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Associate Project Developer

Golden State Renewable Energy
April 5, 2023
Remote or Half Moon Bay, California
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Golden State Renewable Energy (GSR-E) is a California based pure-play battery energy storage and solar PV project development company focused on behind the meter and strategically located front of the meter projects. The company was founded on the principle that solar PV, battery storage and EV charging infrastructure interconnected at the distribution-level provides the most benefits to community stakeholders and electricity providers. GSR-E utilizes Tier 1 battery/solar PV supply and partners only with engineering & construction firms and financial entities with a demonstrated track record of success.


GSR Energy is seeking an enthusiastic interdisciplinary Associate Project Developer to join our team in the design and development of an agrivoltaic community solar project model. The Associate Project Developer will work closely with our community solar team to help plan, design and implement community solar projects that bring affordable, clean energy to underserved communities. The Associate Project Developer will utilize GIS mapping tools, and other GSR-E resources to develop innovative agrivoltaic system that integrates 3-5MW of solar energy production with sustainable agriculture practices. The Associate Project Developer will assist with project, including host site relationship management, permitting, electrical interconnection, construction and commissioning.


Summary: Support and facilitate the overall development process on behalf of GSR-E, including but not limited to relationship management with site hosts/landowners, completion of interconnection processes, permitting process through approval, prelim engineering and support for construction and project financing.

  • Conduct analysis to evaluate the feasibility of agrivoltaic systems in various locations in California, including the San Joaquin Valley
  • Help develop educational materials and resources for farmers and landowners interested in implementing agrivoltaic or community solar systems.
  • Support project development for individual projects, including: budgeting and finances, project timing and planning, risks assessment and management, legal balance and exposure of the projects.
  • Help manage environmental consultants and engineering & construction vendors to develop and finalize construction scope of work and drawings. Monitoring day-to-day progress on each site.
  • Participate in meetings and discussions with farmers, landowners, and other stakeholders.
  • Support internal approvals for project execution, including drafting or facilitating investment memos and projections.
  • Other job related duties as assigned by GSR-E management team


  • Passion for sustainable agriculture, climate action, renewable energy, social and environmental justice issues. 
  • Working knowledge of renewable energy concepts and practices
  • Strong research, analytical, and writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with software and design tools
  • Candidate should be able to successfully operate in a fun, innovative, hard working and unapologetically candid work environment.


Reports to: Project Development Lead

Working Conditions: 70% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Project or Primavera), telephones and general office equipment. Occasional travel as needed to perform job responsibilities.

Hire Type: Full---time, with 90 day trial period to ensure mutual fit.

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