Project Acquisitions

Position Description

Empower Energies is seeking experienced renewable Project Acquisition Professionals to join its team.

Empower has highly competitive sponsor equity and existing tax equity commitments to build out and operate a portfolio of solar projects across the U.S. We are growing our acquisitions team to seek out attractive opportunities to grow our asset base and efficiently deploy capital.

Our Project Acquisition Professionals 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 renewable project acquisitions of both operating assets and assets in development.

The position compensation includes a highly competitive base, project-based incentives, and an attractive benefits package in a growing, dynamic environment with one of the upcoming players in the C&I renewable space.

Job Responsibilities

  • Source solar project and portfolio acquisition opportunities for Empower from your network of industry relationships and contacts
  • Work with SVP, Business Development to qualify opportunities for Empower’s pipeline
  • Manage the interface between the Empower team and the counterparties
  • Lead site diligence in conjunction with internal teams and consultants including critical issue screening, environmental studies, title review, property tax matters, community relations etc.
  • Lead effort to negotiate and sign PPAs for projects.
  • Lead the deal throughout the sales cycle internally and externally.
  • Coordinate internal resources to analyze market opportunities in various geographic areas, product types and contract structures.
  • Follow changes in the solar markets, including policy changes and market developments
  • Provide pricing and proposal feedback to internal teams, whenever possible.
  • Acts as on-site project expert and must be able to communicate effectively with all areas of the organization and understand the impact of decisions on those areas.
  • 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 for all leads and opportunities.

Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree a plus).
  • Minimum of 3 years in a related position
  • Strong track record in acquisitions of operating solar assets and/or solar assets in development
  • Ability to understand and present financial analysis.
  • Awareness of energy solutions, specifically solar, or knowledge of energy systems design and distributed generation technologies is a plus
  • Strong networking and oral and written communication skills.
  • Travel as needed; some evening and weekend work required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; familiarity with Empower Energies’ project development tools a plus (i.e. PVSyst, Helioscope, Base, Atlas, etc).

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:  info@empowerenergies.com

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.