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Project Manager, Development - Black Bear Energy

Black Bear, 1216 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America Req #1220
Friday, November 17, 2023
Black Bear Energy, a Legence company
Black Bear Energy is a technology-enabled, commercial buyer’s representative specializing in onsite renewable energy. In the past seven years, Black Bear has helped its clients bid out over 1,000 clean technology projects in more than 20 states through its data driven process. We educate and empower our clients to decarbonize their built environment by deploying onsite solar, battery storage and other cleantech projects

About the Role

The Project Manager, Development is responsible for the supervision of commercial solar and battery storage projects throughout the country. The candidate for this role will be a self-directed, collaborative team player with exceptional communication skills that can work autonomously. Construction management experience in the commercial real estate industry is highly preferable. Successful execution of this position requires clear and consistent coordination of multiple project stakeholders. The candidate must have exceptional project management skills and possess the ability to effectively navigate through and resolve complex problems.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: Black Bear Energy represents both institutional property owners and corporate property owners / users (our clients), while also managing the project development teams selected to perform the work (our channel partners). Success in this role is dependent on a variety of factors.

  • Communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally
  • Management of the client relationship, including landlord and their tenant(s)
  • The ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Conducting detailed design reviews, and offering constructive feedback to all parties
  • Identify milestones within utility interconnection processes
  • Develop strategies associated with all forms of interconnection applications
  • Lead Development Kickoff meetings with all stakeholders present
  • Oversight of project scope and schedule, with periodic site visits to confirm best practices and conformance with construction documents
  • Identify potential schedule impacts and facilitate mitigation plans for these impacts
  • Ability to problem solve and achieve results by setting priorities and staying organized
  • Provides a variety of regular reporting and analysis to project team(s) to communicate overall project status
  • Ensure successful QA/QC and commissioning process, including coordination of project closeout with channel partner and client
  • Proficiency in construction means and methods
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering or related field
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered


  • 8+ years construction management experience
  • 4+ years in commercial solar project management
  • Battery storage experience preferred

Relevant Certifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or equivalent preferred
  • NABCEP Certification preferred

Salary and Benefits Information

  • Annual Salary $70,000 - $80,000 based on qualifications
  • Healthcare: Dental & Vision, Life Insurance, STD & LTD, parental leave,
  • Financial: 401k Savings w 4% Match, Annual Bonus dependent on Company Performance, annual stipend for home office, cell phone, Education and Fitness

To apply, please send you resume and cover letter (applications without a cover letter will not be considered)

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Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Short and long term disability
  • Parental leave
Personal Benefits
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Personal days
  • Company-paid holidays
Financial Benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
About Legence
Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company, is an Energy Transition Accelerator™ that provides advisory services and implementation focused on financing, designing, building, and servicing complex systems in mission-critical and high performance facilities. With five decades of expertise in the built environment, Legence has a proven track record of reducing carbon emissions, implementing renewables, lowering utility costs through efficiency consumption, and making systems run better at unmatched speed and scale. To learn more about Legence and its services, visit https://www.wearelegence.com/.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $70,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $80,000.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Black Bear, 1216 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America