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Sr. Renewable Power Project Developer


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What is the role?

The global energy system is changing. A planet with more people and rising living standards will need more energy. But the world must also find ways to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. Shell wants to be competitively positioned for the future of energy, and Renewable Energy Solutions leads Shell's work on the emerging power theme. Solar energy, wind energy and battery storage are some of the fastest growing renewable energy sources. As technologies advance and production costs decrease, Shell believes the number of customers choosing these sources of energy will continue to grow. Shell is building a Renewable Power business with projects being developed in different parts of the world that are aligned with our customers' needs.

Within the Renewable Power context, the Senior Renewable Power Project Developer - US is accountable to manage the development of hybrid solar, onshore wind and storage projects in the US and is responsible for supporting the delivery of Renewable Power Development's business plan in the region.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Identify, qualify, and propose greenfield opportunities to develop onshore Renewable Power projects for New Energies.
  • Own and drive greenfield development activity for renewable power projects in the US, including solar hybrid projects, onshore wind, and storage
  • Lead and inspire cross-functional teams to drive project delivery from inception through to investment decision
    • Support establishment of performance benchmarks, lead cross-functional project teams to meet and exceed them
    • Support development of best-in-class greenfield development process and tools via deep understanding of site acquisition, US transmission infrastructure, transmission planning process, interconnection process and local, state and federal permitting for renewables & storage assets.
    • Own and deliver against US greenfield development budget and milestone
    • Duly record project updates and progress reports, and identify project risks and possible solutions for upper management and Group discussions
  • Create and maintain effective communication and build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including project landowners to ensure that a forward view on project-specific requirements are effectively negotiated and secured
  • Champion high-quality decision making on own projects and act as peer reviewer for other projects
  • Support regional renewable power development strategy and implementation
  • Demonstrate visible HSSE leadership, and be an active part of a culture of appreciation/ gratitude, inclusiveness, and Radical Candor feedback.
  • Contribute to M&A opportunity identification and assessment within US renewable power and storage sector.
  • Work effectively with the Renewable Power Transmission team to develop and implement strategy for securing project grid interconnection and transmission
  • Work effectively with the Renewable Power Engineering teams to optimize equipment choices and layouts, identifying value-enhancing measures during design iterations
  • Identify value-added and profitability influencers through development, regulatory and permitting analysis to improve project bankability and/or returns
  • Ensure project-specific financial assessments capture all corresponding development, permitting and operational cost assumptions to support accurate financial modelling
  • Provide advice and guidance to affiliates within Shell on power generation projects or projects related to power generation

What we need from you
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Proven track record of success in generating, developing, and delivering greenfield utility scale onshore renewable power projects in various markets in the US
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the power industry required, at least five years in development of PV, PVS, wind, and/or storage assets.
  • Expertise executing land campaigns and all early stage development activities including interconnection and environmental permitting
  • Strong project management skills, ability to build successful cross-functional teams, manage through influence, and drive performance.
  • The opportunity lead is expected to understand the interaction between all aspects of a project, and ensure the optimum is reached in terms of risk and value management.
  • Fluency in transmission and distribution planning. Experience working with utilities and/or grid authorities.
  • Assertive, able to cope with dynamic surroundings, a team player, prepared to travel up to 25% time.
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant disciplines; Master's in business administration (MBA) preferred
  • Demonstrated initiative, ownership and focus regarding all tasks and deliverables related to project development.
  • Strong network within utility scale renewable power & storage generation.
  • Display a strong drive to deliver results, persistent in overcoming obstacles and eager to take responsibility for making things happen in a complex development landscape
  • Strong people management skills with ability to work in teams and applying integrative skills
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong external network, experience and insights relevant to new energy technology and business model development.
  • Be able to cover a wide scope of activities and priorities.
  • Proven ability to establish strong relationships internally and externally and to collaborate within an integrated, multifunctional, commercially-oriented team

Company description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential...
  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.
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