Battery Storage Development Associate

Job description

We are hiring a Senior Battery Storage Development Manager for a client with 11.7 GW (operational, under construction, ready to build, under development) of renewable energy projects and storage across North America, Europe and Latin America.

The Battery Storage Development Associate will take charge of storage development in pivotal markets, reporting directly to the VP of US Development. The candidate will leverage their experience and acumen to identify greenfield storage opportunities, evaluate risks and possibilities, assess the quality of work carried out by collaborative developers, and guide the company in effectively managing the associated project and pipeline risks and opportunities. 

You will lead the development of storage projects, confidently representing the battery storage growth interests among various stakeholders, and proactively advocating for our interests. A substantial network of connections within the storage development and electricity industry in the U.S. is expected. 

The ideal candidate must be well-versed in all aspects of utility-scale storage project development, including both stand-alone storage and solar plus storage. During the development phase, collaboration with in-house and external teams will ensure projects secure the necessary real estate rights, permits, authorizations, and licenses to attain Ready to Build ("RTB") status, adhering to timelines and budgets. A part of the role will also encompass managing the timing alignment between project RTB and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for assets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead development of Matrix projects including interfacing with local authorities, landowners & local communities, developers, offtakers, and transmission authorities.
  • Deep experience working with all stakeholders involved in a project
  • Proven track record and aptitude for analytic, financial and research work including facility with financial models and all aspects of development due diligence around a project
  •  Ensure successful tracking of development status of projects in its pipeline, liaising with developers to help to deliver projects to RTB on time.
  • Project scheduling management through activities definition, sequencing, resources, and duration estimation
  • Management of relationships with landlords and tenants and knowledge of real estate management and practices in various parts of the U.S.
  • Management of community and public relations in respect of the Project
  • Smooth handover of development activities to Matrix operations department
  • Help to implement ESG Company policy at local level in compliance with modern standards, regulations, and best industry practice. Flag any ESG issues as soon as possible, gather information related to them and where instructed interact with stakeholders if appropriate

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field; MBA or MS preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in the energy industry, encompassing project development, project management, and other commercial roles.
  • Proficiency in developing storage projects, spanning greenfield sitting through RTB, as well as storage project acquisition.
  • Comprehensive grasp of the development process for storage projects across diverse regions in the U.S.
  • Proven experience collaborating with all stakeholders engaged in storage projects.
  • Strong decision-making aptitude, especially in uncertain situations.
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