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The Project Development team acts as the conduit between Business Development, Engineering, Finance & Operations and is responsible for gathering information from multiple sources and driving the project development life-cycle from origination to completion for various properties and client types. Reporting to the VP of Project Development, the Analyst will act as the administrative support for the team and assist in preparing materials for internal and external stakeholders and submitting applications to utilities and incentive agencies. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an entrepreneurial passion for renewable energy development opportunities within the commercial sector and assist in the execution of Company projects. The ability to work independently and as a team member are critical, as well as the desire and innovative mind set to operate as an important contributor within a fast-pace, early stage company environment.


  • Support the management of the development cycle through the various stages and processes
  • Research federal and state photovoltaic (PV) incentive programs including ownership of the incentive application process & tracking
  • Assist with the permitting process and expediting
  • Prepare meeting agendas and reports for clients
  • Develop and submit paperwork associated with incentive agencies and utilities
  • Identify and lead the support of key project deadlines and milestones

Near Term Goals and Objectives – Measures of Success

  • Quickly come up to speed on industry and company value proposition
  • Identify and pursue key business opportunities
  • Develop, build and maintain critical project information
  • Drive the development process and proactively identify and solve problems to help projects advance
  • Foster cohesive teamwork that delivers best-in-class service to clients and has a positive impact on the work environment

Must be passionate about the renewable energy business, hardworking and thrive in the fast pace of a rapidly growing, early stage company. In addition, the Project Development Analyst must possess:

  • 0-2 years experience with a developer, utility company, regulatory agency or project finance firm specializing in power/energy/utilities
  • Proven ability to quickly and accurately solve problems and come up with value added solutions
  • Track-record of working on teams to support energy, infrastructure or real estate projects
  • Outstanding organizational and people skills
  • Understanding of engineering and renewable energy systems
  • Understanding of project and structured finance
  • Attention to detail

Personal Characteristics:

  • Collaborative and engaging team member who partners well with others
  • Strong team orientation and demonstrated client management skills
  • Highly energetic and results-driven, with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • Executive presence, outgoing with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Builds trust by demonstrating high ethical standards and personal integrity
  • Quick learner and highly intelligent
  • Analytical problem solver who views obstacles as challenges
  • Creative thinker who generates new and different ideas
  • Self-motivated, self-starter who can work independently when necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree from top-tier school
  • This is an entry-level position ideal for 2016-2017 graduates


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  • Company Safari Energy
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