Development Associate

Development Associate

Development Associate

About R3

At R3 Renewables, we are committed to developing and building grid-scale reliable renewable generation. State-of-the-art solar and storage technology allows us to repurpose the land previously used for coal mines to deliver clean and reliable power. We are committed to helping local communities thrive by creating jobs, adding to the tax base, and revitalizing the land for a bright energy future. Read more at

Purpose of the Role

We are looking for a Development Associate to join our team, reporting to the SVP of Development & Legal. This individual will lead the development efforts of R3 Renewables’ solar + storage projects through permitting, engineering, procurement, construction, and financing.

Key Role Accountabilities

  • Lead the development efforts on R3 Renewable’ projects by coordinating the efforts of the land, finance, environmental & permitting and pre-construction teams to ensure that all development milestones are met to prepare the projects for handover to construction
  • Identify new development prospects and assist with site assessments, fatal flaw analysis, initial site reconnaissance, survey coordination and other due diligence on new and existing projects
  • Advance development of assigned projects to construction-ready status
  • Provide development and permitting support by helping coordinate internal and external resources to achieve permitting, interconnection, and other project development milestones
  • Create and maintain project databases and tracking tools for R3 Renewables’ projects
  • Attend community meetings and represent R3 Renewables with customers, landowners, state and local officials, and other stakeholders, as requested
  • Assist with and manage project budgets and schedules
  • Evaluate and track power market trends
  • Assist with inputs to the financial model
  • Perform regional market and competitive analysis as requested
  • Establish and maintain industry and community relationships to advance project development
  • Support due diligence on project acquisition opportunities, as requested
  • Initiate and manage generation interconnection activities.
  • Support commercial and power marketing efforts for assigned projects, including RFP responses

Role Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in the renewable and clean energy industry
  • A strong understanding of the development process of clean and renewable energy projects
  • Strong organizational, networking, leadership, time management, and accounting skills
  • Strong public speaking and personal skills.
  • Ability to write effective, concise reports
  • Demonstrated agility and flexibility as business needs and priorities shift
  • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills with the ability to identify and solve problems
  • A desire to work in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong demonstrated interest in renewable energy


  • BS or BA from an accredited college program
  • Engineering or Finance Degree a plus
  • Travel Travel as needed, anticipated 30 – 50% of the time
Job Category: Development
Reports to: SVP – Development & Legal
Job Location: Remote
Job Type: Full Time

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