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IOWN Renewable Energy, Inc. is seeking a Director of Standalone Storage and New Technologies to lead development of stand-alone utility-scale energy storage and renewable hybrid projects in North America from inception to site development and through financial close. This is a dynamic role in a growing organization. The Director of Standalone Storage and New Technologies will manage existing projects and contribute to expanding the portfolio of projects.

While managing and driving the development of your team, you will take ownership of the business and project development activities related to the existing stand-alone utility-scale battery storage projects and origination of new greenfield projects across the US.

You are a proactive problem solver and a decision-maker who can complete and lead the completion of all aspects of project development, including siting federal, state, and local permitting, engineering, interconnection studies, procurement, and construction planning.

In the position, you will lead technical and commercial due diligence of stand-alone utility-scale energy storage projects and support due diligence for hybrid renewable energy projects in all stages of development.

You will work with other internal and external staff to support the offtake of power and arrangements for finance and preparation for construction and operations.

You will assist or lead teams responsible for detailed design and layouts of stand-alone energy storage projects and support land acquisition and entitlement for assigned projects. You will participate in energy assessments, revenue stacking models, and technology with respect to battery solutions.

Preference will be given to candidates who can work from our headquarter in La Jolla, CA, but remote candidates will be considered.

About Us:

IOWN Renewable Energy Inc. is a renewable energy developer and service provider headquartered in La Jolla, CA. Our focus is to expertly develop and manage utility-scale renewable energy projects (wind, solar PV, and energy storage).

IOWN has been operating in Europe since 2012, and with the strong determination stemming from the Scandinavian work ethic and mentality, IOWN entered the U.S. energy market in 2014.

We strive to be the front-runner in the development, engineering, procurement, finance, construction, sale, and operation of top-tier renewable energy assets., To achieve this, we place a high value on building a cohesive team that values execution. To be in control. To own it.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical discipline.
  • At least three (3+) years of utility-scale renewable energy industry development experience with two (2) years in battery energy storage, including development, origination, permitting, interconnection, engineering, procurement, construction, due diligence, and/or financial analysis.
  • Keen understanding of supply and demand, policy/regulation, markets, and financial metrics that drive successful project development.
  • Familiarity with energy storage supply agreements.
  • Experience managing other developers of various experience levels.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Driven to get things done.

What IOWN Offers You

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Benefits Offered: PTO and paid holidays, comprehensive medical/health plans, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, flexible spending arrangements, company reimbursed cell phone, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and performance bonus structure.
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • Company Performance Communication Plan, including 90-day review (one-time for new hires), 1:1 Meetings, Semi-Annual Review, Annual Review.
  • Ongoing training and use of development tools to support your personal and professional growth.
  • A vision-driven, energetic, and fast-paced environment.
  • Team atmosphere of diverse professionals with the common goal of developing clean energy assets.
  • Freedom to take charge of your own assignments.
  • Opportunity to build a team.

IOWN won the Best Energy Workplaces Award 2021, based on our proven efforts in providing health and wellness programs, professional development programs, family-friendly policies, flexible work options, diversity, and community engagement.

IOWN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. For an industry that is one of the least gender-diverse sectors, IOWN is doing its best to close the gender gap, and despite the small size of 23 employees, IOWN represents over six different nationalities amongst its team.

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