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Project Planner

Company: Juwi Energy
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Project PlannerLocation: Boulder, COStart Date: ImmediatelyReports to: Manager, Project DevelopmentAt juwi, were taking solar energy to the next level. With the goal to bring solar power online over the next several years, we seek a Project Planner to bring our vision to life.The Project Planner is responsible for the successful entitlement, permitting and environmental compliance for projects to which they are assigned. The Project Planner will establish and manage the permitting schedule and budget. During the development phase of a project, the Project Planner will represent the companys interests in front of authorities having jurisdiction such as city councils, zoning commissions, and planning commissions. The Project Planner will manage consultants that provide subject matter expertise. In connection with the project financing process, the Project Planner will prepare permitting summaries and will address questions and issues raised by juwis customers on these matters. During the construction phase of a project, the Project Planner will apply for and obtain all construction permits and will ensure compliance with all project permits. The Project Planner will work closely with the Project Development, Project Management, Engineering, Construction, Legal and Finance teams to ensure timely and smooth project execution.In this role, youll:* Execute the permitting processes for specific projects, including:* manage all land use and zoning approvals, site studies, environmental permitting, and driveway and building permit submittals, etc. and* select and manage consulting firms (e.g. environmental site studies, surveying, permitting support and regulatory compliance),* ensure site designs comply with all permits,* ensure execution-phase compliance with all permits and approvals

* Research and understand the viability of potential utility-scale solar farm sites, including zoning, land use, topography, transportation master plan conflicts, drainage, and master plan considerations. Using state and federal data, research the presence of wetlands, streams, floodplain, and endangered or threatened species.* Research permitting requirements specific to identified sites.* Identify applicable city, county, state and federal code and statutes regarding land use at sites.* Identify applicable permitting agencies, contact information, regulations, expected review timeframes, and fees.* Provide this information to the rest of the Project Development team for review and analysis.

* Work with landowners on permitting and approval processes.* Develop and manage budgets, schedules, and summaries related to permitting.* Support the identification of potential sites for locating utility-scale renewable energy projects.* Advise the Business Development, Project Management, Legal, Engineering, Construction, Operations and Maintenance and other teams to ensure a comprehensive understanding of project permitting requirements, a smooth handoff between development and project management and a successful, cost effective, and efficient project development process.* Manage community outreach and public stakeholder communication and education.Qualifications:* BA/BS degree: planning, civil engineering, construction management, environmental, natural resources degree or relevant work experience preferred.* Excellent written and oral communication skills.* Minimum of two years of experience in project development, permitting/planning.* Working understanding of land use, zoning, construction permitting, and environmental policy and law.* Understanding of relevant local, state, and federal regulations.* Ability to accurately work under pressure in meeting deadlines.* Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication and coordination skills.* Ability to work autonomously and to take initiative.* Strong organizational skills and ability.* Ability and desire to learn from more experience team members.* Ability to elicit cooperation from team members across departments.* Willingness to work flexible and long hours with occasional project-related travel.* Team player.* Interest in renewable energy.* Skilled in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word.Any offer of employment for this position will be conditioned upon drug screening, in accordance with Section 12-3-3, B.R.C. 1981.About juwi:juwi Inc. (juwi), based in Boulder, Colorado, and majority-owned by MVV Energie AG based in Germany, is a developer and turnkey EPC contractor of solar power plants throughout North America. juwis main focus is the development, construction and operation of utility-scale power plants (1 MW or larger).The skills and capabilities of every juwi employee are essential in making our work a reality. We realize this is a direct result of a diverse staff, and our diversity initiative takes every effort to ensure this is reflected in our hiring efforts and operations.juwi is an equal opportunity employer, which means we offer equal treatment to all applicants. juwi prohibits discrimination, directly or indirectly, on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Juwi Energy, Boulder , Project Planner, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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