Head of Development, Renewable Energy

Location: Denver
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact: Ida Mweze
Email: email Ida
Reference: BBBH11691_1707863102
Posted: 2 months ago

Title: Head of Development, Renewable Energy

Location: Denver/ Boulder, CO

About NextWave

NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, & Climate-Tech sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About the Role

Client formerly built and sold one of the first large-scale utility energy storage dev shops (they did greenfield and toll projects). Since their exit ~1.5 years ago, they are launching another development shop but this time focused on developing Commercial Scale EV Charging stations.


  • The role is for the Head of Project Development, who will have experience across the full lifecycle of projects development - land acquisition, environmental, local/state/federal permitting, interconnection, real estate and design and ideally focused on California to start with.
  • Develop sites to NTP ready and manage all aspects of site control, interconnection, permitting and preliminary design.
  • Hire and lead an exceptional team of development staff and provide day-to-day management and coaching, fostering a constructive and rewarding culture that enables rapid growth and value-creation.


  • 10+ years of renewable energy, M&A and development in solar and energy storage.
  • Starting as IC but quickly building a team. The position will have resources to build and diversify the team as needed from a talent/specialist perspective. First hire (4th person in the company).
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in developing projects, especially Solar and Storage projects, if possible some exposure to EV but that's not a deal breaker.


If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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