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Senior Manager, Development Engineering (Wind)

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Job Description

What The Role Is

The Senior Manager, Development Engineering (Wind) will be responsible for leading the wind development engineering team at Clearway Energy Group, managing the engineering and EPC relationships needed to advance Clearway’s multi-gigawatt project pipeline. A successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in managing and contracting large-scale wind projects. The position requires extensive experience in construction and design for civil, foundations, turbine installation, and electrical scopes to engineer, design, and plan construction of new or repowered wind farms. They will assist in developing and mentoring the engineering team as well as overseeing and managing multiple project opportunities. This role will include collaborating with cross-functional project development teams in planning, scheduling, budgeting, and technical review of utility-scale wind projects. The candidate will have direct experience in negotiating wind EPC agreements and will require demonstrable experience in working with engineering consultants in the design and optimization of utility-scale wind projects. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that the EPC design and schedule will align with the overall project schedule, including coordination with the turbine supplier. The position will offer the ability to interact with a wide variety of people within the organization and will require adaptability, initiative, and strong communication skills. The Senior Manager, Development Engineering (Wind) will contribute to Clearway’s forward-looking technology and cost roadmaps, integrating analysis of market and regulatory factors, and contributing to the achievement of Clearway’s US domestic content and ESG goals.

This position will report to the Managing Director of Development Engineering & Procurement – Wind.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Manage the EPC RFP process, assuring there’s a comprehensive set of drawings, SOW, and other technical documents that will provide meaningful results.
  • Cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with the major EPC’s.
  • Work collaboratively with EPC contractors, developers, and wind resource analysts in identifying project constraints and opportunities for optimizing the levelized cost of energy.
  • Develop and maintain a database of capex costs and use it to inform our future cost roadmaps.
  • Support Clearway’s domestic content strategy for PTC and ITC.
  • Collaborate on the development and submission of PPA proposals.
  • Manage the design and constructability of new and repower wind projects.
  • Mentor and develop other members of the wind engineering team.
  • Prepare reports for leadership that will demonstrate the project’s readiness for financing and construction.
  • Traveling to projects under development and in construction.

What You'll Bring

  • Engineering or Construction Management Degree.
  • 8+ years of experience in the Wind Industry.
  • 3+ years of Project Management experience building utility-scale wind projects.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the construction and cost basis of utility-scale wind projects.
  • Proven record of EPC negotiations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations

$175,000—$220,000 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate 10 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 8 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, CA.; Scottsdale, AZ.; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit clearwayenergygroup.com.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, Denver, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website.

Notice to Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notice to California Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.

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