Vice President, Renewables

Post Date: April 18, 2023
Location: U.S., Remote

About Our Culture, Values & Company

Accelerate’s mission is to deliver impactful value for investors, property owners, and tenants through a values-based approach to investments that support a secure and sustainable future. Accelerate acquires, owns, and manages real property investments under energy and infrastructure locations that generate long-term, sustainable cash flow. Since our founding in 2016, we have employed a successful and repeatable playbook that has made us a market leader in our industry, and we are looking for high performers to continue to power our growth.

Our goal is to create a workplace where people belong, and it starts with placing the highest importance in our hiring process on a candidate’s fit with our culture. All Accelerators share a commitment to four core values: high-performance, innovative, compassionate, and principled. We demonstrate our values by adhering to a set of core practices that guide every aspect of our business. We work with a sense of urgency, we communicate intentionally, our approach to executing our business plan is systematic, and we have a win-win mindset – seeking shared success in all our dealings.

Job Summary

The Vice President, Renewables will work with the EVP, Renewables to set strategy, guidelines, and parameters for the renewables vertical of the organization. Additional responsibilities include contacting and working with landowners, business owners, and agents to acquire, service, and retain a portfolio of real property assets under renewable energy infrastructure. This role will also manage a team of acquisition specialists. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in energy project land acquisition or development, ideally in solar, wind, and/or energy storage, who can demonstrate a track record for successfully developing landowner relationships and executing land control transactions.

About Our Benefits

We encourage applications from people from a broad range of backgrounds, experiences, identities, and abilities who will contribute the ideas and perspective that will foster and fuel continuous innovation and growth within our organization. Our current benefits include:

  • Hybrid and remote work options
  • Flexible schedules
  • 15 days of PTO annually, additionally; the office is closed the last week of the year
  • 8 company holidays and 2 floating holidays
  • Group health insurance coverage, including dental and vision
  • Life and disability coverage
  • Competitive compensation (including bonuses)
  • 401k with employer match
  • Paid parental and caregiver leave
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

Duties & Responsibilities

The following is a list of responsibilities that demonstrate what you may expect day-to-day in this role:

  • Responsible for identifying landowners, establishing communication, developing relationships and shepherding properties through the acquisition process
  • Lead and build a high-performing team to support asset acquisitions – “player/coach” tactics and responsibilities
  • Perform prospecting and scoping activities, including working with our in-house team of experts on developing lead identification, cold calls, and arranging meetings
  • Gather market intelligence
  • Ongoing assessment of energy market and development conditions, trends, and opportunities
  • High volume of phone calls per week to property owners and real estate professionals
  • Effective communication with property/landowners and team members daily (i.e., phone, email, etc.)
  • Independently motivated to drive new business, goal-oriented, and organized to track progress

Key Competencies

  • Deep understanding of land control agreements including purchases and leases for renewable generation projects, specifically wind and/or solar
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with Accelerate’s cross functional teams and leaders where appropriate
  • Strong relationship building and deal negotiation capability
  • Develop a team culture consistent with Accelerate Investment Partners' direction and strategy
  • Specialize in income-producing real property investments and acquisitions

Soft Skills

  • Driven / determined
  • Competitive spirit
  • Trustworthy and empathetic
  • Ability to operate in high volume settings
  • Adaptive to customer needs
  • Persistent
  • Organized
  • Compelled to uncover win-win opportunities

Competencies & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 – 5 years land development or acquisition experience
  • Knowledge of renewable energy industry land control and development process
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of leases, purchase agreements, rights-of-way, SNDAs, easements, option agreements, as well as title and escrow process
  • Have the ability to influence without authority and be willing to work in a collaborative and team environment
  • Strong customer service, negotiation, team leadership and presentation skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and lead a team of motivated land acquisition specialists
  • Willing to travel as needed
  • Ability to speak effectively in public and strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective sales and negotiation skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong interest in renewable energy and desire to build out a nationwide portfolio of real property interests to support renewable energy infrastructure
  • Fluency in working with basic suite of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) and Salesforce platform
  • General finance knowledge

Position Details

  • Department: Originations
  • Job Classification: Full-Time
  • Location: Remote (United States only)
  • Salary Range: $110,000 - $125,000
  • Job Level: Senior Level
  • Reports to: Executive Vice President
  • Direct Reports: Yes

Can you picture yourself as part of our unique culture, serving in this role? If so, we'd like to hear from you. Please send us your resume!