Project Development Manager

Project Development Manager

Location: Houston, TX

Third Pillar Solar is seeking a Project Development Manager to join our growing team and manage the development of Third Pillar Solar’s Distributed Generation (DG) projects in the U.S.  This role reports to the CEO and is part of Third Pillar’s Development group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify new greenfield Floating PV (FPV) Distributed Generation (DG) project opportunities
  • Establish and maintain relationships with landowners, off-takers, and community members
  • Advance the development of assigned projects to construction ready status
  • Manage internal and external resources to achieve site control, permitting, interconnection, and financing, with accountability for budget and schedule
  • Collaborate with Technical and Finance leads to design floating solar solutions that maximize returns given commercial strategy/use cases, performance requirements, and site constraints
  • Create and maintain project maps, databases and tracking tools for assigned projects
  • Perform regional market and competitive analysis as requested
  • Support commercial and power marketing efforts for assigned projects
  • Support due diligence on project acquisition opportunities as requested


  • Keen, demonstrated interest in the renewable energy – water nexus
  • Ability to work in a project-driven environment with tight deadlines and concurrent deliverables
  • Ability to effectively manage contractors and consultants to achieve deadlines on budget
  • Ability to travel 50% to project sites as required

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree a plus
  • Experience evaluating DG programs and regulatory environments in states/markets across the US to inform FPV DG development strategies
  • Demonstrated 3-5 years success developing renewable energy projects, with a minimum of one year of DG energy project development experience

About Third Pillar Solar

Third Pillar Solar is a renewable energy developer founded in 2021 focused on developing high quality floating solar projects across North America. Our experienced team comes from diverse backgrounds within the clean energy space and is led by development and technical veterans in the industry.  Third Pillar Solar is backed by Quantum Energy Partners, a leading provider of private equity capital to the global energy industry, having managed more than $18 billion in equity commitments since its inception.

Job Category: Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Houston TX

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