Solar Development Analyst

Company Overview

Community Energy has been a pioneer in renewable energy generation for 22 years, developing and financing 2.7 GW of renewable energy projects across the United States, including 2 GW of solar, and delivering the first solar and wind projects at scale in 12 states. Community Energy is a pure play developer with a 55+ person team that anticipates, originates, and develops competitively advantaged solar plus storage projects throughout the country. Community Energy has a large and diverse project pipeline in support of its mission to accelerate the transition to a 24/7 carbon-free grid. Community Energy has offices near Philadelphia, PA and in Boulder, CO. For more information, please visit

We are looking to add a Solar Development Analyst in a dynamic role that is both deeply analytical and will engage in real-world project development of community scale solar and storage projects, as well as cutting-edge demonstration projects that can advance our industry.  The position will be based in our Radnor, PA office.  Remote work may be considered.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support the development community and distributed scale solar (and solar + storage) projects across the U.S.
  • Take the lead in all aspects of development including but not limited to; site identification and suitability analysis, land acquisition and negotiation, site optimization and design support, grid interconnection, permitting, community engagement, sale of electricity, and all aspects of making a project successful.
  • Support and lead analysis of market and project opportunities/strategies throughout the U.S.

What You’ll Bring to the Team:

  • Experience with solar energy, utility infrastructure, or energy related consulting.
  • Superior research, analytical and quantitative abilities.
  • Strategic and puzzle solving mindset with the ability to see the big picture.
  • Ability to engage on the phone and in person with key external project stakeholders (landowners, permitting staff, utility staff, etc).
  • Demonstrated interest in and experience with energy and innovation.
  • Self-directed with the ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bonus points if you have these skills; GIS experience – e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth (big plus), MS Excel (experience with macros), Electrical Engineering and/or Interconnection Experience, Experience with land acquisition, experience with project zoning / permitting (a plus, not a required).

Community Energy Core Values:

  • Relationships are Paramount: Community Energy is seeking someone whose natural instinct is to intimately in the most personable, honest, compassionate, direct way possible, manage to the individual relationship.
  • Sense of Urgency: To us, sense of urgency means having a strong bias for action, as well as agility.
  • Wearing it Deeply: A common phrase that we use is, “think like an owner.” In a literal sense, this means making investment decisions as though it were your own money and wearing the weight of decisions within your sphere of accountability as opposed to passing the buck to someone else.
  • Greater Good: We are seeking a team player who does not make decisions based on ego and who focuses on the right thing to do for the company and the mission.
  • Persist and Solve: Our success has stemmed from people who embody a can-do attitude that is married with a dedication to forging solutions. Our belief is that to succeed as a project developer, our employees must be persistent, resourceful, creative problem solvers who are laser focused on the most important priorities.

Additionally, we seek candidates who are flexible, enthusiastic, energetic, able to prioritize efficiently, take responsibility and initiative, have demonstrated career focus and a passion for excellence, and who are looking to be part of a rapidly growing, hard-working, good-humored team of individuals.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and abilities. Our selection ultimately depends on finding the right person to join the team. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, references, and verification of legal right to work in the U.S. Community Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified candidates should submit resumes to
Email subject should read “Solar Development Analyst”.

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