Senior Project Developer – East Region Development Team

Location: United States
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Sana Anjum
Email: email Sana
Posted: about 1 month ago

NextWave Partners is working with a leading US renewable energy developer, owner and operator. Backed by a successful investment fund, our client is developing a portfolio of over 5,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 11 US states. Our client is an owner-operator with expertise in all aspects of renewable power project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction and asset management.

The successful candidate will join the East Region Development Team, reporting directly to the Director of the East Region. Working together and in parallel with other internal and external subject matter experts to progress the wind and solar projects.


  • Lead U.S.-based wind and solar projects through all development phases with a focus on early- to mid-stage phases
  • Establish land control, coordinate applications for interconnection, and facilitate environmental, permitting, and transmission reviews
  • Deliver high-quality and profitable projects that meet all project milestones. The East Region has a primary focus in the ERCOT, MISO, SPP, PJM, Southeast and Northeastern U.S. power markets
  • Be the face of projects, both externally and internally. Externally, you will build relationships with landowners, community members, regulators, and local government officials to gain project support
  • Serve as project lead for discussions with landowners, negotiate site control agreements and secure planning/use permit approvals
  • Coordinate various studies and manage outside consultants to meet project budget and schedule
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, including federal, state and local officials, project landowners, and surrounding community members
  • Drive complex negotiations and independently create solutions to project-specific challenges
  • Make sound decisions under challenging circumstances using available data and your experience
  • Collaborate internally with other staff to ensure the smooth delivery of your projects
  • Facilitate the engagement of internal development, interconnection, origination, procurement, construction, legal, resource assessment, accounting, GIS, and finance teams
  • Integrate the feedback of team members into your project approach to achieve superior results
  • Establish organizational goals, objectives, and operating procedures in line with the overall business plans and objectives
  • Implement long-term company strategy and initiatives related to wind and solar project development
  • Create control and influence over the costs, terms, and schedules of key project milestones
  • Efficiently and effectively manage multiple projects in parallel
  • Support and help guide the work and professional development of Associate level team members


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college program
  • 5+ years of wind and/or solar development experience
  • Knowledge of the full-cycle of utility-scale wind and solar power generation development and marketing, with considerable experience leading mid- to late-stage development
  • Extensive knowledge of interconnection process, permitting, real estate, state/federal regulation, utility procurement goals, politics, law and other issues that impact development of renewable energy projects in the U.S. energy markets
  • Strong understanding of U.S. power markets and transmission system
  • Solid understanding of economic drivers for renewable energy projects
  • Ability to concisely frame issues by providing context, analysis, recommendations and risk/benefit trade-offs, both in written, verbal, and presentation format, to project teams and to senior management
  • Ability to recognize development opportunities and identify and evaluate risks related to renewable project development
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a flat organization, successfully leveraging the expertise of multiple colleagues in different lines of reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic work environment and industry that is constantly evolving
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and GIS platforms (e.g., Google Earth, ArcGIS)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Willing and available to travel significantly as needed (40%-60%) depending on project stage and COVID-19 restrictions

Reaching Out

For a confidential discussion, please send in your resume to Sana Anjum at or call her at +1 (929) 353-7160 (Direct Line)