Project Development Director / Manager – Plastics to Fuel Conversion

We are seeking a highly motivated, action-oriented Project Development Director / Manager to drive the development of sites for commercial and industrial scale plastic to fuel conversion projects.

Brightmark Energy has an aggressive plan to deploy our proprietary plastic to fuels process across the USA. This role will be critical to our growth and success.

The candidate must have experience with power and/or energy project development. They will be responsible for implementing the development strategy by originating new sites, proposing and structuring plastic residual conversion projects and seeing them developed through operation. Candidates must show a track record of developing successful sites, including, but not limited to, conducting early stage market identification and site due diligence, contracting land through sale or lease, operation of pro-forma models and working with communities on permitting and incentives to gain site approval.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead through all aspects of a complex project development process by effectively managing property purchase or lease negotiation, permitting, community approval and internal championing of each project

  • Develop tactical execution plans for project development

  • Site identification and due diligence using GIS or other mapping and database tools

  • Collaborate with colleague departments including Project Finance, Legal, Construction Services and O&M in support of development process and success

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while actively contributing to financial modeling

  • Direct outside consultant activities retained in support of development opportunities

  • Approximately 50 - 70% travel to potential project locations across USA for meetings/presentations

  • Must reside or be willing to relocate to SF Bay Area. Brightmark Energy headquarters are in San Francisco, CA.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant or applicable field

  • 5-10 years experience in the power generation or energy industry including, but not limited to, waste to energy, combined heat and power, biogas, renewables with an emphasis on project development experience and/or infrastructure development in the power generation and/or fuels sector

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A proven track record of developing successful biogas, waste to energy or other clean energy or power projects

  • Strong leadership and strategic skills with an ability to balance and prioritize competing interests

  • Demonstrated ability to develop new business relationships quickly and to negotiate and close business opportunities

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic entrepreneurial environment

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and interface effectively with cross-functional employee groups of all levels and competencies

  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter with a burning desire to learn and win

  • Effective at creating, summarizing, and presenting information logically for executive decision making

  • Results-oriented with the ability to work independently in an entrepreneurial environment

  • The focus, commitment and dedication to help Brightmark Energy achieve its primary strategic goal of being a billion-dollar enterprise in five years 

  • Ability to perform and interpret financial analysis and provide appropriate data and information

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills

  • Knowledge of finance and business concepts

  • Fluency in CRM tools, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word


  • MBA or other relevant advanced degree strongly preferred

  • Energetic and aggressive in pursuing opportunities

  • Strong desire to advance the adoption of sustainable projects in the global energy mix

  • Experience introducing new product and service offerings, and developing corresponding value propositions

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