- Analysis skills
- Organizational skills
- CRM software
- Microsoft Office
- Computer skills
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AES Clean Energy (AES) is currently seeking an Associate Project Developer to assist origination, development and project execution of solar and solar + storage projects in Hawaii as a member of AES’s Greenfield Development team. The candidate will have a direct role in advancing Hawaii’s clean energy future.
The successful candidate will report to the Program Manager – Hawaii and will support the Hawaii development team with originating and evaluating new renewable energy project opportunities, as well as supporting project analysis, development, due diligence and permitting.
The position will be based in Hawaii with inter-island and trans-Pacific travel as needed.
AES has a strong presence in Hawaii with multiple projects under construction and a large pipeline of solar plus storage projects in development. AES has projects in development, construction or operations on Oʻahu, Maui, Hawaiʻi Island and Kauaʻi.
The successful candidate will work on a cross-functional team with origination, legal, finance, engineering, construction, outside consultants, landowners, customers, stakeholders and utility companies. The role requires attention-to-detail, project management knowledge and renewable energy experience.
Assist with all aspects of development for greenfield projects from after origination through to construction commencement
Develop and manage project development schedules and budgets
Participate in project meetings with internal and external stakeholders
Review contract obligations in key project documents
Assist Project Discretionary Permitting including permit strategy, tracking permit efforts, working with local AHJs, presenting at permit hearings
Coordinate for delivery of site and environmental studies, surveys and diligence reports
Coordinate Interconnection process with utility ompany
Work with internal and external Engineering teams as they progress engineering and design
Work with internal construction management team on contractor selection process
Coordinate with construction management team on securing ministerial permits
Handoff projects once fully developed and permitted to construction management team
Participate in project financings answering relevant diligence questions and providing required documents
Provide support and analysis for new Business Development opportunities in Hawaii
Assist the Greenfield Development team as needed and applicable on upfront origination efforts
Skills and Qualifications:
1 - 3 years relevant experience
Undergraduate degree, preferably in Engineering, Project Management, Energy, Environmental Studies, or Business.
Proficient with MS Office Suite, QuickBase, Box, Microsoft Teams, MS Project
Strong computer and analytical skills
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
Experience and passion in renewable energy technologies
Self-starter, very self-reliant and capable of operating with minimum supervision
Experience utilizing CRM systems
Comfortable managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Able to work supportively and collaboratively with other teams
Comfortable coordinating across functional teams
Ability to identify key priorities among various requests
AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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