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Solar Developer

Full Time

Columbus, OH, USA

About the Role

As a Solar Project Developer at The Gould Group, you won't be just developing solar projects, you'll be crafting tailored, high-quality energy solutions that make a tangible impact. You will lead the development of solar and storage projects within the US market, working seamlessly with our dedicated teams of business development, management, engineering, project management, and construction professionals.

In this role, you will identify, assess, and structure technical and financial solutions that address our customers' renewable energy and efficiency needs. You will guide projects from pre-construction due diligence to contract, demonstrating both a strong technical aptitude and the communication and business acumen to translate customer needs into technical guidelines.

Key Accountabilities:

· Oversee and/or perform Helioscope design and budgeting of projects.

· Audit sites as required for PV solar installation suitability, environmental limitations, structural limitations, etc.

· Develop professional quality proposal content for technically complex, multi-site PV solar and battery storage systems (BESS) installations.

· Manage 3rd party vendor relationships and Scope of Work/proposals (i.e. Electrical and Structural partners).

· Develop proposals, reports, and presentations in collaboration with the Solar Analyst.

· Prepare project technical write-ups and detailed project costing.

· Network within the industry.


  • 5+ years of solar project development experience and/or Engineering or Operations of solar projects.

  • Experience in commercial and industrial Solar projects is required with demonstration of full life cycle project experience from concept to performance. A clear set of completed solar projects that have been screened, audited, designed, installed, interconnected and commissioned with Permission to Operate.

  • Financial planning and budget experience with the ability to develop a business case

  • Highly self-motivated and ambitious

  • High sense of urgency and a pro-active approach to problem solving

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • MS office, Excel, Word and Adobe proficiency

  • Past experience and an up-to-date knowledge of best practices as they relate to solar and storage projects is preferred

The following are a definite plus, so if you’ve got it be sure to tell us!

  • NABCEP Certification

  • Additional experience related to O&M or M&V on projects

Required Education or Certification:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Business or a related field. OR Bachelor’s in Distributed Energy/Generation.

  • Valid Driver’s License

About the Gould Group

At The Gould Group, you're not just another cog in the machine. Being a part of our team means having the opportunity to take ownership, drive change, and make a meaningful impact from day one. We pride ourselves on being a trusted advisor to our clients, focusing on delivering budget certainty, quality certainty, and execution certainty.

As a smaller, founder-led company, we offer a level of entrepreneurial spirit that can't be found in larger corporations. We empower our team members to bring their innovative ideas to the table, fostering an environment that encourages creativity and problem-solving.

Our commitment to energy efficiency isn't just business; it's a mission. We believe in the power of renewable energy to transform industries, improve financial performance, and contribute to a more sustainable future. By joining The Gould Group, you're not only building a rewarding career, but also contributing to an essential global cause.

Moreover, you'll get to work closely with Brian Gould, our CEO, an experienced and visionary leader who is passionate about energy efficiency and the growth of our team members. You'll have direct exposure to top-level decision-making processes and strategic planning, allowing for a steep learning curve and unique professional development opportunities.
If you're ready to be a part of a team that's revolutionizing the energy space and making a tangible difference for businesses across the US, then The Gould Group is the place for you. Apply today an
d let's shape the future of energy together.

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