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Manager, Development East

Manager, Development East

About Vesper Energy: 

At Vesper, we know energy. We are an experienced developer of utility scale renewable energy projects that provide innovative solutions to today’s energy challenges.  As a leading developer, owner, and operator of solar and storage assets across the United States, we are on a mission to advance high quality, high value renewable energy projects that contribute to a healthier, sustainable, and decarbonized future.

We have a track record of success in delivering renewable energy projects. Vesper Energy provides our customers with clean, low-cost electricity generated from solar and storage projects developed by our talented and passionate team of professionals. Our projects are successful because we invest in, respect and value the communities where we are located and the companies we work with. Working together, we can build a cleaner and brighter energy future.


Vesper Energy is looking for a skilled and motivated individual to join the Vesper Energy team as Manager, Development East. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the development of solar and solar + energy storage projects from greenfield site identification and land acquisition through project management, local and/or state permitting, and community engagement across a pipeline of projects targeting wholesale power markets in the US.  Key skills required for this role include good networking/ interpersonal skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and ability to be a self-starter.

Desired Educational Level:  

  • Bachelor’s degree

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience in the renewables industry
  • Knowledge of the full-cycle of utility-scale renewable power generation development and marketing.
  • Knowledge of interconnection, permitting, real estate, state/federal regulation, utility procurement goals, politics, law, and other issues that impact development of renewable energy projects in the eastern energy markets.
  • Solid understanding of the interconnection process (study process, contracting, utility requirements, financial obligations, and scope execution by utilities) to both site projects optimally and to advance them through COD.
  • Solid understanding of economic drivers within our business.
  • Concisely frame issues by providing context, analysis, recommendations, and risk/benefit tradeoffs, both in written and verbal format, to project teams and to senior management.
  • Create control and influence over the costs, terms, and schedules of key project milestones that are heavily dependent on external counterparties.
  • Strong understanding of the relationships within a project schedule in order to prioritize teams’ resource allocation.
  • Highly resourceful and able to design processes for the advancement of project milestones and navigate through key risks.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs, as well as Google Earth.
  • Independent self-starter who can meet deadlines and deliver quality products with minimal oversight.
  • Substantial ability to recognize opportunities and identify and evaluate risks in a development context as well as effectively communicate the foregoing.
  • Demonstrated ability to procure and evaluate project tax analyses and property values studies.
  • Ability to manage a large workload, often providing support to processes managed by colleagues, while prioritizing tasks and effectively juggling competing deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong sense of personal responsibility and ownership of work product.
  • Excellent personal organizational and pattern recognition skills.


  • Lead development of utility-scale solar and solar + energy storage power generation facilities within MISO, PJM, or other markets the company may pursue in the future.
  • Greenfield new project opportunities in an identified region through market analysis, site identification, and due diligence.
  • Complete project permitting and environmental compliance throughout project development.
  • Lead cross-functional teams with excellent communication and project management skills to minimize project risks.
  • Work with the finance team to develop financial models for each project while understanding and evaluating key inputs and assumptions.
  • Negotiate tax abatements, community benefit agreements, land use agreements, mitigation settlements, and various other agreements.
  • Manage project budgets, objectives, schedules, and deliverables for assigned development projects.
  • Travel to site locations to meet with landowners, evaluate sites, and advance development, up to 30%.
  • Positively and professionally represent projects to external stakeholders.
  • Engage community members and all relevant stakeholders to garner project support and navigate assigned projects through the entitlement process.
  • Managing contractors, vendors, and consultants to maintain project timeline, quality, and budget.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal teams and external consultants to lead their assigned projects to development completion. 

Interested in joining Vesper Energy?

 To be considered for a role, send us your resume using the form on this page. We’re on the lookout for fresh talent to expand our team, so we welcome applicants from all walks of life.

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