Project Manager, Development Local Candidates Only

Vitis Energy, LLC
Saint Augustine, Florida
Apr 13, 2024
Apr 15, 2024
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Vitis Energy is an independent power producer focused on building and operating clean energy generation projects. Our portfolio encompasses both innovative projects developed in-house and strategic acquisitions. This approach guarantees a consistent pipeline of dependable clean energy assets. We are committed to becoming a leading force in the industry, driving transformative change within communities and playing an active role in the global transition towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

We're looking for dynamic and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in a team environment and value respect and kindness above all else. We seek passionate and energetic team players to embrace our culture that celebrates hard work, innovation, and fun. Our frequent team outings and social events inspire and energize us! Our commitment to be good community partners drives us to think big, and our projects make an even bigger impact on our customers and the environment. As a member of our cohesive and capable team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals who share your commitment to excellence and teamwork.

Located in a warm and sunny climate with beautiful beaches and a top-class quality of life, our company offers a welcoming and supportive culture that encourages growth and development. Our belief is that enjoying a healthy life/work balance (note which one comes first!) makes us better employees and better people. If you are a motivated and team-oriented individual who values respect, kindness and excellence, we would love to hear from you!

Vitis Energy is seeking a Project Manager, Development who will have direct responsibility for managing the development of renewable energy projects, to include but not limited to solar, battery storage, and emerging technology projects. This position has responsibility over project schedules and deliverables across a variety of markets including but not limited to: PJM, MISO, NYISO, ISO-NE, SERC and SPP. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with knowledge of these markets; proven project development and transaction experience; strong communication skills and financial acumen; and an ability to drive complex deals to closure.

Duties/Responsibilities (including, but not limited to) :

Real Estate:
  • Manages schedule and deliverables on land control agreements, easements, ALTA/survey, title issues, and landowner relations.
  • Drives the development of renewable energy projects by ensuring all requirements for evidencing site control and appropriate agreements are in place.

  • Assists with management of 3rd party consultants involved in environmental studies, securing permits, AHJ interaction, and fieldwork.
  • Monitor and track progress on business development initiatives and provide regular reports.
  • Track requirements for project sites for required permits or environmental studies, CWA, FAA, ESA, SHPO, NEPA, wetland surveys, cultural studies, water crossing issues, or any environmental or permitting concerns requiring local, state, or federal agency involvement.
  • Ensures all necessary permits are acquired and maintained for renewable energy projects.
  • Interconnection:
  • In collaboration with the Engineering/Interconnection team, the Project Manager oversees the interaction of interconnection schedules and necessary submittal requirements, ensuring seamless workflow amongst respective groups.

Due Diligence:
  • Occasionally reviews information regarding potential acquisition projects, counterparties, or sites.

Other Responsibilities:
  • Assists with project budgets, reporting to stakeholders, and development milestone tracking.
  • Assists in the proposal process for responses to RFPs.
  • Works in matrixed teams to request input from other departments and internal staff to drive development.
Required Skills/Experience:
  • 3+ years of experience in solar and/or battery storage project development, with a strong knowledge of PJM, MISO, NYISO, ISO-NE, and/or other power markets.
  • Self-starter who excels in fast-paced environments and can manage and organize multiple project schedules simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and business etiquette.
  • Demonstrated success in developing customer/partner relationships.
  • Proven success in building partnerships, working in teams, driving solutions, and managing projects.
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in business, environmental studies, real estate, engineering, law, natural resources, or related fields preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all audiences, including landowners, coworkers, executives, vendors, consultants, and other stakeholders.
  • Willingness to travel, as required, to project sites, meet with landowners, and represent the company at conferences. The potential for travel is approximately 25%.
  • A successful candidate will need to work in matrixed groups and touch all departments. Collaboration and problem-solving skills are required.

Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to frequently lift or move items up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift or move items up to 25 pounds.

Travel: As required; potential for overnights is approximately 25%

Type of Position: Full time, exempt, on-site (St. Augustine, FL)

Recruiting Agencies:

We value your interest in our organization. However, we must insist that you avoid direct contact with our employees. Our company has stringent policies concerning engagements with recruitment firms, and non-compliance with these guidelines could lead to legal consequences. Thank you for respecting our procedures and ensuring a professional relationship.