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Vice President/Director - Community Solar Development

Crow Holdings

Position Summary

Crow Holdings Energy is seeking a Vice President or Director – Community Solar Development to lead the planning and development of community solar projects in the Midwest and Western US. The ideal candidate will have more than 5 years of experience with solar project development and at least two years of specific community solar experience. Candidate can be located at Crow Holdings offices in Denver, CO.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the viability of sites through site visits, desktop diligence review, local permitting process analysis, and review of various site conditions (i.e. environmental, zoning, utility/offtake program compatibility, etc.)
  • Oversee site origination, site control negotiation, project permitting, utility interconnection, and tax agreement negotiation
  • Develop long-term relationships with site owners, energy users and other project stakeholders
  • Actively manage development schedule and budget to ensure timely and cost-effective projects
  • Manage external consultants as needed in conjunction with project permitting activities
  • Foster support from state, county and local governments, community groups
  • Engage in public policy efforts in the region around Community Solar
  • Approximately 25% travel, including local and occasional overnight travel as needed

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5+ years of energy industry experience in a development or project management role, with specific experience with community solar
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, results-oriented, and a team player
  • Proven experience with entitlement and regulatory issues around solar permitting/entitlement
  • Strong working knowledge of key financial metrics required
  • Experience successfully negotiating agreements with landowners, development partners, taxing authorities, community solar subscription service providers, etc.