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Associate Project Developer (New York)

Company: New Leaf Energy
Location: Latham
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Type Full-timeDescriptionNew Leaf Energy is seeking an Associate Project Developer to join our growing New York regional team in Latham, NY. We offer a hybrid work environment, allowing you to work remotely 2-3 days a week and from the office 2-3 days a week. This position is an opportunity to join an outstanding company in a high-leverage role. Our ideal applicant will be a tenacious, determined, creative problem-solver, self-motivated and independent, a great communicator, and highly organized, with the ability to manage numerous tasks in parallel and to prioritize competing demands. At New Leaf Energy, we don't accept the status quo. We are driven by a culture of teamwork, fearless thinking, safety, and adaptability as we pursue our mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. New Leaf Energy is a trusted name in the renewable energy industry and well-known for our strong employee culture. We combine the stability and wisdom gained by decades in business with an entrepreneurial spirit. About the Role:The Associate Project Developer (APD) contributes directly to the success of the company by effectively and efficiently identifying and screening leads that will turn into project opportunities. The APD is a key support position and is vital to New Leaf Energy's go-to-market strategy in the region they are assigned. Our most accomplished APD's bring an enthusiasm for renewable development, have strong writing, analytical and organizational skills, and a hunger for success. Position responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:Lead Prospecting You will use, or manage, a GIS based effort to target land parcels that have high potential hosting capacity for renewable energy and storage use. You will then identify and research leads through targeted campaign work, including mailers, phone calls, and other outreach. Using our Salesforce CRM system, you will document all opportunities and take point on calling landowners and then creating due diligence packages for Project Developers to review. Once landowner interest has been established, you will successfully transition qualified opportunities to project developers and schedule initial meetings with potential landowners for the Project Developers on your team. Project Due Diligence/Entitlement Management New Leaf Energy utilizes a Value Stream Mapping (VSM) process that takes a lean approach in managing opportunities from initial discovery through to closing. Project due diligence tasks you will be responsible for includes desktop reviews of potential site characteristics including topography, soil conditions, access, interconnection potential, and the likelihood of wetlands, among other things. Your management will extend into requesting quotes and releasing additional on-site work such as surveying, wetlands flagging, site walks, etc. Using our Salesforce system, you will update project budgets and create construction requisitions. In addition, you will be responsible for monitoring and managing the completion of site discovery items that are prepared by subcontractors. Project Closing As part of the project close out phase, you will record all required documents at local and county record offices. In addition, you will coordinate the execution of any needed contract amendments, which may include getting documents notarized. You will prepare project data rooms to support the marketing of the project at the asset stage, and support project teams during sale due diligence by gathering additional information as needed. You may be asked to complete other duties as required.Market Diligence Due to the dynamic nature of our industry, ideal projects often evolve over time as new technology is introduced and policy adapts to meet the demands of the regional energy markets. The APD often plays a key role in spotting these trends and forming a hypothesis on what the future opportunities offer. Strong analytical thinking and experience building sensitivity models in Excel is a desirable quality for a person in this role.Additional duties include:

  • Initiate and send initial LOIs and leases
  • Follow up with Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) administrators for timely delivery of decision documents
  • Complete cash flow models to assess the impact of changing cost or incentive conditions on projects
  • Review RFPs and complete RFP questionnaires to allow Project Developers to assess bid viability
  • Support the company's efforts towards continuous improvement and standard process development RequirementsWhile no one individual will possess them all, the successful candidate will bring many of the following experiences, skills, and attributes. If you're unsure of whether you meet enough of the qualifications below but believe that your experience and skill set is a good match for this position, we invite you to apply!
    • 2 to 5 years' professional experience preferred
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred
    • Renewable energy or solar sales or development experience preferred
    • IT skills - proficient in GIS tools, Microsoft Excel, salesforce experience a plusCompensation, Benefits, and CultureNew Leaf Energy uses an internally equitable and externally competitive total cash approach to compensation. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, health, life, and disability insurance; a comprehensive wellness program; 401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting; continuing education and professional development assistance; and self-managed flexible work schedules and time-off policies.Our corporate culture fosters collaboration, a growth mindset, and the ability to take risks - and we value innovative thinkers who will help us reach our ambitious growth goals. We believe that flexibility and work-life balance are important parts of long-term employee happiness and productivity. Our employees are trusted to get their work done and are given the freedom to do so when they are their most efficient, creative, and engaged.Commitment to Diversity and InclusionNew Leaf Energy values the diverse perspectives, skills, experiences, and contributions of all employees. We want all our employees to feel like they belong and are empowered to be their most authentic selves at work. We're actively committed to fostering diversity and creating an inclusive environment not only within our own organization but also within the renewable energy industry.We seek a diverse candidate pool in this - and every - search. New Leaf Energy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, New Lea Energy complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. EEO M/F/D/V.A Note to Third-Party RecruitersNew Leaf Energy's People + Culture team coordinates all recruiting and hiring at our company. New Leaf Energy does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters, staffing firms, or related agencies. Resumes are only accepted from third-party recruiters, staffing firms, or related agencies if a signed agreement is in place AND if external recruiting assistance is authorized by the People + Culture team for a specific position. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of New Leaf Energy. New Leaf Energy is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: New Leaf Energy, Albany , Associate Project Developer (New York), IT / Software / Systems , Latham, New York

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