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Alliant Energy Sr. Renewables Development Specialist in Madison, Wisconsin

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what's next in energy. When our employees say "I am energy", it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Looking for an opportunity to collaborate with a project team focused on the development of large- and small-scale utility renewable projects? We have a unique opportunity for a Senior Renewables Development Specialist to join our team. In this position you will provide project leadership to a cross-functional team that is engaged in development and origination of renewable projects. You will critically assess all attributes of the project, balancing development risks, project costs, site layout, and performance optimization.

This is a hybrid-remote position reporting to either the Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA office. Our preferred candidate will be in Madison, WI . Candidates must reside in Iowa or Wisconsin.

Relocation assistance is available!

What you will do

  • Collects site-specific data and analysis in geographic information systems (GIS) to support site layout development, land use considerations, and project optimization throughout the lifecycle of siting studies and analysis.

  • Produces deliverables that support detailed design, pre-construction activities, permitting application support, and related activities.

  • Performs or directs performance modeling based on detailed data analysis on site and technology production or other issues that may impact forecasted performance.

  • Advises the team on conceptual layouts, preliminary engineering, equipment selection, regulatory filings, and related development or business activities.

  • Stays current with industry, technological, and modeling advancement to apply towards Alliant Energy's forecasting and modeling of site performance.

  • Assists the development team and Leadership with prioritizing sites for development and analyzing existing sites to maximize performance, site optimization, and other development, construction, and operational considerations.

  • Leads various development activities, including coordinating support from cross-functional team members to create work products associated with regulatory filings, local development agreements, and broader project planning.

  • Conducts renewable site assessment related studies and conceptual layouts and provides guidance to the team on site optimization.

  • Identifies project and develops risk management plans.

  • Actively influences the project planning to reduce the probability and impact of risks.

  • Assists in the business case development of company’s traditional utility resource assets and non-traditional, typically renewable-based utility resources.

  • Engages in other duties as needed that support our Values and help deliver on our Purpose to serve customers and build stronger communities.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Emphasis in business administration, communications, engineering, finance, marketing, economics, or related area Preferred.

Required Experience

  • 7 years of related experience in business development or renewable resource development or related area.

Other Requirements

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Promotes and supports diversity initiatives and equal employment opportunity.

  • Must be willing to travel.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient understanding of utility financial concepts, as well as the various regulatory options that enable direct contracting or integration of resources with our customers.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated effective decision making skills.

  • Proven ability to build relationships cross functionally a diverse group of stakeholders.

  • Proven ability to work with consultants, contractors, vendors, and management to deliver and services in a timely and professional manner preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver strategically important projects through completion.

  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in their work to benefit customers.

  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, Word, spreadsheet, and project management).

Key Skills

  • Business Acumen • Community Outreach • Contract Management • Customer Needs • Feasibility Studies • Project and Program Management • Risk Management • Procurement • Stakeholder Management • Strategic Planning • Technology Research

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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email