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Development Manager – National

Posted 01/12/2023

about solarstone

SolarStone Development, LLC (“SolarStone”), is a solar project developer formed by industry executives in 2013. A strong track record in developing distributed generation projects, including community solar and utility-scale projects in various markets in the US. SolarStone seeks to hire a new team member to help build and grow the business throughout the US.

your role

As a key part of the development team, you will have responsibility for:

  • Solar project development in one or two new markets in the US, from landowner engagement to execute long-term lease agreements and contract negotiations through stewarding projects to operational close.
  • Leading land acquisition efforts directly with landowners. Travel monthly is required
  • Working with the whole SolarStone team, you will formulate and implement market-based strategic plans and project-specific development plans.
  • Working with the SolarStone team to secure local planning and zoning permits, grid interconnection agreements, and long-term off-take agreements.
  • Managing internal and external resources, including engineering, technical, commercial, and legal support, to deliver projects on-time and within budget.

your profile

As a key part of the development team, you will have responsibility for:

  • Industry experience; business development, land acquisition, or developing infrastructure projects.
  • Industry experience in renewables or conventional power generation is preferred, but not essential.
  • Successful track record with project stakeholders, including landowners, project contractors, external consultants, and development partners.
  • Aptitude for project management and leadership.
  • Self-motivated with a keen interest in the renewable energy sector.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Degree related to business, planning, engineering, or a science-based subject. Advanced degree preferred
  • Proficient computer skills (e.g., MS Office, G Suite, Adobe, Google Earth, and Zoom)


Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, bonus, paid time off, etc.

additional information / compensation

This role will report to the Development Officer of SolarStone. While SolarStone is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, you could be based in anywhere in the US, with proximity to a major airport. Travel is required to engage local stakeholders and you should possess a valid driver’s license and proper insurance. SolarStone offers an attractive compensation package including base salary, progress success incentives, and profit-sharing.

This is a tremendous opportunity for someone with development and management experience who has entrepreneurial skills and is ambitious for a role in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. We look forward to hearing from you.