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Project Developer

Company: Coast Energy
Location: Manhattan Beach
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: -Project Developer - Commercial SolarLocation: -Manhattan Beach, CA -Start Date: -Immediate -
ABOUT COASTCoast ("Coast" or the "Company") is a rapidly growing commercial and industrial ("C&I") solar energy firm. By offering innovative systems which provide dependable solar energy to commercial businesses, Coast is disrupting the way commercial building owners purchase electricity.
-Through the backing of its financial sponsor, Crosstimbers Capital Group, Coast expects to finance, develop, own, and operate $300+ million of commercial solar projects across the United States over the next several years. Coast owns the solar systems installed on the roofs of commercial buildings and sells solar electricity to building owners at a rate that is typically less than their current electricity provider. We are looking for talented, results-oriented, self-starters who will consistently deliver exceptional results to our customers and investors in pursuit of becoming the leading C&I solar provider in the United States.
COAST'S BELIEFS ABOUT PEOPLEWe believe people should feel appreciated and part of a broader-mission-based organization-where their experience and talents are nurtured, and their full potential is realized.
-Coast seeks to cultivate a culture that enables talented individuals to thrive by autonomously utilizing their unique abilities and extraordinary work ethic within a highly collaborative environment that fosters innovation, creativity, and teamwork. We view it as one of our greatest responsibilities to enable, lead, and help individuals grow into the best versions of themselves. Our team shares a common vision of becoming the best version of ourselves and building the best company we can create, while transitioning our country to clean, renewable energy.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES AND REQUIREMENTSCoast has identified the need for a Project Developer to lead the company's origination and development of commercial solar projects by cultivating commercial real estate ("CRE") relationships to organically generate commercial solar and battery storage opportunities. This individual will work with multiple partners including property owners, utilities, EPC's, regulatory bodies, and internal stakeholders while also overseeing multiple projects throughout the development life-cycle to Notice to Proceed ("NTP"). Responsibilities include:
- - - - - - - -Establish Coast's commercial real estate presence across key markets in the US to source solar projects - - - - - - - -Strategize outreach and foster relationships with property owners and real estate professionals - - - - - - - -Develop marketing materials and define Coast's value proposition and solar benefits for CRE owners - - - - - - - -Identify and secure viable solar development sites that align with Coast's origination strategy - - - - - - - -Qualify portfolios of commercial properties that fit Coast's suite of energy solutions - - - - - - - -Manage the solar development process from origination through signed agreements and NTP - - - - - - - -Negotiate commercial terms and agreements with CRE owners and local authorities to mutually benefit the customer and Coast, including letters of intent, PPA's, EPC Agreements, site control, etc. - - - - - - - -Assist with and participate in Coast's strategy and development operations to reach NTP for prospective projects, including underwriting and due diligence of the projects and off-takers - - - - - - - -Manage and coordinate the early-stage development of multiple projects and work with the development operations team to transition NTP projects for construction management - - - - - - - -Serve as point of contact with CRE owners and brokers to provide frequent updates on projects statuses - - - - - - - -Assist with the preparation of investment presentations and reports to internal stakeholders - - - - - - - -Attend and speak at industry events to market Coast and the Company's suite of energy solution - - - - - - - -Acquire market intelligence and drive Coast's thought leadership in the industry - - - - - - - -Travel as needed to accelerate project pipeline growth
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCEThe Project Developer should be an experienced professional with previous CRE exposure and a strong CRE network. This individual should have a background in business development and sales roles. Coast strongly prefers candidates with experience in solar development, including PPA financings. -
This individual should be relationship-driven with an acumen for building trust and working collaboratively. Strong communication skills are critical, and affinity for negotiation and closing deals is ideal. An optimal candidate will be an innovative and organized self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.

Keywords: Coast Energy, Los Angeles , Project Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Manhattan Beach, California

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