FirstLight Power (“FirstLight”), the largest clean energy provider in ISO New England today, is seeking a Manager of Project Development to support the company’s next phase of growth by leading the origination, management, and delivery of clean energy development projects. The company is focused on finding candidates with experience, passion and energy to be a driving force in FirstLight’s evolution from large clean power IPP to a company that will design, create and deliver integrated solutions to meet the clean energy needs of tomorrow.
FirstLight seeks a Manager of Project Development to lead its efforts to grow its development pipeline of solar, storage and other clean energy projects, including managing partnerships with third-party developers. Primary targeted technologies will be solar PV and lithium-ion storage, but the role will be encouraged to bring imagination and out-of-the-box ideas to the FirstLight management team.
The ideal candidate will have a broad range of skills that enables them to thrive executing financial, technical, and policy-related deliverables. The position caters to one who seeks to make a difference in fighting against climate change by delivering market-based clean energy solutions directly to local energy users.
The Manager of Project Development will report to the Head of Corporate Strategy and will work across FirstLight’s business units, integrating with the Operations and Commercial teams, among others, to deliver mature projects to operation. The Manager of Project Development will join a highly motivated and collaborative team at a moment of transition for the company, as we aim to decarbonize the regional electric grid as fast as possible.
Core responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
FirstLight is seeking candidates with 5 years or greater experience in the clean energy sector, with 2 years or more experience focused specifically on solar PV and/or lithium-ion storage development. Additional desired skills and experience include:
FirstLight is a leading clean power producer and energy storage company with a portfolio that includes nearly 1.4GW of pumped-hydro storage (including Northfield Mountain, the largest energy storage facility in New England), battery storage, hydroelectric generation, and solar generation—the largest clean energy generation portfolio operating in New England today. We have ~140 employees based in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and the corporate headquarters are in Burlington, MA.
Our mission and vision is to accelerate the decarbonization of the electric grid by owning, operating, and integrating large-scale renewable energy and storage assets to meet the region’s growing clean energy needs and to deliver an electric system that is clean, reliable, affordable, and equitable.
Building upon our industry-leading experience in operating large-scale renewable energy and storage assets, and top-tier sponsors at one of the largest Canadian pension funds that is leading in corporate ESG and inclusive growth, FirstLight’s vision and commitment to leading the energy industry transformation makes us uniquely positioned to navigate rapidly evolving market conditions and grow our portfolio in New England and other US markets in the years ahead.
FirstLight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, FirstLight complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
In addition, FirstLight values the following characteristics and behaviors in our team members:
FirstLight provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, we make our hiring and employment decisions on the basis of merit. Except as otherwise provided by law, employment practices will not be affected by an applicant’s or an employee’s race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, criminal record, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.In addition to federal law requirements, FirstLight complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Why Work for FirstLight?
We consider our employees to be FirstLight’s most valuable resource and we strive to provide a challenging, collegial, and rewarding workplace. FirstLight embraces a company-wide commitment to recruit, develop and retain a dedicated, diverse, and engaged workforce that is motivated to be ever better both professionally and personally.
Joining the FirstLight team is an opportunity to experience a unique and exciting culture. Some of our benefits include:
And so much more!