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Project Developer Job in United States
CS Energy , United States

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1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 26, 2021
Last Date
Jun 26, 2021

Job Description

We are seeking a solar and energy storage project developer with an entrepreneurial spirit to help us grow our solar and energy storage project development portfolio within various markets in the US. This position is part of a small, collaborative and entrepreneurial team, and will be exposed to all aspects of the project development life cycle. The ideal candidate for this position should be flexible and capable of working in a dynamic team of professionals. He/She isn’t only smart and analytical but is also a personable self-starter who can independently complete tasks on schedule. In addition, is comfortable speaking and responding to questions in a public forum, and capable of tailoring their communication style to fit different audiences.

The Project Developer will need to learn and understand complex technical, legal, and financial concepts related to project development and effectively communicate those concepts to different project stakeholders. The candidate should be comfortable with basic principles of project development, finance, solar and storage technology, and economics. An understanding of land development or acquisition, the electric utility industry, solar and energy storage technology, and/or energy markets is considered a major advantage. Likewise, prior experience in project development, project management, and/or project finance is a plus. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of successful team and play an instrumental role in the continuous growth of CS Energy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Work closely with manager and other team members to uncover new opportunities and drive forward existing projects under development.
    • Generate new opportunities through networking and market research.
    • Interface directly with landowners, PPA counterparties, local and state government officials, and other project stakeholders
    • Manage the permitting process including attending permitting meetings and driving stakeholder engagement
    • Manage the interconnection processes
    • Develop new relationships with project partners
    • Research, conduct self-guided analysis, produce reports, and present information clearly to management.
    • Analyze, understand, and apply statutory incentives, rules, and standards in the development process
    • Perform industry research and competitive analysis
    • Compilation and analysis of data for project stakeholders
    • Travel to project site locations and stakeholder meetings will be required


    • Up to 3 - 5 Years of Work Experience (direct experience in solar development or financing is a plus)
    • Bachelor’s degree from a top college in Business Administration, Math, Economics, Business, Accounting, Finance, or Engineering (equivalent experience accepted)
    • An understanding of land development or acquisition, the electric utility industry, solar and energy storage technology, and/or energy markets highly desired
    • Previously experience interacting directly with landowners, PPA counterparties, local and state government officials, and other project stakeholders
    • Self-directed, motivated, and flexible self-starter with ability to work independently and to autonomously manage tasks
    • Ability to break-down a complex situation into discrete components and prioritize them to drive the project forward
    • Able to accomplish multiple/simultaneous assignments within deadlines; Strong due diligence skills
    • Basic understanding of market strategy and ability to assess market segments
    • Research experience; experience in the solar development space considered an advantage including experience working with and/or negotiating land leases and PPAs
    • Financial acumen and a solid understanding of economic value proposition analysis
    • Working knowledge of project-based financial models
    • Ability to interface with co-workers, partners, and clients (of varying functions) in a professional manner
    • Desire to expand breadth of knowledge in potentially new industries and areas
    • Exceptional professional communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
    • Comfortable forming, writing, and presenting a coherent argument using data and fact-based opinions following a detailed analysis
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite (PPT, Excel and Word)
    • Entrepreneurial Drive and willingness to be a part of a team pursuing new business opportunities in the face of challenges.
    • Travel to project site locations and stakeholder meetings will be required (Ability to travel up to 25%)

*All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment must take a pre-employment drug test and receive a negative result as a condition of hire.

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

* CS Energy does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters and/or third parties in response to our job postings. Any unsolicited resumes become property of CS Energy and we reserve the right to pursue and hire any such candidate.

About CS Energy

Do you want to work in the exciting and rapidly growing renewable energy industry? Do you thrive in the dynamic and ambitious environment where you can see the impact of your work in real time? Are you ambitious and results oriented? If so, CS Energy is looking for you.

CS Energy is an industry-leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) energy firm that designs and builds optimized projects in solar, energy storage, and emerging energy industries. CS Energy’s attention to detail, flawless execution and highly talented workforce has enabled the company to successfully design and install over 1 GW of solar projects across the United States. CS Energy leverages strong relationships with solar developers, IPPs, utilities, off-takers, suppliers, and landowners to help our customers streamline the project development process, lower project costs, and create value for all stakeholders. Majority-owned by Ares Infrastructure and Power, CS Energy has an experienced and committed management team and the financial resources required to continue expanding its solar and energy storage business as a trusted and long-term partner.

Ares Infrastructure and Power strategy seeks to provide flexible capital for cash-generating assets across the climate infrastructure, natural gas generation, and energy transportation sectors. Ares Infrastructure and Power leverages a broadly skilled and cohesive team of more than 25 investment professionals with deep domain experience and has deployed $9 billion of capital in more than 200 different infrastructure and power assets and companies. Ares Management Corporation is a leading global alternative investment manager operating integrated businesses across Credit, Private Equity and Real Estate. Ares Management’s investment groups collaborate to deliver innovative investment solutions and consistent and attractive investment returns for fund investors throughout market cycles. Ares Management’s global platform had $165 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2020 and employs approximately 1,300 employees across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, pro form for the acquisition of SSG Capital Holdings Limited which closed on July 1, 2020.

The Conti Group is a privately held group of companies spanning the construction, engineering, renewable energy, real estate, technology and biotech markets whose mission is to create positive impact and great value for customers, partners, employees, and society.

CS Energy is an equal opportunity employer.


CS Energy has great benefits. We provide medical, dental and vision. Life insurance, 401(k) matching plan, EAP, wellness programs and many other optional programs are offered as well.

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