People on the move: Rabobank, Peninsula Clean Energy, and more


Rabobank hired Joshua Dale, managing director ET Coverage North America, Jon Castaldo, Managing Director ET Coverage North America. Rabobank also expanded its research team, hiring Nina Fahey as executive director and senior ET analyst, and Amit Mathrani, ET specialist.

California community choice aggregator Peninsula Clean Energy has hired a new chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO), filling out the agency’s senior management team at a pivotal time in its efforts to expand affordable renewable power and decarbonization programs across its service territory.

Peninsula Clean Energy’s new COO is Shalini Swaroop, former chief legal and policy officer at MCE Clean Energy, the first Community Choice Aggregation agency in California.

Nick Bijur joins Peninsula Clean Energy as CFO. Nick previously worked at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), where he was vice president of finance and treasurer.

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North America’s leading renewable energy search firm

Real Estate Project Developer

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Permanent
  • $125,000 – $145,000 per year
  • Solar

Job Description

As the real estate project developer you will be responsible for targeting and developing relationships with large CRE customers, growing out the pipeline and closing opportunities with new and existing clients.

Why you should apply:

  • Generous bonus and commission package.
  • Full benefits.
  • Career advancement.
  • Competitive salary.


  • Will be responsible for identifying, growing, and closing opportunities with new and existing   channel partners and end customers.
  • Work with efficiency in the commercial space, acting as a liaison between large commercial real estate clients, such as the CBRE’S, JRE’S Mayfield’s etc.
  • Identifying decision makers, determining decision drivers, and project timeframes and  documents in internal CRM database.
  • Working with channel partners and end customers, you will manage the closing and underwriting process while explaining the documents needed for the required financial products, site and design confirmation process and construction documentation (interconnection, SREC applications, etc.)
  • Coordinating and scheduling Project Kick Off Call with customers upon LOI Execution,  ensure all stakeholders understand process steps, required documentation, closing schedule, and roles and responsibilities.
  • You will drive the negotiation of contracts and agreements to optimize strategic objectives and   profit for each assigned deal.
  • You will walk customers through all legal documents: Letter of Intent (LOI), Term Sheets,   Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and Assessment Agreements,
  • Coordinating internally for any negotiation points and facilitates execution.
  • Overcome customer objections and answer property owner questions and concerns. Provide   Sales Reps with marketing collateral, FAQs and additional documentation to help overcome objections
  • Works as an intermediary between end customer, sales rep and sales operations to ensure  customer drivers are communicated and key customer hurdles are being met.
  • Negotiates with channel sales reps to adjust project details to ensure profitability for all stakeholders.
  • Collect and communicate market and competitive intelligence back to the internal team, providing competitive quotes, process, and key incentives.
  • Train Channel partner sales reps on how best to use company technology
  • Review sales reps project submissions in the portal, review inputs and recommend ways to enhance project savings and customer offering.
  • Train on key benefits of financial products and how best to position products based on  customer decision drivers.
  • Recommend sales collateral and additional training documentation needed to assist Sales Reps in selling financial products


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Sales, Communications, or related field highly preferred
  • 5-7+ years of experience in sales in renewable energy industry
  • 3+ years of experience selling to or for commercial real estate owners highly preferred
  • Full understanding of commercial scale PPA’s
  • Ability to bring projects through the stages of development.
  • 3+ years of experience in renewable energy finance required
  • Demonstrated ability to explain different financing options, compare contrast and provide  different benefits to commercial customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, present to, and influence all organizational levels, including executives and C-level credibly and effectively
  • Experience identifying and delivering client-focused solutions
  • Existing relationships in the renewable energy industry, specifically with regional developers,   commercial real estate owners and EPCs in the C&I market preferred
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite (particularly Excel and  PowerPoint or Google Sheets and Slides) as well as CRM software
  • Remote Position, with need to travel 25-50% for client meetings

Apply here.

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