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Director of Development – West Region

The Company

Scout Clean Energy is a leading US renewable energy developer, owner and operator headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Scout is developing a MW portfolio of over 3,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 11 US states.  Scout is an owner-operator with expertise in all aspects of renewable power project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction and asset management. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners.

Scout is made up of wind energy industry veterans who are making a difference in our world. Our team’s work ethic is second to none. We identify problems, create solutions, and deliver them professionally to our customers, stakeholders, partners and one another. We do the right thing when no one is looking because we are committed to our collective success and because we believe that our uncompromising integrity is key to the collaborative relationships that drive our business.

 

Position Summary Description

As the Director of Development – West Region, you will lead a team of developers who are driving the creation of Scout’s U.S.-based wind and solar projects through all development phases. With a focus on mid- and late-stage development phases, you will guide the team’s identification of, strategic develop for, and delivery of the needed real estate, environmental, and permitting functions. You will be responsible for your team’s delivery of profitable projects that meet all project milestones.

You will contribute to setting our team’s strategic direction and then lead your team’s execution of the resulting plan. You will mentor staff who serve as the face of our portfolio of projects, both externally and internally. Externally, you will support the team’s development of relationships with landowners, community members, regulators, and government officials to gain project support:

  • Ensuring effective communication with stakeholders, including customers; landowners; and federal, state and local officials.
  • Providing guidance as your team takes the lead role in obtaining local, state, and/or federal permits.
  • Shape your team’s positioning for and approach to complex negotiations that create solutions to project-specific challenges.
    • Typical issues include land agreements, tax abatement agreements, road use agreements, crossing agreements, and various others.
  • Standardize management of consultants and external parties to meet project budget and schedule.
  • Make sound decisions under challenging circumstances using available data and your experience.

Internally, you will collaborate with other Scout staff to align the Development-West team’s operations to

  • Facilitate the engagement of internal new projects, interconnection, origination, procurement, construction, legal, and finance teams.
  • Integrate the feedback of Scout team members into your project approach to achieve superior results.
  • Establish team and project goals and objectives in line with the overall business plans and objectives.
  • Implement long-term company strategy and initiatives as related to the development of wind projects.

You will join the Development team, reporting directly to the Director of Development. You will work in parallel to the Director – East Region and Director of New Projects, who have responsibility for other geographic regions or phases of development, respectively. Your team will include one Senior Project Manager, two Project Managers, and one Associate Project Manager, all of whom will provide support to the Western portfolio of projects, allowing you to advance your projects more efficiently.

Scout’s Western region includes everything from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming to the Pacific Ocean. We anticipate that this position will include 60% of your time managing the team and alignment with internal groups and 40% of your time hands-on developing projects; this may shift as project needs require.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college program.
  • 5+ years of wind development experience.
  • Considerable experience leading mid-late stage development projects, including extensive knowledge around real estate, interconnection, permitting, and environmental.
  • Leadership of growing teams, demonstrating team member development and achievement of financial and other operational goals.
  • Experience navigating tax equity, construction lender, and other due diligence processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a flat organization, successfully leveraging the expertise of multiple colleagues in different lines of reporting.
  • Strong understanding of the relationships within a project schedule in order to prioritize teams’ resource allocation.
  • Prior experience with or interest in expanding to development of utility-scale solar and/or storage projects.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of key value drivers for renewable power projects.
  • Strong communication, project management and team-building skills experience working with cross- functional internal and external technical advisors and stakeholders.
  • Ability to multi-task and arbitrate between conflicting priorities with clear target setting and follow- through capability in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Earth.
  • Willing and available to travel as needed (approximately two trips per month).

 

Characteristics of Successful Scout Team Members

  • Ethical professional who does the right thing even when it is difficult.
  • Resourceful self-motivator with exceptional leadership and organizational skills.
  • Perpetual learner with the ability to solve problems and make informed decisions quickly.
  • Work Ethic. Productive team member who desires to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment to meet deadlines and get things done.
  • Team Focus. Purpose-driven colleague with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working across organizational boundaries to deliver on shared team goals.

 

Job Type: Full-time Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree
Job Location: Boulder, Colorado Required Experience:  Wind Energy industry

 

 

 

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@scoutcleanenergy.com.

For more information:  www.scoutcleanenergy.com

LOCATION Boulder, CO TYPE Full Time REQUIREMENTS 5+ years of wind development experience.

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