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Director of Development

EV Realty

EV Realty

Sales & Business Development
Remote · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
About EV Realty
EV Realty develops, deploys and owns charging infrastructure critical to electrifying commercial fleets in the U.S at scale. The company accelerates the adoption of electric vehicles by focusing on the fundamental constraint all electric fleets face: low-cost, reliable and expandable access to grid-scale power. EV Realty is developing a network of grid-optimized, large-scale EV charging hubs for delivery, logistics and services fleet customers. Our Powered Properties™ serve multiple commercial fleets in secure, high-power locations with dedicated charging access and availability, and are located in major logistics corridors and commerce hubs within last-mile delivery/duty range of urban population centers. By aggregating multiple fleets with shared private infrastructure in grid-ready locations, EV Realty Powered Properties™ reduce upfront and recurring costs for fleets, optimize charging times and provide high utilization rates. Learn more about EV Realty and how it is transforming fleet charging at
Role Summary
The Director, Development will oversee the strategic development, de-risking and commercialization of the Company’s pipeline of electric vehicle charging hub projects. Specifically, you will lead the development and advancement of the portfolio, manage project teams, oversee project schedules and budgets and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that projects advance towards construction and operations in a timely fashion. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of managing and advancing a portfolio of multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects to commercialization in the EV charging, distributed energy and/or industrial real estate industries. The position requires working collaboratively with cross-functional team members to support the entire life cycle of a project from early-stage development to construction, including siting, property management, interconnection, engineering, and environmental/land use permitting.

Principal Responsibilities & Key Results

  • Manage and lead the full development life cycle process of the commercial electric vehicle charging hubs from initial siting, diligence, title clearing, permitting, design, interconnection, approval, contracting, financing and handover to construction
  • Deliver on quarterly and annual KPIs as measured by advancement of a project portfolio from early to late-stage, and into construction
  • Track project risk through the development cycle, provide risk assessments and mitigations to management
  • Identify and prioritize target greenfield sites and acquisition targets for inclusion into portfolio by leading data-driven, multi-dimensional analysis incorporating input from cross-functional team members
  • Identify, propose and implement creative or alternative project development approaches that reduce exposure to permitting risks, optimize development schedules or create additional project value
  • Implement and manage development service agreements with local/regional development partners
  • Manage a network of local project stakeholders (e.g. technical consultants, surveyors, land agents, etc.)
  • Negotiate terms for vendors and consultants who participate in the development process
  • Represent EV Realty with property owners, local officials, regulators, utilities, and other stakeholders throughout the project development process
  • Provide regular reports to management including updates on project status and overall condition and growth trajectory of the project portfolio
  • Maintain clear communication and smooth cross-functional collaboration at all stages of the project development process
  • Travel to project site locations and attend stakeholder meetings


  • Mission-drive to combat the effects of climate change by tackling the urgent problem of decarbonizing the transportation sector at scale
  • Undergraduate degree in development-related field with a strong academic record
  • 8+ years of project development experience; direct electric vehicle charging or distributed renewable energy development experience required
  • Experience creating and managing project schedules and project budgets, as well as understanding of key project value levers (commercial, technical, financial etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within and lead multi-disciplinary teams while earning buy-in from team members to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of projects
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and an ability meet deadlines in dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic and ability to proactively take ownership of projects
  • Exceptional planning, organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Exemplary standards of safety, honor, ethics, quality and productivity
  • Willing and able to travel 25%+ of the time
  • Driving is an essential function of this job; must possess and maintain a current, valid driver license