Development Associate (Utility Scale Renewables) Job at Engie, Houston, TX

  • Engie
  • Houston, TX

Job Description

What You Can Expect

The Development Associate position will support the Project Development Team with a broad range of pre-construction development activities related to ENGIE's portfolio of utility-scale renewable energy projects across the United States and Canada.

  • The Development Associate will work closely with land and greenfield teams, interconnection experts, as well as pre-construction, engineering and project delivery departments, and other aspects of wind, solar and storage project development to actively drive utility scale development activities from feasibility to construction.
  • Manage all aspects of environmental site assessment, permitting, transmission/interconnection, land acquisition, and design activities in close collaboration with the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the functional groups
  • Engage consultants, review their findings, and ensure implementation of project goals
  • Manage agency, Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) submittals, permit application preparations, interactions on local and state level, and attend public permitting hearings
  • Develop project model underwriting assumptions in alignment with investment criteria and off-take origination efforts. Support energy offtake, financing, and project Merger and Acquisition (M&A) discussions and document preparation. Prepare investment presentation materials for ENGIE investment committees and review project pro forma financial models to understand how returns are impacted
  • Engage with landowners and stakeholders to keep them informed throughout the development process, including attending community engagement events
  • Maintain database tracking project progress
  • Remain abreast of tax incentives, renewable energy opportunities in the United States and the national industry trends impacting the future of renewable development opportunities and their competitiveness as they relate to customers

What You Will Bring
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Environmental, Business Administration or Economics
  • Minimum two (2) years related experience, in renewable energy development or other fields of project development with the ability to navigate permitting processes and community involvement
  • Skilled in project management with the ability to multi-task and prioritize critical path tasks
  • Results oriented professional with the ability to work well with geographic, cross functional internal teams, public officials/agencies, and land owners, in a fast paced environment who is a self starter, with excellent collaboration skills, capable of working constructively and maintaining good relationships with public officials, agencies, and land owners
  • The ability to present to a wide range of audiences, including landowners, potential off takers, government officials, and corporate leaders

Additional Details
  • This role is eligible for our hybrid work policy
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • Must be available to travel domestically up to 30% of the time


Salary Range: $74,500 - $114,195 USD annually

This represents the average expected pay range for a qualified candidate.

Actual offered salary may depend on geography, experience, industry knowledge, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.

ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.

In addition to base pay, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan.

Your Talent Acquisition Partner can share more specific information regarding the benefits or the salary for the position based on the work location.

At ENGIE, we take your well-being seriously. Our comprehensive benefits package includes options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, ESPP, generous paid time off including wellness days, holidays and leave programs. We also help you plan for retirement by offering a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match. But that's not all - we're dedicated to the health and happiness of your entire family, offering supplemental benefits for full time employees that enhance emotional and physical well-being through all stages of life from family forming to caregiver benefits. Explore our benefits package to see how we can support you. Learn more.


ENGIE North America isn't just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we're leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone.

At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community. ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.

We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.

This role is eligible for sponsorship.

The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed.

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