Director, Development Services

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 Director, Development Services 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 and services all while working collaboratively with the solar and standalone storage 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. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

About the Position

The Director, Development Services will oversee the technical aspects of utility-scale wind, solar and storage development. This role will support the development of greenfield wind, solar and storage projects from initial feasibility studies, through preliminary design and interconnection, and on to commercial operation. This is a dynamic role in a growing organization with an opportunity to lead and build a best-in-class team

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 leas 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 supporting the development of utility-scale projects.

About Us

IOWN is a renewable energy developer and service provider headquartered in La Jolla, CA. Our focus is to expertly develop and manage utility-scale renewable energy projects (wind, solar PV, and energy storage).

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 strive to be the front-runner in the development, engineering, procurement, finance, construction, sale, and operation of top-tier renewable energy assets. To achieve this, we place a high value on building a cohesive team that values execution. To be in control. To own it.

IOWN won the Best Energy Workplaces Award 2021, based on our proven efforts in providing health and wellness programs, professional development programs, family-friendly policies, flexible work options, diversity, and community engagement.

IOWN 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. For an industry that is one of the least gender-diverse sectors, IOWN is doing its best to close the gender gap, and despite the small size of 21 employees, IOWN represents over six different nationalities amongst its team.


  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in an engineering 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 storage.
  • Experience with translating specific technology parameters into energy or resource production models.
  • Experience with electrical collection system designs and electrical grid interconnections, including single line diagrams, permit applications, compliance with utility standards and electrical codes.
  • Strong cross-cultural relationship building and influencing at all organizational levels.
  • 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.


  • Coordination and management of resource assessment, GIS mapping, preliminary design and layouts, and technology evaluation.
  • Lead or participate in interconnection application submittals and scoping efforts.
  • Participate in technical due diligence of utility-scale renewable energy and storage projects in all stages of the development phase, for acquisition, or sale.
  • Coordination of all federal, state, and local permits and studies.
  • Lead teams responsible for detailed design and layouts of projects, including modeling of energy generation and energy firming (i.e., use of batteries or other storage technologies in various use cases).
  • Support land acquisition and entitlement for assigned projects.
  • Generate energy assessments and participate in developing and updating revenue stacking models.
  • Support technology assessment and market intelligence with respect to various technology solutions to be incorporated in project designs and bids.
  • Participate in bidding, evaluation, and procurement of certain services and contractors (environmental, permitting, engineering, procurement, construction).
  • Assist or lead, as applicable, any contract review, negotiation, and management of contracts.
  • Fully understand financial drivers of all projects assigned.
  • Monitor solar local and federal policy development.
  • Work with other internal and external teams and colleagues in the development, construction, and asset management 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.
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • 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.

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