Development Manager - Solar & Storage

Location: United States
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Silas Mahner
Email: email Silas
Posted: 2 months ago

NextWave Partners are currently exclusively engaged with a Greenfield utility-scale solar and solar + storage development company.  

They develop projects throughout the US with a focus on the midwest. They are made up of a group of passionate individuals with significant industry experience and are looking to grow their team. 

They are searching for a Development Manager to join the development team. As part of a small and dynamic development team, developers are expected to manage varying responsibilities as projects progress through the development process.


  • Project Development: Under the general direction of the management team, establish the development strategy for utility-scale solar projects and drive all aspects of project development, including site prospecting and acquisition, site analysis, landowner relations, permitting, interconnection, business development, and community outreach. 
  • Project Management: Coordinate and collaborate with internal resources and third-party consultants to ensure project tasks are completed on schedule and within budget. 
  • Leadership and Management: Manage and direct junior developers to support project development across the portfolio.
  • Manage Multiple Tasks Simultaneously: Develop and manage several projects at various stages of development, under tight deadlines and according to specific business plans.
  • Prepare Quality Work Product:  Prepare project documents, real estate agreements, reports, presentations, and other work product timely, completely, and accurately.
  • Organization and Data Management: Organize, store, and transmit project information effectively using internal and external data management policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree required  
  • 2-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Project management, organizational, leadership, and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and advocacy skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team and take the initiative to follow up as needed
  • Ethical, professional, and respectful workplace manner
  • Up to 70% of domestic travel
  • Experience in the solar industry a plus, but not required
  • Experience with geospatial tools, including ArcGIS and Google Earth


If you are interested in this role and feel you are a good fit, please reach out to Silas Mähner at with your updated Resume and if you are close to what our client is looking for, we will reach out to discuss further. (NOTE: candidates must be living in the US)