Manager, Development

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Work Type: Full Time

Role: Manager, Development

Location: In-Office - Minneapolis




We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented leader for a Manager, Development role. At Spearmint, developers are responsible for executing the company's strategy and advancing projects and/or portfolios of projects in battery energy storage, solar, and wind. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership and project management skills while having development experience in ERCOT, MISO, PJM, SPP, or CAISO.

This individual contributor role will report to the Sr. Director of Development as part of Spearmint’s development business unit.


  • Manage and advance the project development lifecycle from site identification to financial close for multiple energy storage and, potentially, solar, and wind projects.
  • Control project schedules, identifying and effectively navigate risks, maintain budgets.
  • Collaborate with legal counsel and senior members of the development team to draft and review project contract documents and agreements.
  • Represent the company in meetings with regulators, stakeholders, and landowner groups within rural, suburban, and urban communities.
  • Conduct high-level environmental and permitting site diligence, select and manage consulting teams for detailed project review and the full permitting process. Oversee the transmission/interconnection process including the selection and management of interconnection consultants.
  • Identify business opportunities, form relationships with key utilities and other potential counterparties, and work with the finance team to assess the viability of project opportunities.
  • Develop and execute community engagement activities consistent with the company’s brand objectives, work with internal and external engineering and construction teams to prepare cost estimates, identify constraints, and ensure safety requirements are met, and stay current with professional and industry best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies in health, safety, security, equity, ethics, and governance.


  • Possess skills in managing core responsibilities of project development independently or with limited oversight, including managing client interactions and delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Strong understanding of the development cycle of battery storage, solar and/or wind projects.
  • Strong ability to independently own and prioritize workload while remaining flexible.
  • Effective oral and written communicator.
  • General or advanced knowledge of real estate, permitting, and interconnection requirements.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Business/Management, Finance, Engineering, Natural Resources, or other relevant field, 3-7 years.
  • Ability to travel up to 25-50% of the time to project sites primarily in rural communities.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office and Outlook, and experience using ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and/or Google Earth preferred.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Physical requirements and environment:

The work environment and physical demand characteristics align with the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions if such professional is selected. While the company’s offices follow traditional business hours, given the nature of Spearmint Energy’s business and the sector in which we operate, employees, including this position, may occasionally be required to conduct work outside of these hours as is typical in a client-first business. Such work may include communicating with contacts in other time zones, traveling, addressing particularly urgent matters related to projects under construction or in operations, and other circumstances.

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