Director, Project Development

| Greater Boulder Area

We have an amazing opportunity for an energetic, entrepreneurial, and experienced solar development professional to solve hard problems and push renewable energy forward. Our project development team is just getting off the ground and its goal is to acquire commercial customers for our national network of solar partners by leveraging Wunder’s industry-leading technology platform. Specifically, we’re focused on driving growth in the untapped sub-megawatt scale commercial market. (If you’re the type of candidate that we’re looking for, your ears just pricked up!) Tactically, we have a number of strategies that we’ll be testing in parallel as we seek to rapidly scale this segment and maximize the value we bring to our partners.

If you get excited about unlocking the small commercial market, establishing yourself as a founding member of our internal development team designed for hyper-growth, closing million-dollar deals every week, and building an organization aimed at saving the world, then this is the role for you.


ROLE
  • • Generate Leads primarily through account profiling, automated email drip campaigns, business networking, and other market penetration strategies.
  • • Build and pitch project proposals and quotes.
  • • Manage and lead development activities by working with internal teams and external consultants as needed. Areas may include - but are not limited to - finance, real estate, engineering and design, environment, offtake, and policy.
  • • Prepare and submit permitting applications.
  • • Negotiate terms and manage the contracting and documentation processes.
  • • Work closely with solar partners to prioritize, coordinate, review, and track key development deliverables to achieve milestones on time and on budget.
  • • Maintain and strengthen relationships with key solar partners.

YOU
  • Solar Experience - You have 4+ years of solar project development experience, ideally in commercial, industrial, or residential markets. Alternatively, you’re very experienced in selling other large capex opportunities into Commercial/Industrial clients. You have a firm grasp on the development process, including the pitfalls to avoid and the ingredients required for success. 
  • Deal-Oriented - You have a successful track record of repeatedly prospecting, developing, negotiating, and closing complex sales transactions. 
  • Your Superpower is People - You’re a strategic listener, a conscious conversationalist, and skilled at negotiating with and influencing people from a wide range of roles and backgrounds.
  • Numbers Oriented - You’re comfortable in a spreadsheet and you don’t bat an eye when talking about Credit, NPV, ROI, IRR, etc…
  • Travel-Friendly - You have the ability to spend time in-person with customers and travel as needed (~20-50%).
  • Autonomous - You’re self-motivated and outspoken about what is needed to get a job done, and you love to get your hands dirty. You take a high-motor approach to execution and you aggressively work to reduce risk and get ahead of problems before they impact project timelines.
  • You have a Team Ethos - You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. You’re not just excited to work cross-functionally, you demand it.
  • You’re Flexible, a Quick Responder - The problem we’re trying to solve as an organization is dynamic and each day brings fresh and exciting challenges. You can react quickly and efficiently when called upon to change or pivot.
  • You Believe That No Problem is Too Hard - In an industry where people are constantly stuck, we find ways to get it done. You know how to articulate and roll out solutions, recognizing there are many solutions to the same problem. You find new and effective ways to streamline and create processes to increase efficiency.
US

Wunder was founded with one simple vision: to address the greatest crisis of our generation by accelerating the proliferation of solar energy. Members of our team have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in private equity, developed innovative energy infrastructure solutions for the Department of Energy, and built digital products that are used and loved by millions of people. Now, we’re saving the world.

Our office is a unique hybrid of finance, engineering, design, and business development. Although our backgrounds and responsibilities vary wildly, we’re a tight-knit bunch that loves cross-pollination! And while our mission is big, we try to keep things light. We provide a happy, productive workplace, and we’re constantly improving it! You’ll find us hustling on the job while also cycling, hiking, boarding, skiing, camping, and dining all over our mile-high home; Boulder, CO.


