Project Developer — Oak Leaf Energy Partners — Denver, CO


  • Participates as an integral member of the Project Development team;
  • Identifies land parcels meeting the Company’s solar development requirements;
  • Secures land positions for the Company;
  • Supports in-house title in gathering, organizing and analyzing title documents and performing internal title updates;
  • Works with in-house GIS resources to guide land screening activities;
  • Engages landowners in land acquisition discussions about project site opportunities;
  • Supports drafting of LOI, option and lease agreements;
  • Negotiates LOIs, options and lease agreements with landowners;
  • Travels to site locations to meet with landowners and evaluate sites;
  • Maintains a working relationship with landowners;
  • Coordinates and distributes work assignments when the workload requires using contract personnel for lease acquisitions;
  • Writes summary land reports documenting the landscape of leasing options;
  • Assists in title curative work;
  • Identifies and selects viable solar energy generation facility locations, including the identification of property ownership, topography, insolation, and interconnection;
  • Confers with internal team members to ensure potential land use, zoning, and environmental risks and costs are understood prior to committing to a project site;
  • Generates and manages development schedules and budgets reflecting research into permitting and site study requirements, timeframes, and costs and periodically reports progress; permitting requirements, a smooth handoff between development and project management and a successful, cost effective, and efficient project development process;
  • Oversees the local, state and county level permitting processes for specific projects, including:
    • Managing information assembly, flows and submittals to relevant permitting body,
    • selecting and managing consulting firms (e.g. environmental site studies, surveying, permitting support and regulatory compliance),
    • consulting on the selection of a civil design firm,
    • supporting site design efforts,
    • managing all land use and zoning approvals, site studies and environmental permitting, and
    • ensuring compliance with all permits and approvals;
  • Manages community outreach and public stakeholder communication and education;
  • Works with landowners on permitting and approval processes.
  • Advises other teams to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the project


  • Degree in Engineering, Business, or related discipline required.
  • Two or more year’s progressive experience in energy project development and/or construction.  Solar a benefit, but experience with permitting other energy related projects acceptable.
  • Experience with, and thorough understanding of, the development of utility, commercial and industrial PV.
  • Experience with navigating complex local permitting and title curative processes.
  • Legal eligibility to work in the United States and travel through the US and Canada.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner within a highly accountable environment.

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