Development Engineering Manager

About the job

Triple Oak Power is hiring a Development Engineering Manager to help deliver on the technical implementation of a robust pipeline of renewable energy projects with a focus on onshore wind.  The Development Engineering Manager supervises the engineering and technical aspects of projects throughout the entire project development process.  The Development Engineering Manager works as an integral member of the project development team on siting, permitting, transmission interconnect, marketing, finance, and public/government relations.  Responsible for managing the engineering/technical input to the project development process including project descriptions and technical data for permit applications, coordinating site surveys, geotechnical, and hydrology investigations and reports, preparing and reviewing conceptual site layouts of proposed project facilities including electrical switchyards, transmission lines, substations, collection systems, and O&M buildings, preliminary landowner maps, wind turbine delivery flow maps, road use agreement exhibits, and conceptual grading & drainage designs as necessary.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides engineering/technical input to site evaluation and characterization, permitting, power purchase agreements, interconnect agreements, financial modeling, and other project development aspects
  • Represents TOP in development, permitting and marketing meetings on engineering and technical issues, including meetings with the public and regulatory authorities
  • Acts as liaison with development on matters relating to the engineering progress, quality, scope, and schedule
  • Leads multiple projects simultaneously; manages competing priorities and overcomes obstacles to successfully meet submittal dates
  • Creates Scopes of Work for engineering consultants and modifies and updates the boilerplate scopes as needed; checks the designs and calculations submitted by consultants for quality control and opportunities for cost reduction
  • Meets with external customers to discuss design options, address concerns, and support contract negotiations
  • Uses understanding of construction logistics, product, site, material, and labor costs to ensure that NPV and LCOE-optimized projects are developed
  • Work with team members, third party consultants and various other stakeholders to optimize and drive projects forward and perform engineering analyses to support development and financing decisions



  • Preferred strong knowledge of electrical engineering design with electrical construction experience
  • Strong knowledge and daily application of AutoCAD, GIS, and Google Earth
  • Basic knowledge of power project engineering, procurement, and construction processes and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of project commercial issues and project financial analysis
  • Proficient knowledge of engineering economics and optimization process
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization, as well as outside customers and vendors
  • Organized with the ability to simultaneously contribute to multiple development projects
  • Preferred prior experience in the renewable energy industry. Desirable project experience to include project development and permitting, conceptual and detailed design, project engineering management, scope preparation, scheduling, cost estimating, procurement, and contracts
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documentation and drawings and other common specifications
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical engineering or related engineering field
  • Preferred electrical construction experience
  • 3-5 years of relevant technical experience; renewable power generation preferred





  • Preference for candidates located in the western United States, with periodic travel to the company headquarters in Portland, OR and to project sites throughout the western US

To apply for this job email details to with a resume and a cover letter.