Landman / Sr. Project Developer / Site Origination and Acquisition

Woodside Staffing Solutions
Reston, Virginia
Jun 15, 2024
Jun 18, 2024
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Landman / Sr. Project Developer / Site Origination and Acquisition
Location: Reston, VA (Hybrid)
Travel: 50%
Company Overvie w :
Our customer is a Virginia-based utility- scale solar de velop er , d eveloping clean energy projects utilizing our market and full value chain expertise, energy regulatory experience, project development skills and general management experience.

They coordinate with a diverse group of stakeholders, including:

Connecting rural landowners with new revenue opportunities through sustainable, cost competitive energy generation.
Working with community members to ensure responsible development.
Working with local, state, and federal staff and elected officials on zoning and other permitting activities.

Job Summary :

The Senior Project Developer / Landman role is a full-time position that will lead all aspects of the development process from site /land origination & acquisition to operation. They will often be in the field representing the company with landowners, community associations, county politicians, and project contractors. Their project lifecycle responsibilities include site acquisition, early-stage engineering, local permitting, and environmental permitting; conducting research on various aspects of solar development, including policy, technology, and environmental impacts; and preparing and presenting permit applications at hearings and meetings.

This is a hybrid position with headquarters based in Reston, VA . 50% - 75% travel, primarily within the TVA and PJM territories (PA, NJ, MD, VA, TN, KY, AL, and surrounding areas to start).

Identify new project opportunities using GIS and database tools.
Meet with landowners to negotiate and secure real property rights.
Assess/document land suitability factors such as slope, wetlands, vegetation, and existing electrical infrastructure on site.
Employ customer relationship management and project management tools.
Positively represent the company through landowner visits, attendance and active participation in community and county meetings, and as the point of contact with contractors and key stakeholders
Coordinate with outside professionals, such as attorneys and engineers, to ensure the completion of all legal and specialized project documents.
Lead the permitting process by liaising with local officials, boards, and key stakeholders and preparing applications.
Manage maps and preliminary site plans with environmental consultants.
Collaborate with our transmission interconnection team.
Address community concerns through local interactions and community engagement.

Knowledge, Skills & A bilities:
  • Client-facing and deal negotiation experience. Willingness to enter uncomfortable and challenging situations.
High emotional intelligence includes empathy, emotional self-control, humility, influence, and the ability to diffuse difficult situations.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to include tenacity, flexibility, and innovation.
Entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual curiosity, and ability to visualize a goal and work tirelessly to achieve it
Strong communication and public speaking skills. Comfortable in both one-on-one conversations and speaking in front of large audiences.
Proven success managing projects, meeting deadlines, and leading a project team.
Knowledge of solar energy systems, local government decision-making processes and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) such as Google Earth and ARC GIS is helpful.
Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team.
Ability to travel 50 % of the time (or more) , often on short notice.
Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher), GIS, and CRM

Qualifications & Experience:

E ducation: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required

Y ear of Experience: Five+ years of relevant experience to include project development (in a solar and/or renewable energy environment preferred but not necessary) and/or large commercial real estate land acquisition & development.

Benefits :
  • 100% Employer Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and their families.
Unlimited Personal Time Off
Paid Holidays
Employee Profit Sharing