Project Developer – Permitting & Environmental

Position Overview

The Project Developer is responsible for the advancement of project development disciplines in both utility-scale wind and community-scale PV solar projects within the US. This established professional has familiarity with renewable energy technologies 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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Specific development focus in environmental diligence, mitigation, and local, state and federal permitting.
  • Perform prospecting and scoping activities, including cold calls and conducting arranged meetings.
  • Work daily and collaboratively with development team in project management software on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Seek participation in industry working-groups related to potential or proposed policy changes or new initiatives.
  • Work well in fast-paced team environment, yet able to be highly efficient while working independently and remotely.
  • Management of subcontractor schedules and critical deliverable review.
  • Actively create and execute campaigns to achieve focused development objectives across all disciplines.
  • Assist development team in preparation of marketing and generation of off-take and M&A proposals.
  • Ability to effectively present plans and progress updates to management team and project partners/investors.
  • Ongoing assessment of energy market conditions, trends, and opportunities across multiple political and geographic environments ad markets.
  • Work effectively with junior development staff to effectively delegate for “best-use” efforts and professional development.
  •  Actively provide guidance in area of emphasis across the NRS staff and development circumstances while seeking input from staff possessing unique skills or emphasis in other disciplines.
  • Travel for professional duties is expected to be between 20- 40%.


  • Bachelor’s degree or an Associate Degree from an accredited institution
  • 2+ years of experience developing renewable projects within the United States.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint and Word programs is a must and experience in Smartsheet or Microsoft Projects is a plus.
  • Must be willing to innovate and learn new skills.
  • Key areas of established working experience required for this role are; environmental impacts, permitting at local, state or federal jurisdictions, interconnection procedures, site control and leasing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), wind and/or solar layout, resource assessment, facility performance modeling and development budgeting.

Salary, Benefits and Location:

  • Salary dependent on Experience and Qualifications
  • An attractive bonus earning plan
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Health and Dental insurance
  • Employer-Paid Life insurance
  • Flex PTO policy
  • Premium office work-out facilities (MN Headquarters office only)
  • This role will work mainly out of our Minnetonka, MN office.

About the Company

National Renewable Solutions, LLC (NRS) is an emerging renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) with a history of successfully developing over 1GW of renewable energy projects in the US dating back to 2011. NRS is backed by a fund managed by BlackRock, Inc., and therefore, is well-capitalized to invest the necessary resources, leverage key relationships (including strategic buyers of power) and manage complex development risks to successfully build and operate its projects. Our mission is to continue to grow the renewables foothold in the US energy market by developing viable, utility and distribution scale renewable energy projects, with a primary focus on wind, solar and storage technologies. Our current pipeline consists of close to 5GW of development-stage large-scale (i.e. minimum of 50MW) renewable energy generation projects. As our history of successful projects demonstrates, NRS possesses a strong track record which has positioned us well for advanced development of our large and growing pipeline of renewable energy projects.