Project Developer

Project Development Chicago, Illinois


Who We Are 

Nova Clean Energy is a renewable energy company focused on developing and constructing utility-scale projects across the United States. We have the patience, creativity, and capital to take a long-term view of the evolution of US energy markets.  We are investing in the large-scale projects needed to advance the energy transition.   

About the Role 

Reporting to a Director of Development, the Project Developer will be responsible for supporting the development and management of Nova’s development projects and represent the company with key stakeholders.   

About You 

You have a couple of years in the renewable energy industry working in development of a related discipline. You enjoy working with a diverse array of stakeholders. You’re organized and can create multi-year schedules and budgets for large, multi-faceted projects. You’re comfortable with shifting demands and timelines. You have strong communication skills and are a collaborative team-player 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Work with Director of Development to identify areas suitable for development of utility-scale renewable energy and/or storage projects in assigned markets.   
  • Support the management and creation of project schedules, checklists, budgets, and other tracking tools as needed.   
  • Lead site control efforts and coordinate communications and events with land agents and landowners 
  • Participate in and support permitting processes.   
  • Communicate with internal and external subject matter experts to gather information about the prospective development area and advance and de-risk the project.   
  • Represent Nova Clean Energy with landowners, state and local officials, regulators, utilities, RTOs, and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication throughout the project development process with a high level of accuracy and integrity.  


  • Knowledge of three or more of the following is required: real estate and land acquisition for renewable energy projects, discretionary permitting, the interconnection process in one or more RTO, clean energy financial modeling, a technical understanding of wind, solar and/or storage projects, RFP assembly and response and PPA negotiations support, and/or wholesale market/RTO market operations knowledge  
  • Highly collaborative with focus on creating a positive and inclusive team environment  
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Analytical thinker and creative problem solver 
  • Ability to manage multiple internal and external stakeholders across cross-functional team  
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Policy, or equivalent 
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience 


A diverse and inclusive team is critical to innovation. Please get in touch even if you don’t match these qualifications 100%. 

  • Unlimited PTO policy 
  • Encouragement to take PTO with a pre-tax vacation stipend 
  • Above average 401k match 
  • Generous professional development and/or degree program reimbursement policies 
  • 100% paid parental leave for all new parents 
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, dental insurance policies including HSA & FSA accounts 

Nova Clean Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.