Renewables Project Developer


Strategic Staffing Solutions


Strategic Staffing Solutions is currently looking for a Renewables Project Developer for a direct-hire opportunity with one of our largest clients located in Detroit, MI!

Title: Renewables Project Developer

Location: Detroit, MI – Hybrid schedule

Role Type: W2 Direct Hire/FTE

Salary: $123,000/yr

* Relocation bonus of $5K offered

Job Summary

Oversees development and completion of utility-scale with a capacity of 1 megawatt (MW) or greater, renewable energy construction projects from land development through notice-to-proceed (NTP) for construction.  Facilitates project management requirements, including scope of work, scheduling, estimating, engineering, and project construction specifications. Ensures project completion by identifying potential projects and advancing them through the development process, including MISO interconnection application, engineering design, permitting, pre-construction, and transition to construction. Supports community engagement efforts in collaboration with other customer and community facing groups within the company as needed.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead wind/ and or solar projects through development activities in early, mid, and/or late stages of the project
  • Facilitates team of specialists who provide project schedule, cost estimates and construction engineering specifications for renewable energy projects
  • Oversees project expenditures and cost-effective procurement of labor, equipment, and materials; coordinates with authorized company representatives in conducting bid meetings and reviews, supplier selections and evaluations, and determining contracting strategy aligned with labor utilization strategies
  • Communicates project status to all stakeholders, including leadership levels, and engages stakeholders in decisions to ensures a clear understanding of direction and expectations
  • Identify potential renewable project development opportunities, including negotiating leases, easements, and other agreements
  • Assist development team in preparation of marketing and generation of potential renewable development opportunities and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) proposals
  • Evaluates conditions and executes solutions to control project risk with leadership
  • Ensures compliance with safety, environmental and regulatory requirements, including documentation and record keeping requirements
  • Assess renewable energy market conditions, trends, and opportunities across multiple political and geographic environments and markets
  • Participates in industry working groups related to potential or proposed renewable energy policy changes or new initiatives
  • Supports community engagement efforts to achieve project outcomes, including direct engagement in community meetings


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in engineering, construction management, or business administration.
  • Experience in renewable energy sector
  • Experience in local project siting and permitting
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Other Requirements:

  • Proficiency with project management software
  • Ability to manage the development and strategic process for wind and/or solar energy projects.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, be flexible and work under changing and competing priorities
  • Ability to coordinate deadlines and logistics to successfully lead work processes within an agreed upon time frame
  • Ability to balance multiple demands from leaders, peers, and partners in a positive and even-handed manner and display calm demeanor under pressure

Job ID: JOB-235539
Publish Date: 15 May 2024

Tagged as: Renewables Project Developer