• Solar Project Development Manager with tax equity financing - Solar and Emerging Renewables

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Posted Date 6 days ago(8/14/2019 8:30 AM)
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    # of Openings
    Business Development
  • Overview

    Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

    Our foundation and culture are based upon our values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

    It all starts with our extraordinary people and collaborative teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" over 40 times since 2002…

    What are you waiting for?

    The Big Picture:

    Do you have the passion for being part of a creative, forward thinking organization estimating some of the highest profile, diverse projects in the industry, while utilizing the most efficient and up to date technology? Mortenson’s diverse portfolio of work and career paths will offer you opportunities to expand your expertise in the construction industry. At Mortenson you can be part of a team where people are our greatest asset.

    Mortenson is currently seeking a Project Development Manager with strong tax equity financing background for our Solar and Emerging Renewables Group who is responsible for partnering with business unit market leaders in developing and supporting project finance related positioning strategies with existing and potential customers to win project work.  Maintains a diverse knowledge of the solar market with experience in project related due diligence, underwriting and complex financial modeling, including the preparation of cash flow projections, analysis of potential investments.


    As a Project Development Manager with a tax equity finance background you will:

    • Underwrite and perform financial analysis for renewable energy investment decisions
    • Assist in analysis of potential investments and preparation of investment committee memos used to evaluate opportunities
    • Develop opinions on the Target Markets by curating research on supply/demand fundamentals and maintaining competitive set analysis for each targeted asset type/submarket
    • Build and maintain comparable sales database related to target markets
    • Support the overall due diligence, transaction and closing process, including legal and asset management
    • Evaluate capitalization and financing strategies
    • Assist in other projects and requests, as required, including but not limited to business development functions
    • Effectively work and build relationships with those of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels internal and external to Mortenson, including other Mortenson operating groups


    We'd Love to Hear from People With:

    • Familiarity with renewable energy project development, finance and execution
    • Strong and extremely proficient background in tax equity
    • Advanced analytical skills, including the proven ability to perform financial modeling using Excel
    • Strong underwriting ability, including deep understanding of renewable energy asset valuation
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to apply analytical skills with attention to detail
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and team orientation
    • Highly motivated individual and proven interest in renewable energy development and finance
    • Ability to handle multiple deadlines
    • Analytically oriented
    • Comfortable managing varying degrees of ambiguity
    • Active listening skills and effective communication including an openness to diverse input and feedback


    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or Finance preferred
    • Minimum three years of experience in renewable energy development and tax equity strongly preferred


    Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.



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