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Project Development Manager - Distributed Generation

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Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Company : Diode Ventures, LLC.  

Req Id : 74412 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Job Summary

The Project Development Manager will be responsible for the project management of distributed generation project development, including photovoltaic, batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen, and other distribution scale technology types, for Diode’s DG portfolio. This professional will work with a close-knit team to perform early stage project diligence, prepare high level project schedules and budgets, shepherd projects through permitting and interconnection, and complete other project development activities to advance the project to a construction-ready state. 

Reports to: Director of Operations

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of distributed generation infrastructure project development from greenfield origination (or acquisition) to start of construction or project acquisition.
  • Responsible for project management and milestone advancement for project development.
  • Optimizing project value within the expectations and limitations of potential long-term owners
  • Identification, quantification, and management of risks within the expectations of Sr. Leadership, equity investors, and lenders.
  • Track project level progress, risks, opportunities, and economics. Provide insightful analysis and reporting to management.
  • Drive decisions and prioritize resource deployment based on a deep understanding of schedule dependencies and economic impact.
  • Manage consultants, external stakeholders, and other third parties to ensure project success.
  • Build on and improve strategy for the filtering of site acquisition targets to minimize cost and risk.
  • Analyze merits and risks of project acquisition targets and new market entry assessment.
  • Conduct due-diligence and analysis on new opportunities (acquisitions, partnerships, proposals).
  • Lead investor acquisition due diligence processes.
  • Coordinate a wide variety of internal and external consultants to advance maturity of project development.
  • Create and manage project development budget and schedule.

Management Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Renewables, and/or Energy Infrastructure experience preferred.
  • Proven experience with land acquisition, title, minerals, permitting, environmental, interconnection, and power marketing aspects of renewable and/or data infrastructure project development.
  • Successful track record of managing projects (preferably in real estate, sales management, power development, or finance).
  • Intermediate knowledge of the full-cycle of utility-scale renewable power generation, distributed generation, wind, data centers, and/or fiber development.
  • Solid understanding of economic drivers within our business.
  • Concisely frame issues by providing context, analysis, recommendations and risk/benefit tradeoffs, both in written and verbal format, to project teams and to senior management.
  • Strong understanding of the relationships within a project schedule in order to prioritize teams’ resource allocation.
  • Highly resourceful and able to design process for the advancement of project milestones and navigate through key risks where little structure is established.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite tools, including Microsoft Project, as well as Google Earth.
  • Independent self-starter who can meet deadlines and deliver quality products with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to manage a large workload, often providing support to processes managed by colleagues, while prioritizing tasks and effectively juggling competing deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong sense of personal responsibility and ownership of work product.
  • Excellent personal organizational and pattern recognition skills.
  • Has an ability to effectively communicate complex ideas.
  • Has the ability and enthusiasm to drive projects forward.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities.
  • Quick learner, able to research and self-teach new concepts. 
  • Strong people skills and the ability to work well with diverse teams under pressure and manage conflict. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field required.


All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Typical office environment with some construction site or pre-construction site visits.
  • Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving.


Action oriented
Being resilient
Business insight
Communicates effectively
Customer focus
Directs work
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust
Manages ambiguity
Manages complexity
Nimble learning
Optimizes work processes
Plans and aligns
Situational adaptability
Tech savvy

Salary Plan

SAM: Sales

Job Grade


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