accurate on a weekly basis in all project development systems



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Environment, or a related field. 
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant industry experience–specifically in terms of site screening/origination and landowner relations
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with contract provisions and terms, market knowledge, and regulatory issues
  • Minimum of 5 years Real Estate and/or project origination or development experience in energy projects, preferably renewables
  • Ability to effectively present to landowners in-person and via phone in order to execute land agreements
  • Strong aptitude and experience using GIS-based tools and techniques to find and evaluate land and sites
  • Knowledge of project development related tasks, particularly permitting and interconnection
  • Understanding of regulatory implications
  • Ability to work with project-type work with tight deadlines and concurrent deliverables
  • Ability to travel up to 50% 

Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in New York is $126,000 - $160,000. 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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