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At Calpine, we give you the tools you need to chart your own career path in an engaging, fast-paced environment where you can learn from power industry leaders.

Whether you are a student seeking an internship that offers real-world experience, a recent graduate ready to build a rewarding career or a seasoned professional who wants to expand your horizons, Calpine provides meaningful opportunities and challenges.

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Requisition Number 21-0081
Title Strategic Development Director
City Walnut Creek
State CA
Job Family Strategic Origination
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Relocation Provided No
Location Walnut Creek
Description Do you have a proven track record of developing successful energy projects? Do you have experience leading deal teams and bringing projects from concept to close?

The Strategic Development Director provides market intelligence, serves as a subject matter expert, and leads the team in identifying, developing, implementing and closing structured transactions relating to the purchase and sale of strategic projects in geothermal power generation, carbon capture sequestration, battery storage and other clean energy initiatives.

• Oversee business development activities to identify, develop and close new energy projects opportunities.
• Develop and implements strategies that support the company’s development goals, the organization’s strategy and vision.
• Oversee proposal development, due diligence, and customer and executive-level presentations
• Lead the negotiations for transaction agreements with customers/ counterparties.
• Establish and develop industry relationships to advance market presence and project development.
• Leads the coordination with internal and external resources to achieve land acquisition, permitting, interconnection/transmission, and other project development milestones, with accountability for budget and schedule.
Requirements Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or related field; MBA preferred or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
• A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated success developing new energy projects, complex contract negotiations and bringing deals to close.
• Expert knowledge of the regional project development landscape
• Leadership skills, advanced business acumen and strong negotiation skills required.
• Experienced, innovative professional.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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