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PPL Corporation Development Engineer - DER in Allentown, Pennsylvania


Internal Title:

Development Engineer - DER

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Technical lead on the Project Development team providing support to pre-NTP development activities

  • Works closely with Project Development team to support site selection

  • Develop strategies for active projects to mitigate project risks discovered during development.

  • Supports RFP responses

  • Leads efforts with internal resources and contracts with third-party providers to complete due diligence on project sites including environmental reviews, permitting processes, constraints mapping, and preliminary engineering.

  • Leads the interconnection study process for all assigned projects.

  • Maintain close coordination with the Project Development team. Detailed activity and status reporting is required including preparation of budgets and maintenance of CRM

  • Required travel up to 50% of the time.

The candidate for this position should be flexible and capable of working in a dynamic team of professionals and be familiar with US power markets and renewable energy development. The candidate must be a hands-on, hard-working team player who can offer creative approaches to securing revenue contracts for projects. The Development Engineer is self-motivated and has the ability to work well under pressure, multitask, and the flexibility to shift priorities as required. Key skills include:

  • Highly proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, and PVSyst.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Basic understanding of solar project development and finance concepts

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, legal documents, and revenue contracts

  • Resourcefulness, a meticulous eye to detail, and investigative skills are essential

  • Passion for renewable energy and responsible development.

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Position Summary:

The Development Engineer will be an integral part of the Project Development team helping to ensure the acquisition and development of the most competitive projects in the market that are consistent with the standards of PPL Renewables.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or project management preferred

  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in a project management role preferred.

  • Experience negotiating contracts with external consultants.

  • Experience with solar or renewable energy development preferred

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 2.5 million customers in the U.S. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees.

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