Development Manager

Location: California preferred

Join the Clean Energy Revolution!

Are you ready to shape the future of sustainable energy? PureSky Energy is uniting communities for a sustainable future, we lead the charge in providing renewable energy solutions that invigorate progress, enhance lives, and leave a legacy of environmental stewardship.

PureSky Energy (“PSE”) is a leading renewable energy company committed to driving the transition to clean and sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in developing, constructing, and operating renewable energy projects across the United States. With a focus on innovation and a dedication to environmental stewardship, we are at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution.

Our core values include each of the following which we live and breathe daily:
Respect | The planet, our communities and each other.
Integrity | Accountability in doing the right thing.
Sustainability | Ethically carving new paths towards a better future.
Energized | The industry and our team have an exciting runway for growth, and we are just getting started

Position Overview:

The Manager of Development, reporting to the Associate Director of Development, will be based in California. Responsible for all aspects of developing the California portfolio of projects. They will manage cross-discipline coordination with Permitting, Environmental, Real Estate, Design, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, etc. and 3rd party consultants in the planning, development, and execution of projects. Additionally, they will play a major role in maintaining key relationships in target markets, including with existing landowner partners.

The ideal candidate will be a senior leader to help guide market development, due diligence, optimization, and development tasks while being a collaborative, collegial, and interactive mentor to junior team members, frame projects for external stakeholders, and guide financial decisions. The individual will be an effective public speaker as well as respectful debater who can quickly synthesize data, manage opposition, solve problems, and frame discussions leading to positive outcomes.

A passionate leader at the intersection of solar energy and project management, you will be an entrepreneur who can bring ideas, innovations, and curiosity to help build our processes as we continue to grow.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the full development process from Land Origination to Construction for the California Portfolio

  • Report on Portfolio Metrics, including key milestones, budgets and risks

  • Oversee interconnection strategy and processes, drive results and problem-solve issues

    Research and Intelligence

  • Review and apply Municipal, County, and State regulations, bylaws, and ordinances

  • Chart project schedules & budgets

  • Create and launch regulatory stakeholder engagement

  • Research & model tax proposals for municipalities

  • Evaluate new strategic growth opportunities for selected markets


  • Manage Municipal, State, and Federal permitting processes

  • Integrate bylaw, and site constraints into project designs

  • Ensure project schedules, budgets, and risk registers are up to date

  • Engage with AHJs; present projects to Town & Planning Boards and guide permit discussions and processes

  • Manage 3rd party contractors and junior staff

    Stakeholder Engagement

  • Negotiate PILOTs, decommissioning requirements, and surety agreements and funds

  • Represent the Company with landowners, attending landowner & community town halls as needed

  • Build long-term, positive, trusting relationships with all stakeholders

    What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, engineering, energy, law or another related discipline

  • Graduate degree in business, finance, engineering, energy, law, or other related discipline preferred

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to deliver complete and quality projects

  • Ability to effectively communicate with engineering, development, and leadership

  • Excellent organizational, critical analysis skills and communication skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of direct experience with permitting, land development, finance, or related field

  • Legal eligibility to live in the US and travel throughout the US
  • Ability to perform site walks on vegetated, rocky, and sloped terrain in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Proven experience and leadership in project management, budgeting, and finance
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in various stages from land control to NTP
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct experience with solar development in the United States
  • Strong negotiating and deal-making skills


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, including generous company provided premium support
  • Paid Vacation Time – 3 weeks to start
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • $100 pre-tax wellness benefit

Equal Opportunity Employer:

At PureSky Energy, we know that fostering an inclusive workplace, which values diversity, inclusion, and belonging is paramount to our success. To fulfill our mission, we need people who come from all backgrounds and walks of life, who bring diverse perspectives with wide-ranging experiences, and who share in our common passion to drive innovation and change the global energy landscape.

PureSky Energy proudly embraces the principles of equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to providing opportunities for all employees and candidates. We ensure that all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental, pregnancy, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status protected by applicable law.

PureSky Energy is committed to making our application and interview process accessible to everyone, and we encourage applications from people with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation at any stage, please contact us at In your application, we welcome you to specify your preferred pronouns (e.g. she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).

Join us in our mission in uniting communities for a sustainable future. We lead the charge in providing renewable energy solutions that invigorate progress, enhance lives, and will leave a legacy of environmental stewardship. Together, we can create a cleaner, brighter future for generations to come.

Applications will be assessed as received and the position filled once a suitable candidate has been identified. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.