Business Development Manager

Position Description

Empower Energies is seeking an experienced Business Development Manager.

This position will report to the SVP, Business Development and work closely with the Structured Finance team. The position requires a self-starting, creative and motivated individual who has a proven history of successful development of renewable energy projects for commercial and industrial customers. Experience with business development for renewable projects for large corporate customers over multiple sites and in multiple states preferred. Knowledge of energy storage, fuel cells, and other renewable technologies is a plus.

The position compensation includes a highly competitive base, project-based incentives, and an attractive benefits package.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop an individual strategy for building a pipeline of renewable projects aligned with Empower’s products and services.
  • Develop leads and opportunities for solar energy options and associated capture strategies.
  • Identify and interface with prospects and customers to evaluate and secure new project opportunities.
  • Coordinate internal resources for all leads and opportunities throughout the sales cycles.
  • Coordinate internal resources to analyze market opportunities in various geographic areas, product types and contract structures.
  • Coordinate with the internal engineering, operations, and finance teams to craft proposals.
  • Support internal finance, engineering, and construction teams to facilitate successful project financing and construction.
  • Provide pricing and proposal feedback to internal teams, whenever possible.
  • Establish strong and long-term customer and partner relationships.
  • Work closely with project controls on project approval timing, construction scheduling, project tracking as part of weekly communications with the Client and other external professionals.
  • Maintain records in CRM for all leads and opportunities.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree a plus).
  • Minimum of 5 years of solar business development or project origination.
  • Strong track record in the sales aspects of developing commercial solar projects, managing proposal processes, contract negotiations.
  • A network of solar EPC and/or developer contacts.
  • Knowledge of off-site solar generation opportunities, including virtual net metering and virtual PPA projects. Knowledge of energy systems design and distributed generation technologies.
  • Strong networking and oral and written communication skills.
  • Travel as needed; some evening and weekend work required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; familiarity with project development tools a plus (i.e. PVSyst, Helioscope, Base, Atlas, etc).

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: or through our LinkedIn posting

About Empower Energies

Empower Energies designs, builds, owns, and finances commercial and industrial-scale solar rooftop, ground-mount, and canopy projects, as well as integrated power storage and related technologies for on-site and off-site renewable solutions.  Empower provides a flexible approach to meet both business and sustainability goals of our large corporate clients and other customers.  Our focus is on delivering efficient, cost-effective renewable projects that enable commercial and industrial organizations to optimize their resources and increase sustainability while getting full value and energy savings at the lowest risk.

The Empower team includes seasoned experts with deep industry knowledge and an exciting vision for the future.  At Empower, our culture is collaborative and innovative.  We seek the best in ourselves and each other – and we are committed to developing the best professional team in the industry.

Our team is growing! If you have a passion for renewables and a desire to contribute to a company with a focused strategy for success in the C&I renewable energy space, we want to hear from you.

It is the policy of this Company that there shall be no discrimination with respect to employment, or any of the terms and conditions of employment, because of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, disability , sex, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. The Company is dedicated to ensuring that all personnel decisions are in accordance with these principles of equal employment opportunity.