SOME BENEFITS TO LOOK FORWARD TO
  • • One of the only tangible opportunities to truly save the world!
  • • A big, bright, convenient, funky office located in Downtown Boulder
  • • Flexible work schedule 
  • • Fully stocked kitchen with drinks, snacks, and treats
  • • Health, dental, vision benefits, and matching 401K
  • • Equity and unlimited PTO
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Location

We're located one block off of Pearl Street, just a couple steps from downtown Boulder's newest restaurants, trendy boutiques, and fun bars.

An Insider's view of Wunder Capital

What are some social events your company does?

When we're not working hard together, we're usually playing together. We have two annual company retreats (past ones have been in Moab, Steamboat, and Austin, to name a few), we throw a legendary party every summer (WunderFest), and we're constantly hosting happy hours, community events, diversity initiatives, and bbq's throughout the year.

Becca

Originations

What does your typical day look like?

No two days look alike! The problem that we’re trying to solve is incredibly dynamic and each day brings new challenges. One day I might be working with our engineering team to help architect new solutions, and the next I might be on a roof inspecting a partner’s solar installation or in a boardroom helping to answer an investment bank’s questions.

Noah

Financing

How does the company support your career growth?

Professional development is a core focus at Wunder, and we have a number of initiatives designed to help team members grow. For example, everyone’s given a substantial annual budget to cover continuing education costs, they meet with our CEO quarterly to see how the company can help more, and we bring in outside experts to provide programming.

Katie

Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We believe that the closest person to the problem is the best equipped to solve it. As such, we treat each other as peers and provide the freedom to experiment and iterate. Everyone is also encouraged to provide candid feedback and they’re responsible for helping to shape Wunder’s path forward with regard to both our product and our organization.

Bryan

Co-Founder

What makes someone successful on your team?

People here are comfortable in ambiguity, excited to take on responsibility, and operate with a high degree of autonomy. Because we’re still a startup, you often need to work cross-functionally, jump in where needed, and wear a lot of different hats. We’re also pretty protective of our culture and love bringing on people with new perspectives.

Katie

Product

What are Wunder Capital Perks + Benefits

Wunder Capital Benefits Overview

Wunder provides a happy, productive workplace, and we’re constantly improving it! You’ll find us hustling on the job while also cycling, hiking, boarding, skiing, camping, and having late night dinner parties all over our mile-high home; Boulder, CO.

Wunder-ers enjoy full benefits, unlimited vacation time, flexible work schedules, a competitive salary, stock options, training/education opportunities, and one of the only tangible opportunities to truly save the world.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Wunder prioritizes the health and well-being of team members through monthly onsite massages, weekly mountain bike rides, and an onsite yoga/meditation room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Wunder equips full-time team members with an RTD bus pass (Ecopass) that allows them to utilize all Boulder and Denver public transportation, as well as trips to the airport at no cost to them.
Company Outings
Wunder hosts two team retreats per year (past locations include Moab, Steamboat, Austin and others), in addition to many other team and family-friendly events throughout the year.
Stocked Kitchen
Wunder accommodates all dietary restrictions represented in our team meals and fully stocked kitchen.
Some Meals Provided
Wunder caters two weekly team meals: Tuesday breakfast and Friday lunch. Our Friday lunch includes a set agenda ranging from team announcements to friendly competition - laughs are guaranteed!
Happy Hours
Wunder greatly values team connection, and as such, plans multiple team events per month rotating through happy hours and wellness/athletic events.
Parking
While not for cars, we do have private indoor bike parking available for everyone. Unicycles and tandems welcome :)
Pet Friendly
Team members are welcome to bring their dogs to the office any day of the week. All pups can expect plenty of belly rubs.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wunder drives many people-first initiatives to help improve the workplace and ensure that each team member is equipped to accomplish their goals.
Tuition Reimbursement
Wunder provides all full-time employees a generous annual professional development budget for skill development through education, conferences, training, networking, and more.
Diversity Program
Wunder is dedicated to building a gender diverse and equal workforce. Wunder hosts monthly diversity education and engagement programs encouraging the team to learn and grow together.
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