Development Associate


: $93,100.00 - $153,440.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Energy/Power

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The goal of the Development Associate is to identify and pursue favorable land to install utility scale solar projects in areas of interest across the United States. The Development Associate will use software tools to research and locate land opportunities, negotiate site control agreements with landowners, and perform other development tasks as needed (such as permitting, tax abatement, coordination with environmental and other consultants) to develop large scale solar projects.In addition to site acquisition and development, the Development Associate will also assist and lead responses to solar RFPs.

The Development Associate will travel frequently across the domestic United States, working with local stakeholders including landowners, local governments, economic development entities, permitting authorities, utilities, and others. Comfort with interacting with disparate groups and hearing different perspectives is essential. Service industry experience is preferred. In some cases, the Development Associate will be the primary point of contact between the project, the company, and the community. The ability to communicate professionally, respectfully, and effectively between the three is also essential.

Interested individuals with 1 to 5 years experience in the energy, development, and/or real estate industries are encouraged to apply. A key role of the Development Associate will be to supplement the development bandwidth of the team. In order to do so effectively, a strong applicant should be a quick learner, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.

Bachelors degree in business, economics, statistics, physical sciences, or engineering

Job Skills
Strong ability in Google Earth is necessary, other GIS experience is encouraged
Expertise/familiarity in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
Adaptability and comfort working in a fast-paced and unstructured environment
High energy level, self-motivated, and coachable
Willingness and ability to travel frequently is required
Small team requires excellent personal skills; knowledge of classic rock and Chicago baseball preferred; should own at least one bicycle
This position is based in the Chicago headquarters; Hecate will pay relocation costs

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Hecate Energy LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Hecate Energy
Hecate Energy is a fast-growing renewable energy development firm in an expanding industry. Founded in 2012, Hecate Energy has developed over 300 MW of operating solar projects totaling over $600 million in asset value, 60 MWh of battery storage, and 50 MW of wind power. We have over 1,250 MW of solar and 60 MWh of battery storage projects under contract for delivery in the next three years. We are in negotiations on over 1,600 MW of new solar, with a large pipeline of solar, battery storage, and natural gas projects for long term development.

Our company has accomplished this with a team of just 23 people. We are selective on who we hire because we have a small team, an independent culture, and zero turnover. We are looking to add an junior developer who can think on her or his feet and is able to grow with the job to build the clean energy infrastructure for the next century.

Hecate Energys offices are located in the West Loop of Chicago, Los Angeles, Columbus, Ohio, and Nashville, Tennessee. This position is located in Chicago.
Associated topics: energy, geothermal, operations, operator, powerplant, powerplant operations, scrubber, solar, turbine * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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