| May 23, 2024

Associate, Real Estate in Solar Energy Development – Impact Investing Jobs in Madison, WI

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Website OneEnergy Renewables

Company Overview:

OneEnergy’s mission is to make clean energy the #1 source of electricity for consumers and utilities. We develop solar energy projects across the United States in community solar, distributed generation, and large utility scale project segments. Our diverse project pipeline, multiple locations across the US, and unique multidisciplined team sets us apart.

We are a dynamic and innovative renewable energy industry company dedicated to developing and deploying utility scale solar and community solar facilities. We are committed to excellence, collaboration, and driving positive change in our industry.


Position Objective:

OneEnergy Renewables is seeking an Associate, Real Estate. We develop solar sites where the energy market dynamics, grid interconnection rules, and land permitting requirements are often unknown or in flux. This role is important to help us navigate through the unchartered territory.  This role consists of working directly with the development team to understand, identify, and secure optimal greenfield sites in order to cultivate a pipeline of viable, competitive solar sites to support our strategy. The Associate, Real Estate works with landowners, internal employees, legal counsel, utilities, due diligence teams, surveyors, and title professionals to develop consistent, bankable, and insurable solar energy projects.



  • Assisting with identification and acquisition of greenfield solar energy sites.
  • Managing outreach efforts to prospective landowner partners, including coordinating mailing campaigns, identifying contact information, and processing data within internal systems.
  • Developing relationships with key landowners and working with them through lease options.
  • Maintaining records of landowner outreach and contribute to the improved efficiency and efficacy of such outreach.
  • Conducting preliminary due diligence on new project sites and facilitate onboarding into internal systems.
  • Providing support with recording legal documents.
  • Communicating the status of real estate matters to internal and external partners.
  • Traveling to project sites, county courthouses, and landowner residences as necessary to help in clearing real estate easement and title challenges.
  • Performing initial diligence of local zoning ordinances and permitting to ensure future development of the project is also a key component of the role.
  • Ordering and reviewing environmental site assessments ALTA surveys and title reports for potential site challenges.



  • 1+ year of experience working in renewable energy, real estate, sales, or law, including internships.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office/Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce, and database management.
  • Experience of negotiating land contracts and land/title matters is preferred.
  • Experience with solar energy, sales, or project management is preferred.
  • Knowledge of or background in the renewable energy industry is preferred but not required.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Organizational capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable deliverables to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to take ownership, initiative, and accountability.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and ability to execute and deliver under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and interface effectively with cross-functional employee groups and external stakeholders.
  • Solid negotiating and problem-solving skills with emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Practical experience dealing with solar project development, including site identification, real estate acquisition, land and title matters, permitting, interconnection, and community outreach.
  • Must have a “roll up your sleeves and let’s get the job done right” type attitude.
  • Demonstrated qualities of integrity, credibility, and professional responsibility.
  • A willingness to contribute to our culture which thrives on building trust and holding one another accountable.
  • Ability to travel and access sites of varying terrain. Position requires frequent travel, up to 1-2 weeks per month or about 20% of working time; must carry an active driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

OneEnergy’s compensation packages are dependent on an array of factors including, but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, geographic location, and other organizational needs. We provide generous Paid Time Off (six weeks/year) and an impactful Volunteer Time Off Program. We offer robust employee benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, 401(k) matching retirement plan, life insurance, wellness incentives, and more. For candidates in Washington, DC, we expect a staring salary within the range of $70,000 and $85,000.

We recognize an equitable energy transition requires the participation of diverse communities, groups, and institutions. OneEnergy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.




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