Pattern Energy Group

Business Development Manager

Job Locations US-TX-Houston | US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 3 months ago(6/29/2021 5:56 PM)
# of Openings
Business Development
Job ID


Company Overview

Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America. The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.


Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.



The Manager, Business Development will lead renewable energy project development with responsibility for project origination; project management including budget, schedule, achievement of development milestones; and relationship management. The Manager will also potentially support project acquisitions, partnerships, and refinement of business strategy. Day to day responsibilities include leading defined regional project development activities, leveraging existing Pattern resources for project advancement, and making project/portfolio investment recommendations (in accordance with Pattern Energy transaction processes, including drafting internal approvals, etc.).


  • Manage development of renewable energy projects, including coordination with internal stakeholders and management of external consultants. These responsibilities include internal coordination on design, economic analysis, permitting, site control, transmission/interconnection etc
  • Source new development opportunities in the US market. Provide appropriate leadership for development risk analysis, transmission screening, economic analysis etc.
  • Manage relationships with key external stakeholders and partners including utilities, landowners, community stakeholders, etc.
  • Provide support and participate in origination activities associated with projects, in coordination with the Power Marketing team, including responding to RFPs, quarterbacking financial model inputs, preparing for in-person discussions with offtakers/partners, etc
  • Support in project acquisition tasks for Pattern’s North America business pipeline, including development of target acquisition list, offer preparation, commercial negotiations, securing internal approvals, leading diligence
  • Support 3rd party project financing working closely with Pattern finance team when projects are ready to proceed to that stage
  • Prepare management presentations and internal reports on new business opportunities and provide support for investments to senior management and board of directors
  • Create and maintain project budgets, schedules, and development plans for each project for which you have responsibility
  • Prepare internal reports on current project opportunities and risks, value proposition, upcoming milestones, recommended investments, etc
  • Coordinate with Finance Dept. to provide inputs to, and confirm the financial pro forma for each project under your purview

Key Accountabilities

  • Achievement of annual milestones for building North American business development
    • Pipeline MWs
    • Achievement of Development Milestones
    • Projects reaching notice to proceed on construction


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences

Required Work Experience

  • 5-7 years of experience in the electric power industry, with preference for direct experience in solar and wind power
  • Experience in project development, power marketing, project finance and M&A
  • Strong network of industry contacts from which to generate investment or development opportunities
  • Proven track record of success

Additional Requirements

  • Looking for entrepreneurs
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent leadership, communication, organizational, and negotiation skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams of internal and external resources
  • Ability to work with uncertainty
  • Creative problem solver
  • Experience in financial modelling or analysis
  • Knowledge of wholesale energy markets and the renewable energy market
  • Experience in all critical areas of development – technology, construction, financing, environmental permitting, real estate, electric transmission, regulatory issues, and supply and off-take arrangements
  • Willingness to travel as required
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to initiate, structure, negotiate and close complex deal oriented contracts, including managing and appropriately interacting with both internal and counterparty deal and legal teams.

Pattern Energy Group is an equal opportunity employer.


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