Associate Developer

An ideal candidate will have either a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate Degree from an accredited institution or 2+ years of experience developing renewable projects or real estate development projects within the United States. We are seeking a person who has familiarity with renewable energy and geospatial concepts, can demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills, is detail-oriented, critically-minded, deadline conscious, and familiar with Mac and Windows computing environments. Working knowledge in Microsoft Office Excel and Word programs is a must and experience working in project management software is a plus. Candidate must be willing to travel (25-40%) and willing to innovate and learn new skills. This role will initiate key areas of development exposure and experience, including; environmental impacts, permitting at local, state and federal jurisdictions, interconnection procedures, site control and leasing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), wind and/or solar layout, resource assessment and project budgeting.

Key responsibility areas are:

  • Responsible for advancement of project development disciplines in both utility-scale wind and utility and community-scale PV solar projects located within the US.
  • Act as primary project interface with landowners and local stakeholders.
  • Perform prospecting and scoping activities, including cold calls and conducting arranged meetings.
  • Advance project environmental diligence, mitigation, and local, state and federal permitting.
  • Coordinate third-party contractor scope and schedules to achieve project goals.
  • Work collaboratively with development team in project management software on multiple projects.
  • Work well in fast-paced team environment, and work efficiently while working independently.
  • Assist development team in preparation of marketing and generation of off-take and M&A proposals.
  • Seek participation in industry working-groups related to policy, industry changes or new initiatives.
  • Ongoing assessment of energy market conditions, trends, and opportunities across multiple political and geographic environments ad markets.


  • Minimum education: Associate or Bachelor’s degree (energy or development related)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint a plus
  • Must thrive in fast-paced, energetic, nimble team-oriented and collaborative environment
  • Desire to collaborate and contribute cross-disciplines
  • Must be willing to work majority of time from NRS Corporate Office in Minnetonka, MN
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Travel required: 25-40%
What we offer:
  • A competitive base salary
  • Paid vacation and paid holidays
  • 401k with a non-discretionary company contribution
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Participation in Company bonus plan
  • An opportunity to be part of a growing team in a dynamic industry