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Manager, Utility Scale Development

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RWE Renewables, Americas
Austin, Texas, United States (hybrid)
24 days ago


The  Utility-scale Development Manager at RWE Clean Energy is responsible for initiating, developing, and acquiring utility-scale Solar, Wind and Energy Storage projects in the US and Canada. The Development group in the South focuses on the ERCOT, SPP and MISO markets. The Development Manager will play a key role in delivering renewable energy projects in alignment with RWE's strategy in North America.


  • Develop utility-scale Solar, Wind and Energy Storage projects, from greenfielding to start of construction. Provide support during the construction phase to ensure successful COD
  • Serve as project lead, managing large cross-functional project teams
  • Understand the key drivers for project’s financial attractiveness and identify best locations in collaboration with RWE’s commercial and technical teams
  • Manage the full project lifecycle, working with a strong backbone of internal subject matter experts and external consultants. This includes site due diligence, securing land control agreements, environmental and permitting, interconnection, engineering & pre-construction, energy yield, tax abatements, power marketing, and tax equity financing
  • Drive project competitiveness optimization, via technical, commercial and financial levers
  • Lead the due diligence of project acquisitions, in collaboration with RWE’s M&A team
  • Prepare management presentation and drive internal approval processes
  • Manage project budgets, objectives, schedules, and deliverables for assigned development projects
  • Actively participate in internal improvement initiatives


  • Bachelor's degree in STEM, business/economics, or relevant fields
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience applicable to renewable energy infrastructure. Experience in developing energy infrastructure projects in the US 
  • Proven track record of managing complex projects in the infrastructure space
  • Strong knowledge in key areas, including energy markets, prospecting, real estate development, interconnection, permitting, environmental, project engineering, construction management
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, interpersonal skills, attention to detail and work ethic
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71398523
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas, United States
  • Company Name For Job: RWE Renewables, Americas
  • Position Title: Manager, Utility Scale Development
  • Job Function: 248236
  • Job Type: Full-Time

From Europe to North America and beyond. We are a strong partner on the path to a renewable future. That’s because we cover the entire spectrum of secure and clean power generation – with flexible conventional power stations as well as with wind farms, solar and hydropower plants. In addition to operating power plants and facilities, RWE offers a wide range of products and services. Under the menu item “Our services” you will find an overview of our extensive range of offers, which you can use to shape your energy supply...

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