To be an unstoppable force in the responsible energy transition, rethinking conventional forms of energy and helping everyone do the same.
To power the world with creative and proven renewable energy solutions.
SunShare started a movement in 2011 with a simple idea: to give anyone with an electricity bill access to solar energy. Over a decade later, we’ve created something even bigger — a new way for utilities and consumers to move from centralized power generation to distributed energy, tap the power of the private sector, and tackle climate change in a cost-effective manner. SunShare is America’s oldest and most experienced community solar company. We develop, own, operate, and subscribe all of our projects, providing our customers and stakeholders an unparalleled experience. We believe making clean energy choices for businesses, institutions, homeowners, and renters should be easy and affordable, and that anyone with an electric bill should have the option to enjoy clean, solar energy. SunShare is a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly driven company, having developed more than 120 MWs of operational solar projects for both large and small utilities. Our unique focus is developing and operating community-based solar projects. Headquartered in Denver, we are committed to hiring and developing the best talent from around the world. All full time SunShare employees are treated as company owners and receive equity ownership in the form of stock options.
MISSION OF ROLE:
The Development Associate will play a critical role in building up and executing on a pipeline of new solar projects. While reporting to the Market Director, this role will be directly involved in all aspects of development including identifying project opportunities, securing land positions, engaging with community and project stakeholders, presenting at public meetings, and obtaining key utility capacity and interconnection agreements. This position will have ownership of specific projects and market areas and will have the chance to contribute to market strategy. Key responsibilities include:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Reviewing policy & regulatory documents to understand what sites will be viable for project development
- Working with our in-house GIS Team, and internal mapping tools, to identify potential project locations
- Completing land campaigns through mail, phone, and in person outreach, as well land agent management
- Negotiating landowner lease and purchase agreements as well as agreements with project partners
- Securing land use permits by building relationships with the local community, planners, & elected officials
- Winning project development opportunities by submitting projects to Utility issued capacity solicitations
- Solving the wide array of inevitable problems that will occur when developing a project
While you may not have direct solar experience, you love to learn and throw yourself into challenging new roles. You are an entrepreneurial spirited, persistent, and looking to catapult your career forward in the renewables sector. You love meeting new people and can develop a relationship with anyone. You crave a fast-paced workplace where you can truly have an impact – for the world, your community and yourself.
While you can dive deep into contracts, regulatory filings, and data sets, you prefer to be out in the field meeting with landowners, regulators, potential channel partners, and whomever else will be instrumental in helping you get more solar on to the grid.
You care deeply about your community and our planet and are motivated to create a better future for both. While you know this work is hard, and sometimes grueling, you enjoy the process because you know that this is how you create real change.
You are ready to work in a company that will truly value your contributions and is ambitious as you are.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Base salary of $65,000-$95,000, performance bonuses with no cap and target of 20% of salary, and employee stock option plan. This position also includes a full benefit package of health/dental/vision insurance with up to 100% of premium covered, company sponsored disability coverage, company sponsored life insurance coverage, and eligibility to participate in a 401(k) plan.