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Shell Senior Renewable Power Land Developer – San Francisco, CA in San Francisco, California


Job Title:

Senior Renewable Power Land Developer – San Francisco, CA

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Job Description:

Where you fit in

Shell New Energies focuses on two areas: new fuels and power. New Fuels consists of investments in hydrogen, biofuels, and electric vehicle charging. In Power, we are building up positions across the full electricity value chain, including in renewable generation, retail energy, distributed energy resources, power trading and marketing, and grid services. Within these focus areas, we look for ways to connect customers with new business models for mobility and energy services, enabled by digital technologies and decentralization of energy systems.

Our Power strategy focuses on meeting commercial, industrial and residential customer needs, supported by our core competencies in generation, power trading and marketing, retail energy, distributed energy resources and grid services, as well as our ability to optimize supply and demand across our large asset portfolio. We’re also developing low-carbon energy sources, including wind, solar, storage and natural gas. Shell has demonstrated for more than a century its ability to transform and grow its energy sources, products and services to support societal development. Our New Energies business is now combining our experience, partnerships and technical know-how to enable new ways to continue powering progress towards a more sustainable energy future.

What’s the role?

We’re looking for a Senior Renewable Power Land Developer with the ability to bring their expertise and excitement for solving complex problems.

As a Renewable Power Developer your key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Own and drive greenfield development activity for large scale renewable power and storage projects in the US. Near-term focus on photo-voltaic & storage (PVS) development

  • Lead land campaigns from strategy through execution. Work with division leadership to establish performance benchmarks and lead cross-functional team to exceed them.

  • Establish best-in-class greenfield development process and tools via deep understanding of site acquisition, as well as US transmission infrastructure, transmission planning process, interconnection process and permitting for renewables & storage assets.

  • Own US greenfield development budget and milestone / progress reporting.

  • Contribute to M&A opportunity identification within US renewable power and storage sector.

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Upstream & IG Commercial

Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business. Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

California - San Francisco


What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience required. In which at least five (5) years experience in development of PV, PVS, wind, and/or storage assets.

  • Record of success in greenfield utility scale PVS, and/or wind development.

  • Expertise executing land campaigns and all early stage development activities including interconnection and environmental permitting

  • Fluency in transmission and distribution planning. Experience working with utilities and/or grid authorities.

  • Strong network within utility scale renewable power & storage generation.

  • Real estate, GIS, and/or relevant engineering background a plus.

  • Assertive, able to cope with dynamic surroundings, a team player, prepared to travel up to 25% time.

  • Demonstrated initiative, ownership and focus regarding all tasks and deliverables related to project development.

  • Strong project management skills, ability to build successful cross-functional teams, manage through influence, and drive performance.

City, State (if applicable):

San Francisco, CA