Project Development Manager - Anaerobic Digestion

We are seeking a highly motivated, action-oriented Project Development Manager to drive the development of sites for commercial and industrial scale anaerobic digestion projects.

The candidate must have experience with power and/or energy project development. They will be responsible for developing greenfield project development sites from project inception phase through project 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 for meetings/presentations

  • Initially, the position will support various projects in development nationally; over time, the position will become more regionally focused as the company grows


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 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

  • Knowledge around the qualifications and certification of the EPA Renewable Fuel Standard (RIN) and CARB (LCFS) programs