Associate Director, Project Development

Leafs in the sun



La Jolla, CA



We invest in people with the shared ambition to create a green and sustainable future for generations to come. At IOWN we are up for big challenges and finding innovative solutions for the green energy future. Interested? Join our team!

Job description

IOWN Renewable Energy, Inc. is seeking a Associate Director, Project Development to join our team. This is an opportunity to support the growth of IOWN and IOWN clients by utilizing your development and project management experience. This would be a fantastic opportunity to step into a smaller, innovative and nimble team putting to use your passion for leadership and utility-scale project development in standalone storage all while working collaboratively with the solar and wind teams in North America.

The candidate will work for a rapidly growing renewable energy company headquartered in San Diego which seeks an innovative, focused, and motivated leader to start a team of professionals doing commercial modeling of projects and deal structures.

Remote candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who live in or can relocate to San Diego area, CA.

Seniority level will be based on candidate experience.

About the Position

As the Associate Director, Project Development, you will manage existing projects and contribute to expanding the portfolio of projects while growing and developing a team to support these efforts. You will understand and proactively challenge construction and operational input and assumptions.

You are driven to get things done, thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a positive response to pressure, constantly collaborating with internal and external parties. You will collaborate with all team leads within the organization.

You take initiative to conduct market intelligence and research when moving into new markets and areas in the US and support innovative and creative ways of developing utility-scale projects.

About Us

IOWN Renewable Energy Inc. is a renewable energy developer and service provider headquartered in La Jolla, CA. Our focus is strongly targeted toward expertly developing utility-scale renewable energy projects (Wind, Solar PV and Energy Storage) in all stages of the development life cycle. We strive to be the front-runner in the development, engineering, procurement, finance, construction, and selling of top-tier renewable energy assets, and to achieve this, we place high value on building a cohesive team that is aligned with supporting our company goals.

IOWN has been operating in Europe since 2012 and with the strong determination stemming from the Scandinavian work ethic and mentality, IOWN entered the U.S. energy market in 2014.

We take great care in our consideration of every new hire, as each member of the team is an integral part in contributing to our success, and our company goal of being known for having highly skilled and professional employees. Our headquarter is located in the sunny beach town of Bird Rock, La Jolla, California one block from the ocean, and surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants and local merchants.


  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in a business or technical discipline or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • At least 3-5 years utility-scale renewable energy industry development experience with 2 years in utility-scale solar and 2 years in standalone storage.
  • Experience with CAISO, MISO, ERCOT markets is strongly preferred.
  • Keen understanding of supply and demand, policy/regulation, markets, and financial metrics that drive successful project development.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative and accountability.
  • Ownership of workflows to meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong cross-cultural relationship building and influencing at all organizational levels.
  • Flexible and cooperative with a well-developed team spirit.


  • Coordinate and manage day-to-day development tasks and services required to advance project from origination to ready-for-construction, including but not limited to site acquisition, permitting, and interconnection.
  • Develop, track, and manage overall project schedule and budget during the development phase.
  • Work collaboratively with subject matter experts and functional leads (including third parties) to coordinate project needs related to resource assessment, engineering, procurement, construction, financing, and power marketing.
  • Participate in creation of energy assessments and revenue stacking models by providing required project development inputs and assumptions.
  • Support land acquisition and entitlement for assigned projects.
  • Understand key financial drivers of projects.

Why you should apply

  • Competitive compensation.
  • PTO and paid holidays, comprehensive medical/health plans, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, and flexible spending arrangements.
  • Company reimbursed cell phone, fitness and wellness reimbursement.
  • Company Performance Communication Plan, including 90-day review (one-time for new hires), 1:1 Meetings, Semi-Annual Review, Annual Review.
  • Ongoing training and use of development tools to support your personal and professional growth.
  • A vision-driven, energetic, and fast-paced environment.
  • Team atmosphere of diverse professionals with the common goal of developing clean energy assets.
  • Freedom to take charge of your own assignments.
  • Opportunity to build a team.
  • Family-friendly policies.

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