New York Times OpEd, July 23, 2012 by Dr. Michael Webber. Read Article.
The energy-water nexus is a global issue that impacts every industry and every individual. Learn about this and many other pertinent global water issues at this Thursday's Water Technology and Policy Short Course.
August 9, 2012
8:00am - 5:30pm
The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Lifelong Engineering Education is offering a short course on Water, Technology, and Policy.
The course will be held in Austin, TX at the AT&T Conference Center, Room 202
This course is designed to be multidisciplinary and is targeted for a mix of professional engineers, policymakers, academics, planners, water managers, and industrial representatives.
Position: Solar Development Manager / Full-Time Company: E.ON Climate & Renewables
Location: Austin, TX
E.ON is one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies. At facilities across Europe, Russia, and North America, our nearly 79,000 employees generated just under EUR113 billion in sales in 2011. We have an ambitious objective: to make energy cleaner and better wherever we operate and currently having an opening for a Solar development Manager in our Austin office.
Adhere to the company's values and behaviors as defined by the ONE E.ON philosophy.
Establish a portfolio of utility-scale PV projects through a combination of greenfield development, co-development partnerships and project acquisitions
Manage all aspects of the greenfield development of projects, which includes:
Identifying and assessing feasibility of project sites
Working with landowners to lease, purchase and/or option real property and/or acquire right-of-way and other easements
Managing environmental assessments and acquiring all necessary permits
Initiating transmission studies and managing interconnection processes to completion
Managing any and all other aspects of solar project development work.
4. Initiate and manage co-development partnerships: assess and select the projects / partners, follow partner's project development work and costs, etc.
5. Originate and assess projects for acquisition, support acquisition process and continue project development as necessary
6. For all projects throughout the full development process, duties include:
Working with other team members regarding off-take of power
Assisting with project financial modeling
Writing project proposals
Assisting with arrangements for finance, construction and operations, and other matters
7. Depending on profile, achievements and US PV unit growth and strategy, manage a development team in charge of tasks above
At least 2 years of energy project development experience. Utility scale solar PV experience is preferred.
Bachelor's degree in business, science or other applicable field. MBA or other advanced degree a plus.
Understanding of key solar markets dynamics, development processes and constraints, especially in the Midwest and Northeast US (energy / preferably solar project development experience in MISO and PJM a strong plus)
Extensive knowledge of the full-cycle of utility-scale renewable power generation development and marketing;
Good knowledge of interconnection, permitting, real estate, state/federal regulation, utility procurement goals, politics, law and other issues that impact development of renewable energy projects
Good knowledge of the solar PV industry participants (potential partners) and stakeholders;
Ability to manage / supervise numerous projects;
Ability to work with multidisciplinary team in multiple E.ON locations;
Experience interacting and communicating effectively with multiple stakeholders;
Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and software used to develop Solar PV projects;
Willingness and availability to travel extensively (1-3 nights per week)