Development Associate, Southwest Region

Position Details

  • Role Type


  • Location

    Phoenix or Immediate Surrounding Area

  • Travel

    30% Travel Required

Build leading energy solutions with BrightNight.

BrightNight delivers innovative, cost-efficient renewable power systems to high-growth energy markets worldwide. Our industry-leading experts design hybrid, dispatchable, renewable power solutions specifically tailored to customer needs. We implement the most current, cutting-edge technologies the carbon-alternative power sector has to offer—at the highest value and lowest cost.

Our team’s expertise, knowledge, and strong financial partnerships have established BrightNight as an emerging leader in the renewable power industry. The demand for our services and solutions requires team players who thrive in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial work environment, are creative problem solvers, and seek personal and professional growth by working closely with industry leaders. We want the best minds in renewable energy to join our team, and we have an immediate need for a Development Associate, Southwest Region.

Your impact at BrightNight

As a Development Associate, you will support BrightNight hybrid (solar/wind and storage) renewable project development opportunities in Arizona, Utah, and other parts of the Southwestern U.S. With internal resources and on-location inspections, you will research and evaluate potential sites to compile project feasibility and risk reviews that will determine project scope, timeline, and budget. You will assist in all phases of development for assigned projects, from origination to construction hand-off, while growing your project development skills and knowledge-base through close collaboration with the development team.


Supporting management responsibilities

  • Research leads on incoming PV and PV+S greenfield development opportunities
  • Assist the internal origination team to identify both utility and C&I power off-takers, then respond to RFPs; structure power products in support of RFPs and direct sales
  • Travel within Southwestern U.S. to evaluate potential project sites, perform feasibility reviews, and assess development risks
  • Support relationships with appropriate government, regulatory, commercial, industrial, and utility officials to understand project approval process, electric rates and regulations, and incentives structures
  • Represent BrightNight before permitting agencies, in pre-application meetings, and in public land hearings, as needed
  • Consult engineering and supply chain resources to evaluate new technologies and engineering services companies

Critical project development tasks

  • Work with landowners to acquire site control
  • Track and identify any changes to federal and state regulatory environments
  • Establish corresponding interconnection queue positions
  • Help coordinate the electric interconnection process with internal interconnection team
  • Assist with project permitting and entitlement processes using available internal and external resources
  • Secure necessary roadway and transmission gen-tie easements and access rights
  • Support the production of project budgets, schedules, risk assessments and stage gate approvals
  • Support the acquisition of internal approvals and funding through each phase of projects
  • Support the negotiation of equipment supply and construction agreements, as needed
  • Aid in project hand-off to internal construction and operations team for fully permitted and designed projects

Required qualifications & skills

  • Minimum 1-2 years involvement in utility-scale power generation project development, with an understanding of internal and external development processes from origination through financial close
  • Familiarity with energy, capacity, ancillary service, and utility markets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Battery-storage knowledge is preferred, but not required

We’re paving the way for global decarbonization. Let’s work together.

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