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Director of Development



Sales & Business Development
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Title: Director, Development

Location: Denver, CO

Job Type: Full-Time – Hybrid (3+ days/week in office)

Join the Clean Energy Revolution!

Are you ready to shape the future of sustainable energy? Hydrostor, a pioneer in Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) systems, is seeking a dynamic Director of Development to lead our charge in Denver. We’re enabling the energy transition to a cleaner, more reliable electricity grid, and invite you to be at the forefront of this groundbreaking journey.

Why Hydrostor?

Our cutting-edge A-CAES technology is uniquely positioned to revolutionize the energy landscape. Join us as we lead the way in shaping a greener, more sustainable future.

Your Mission:

We're looking for a Director of Development, a visionary leader in clean energy storage, advanced compressed air energy storage, and systems. As a Director of Development, you will drive the strategic development of utility-scale energy storage facilities from inception to financial close; you'll be the guiding force behind our mission to shape a more sustainable world.

Your Day-to-Day Adventures

  • Strategic Vision: Develop and implement a forward-thinking strategy for utility-scale energy storage project development, aligning it with our organizational goals.
  • Site Selection Mastery: Collaborate with internal teams to apply fundamental site selection criteria, identifying prospective project sites based on land ownership, resource potential, revenue opportunities, and more.
  • Community Engagement: Engage directly with landowners and community stakeholders to foster productive relationships.
  • Land Acquisition Excellence: Lead the strategic planning and management of land acquisition, including oversight of external land acquisition contractors.
  • Representation & Advocacy: Be the key representative of Hydrostor in various settings, including negotiations with individual landowners, large landowner groups, and regulatory bodies.
  • Regulatory Expertise: Lead the charge in managing and conducting complex permitting negotiations and interconnection/transmission processes, ensuring alignment with our mission and core values.
  • Financial Strategy: Generate comprehensive project budgets, schedules, risk assessments, and secure stage gate approvals, demonstrating fiscal responsibility.
  • Market Insights: Maintain an expert understanding of regulatory and market dynamics, strategically positioning our projects.
  • Safety Leadership: Prioritize safety and security, fostering a safety culture and ensuring compliance with industry standards and guidelines.
  • Strategic Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive integrated business strategies and enhance organizational excellence.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Ensure compliance with environmental approvals and regulations for project development, construction, and operation.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with environmental consulting firms, contractors, and other stakeholders, coordinating their engagement and scopes.
  • Reporting Excellence: Prepare comprehensive reports for senior management, providing valuable insights for project decision-making.
  • Promotional Leadership: Participate in various promotional and outreach activities, elevating our industry presence and supporting our mission.

Who You Are:

We are in search of an experienced leader who is deeply passionate about the clean energy transition energy and possesses the drive to lead project development initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in project development, including extensive experience in project management, real estate, and land acquisition. Proficiency in strategic planning, regulatory negotiations, financial management, and collaboration is crucial. A commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and excellence are core qualities for success.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, law, engineering, or a related field or at least 7 years of project management experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in large-scale energy development, real estate, or land acquisition, demonstrating a strong commercial acumen.
  • Extensive expertise in federal, state, and local permitting requirements with a track record of obtaining regulatory approvals.
  • Proven experience in collaborating with multiple sectors of a project team and successfully managing multiple contractors and consultants.
  • Advanced capability to read, interpret, and communicate the impact of environmental guidelines and constraints.
  • Outstanding multitasking ability, adaptability, and working under pressure, both independently and within large teams.
  • Proficiency in GIS, Land Software, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Outlook).

Compensation Details:

  • Salary: $140,000 - $200,000
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Medical, Dental and Eyecare Benefits
  • 401K Program – with a match!
  • Employee Share Option Plan

To Apply:

To apply for this position, submit your resume by clicking "Easy Apply".

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted.

For more information on Hydrostor and the exciting journey we’re on visit our website at

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Hydrostor, we know that fostering an inclusive workplace, which values diversity, inclusion, and belonging is paramount to our success.

To fulfill our mission, our goal is to attract people who come from all backgrounds and walks of life, who bring diverse perspectives with wide-ranging experiences, and who share in our common passion to drive innovation and change the global energy landscape.

Hydrostor proudly embraces the principles of equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to providing opportunities for all employees and candidates. We ensure that all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental, pregnancy, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status protected by applicable law.

Hydrostor is committed to making our application and interview process accessible to everyone, and we encourage applications from people with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation at any stage, please contact us at In your application, we welcome you to specify your preferred pronouns (e.g. she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).