| May 23, 2024

Manager, Development | Renewable Energy – Impact Investing Jobs in Madison, WI

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Website OneEnergy Renewables

About Us

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.

About the Position

The Project Manager will directly report to a Director or Associate Director of Project Development. Solar Project Development Managers are responsible for all aspects of project development, including: securing land and interconnection rights, zoning and building permits and orchestrating engineering, finance and commercial teams through the process. Successful developers maintain current knowledge of emerging solar technologies as well as relevant energy market and policy developments.

Solar project developers provide a critical link between Origination, Engineering, and Delivery and champion their projects from inception to construction.


  • Manage and coordinate activities within the Company and with outside consultants to shepherd projects through regulatory, siting and environmental permitting and approval .
  • Manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and The role works cohesively and collaboratively across company-wide functional teams including origination, delivery, engineering, accounting, and legal.
  • Prepare milestone schedules, budgets and staffing plans to complete permitting and compliance on assigned projects and assets.
  • Negotiate with wildlife, land use, and other regulatory agencies to achieve acceptable permit conditions consistent with project and Company goals, schedules, costs, and environmental
  • Engage with landowners, community stakeholders, governmental/regulatory agencies, utilities, customers and external consultants to advance projects, determine critical paths, assign responsibilities and scope of work, assess/mitigate risk and optimize overall project
  • Participate in Real Estate team land campaigns and site acquisition
  • Manage overall project budget and Take full responsibility for accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Engage with the various project stakeholders as OneEnergy’s primary contact for the project
  • Represent OneEnergy Renewables and establish relationships with Authorities, Regulatory Agencies, and other professional organizations.
  • Review and understand engineering designs, environmental site assessments, utility interconnection studies and standard real estate documents such as ALTA surveys and title
  • Interview and screen potential subcontractors and vendors per OneEnergy standards giving special attention to value, quality, diversity and equity value add.
  • Collaborate across Development, Engineering and other teams to optimize projects (e.g., modify plans, project schedules, budgets and forecasts as appropriate based on evolving site constraints, markets, policy, competitive landscape and company goals). Report to management regularly on the progress of projects.
  • Prepare, solicit, analyze and/or support project reports, summaries, contracts, schedules, budgets, invoices, financial models, utility interconnection studies, engineering designs, layouts and executive summaries.
  • Prepare applications to agencies; represent Company’s position in hearings and workshops; select and manage consultants; assist the project public relations strategy; and provide documentation for siting, land use, wetland, and wildlife permits; represent the Company in policy discussions and developments regarding renewables permitting.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Minimum 4 years of project management experience in renewable energy, real estate and/or a land use related field.
  • A recent history of successfully building trust and respect in a symbiotic relationship.
  • Understanding of financial models and management of budgeting cash flow.
  • The proven ability to create and manage schedules and budgets to required margins.
  • Must have a “roll up your sleeves and let’s get the job done right” type attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of integrity and organizational capacity to manage multiple projects.
  • A proven ability to provide efficient, timely, and reliable service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and self -starter, with proven ability to take ownership, initiative, and accountability.
  • Experience with developing stakeholder relationships, permitting authorities, and knowledge of utility interconnection requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities often across functional and operational lines.
  • Ability to contribute to an amicable working environment with other associates and employees.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of time management and organizational skills resulting in the ability to prioritize/manage multiple projects at various stages of delivery.
  • Strong quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure and stress while maintaining a calm, professional demeanor.
  • Excellent PC computer skills and familiarity with MS Office and Windows.
  • Position requires frequent travel, up to 1-2 weeks per month or about 25-30% of working time. Must carry an active drivers license with an 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 also offer robust employee benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, 401(k) matching retirement plan, life insurance, wellness incentives, and more.

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 based on 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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