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Development, Associate/Analyst

Solar Landscape
On-site
Asbury Park

About Us

 

Solar Landscape is the leading commercial and community solar developer in the United States.

 

We partner with the world's largest real estate companies to develop, install, and operate solar projects on commercial and industrial rooftops. Through our groundbreaking community solar model, households in surrounding communities can subscribe to receive solar power at a guaranteed discount.

 

To date, Solar Landscape has deployed over 400 megawatts of renewable energy projects totaling over $1 billion in capital investment. Solar Landscape was named the #1 Distributed Generation developer for 2023 by New Project Media and was awarded the U.S. Department of Energy’s Equitable Community Solar Grand Prize.

 

We reinvest in our communities as a leading provider of solar PPAs to municipalities, schools, and universities, as well as through our award-winning solar workforce development program.

 

Solar Landscape is growing fast. Doubling in size year after year, we are looking for the best and brightest to drive our next phase of growth. We’re made up of thought leaders, thinkers, dreamers, doers. We are insightful, driven, rebellious, fun, and we are better together. Our diverse and unique backgrounds are all given a voice and seat at the table to help make real change for the communities we serve. 

 

For more about Solar Landscape, visit www.solarlandscape.com.

 

About The Role


The Development Associate/Analyst is responsible for managing and developing commercial solar projects from early stages through to construction-ready status.  This role requires a strategic thinker with intermediate solar industry knowledge, a sales background, and initiative. The Associate/Analyst role acts as a liaison between the origination and operations teams, ensuring key project entitlements are achieved. The Associate/Analyst will be responsible for following up on client request, making sure deliverables are properly put together and forwarded to the client or the Account Manager, and assistant the origination team in external interactions on multiple accounts. 

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Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients at commercial and industrial enterprises.
  • Manage own tasks and report progress on projects regularly to key stakeholders.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and support throughout the sales process. Address customer inquiries, concerns, and feedback in a timely and professional manner.
  • Manage timelines and drive projects along the scheduling critical path to ensure timely delivery and optimal resource usage.
  • Manage internal request process for structural, roof inspections, production models, and interconnection applications.
  • Stay apprised of the development process for various project types you are assigned (community solar, behind the meter).
  • Collect organize and categorize critical documents and information from the client on projects within internal CRM.
  • Drive project hand-off from origination to operations and collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize. Conduct weekly meetings with various teams as necessary.
  • Liaise with the policy team for tracking various program rules and critical dates that impact projects.
  • Collaborate with management to create and manage development processes.


Qualifications
  • 2+ years of business or project development experience in the solar energy industry.
  • Preferred technical understanding of the C&I solar development process, including utility interconnection, AHJ permitting, and construction.
  • Preferred experience with solar energy design materials including drawing sets and energy production models.
  • Formal solutions sales training is a plus.
  • Knowledge of sustainability related topics including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics and trends.
  • Leadership ability and comfortable driving high-visibility projects.
  • Well-versed in Microsoft Dynamics, MS Office suite, and Google Earth.  Familiarity with ArcGIS and energy modeling software is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of rooftop commercial PV construction means and methods, behind-the-meter and Utility interconnections, and Power Purchase Agreements and EPC Contracts.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter.
  • Must have reliable transportation and willing to travel to various job sites.
  • Valid Driver’s License must be willing to travel to various job sites.
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • 10-20% travel required.


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Benefits and Perks

 

Solar Landscape’s company culture is second to none. 

Our employees combine our mission, grit and drive with a rebel’s attitude that is changing the industry: 

·       Located in the heart of historic Asbury Park, our state-of-the-art office space offers flexible workstations encouraging collaboration and movement.  

·       Employees come together to eat every day! Like in a home, our gourmet kitchen is the heart of the office. Solar Landscape has a full-time in-house chef cooking daily farm-to-table meals using locally sourced organic food. 

·       Also included in employees is our competitive compensation package; a 401(k) employer-match; health, dental, & vision insurance, flexible paid time off and holiday PTO; We provide healthy snacks, coffee, volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more!