Associate Developer
Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Pine Gate Renewables is a leading renewable energy company focused on project development and strategic financings throughout the United States. It currently manages 750MW of operational assets, with more than 10GW in active development and has raised over $2 billion in project capital to date. The company’s Pine Gate Impact initiative contributes to multiple non-profit organizations aimed at improving the environment and local communities. Headquartered in Asheville, NC, Pine Gate Renewables was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list in 2021, awarded the gold medal in the energy category for Inc.’s Best in Business 2020 list and ranked #6 on Inc. 500’s list of “Fastest Growing Energy Companies” in 2018. Pine Gate Renewables works every day to achieve its mission to “Get Solar Done.” For more information, visit

This Associate Developer will help build our project pipeline through identification of suitable land and execution of land control agreements prior to construction on utility-scale projects. Having previous experience in real estate or prior development experience is a plus but not necessary for a skilled hunter. The ideal candidate will be passionate about renewable energy, have the ability to develop deep relationshipsand the ability to manage a nationwide pipeline of contract negotiations. 

What You’ll Do

  • Sell and negotiate ground lease agreements, purchase contracts, and easements with landowners, private and public entities 
  • Coordinate and meet with nationwide landowners virtually and in-person 
  • Develop and cultivate project opportunities for Utility-Scale PV Projects 
  • Assess and review projects sites and customers for economic feasibility
  • Generate and customize proposals for landowner review 


  • Able to cold call or perform site visits, as needed  
  • Strong closer with great negotiation skills 
  • Able to work independently through long sales process and milestones 
  • Strong Interpersonal skills, face-to-face, written and verbal communication  
  • Strong sales presentation and proposal development skills 
  • Working knowledge and preferably direct experience regarding grid interconnection, land lease and sale documents, civil engineering and environmental engineering 
  • Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills 
  • Proficient in Salesforce, Google Earth, and MS Office Suite 


  • 1-3 years of sales experience  
  • Group presentation skills  
  • Strong social media and marketing skills 
  • Financial and economic modeling skills  
  • Understanding of Engineering on a conceptual basis  

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Real Estate, Economics or Engineering preferred

Working Environment and Physical Demand

  • Some travel may be required

Application Form

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