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Project Development Manager – West Coast

Location: Remote

Department: Development

Company Overview:

MN8 Energy is one of the largest independent solar energy and energy storage owner-operators in the U.S., serving enterprise customers with clean energy and complementary solutions, such as battery storage and EV Charging, to enable an electrified, decarbonized world. Originally founded inside of Goldman Sachs in 2017, our fleet has grown to nearly 3-gigawatts of solar, including 850 projects across 27 states, and over 270 megawatts of battery storage projects, with each project tailored to achieve the bold decarbonization targets and goals of our more than 200 blue-chip customers. MN8 is headquartered in New York with offices in Boca Raton, Florida and Madrid.


Position Overview:

MN8 Energy LLC is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Development Manager to join our dynamic team. As a Development Manager, you will play a lead role in the successful execution of renewable energy projects from initial concept through to completion. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders to drive project development activities and contribute to the company’s growth and success.


As the Project Development Manager, you will:

  • Lead and support the identification, evaluation, and development of renewable energy project opportunities, including solar, wind and storage projects.
  • Create and support development strategies and lead in their execution
  • Feasibility Studies: Conduct preliminary feasibility assessments, including site evaluation, resource analysis, and regulatory analysis, to determine project viability and potential risks.
  • Secure site control, including negotiating leases and easements with land owners for all necessary project real estate rights to construct and operate renewable projects
  • Project Permitting: Support the permitting process by coordinating with regulatory authorities, preparing permit applications, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations to attain all necessary approvals
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Establish and maintain positive relationships with landowners, local communities, government agencies, and other stakeholders to facilitate project development and address any concerns.
  • Identification and mitigation of project risks and assist in the implementation of risk management strategies.
  • Coordinate with external consultants, contractors, and vendors to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Project Financial Analysis: Assist in financial modeling, cost estimation, and analysis of project economics to assess profitability and support investment decisions.
  • Project Documentation: Prepare and maintain project documentation, including contracts, agreements, and technical reports, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Project Management Support: Collaborate with project developers to ensure smooth project execution by coordinating tasks, monitoring progress, and resolving any issues that may arise.
  • Market Research: Stay informed about industry trends, policies, and incentives related to renewable energy to identify opportunities and assess market dynamics.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure adherence to company standards, best practices, and industry regulations throughout the project development lifecycle.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, finance, legal, and operations, to ensure effective communication and coordination.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as engineering, environmental sciences, business administration, or a related discipline.
  • 5 + years’ experience in renewable energy project development, preferably in the solar sector. Experience with utility-scale projects is highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to evaluate complex data and make informed decisions.
  • Familiarity with renewable energy technologies, market dynamics, and regulatory frameworks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with internal teams, external stakeholders, and regulatory authorities.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in project management software, Microsoft Office Suite, and financial modeling tools.
  • A proactive mindset with a passion for sustainability and the renewable energy industry.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload effectively.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and quality.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to travel as required for project site visits and meetings.


How we set you up for success:  

At MN8, we cultivate a culture of equity, through transparency and accessibility, where everyone thrives. We know our most valuable resource is our people. That’s why we offer the following benefits. By investing in you, we know we are investing in the clean energy of tomorrow.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance beginning the 1st of the month following your date of hire 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Paid holidays and floating holidays 
  • 401(k) with competitive employer match 
  • Hybrid work schedule including a “work from anywhere” allocation  
  • Parental leave 


MN8 Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.

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