Project Development Manager

April 18th, 2022

Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote


We are seeking a highly motivated, action-oriented Project Development Manager to assist in the development of sites for plastics renewal facilities in North America.  This role will require multi-disciplinary skills with an emphasis on executing project development from site control to financial close in accordance with project finance requirements.  

Job Summary

The Project Development Manager will be responsible for 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 implementing and executing projects.  Project development experience is helpful 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, incentive planning, 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 Finance, Legal, Engineering, Construction Services, and O&M in support of development process and success 
  • Strong clear communications and ability to work in matrix structure including all internal departments above as well as feedstock consultants, government agencies, offtake parties, suppliers, technical third parties, and financing parties 
  • Support due diligence processes for project development 
  • Experience and understanding of project finance 
  • Identify and obtain incentives and grants 
  • Strong skills necessary in managing information flow 
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously  
  • Direct & manage outside consultant activities retained in support of development opportunities 

Knowledge & Skills

  • A proven track record of developing successful 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 
  • Demonstrate the ability to work on multifaceted projects with a strong discipline and project management which is detailed and clear to all parties 
  • Desire to be part of building a new market in Plastics Renewal 

Experience & Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant or applicable field 
  • 5-10 years experience in project and/or infrastructure development, implementation, and execution preferred.  Development experience in real estate, energy, and project finance is helpful. 
  • Experience introducing new product and service offerings, and developing corresponding value propositions 


How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to