Project Development Senior Advisor, Grid-Scale Renewables

Requisition ID:  11395

Westminster, US, 80021 Santa Barbara, US, 110226 - J Chicago, US, 60654-4916 Houston, US, 77056

ENGIE is committed to reshaping the energy future through the global implementation of a lower carbon energy economy in order to preserve the world’s natural resources.  We are looking for talented and driven people who are committed to making the vision a reality.


The Project Development Senior Advisor will manage and grow a regional portfolio of pre-construction utility-scale renewable energy projects within Engie’s U.S. development pipeline.  The Senior Advisor will collaborate with a cross-functional team to ensure projects advance on the appropriate schedules and within allocated budgets to support origination, financing, and construction, to ultimately fulfill the company's renewable energy aspirations and growth strategy within North America.  The Senior Advisor will help develop regional strategy, including identifying markets of interest, guiding greenfield prospecting efforts, and pursuing project acquisition opportunities.


This position is located in Houston, Chicago, Santa Barbara, or Denver and it is eligible to work in many locations across the U.S. The position reports to the Business Development Director.


What you’ll do:

  • Guide regional development strategy for utility-scale wind, solar, and storage projects
  • Build and manage small team of developers to support regional efforts
  • Manage development activities of utility-scale wind, solar and storage projects from feasibility to the start of construction
  • Engage with staff to coordinate energy assessment, environmental, permitting, transmission interconnection, land acquisition, and design activities
  • Support energy offtake, financing, and project M&A discussions, including due diligence activities
  • Ensure projects are progressing on schedule and within budget
  • Obtain local project permits and tax agreements
  • Select, manage, and direct third party consultants and review their reports
  • Engage with landowners and stakeholders to provide information throughout the development process
  • Review project pro forma financial models
  • Evaluate viability of early stage and acquisition projects
  • Conduct site visits to define site characteristics and develop relationships with local stakeholders
  • Represent company in industry advocacy groups
  • Remain abreast of renewable energy opportunities in the United States and the national industry trends impacting the future of wind and renewable development opportunities and their competitiveness as they relate to customers.
  • Represent ENGIE at national wind and renewable energy events as speaker, panelist and wind energy leader.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.


What you bring:

  • Minimum 10 years of project development experience in renewable energy.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Economics preferred.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in renewable energy development, including experience taking projects through financing.
  • Experience with utility-scale storage projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve potential project flaws and to prioritize critical path tasks.  
  • Track record of successfully working with public officials to obtain development permits, tax abatements, etc.
  • Working knowledge of technical development disciplines, including interconnection, resource assessment, turbine operation, GIS, etc.
  • General understanding of market trends and resulting impacts on project development.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and high level of attention to detail with the ability to present to a wide range of audiences, including landowners, potential offtakers, government officials, and corporate leaders.
  • Results-oriented leader with the ability to work independently within a large matrixed organization while effectively interfacing with the various cross-functional employee groups.
  • Strong desire to advance the adoption and deployment of renewable energy solutions across North America.


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • Ability to travel regularly within the United States.
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders on evening and weekends.
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use a company computer, calculator,
  • Could involve some lifting
  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the needed assistance to perform the essential functions 
  • Eligible for a hybrid schedule consisting of in-office and work-from-home opportunities


ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone. 


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


  • Salary Range: $146,300 - $224,135, annually
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
  • More information can be found here: Discover our employee benefits


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws.


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Business Unit:  GBU Renewables
Division:  REN NORTHAM - US
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

Nearest Major Market: Denver