Full-timeMid-Senior level

Beverly, MA (On-site)

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Manager, Project Development

About Us

Highland Electric Fleets is the market leader in vehicle electrification-as-a-service, focusing on school, municipal, and other government agency fleets. We’ve done the most, and largest, deals in our space and we are growing rapidly. Our full-service offering reduces the cost and complexity of electrification, making it easy and affordable to transition from diesel to electric, today, and accelerating a key element of the clean energy transition.

Our mission is to eliminate the barriers to better student health and cleaner air. We aim to mitigate risk for our customers, increase EVSB market penetration, and deliver positive impacts across a broad spectrum of stakeholders: students, communities, school districts, fleet operators, manufacturers, and utilities.

Manager, Project Development

Location: Hybrid - Beverly, MA

Employment: Full Time

Compensation: Salary plus bonus

Description

The Manager of Project Development will play a key role in developing and deploying Highland’s customer projects and growing the Project Development team. This role will be responsible for a team of analysts and owning the overall success of each project’s development – adeptly managing project cost, quality, and timeline and proactively problem solving any potential disruptions. This role will report directly to Highland’s Director of Fleet Operations and will work closely with internal teams across Commercial, Legal, Supply Chain, and Fleet Operations and external contractors and consultants to build Highland’s projects.

Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of a project’s electric vehicle infrastructure development and deployment – bringing a customer’s project from awarded concept to fully commissioned site

  • Be fully accountable to project success and manage its budget, quality, and schedule

  • Manage internal resources and third-party contractors and consultants to deploy equipment, design infrastructure, manage the utility interconnection process, and fully commission sites

  • Lead a team of project development analysts to build multiple project sites simultaneously, balancing multiple competing demands to keep all projects on track and within budget

  • Proactively and creatively solve potential issues that could derail projects, including permitting, utility submissions, equipment procurement, and customer operational challenges during construction

  • Manage project budgets, update forecasts, and develop strategies for cost containment

  • Develop and utilize new technologies, systems, and processes to standardize and optimize all aspects of project development

  • Work cross-functionally with Legal and Commercial teams to develop sites to maximize flexibility and overall project value

  • Collaborate with the rest of Fleet Operations team to prepare for commercial operations, including scheduling training, facilitating vehicle registration, and preparing for vehicle deliveries

Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 4+ years’ experience in construction or engineering project development or management, including experience managing complex projects, in any of the following: renewable energy development, vehicle electrification, EV charging infrastructure, power grids, transportation and logistics

  • 2+ years’ management experience leading teams and developing junior staff

  • Demonstrated experience in project management, with organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail

  • Familiarity with large project management tools, software, contracting structures and projects

  • Self-motivated: proactively assume responsibilities, with ability to operate effectively with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Ability to collaborate across company departments as well as external customers and partners

  • Prior experience with permitting, utilities, regulatory processes, engineering and design drawings, and the preparation and completion of cost estimates and bid documents is a plus

Benefits

  • A competitive base salary
  • Performance-based bonus program with a leading, high-growth entrepreneurial company
  • Stock compensation
  • 100% paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401(k) and 401(k) match
  • Generous vacation, sick time, and holiday time off

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Highland Electric Fleets provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Highland Electric Fleets complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.