Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

We are seeking a highly motivated, action-oriented Senior Project Development Manager to drive the development of sites for commercial and industrial scale plastic to fuel conversion projects. Brightmark has an aggressive plan to deploy our proprietary plastics renewal process across the USA. This role will be critical to our growth and success.

The candidate must have experience with power and/or energy project development. The Senior Project Development Manager will be responsible for defining and implementing the development strategy for the assigned projects and managing the process from the initial feasibility stage through financial notice to proceed/start of construction. This includes site control, permitting, services and utilities, incentives, budgets, schedules and pro-forma models. Candidates must show a track record of developing successful sites, including, but not limited to, conducting early-stage market identification and site due diligence, contracting land through sale or lease, operation of pro-forma models and working with communities on permitting and incentives to gain site approval and begin project construction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead through all aspects of a complex project development process by effectively managing property purchase or lease negotiation, permitting, community approval and internally championing the assigned projects
  • Develop tactical execution plans for project development
  • Site identification and due diligence using GIS or other mapping and database tools
  • Collaborate with company departments including Project Finance, Legal, Engineering, Construction
  • Services and O&M in support of development process and success
  • Support due diligence processes for Project Finance
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while actively contributing to financial modeling
  • Direct & manage outside consultant activities retained in support of development opportunities
  • Approximately 50 – 70% travel to potential project locations across USA for meetings/presentations
  • Must reside or be willing to relocate to SF Bay Area. Brightmark headquarters are in San Francisco, CA.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • A proven track record of developing successful biogas, waste to energy or other clean energy or power projects
  • Strong leadership and strategic skills with an ability to balance and prioritize competing interests
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter with a burning desire to learn and win
  • Effective at creating, summarizing, and presenting information logically for executive decision-making
  • Ability to perform and interpret financial analysis and provide appropriate data and information
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Knowledge of finance and business concepts
  • Fluency in CRM tools, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word


  • Demonstrated ability to develop new business relationships quickly and to negotiate and close development opportunities
  • Results oriented with a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and interface effectively with cross-functional employee groups of all levels and competencies

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant or applicable field
  • 5-10 years experience in the power generation or energy industry including, but not limited to, waste to energy, combined heat and power, biogas, renewables with an emphasis on project development experience and/or infrastructure development in the power generation and/or fuels sector

Preferred Requirements:

  • MBA or other relevant advanced degree preferred
  • Energetic and aggressive in pursuing opportunities
  • Strong desire to advance the adoption of sustainable projects in sustainability and carbon reduction
  • Experience introducing new product and service offerings, and developing corresponding value propositions

How to Apply:

Please email your resume to recruiting@brightmark.com

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