Development Analysis Specialist

Requisition ID:  42758

Portland, OR, US

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Commercial

 Vestas Factory

 Professional | Full-Time | Commercial

Development Analysis Specialist


Job Description:

Steelhead Development

Vestas's renewable development arm for North America, Steelhead Americas, has a growing development pipeline over 43GW of early stage wind and wind/solar hybrid projects and is looking for a Development Specialist to join our team.


The Steelhead development pipeline consists of wholly owned development assets and co-development partnerships ranging from early-stage projects to build-transfer obligations. The Steelhead Development Specialist position requires internal quantitative and qualitative analysis to support project development related business decisions and growth strategy. By combining a deep interest in energy along with an understanding of markets, policy, and economics the Development Specialist will enable Steelhead success in execution and aid in its rapid growth.



  • Perform project, power marketing, M&A, energy markets, and policy analysis
  • Support business development efforts through pitch deck creation, research, data analysis, and partner engagements
  • Identify promising locations for future wind and solar projects
  • Build financial models to understand overall project finances
  • Build and test various offtake structures
  • Quantify impact of external market factors such as economic incentives, supply chain price volatility, environmental restrictions, and federal/state/local governmental rules as it may impact company and project financials
  • Assist with due diligence of development project acquisitions
  • Conduct offtake research in terms of both specific commercial and industrial opportunities and broader market trends
  • Maintain flexibility to assist in various aspects of the development process when needed
  • Act as a conduit between the development team and subject matter experts
  • Challenge the conventional wisdom, test new ideas, remain curious



  • Bachelor's degree or Masters-level education
  • Experience working in energy and a basic understanding of energy markets preferred
  • A deep passion in furthering the energy transition to renewable sources



  • Ability to learn quickly with little direction within a quickly growing, small team
  • Comfort with math, research, and making predictions amid uncertain conditions
  • System skills - Microsoft Office, CRM database, GIS, Alteryx, etc.
  • Curiosity, passion, attention to detail, leader, strategic thinker, high degree of flexibly
  • Experience in financial and quantitative modeling preferred
  • Advanced communication and organizational skills, oral and written, and interpersonal interaction.
  • Ability to assimilate technical information and translate that into appropriate business decisions.


What We Offer:

We offer exciting positions with great development opportunities in an inspiring environment at the world's number one wind turbine producer. We value initiative, responsibility, and accuracy. You will become part of an international environment with a commitment to sustainability and safety and you will work among colleagues that take care of each other.

  • Attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry
  • Great benefits coverage that includes dental and vision
  • Generous Paid Time Off policies  
  • Great 401(k) plan (with employer match)
  • Tuition assistance

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings. 

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon