Senior Director, Wind 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 Senior Director, Wind 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 wind 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.

About the Position

As the Senior Director, Wind 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 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 35 employees, IOWN represents over six different nationalities amongst its team.


  • 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.
  • At least 2 years in utility-scale wind, including development, origination, permitting, interconnection, engineering, procurement, construction, due diligence and/or financial analysis.
  • 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 utility-scale wind and renewable hybrid development tasks.
  • Site acquisition, permitting, environmental permitting, engineering, interconnection studies, procurement, and construction planning.
  • Lead or participate in technical and commercial due diligence of utility-scale wind projects in all stages of the development phase, for acquisition, or sale.
  • Participate in technical and commercial due diligence of hybrid renewable energy projects in all stages of the development phase, for acquisition, or sale.
  • Coordination of all federal, state, and local permits and studies.
  • As projects advance in the development process, duties include working with other internal and external staff regarding off-take of power, project financial modeling, arrangements for finance, and construction and operations.
  • Assist or lead teams responsible for detailed design and layouts of utility-scale wind projects.
  • Support land acquisition and entitlement for assigned projects.
  • Support technology assessment and market intelligence with respect to energy solutions to be incorporated in project designs and bids, inclusive of full understanding of project build and costs as well as operational costs.
  • Fully understand financial drivers of all projects assigned

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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