Regulatory Policy/Permitting Lead- Solar & Battery Storage

Job description

My client is a rapidly growing, grid-scale energy storage developer, owner and operator backed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”). This business acquires, develops and operates stand-alone battery storage, and wind/solar projects in markets across North America.

You will work closely with the management team to manage large complex utility-scale energy storage projects in uniquely situated locations. You will be given significant responsibility across the full project execution lifecycle within a growing, entrepreneurial business and help accomplish our goal to build at the GWh scale.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the execution of one or more energy storage projects including scope, schedule, cost, quality, vendor management, permitting, and other aspects
  • Manage external vendors including EPC’s, engineering firms, permit consultants, fire safety consultants, and others
  • Take a lead in negotiating EPC and relevant project contracts, including commercial terms, scope of work, schedule and other items to meet project requirements
  • Responsible for assembling project plans and assignments, directing and monitoring plan of the day efforts, identifying resource needs, performing quality review and escalating issues appropriately
  • Coordinate communication with all areas of the organization that impacts scope, budget, risk and resources of the work
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take a positive action and accountability for their work
  • Help to develop and grow business relationships, including relationships with EPCs, engineering firms, consultants, local AHJ and others
  • Ensure all environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures are followed
  • Develop internal project management processes and standards
  • Perform other responsibilities as needed

Skills & Experience: 

  • 4 years of prior project management experience in the renewable energy industry, a plus if 2+ years in battery energy storage projects (100MWh+ a bonus)
  • Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil) degree preferred
  • Passion for renewable energy industry and curiosity to learn
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible, creative and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with a wide variety of people
  • Strong capabilities in project management tools (Microsoft Project, Primavera P6, Smartsheets, etc.)
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time to domestic locations as needed
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