Associate Development Manager

Join Enel as an Associate Development Manager in the United States.

Lenexa, Kansas, United States  UTC-06:00 — UTC-05:00   Remote   Full Time   251-500   USD 30–38   2 months ago

Enel is a globally recognized leader in sustainable energy and is consistently named one of Fortune Magazine’s “Companies that are Changing the World.” It is also one of the largest and most trusted energy companies in the world, serving around 70 million customers in more than 30 countries across 5 continents. The Enel Group vision is about Open Power. Open Power means opening energy access to more people; opening the world of energy to new technologies; opening new ways for people to manage energy; opening new uses of energy; and opening more partnerships. These are ambitious goals and we are pursuing them with the passion of more than 65,000 people whose brilliant work is based on our values of Responsibility, Innovation, Trust and Proactivity. At Enel North America, our businesses are leading the energy transition, creating the sustainable energy solutions of the future to help individuals, businesses and communities change energy into lasting value.

The Opportunity

Develop one or more projects under the supervision of Development Managers, Senior Development Managers and/or Regional Directors by coordinating with project teams to develop wind, solar and storage projects in North America. Position based in Lenexa, Kansas, or maybe remote, although travel to various states and projects will be required. A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Studies, Business, Agriculture, GIS or a similar field preferred. Candidates are preferred to have at least 1+ years of experience in the wind or solar industries. If no direct work experience in renewables or energy industry, relevant work experience of 3+ years or a master’s degree is required. A team player with strong interpersonal skills along with real estate, technical and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential; GIS/computer mapping skills a plus.

What You'll Do at Enel North America

  • Management of project strategy plan in conjunction with developers, including project schedule and timeline, critical path activities, a critical issues list, preparing project budget and cash flow projections, supporting and completing requested reporting and tracking needs.
  • Coordination with project subject matter experts, including interconnection process, project design, regulatory and legislative matters and environmental studies.
  • Drafting landowner letters, planning dinners (including doing research for location, materials for meetings, catering, and other event planning/coordination), meetings and other events.
  • Support a public relations plan with input from the project team, completing public outreach, completing online research of potential stakeholder groups within project areas, garnering key stakeholder relationships, and being an active community member to actively represent the project and brand.
  • Support site acquisition efforts of Development Manager including landowner lease agreement and/or purchase option negotiations, management of land agent activities; support title curative activities in coordination with the real estate team.
  • Support the Development Manager and Business Development team in preparing the negotiation of power purchase and asset sale agreements; preparation of materials for bidding of projects into RFP’s or bi-lateral deals, including schedule/timeline creation, assistance in the management of the documentation and due diligence processes (including managing documents, uploading files, maintaining trackers, etc.), and compiling data from the team.
  • Support the Development Manager and Business Development team in the sale of projects/project assets by creating data rooms of materials, managing the compiling of information in the data room, tracking deliverables and ensuring data compliance, providing deliverable status reports to team/counterparties, coordinating between subject matter experts, coordinate response of counterparty due diligence/questions, etc.
  • Support the Development Manager and Business Development team in the acquisition of projects/project assets by downloading and archiving data room details, compiling question lists from subject matter experts, coordinating response from the counterparty to team members, support the preparation of memos/summary documents/slides on the status of the assets for management review, etc.
  • Work with the project team during state and/or local permitting processes, including application preparation, research, review of contractor reports, assisting in overall permitting strategy, and occasionally representing the company during the permitting process, etc.
  • Update: Strategy PowerPoints, Project Milestone Timelines, MS Project Budget/Task Lists, Region Critical Issues Organization, MS Project Schedule, Project management Report for priority projects.

Who You Are

  • 1+ years of experience in the renewable energy industry preferred
  • Knowledge of environmental and site permitting processes preferred
  • Experience in greenfield renewable energy development and renewable energy contract/lease agreement negotiations preferred
  • Experience in public outreach and community engagement preferred
  • Must demonstrate good judgement in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Work on all aspects of renewable energy project development from conceptualization through feasibility analysis, organization, design and construction
  • Demonstrate an ability and willingness to grow within the team to advance to a Development Manager or other role
  • Be able to easily converse with individuals from different backgrounds, including agricultural backgrounds, to build rapport with stakeholders (e.g. landowners, public officials and community members) and accurately convey details and benefits of the project
  • The ideal candidate would have a customer-oriented mindset, exceptional communication skills, impressive attention to detail, strong work ethic, leadership capabilities, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

What You've Accomplished

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree or higher required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Project, Excel, Word, Power-Point, etc. required
  • Project management experience preferred
  • A valid driver’s license operable in all 50 states
  • Must be willing to travel domestically 50% of the time or more
  • If no direct work experience in renewables or energy industry, relevant work experience of 3+ years or a master’s degree is required.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Enel North America is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information. We will not discriminate, in any employment decision, against any individual or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veterans/national guard/military reserve status. This shall be done in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws in every location in which Enel North America has facilities. Enel North America maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law. Accessibility – If you require accessibility assistance applying for open positions please contact

What Enel North America Offers You

The hiring range for this position is $30.93 per hour to $38.75 per hour. For remote positions, this is based on a national average base pay for this role. For positions in California this range will be specific to the location in California. The actual range may vary based on the geographic location of the chosen candidate. For all positions, the base pay actually offered will take into account various factors, including internal equity and job-related knowledge, skills and experience. At Enel, base pay is one part of your total compensation package. Please see below for additional information on Enel North America rewards.

  • Enel North America offers its regular full-time employees affordable, quality healthcare for you and your family, life insurance and disability benefits to provide security, and retirement benefits to help you plan for your financial future. In addition, we offer an array of other benefits such as flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement and professional development allowance.
  • Benefits are effective as of day one!
  • Some additional perks to working with Enel North America include:
    • 401k with match fully vested as of day one. Enel-NA matches 100% of the first 4% that you contribute up to set IRS limits.
    • Generous PTO that supports work/life balance including: 4 weeks annually of vacation as well as personal days, volunteer days, your birthday off, paid holidays, and sick time. Proration may apply during first year of employment.
    • Paid leave programs
    • The opportunity to grow and develop your career with the support and mentorship of senior leaders.
    • The opportunity to work for one of the world’s most recognizable and respected brands in the energy industry that believes by working together we can create a new energy era in which the world can become more sustainable.
  • An employee’s eligibility for these benefits shall be subject to the governing documents for such plans and programs and/or company policy. The benefits described above may be modified or eliminated with or without notice in accordance with the governing documents and applicable law.

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About the role

May 13, 2024

Full Time


Aug 23, 2024


USD 30–38


Lenexa, Kansas, United States

Junior (0-1 years of experience)

UTC-06:00 — UTC-05:00

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