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Associate Project Manager, Development

Company: Scout Clean Energy
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Associate Project Developer will support Project Managers in the development of multiple wind, solar and battery storage projects.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

Project Management

  • Gain exposure to and participate in developing and tracking budgets, timelines, and documentation for the project and present summaries to project team members. Track budget-to-actual and planned timeline-to-actual progress for portions of the project(s).
  • "Assist in the assessment of projects' viability throughout the project lifecycle using analytical tools. *Specific to New Projects, this includes utilizing the Fatal Flaw Analysis matrix and the internal Prospector tool to identify and vet new project sites. Contract Management
    • Coordinate the engagement of and follow up on day-to-day activities of specific contractors.
    • Participate in the development of Scopes of Work (SOWs) for contractors and support the analysis of responses.
    • Review and administer executed contracts, interact with counterparties, review for accuracy contract expenditures through the AP system Finance and Commercial Matters
      • Learn the basic drivers and inputs needed for project financial feasibility via coordinating the inputs to the project budgets and financial models.
      • Provide analytical and administrative support for negotiations, as directed by more senior staff. Learn from observing negotiations led by more senior staff.
      • Support the due diligence process (i.e. set-up project data room, coordinate with internal/external parties, etc.) during financing and/or M&A consideration Stakeholder Relationships and Real Estate
        • Learn the advantage of strong relationships with key landowners, community members, and community leadership to advance project development.
        • Provide administrative and field support to identify landowners, cultivate fruitful relationships, negotiate site control agreements, identify and mitigate risk, and secure planning / use permits.
        • Frequent travel to project sites (potential and in development) to assess opportunities and acquire valuable land rights. GIS
          • Learn and utilize basic skills with mapping software. Understand the applications of mapping analysis to address a range of steps in the development process (e.g., analyzing project feasibility, creating and editing project areas, and identifying key site characteristics and landowners.) Complete assignments as assigned, checking your work before sharing it with others. Permitting (Local, State, Federal) Tax
            • Research location-specific permitting and tax requirements. Have the ability to identify major fatal flaws (e.g. 2 mile setback from non-participating property line ordinance).
            • Coordinate the gathering of documents and materials to support permitting.
            • Assist in the coordination of the studies required to assess project viability and/or support the permitting, financing, and operation of the project. This includes, but is not limited to environmental (bird, bat) geotech, hydrology, cultural, airspace, resource monitoring, transmission capacity, congestion, public sentiment, and title. Build out a competitive analysis. Engineering Design, Technology, Construction and Operation (Includes Interconnection, battery storage, solar, and wind)
              • Work with the Development Engineering team to learn about trends in interconnection and project-specific interconnection opportunities
              • Gather information about site and system design alternatives by collaborating with other internal teams and conducting independent research as needed.
              • Learn the fundamentals of the construction and operation of wind, solar and/or battery storage and different processes and technologies utilized Internal (Team work)
                • Build relationships with peers in other groups to better learn their respective areas of expertise.
                • Receive productive feedback effectively and demonstrate ability to make changes based on feedback
                • Learn when to elevate issues or concerns to more senior staff.
                • Perform well on assigned tasks. Demonstrate initiative to advance in the organization. Gain exposure across all aspects of the business. Exhibit genuine intellectual curiosity and self-directed learning.
                • During project handoff, facilitate data and documentation management between the Development team and other internal and external parties. Advance Scout
                  • Collect and organize data and conduct analysis to contribute to your group's strategy as directed by senior team members.
                  • Contribute to projects that progress through Scout's Tier structure.
                  • Deliver on the goals you set annually with your manager.
                  • Embody and model Scout's mission and values in all interactions. Qualifications
                    • A BS or BA from an accredited college program.
                    • Previous coursework or internship in the renewable energy industry is preferred.
                    • Self-motivator with exceptional communication skills.
                    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
                    • Strong interpersonal skills with the desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and to meet deadlines and complete time-sensitive duties.
                    • Excitement and enthusiasm in learning how to become a Project Developer.
                    • Google Earth, Excel, PowerPoint, Word proficiency.
                    • 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. Timeline and Location

                      We will review resumes for this role on an ongoing basis with a start date likely in Q2 2023.

                      This position is based in our Boulder, Colorado, office.

                      Scout's Values
                      • Mission-Orientation. High achievers who want to make a difference in this world and contribute to Scout's stated mission.
                      • Teamwork. Respectful and appreciative colleagues with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to fostering positive relationships across organizational boundaries to deliver on shared team goals.
                      • Safety. Uncompromising advocates for the health and safety of fellow employees, contractors, customers, and community members.
                      • Integrity. Ethical professionals who do the right thing even when it is difficult.
                      • Initiative. Resourceful self-motivators who thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment because of their exceptional leadership, work ethic, and organizational skills.
                      • Intelligence. Problem-solving learners who can make informed decisions quickly and create innovative and pragmatic solutions to challenging problems.

                        Invitation to Veterans

                        Scout welcomes veterans of the United States Armed Forces to apply for this position. Scout includes veterans of all branches and a diverse set of occupational specialties. We value the independent thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork that our veterans have developed through their service. We welcome applications from any service and any military occupational specialty.

                        Invitation to Women and U.S. Underrepresented Groups

                        We encourage applications from all demographics and especially those that are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry. Consistent with our core values, Scout celebrates the diversity of thought and experience that comes from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, gender, race, and ethnicity


                        Target base salary: $70,000-$80,000 depending on experience and education.

                        Attractive bonus potential.

                        Scout offers a full range of benefits, including medical/dental/vision insurance with attractive premiums, 401(k) match, STD, LTD, an Employee Assistance Program, and a range of optional supplemental insurance coverage.

                        Do you fit this description? Please apply through the portal on this webpage.

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Keywords: Scout Clean Energy, Boulder , Associate Project Manager, Development, Accounting, Auditing , Boulder, Colorado

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