Director, Water Development

United States / Canada
Development – Development /
Full-time, remote /
Company Overview

Intersect Power is a team of friends driven to preserve our planet for future generations through low-carbon energy and infrastructure solutions. Founded in 2016, the privately held clean energy company develops and owns some of the world’s largest clean energy resources serving customers in retail and wholesale energy markets across North America. The company is redefining the scope of the clean energy industry by enabling new pathways between clean electricity and the broader economy to enable the deep decarbonization of our economy. We are on an aggressive growth trajectory and are staffing key positions.

About This Position
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team as the Director of Water Development. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing water sourcing, delivery, and disposal for our utility-scale projects, ensuring safe, efficient, and sustainable water management practices. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in identifying and contracting water sources for our clean fuels, data center, and other utility-scale clean infrastructure projects. This position will work closely with Permitting, Development, Land Acquisition, Community Engagement, Government Affairs, Hydrogen Engineering, Development Engineering, and Construction, and will report to our SVP, Development.

Responsibilities and Duties

    • Strategic Planning (Water Procurement, Delivery + Disposal):
    • Develop and implement regional and local strategy for water procurement supporting our utility-scale projects, aligning with the overall goals and objectives of the company.
    • Assess and identify potential water resources for project development, considering risks and opportunities related to environmental impact, community needs, water quality, treatment requirements, disposal methods, regulatory requirements, water conveyance requirements, right-of-way acquisition, redundancy, and resiliency, as they relate to project schedule and budget.
    • Develop financeable water procurement, delivery, and disposal projects that interact with water treatment systems (managed by Hydrogen Engineering)

    • Project Management:
    • Source, develop & negotiate water supply agreements.
    • Conduct resilience risk assessments and due diligence for project locations.
    •  Work closely with Land Acquisitions team to identify and acquire necessary right-of-way.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate water management plans into overall project timelines and necessary permitting activities.

    • Regulatory Compliance:
    • Stay abreast of relevant local, state, and federal regulations, politics, and government incentive programs pertaining to water development, usage, discharge, and environmental impact.
    • Ensure all projects adhere to applicable regulatory standards and work towards obtaining necessary permits.

    • Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Build and maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies, local communities, water district officials, civil society, and other stakeholders involved in water resource management.
    • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to address concerns and promote sustainable water practices.Message risks, costs, and viability to internal partners and leadership.

    • Environmental Sustainability:
    • Implement water conservation and efficiency measures to minimize the environmental impact of projects.
    • Explore innovative technologies and best practices for sustainable water sourcing and disposal in clean energy projects.

Qualifications and skills

    • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Management, Water Law, Environmental Planning, or a related field.
    • 8+ years of proven experience in water development, ideally within the context of energy projects or other large, municipal infrastructure projects.
    • Strong understanding of regulatory frameworks related to water management and environmental compliance.
    • Strong understanding of technical requirements related to water treatment, conveyance, storage, and disposal. 
    • Excellent project management, negotiations, and leadership skills.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for engaging with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Experience managing engineering design projects & experience with contractors and construction projects. 
    • Experience with surface- and groundwater rights & permitting, particularly in California, Texas, and Oklahoma.
    • Commitment to environmental sustainability and clean energy initiatives.

Physical and sensory requirements

    • Mostly sedentary work; using standard office equipment including: a computer, keyboard, and telephone. 
    • Position is part of a remote team, with regular electronic and video communication
    • Position requires some travel for company-wide meetups: ~4- 5 weeks total through a calendar year. 

    • Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email 

Salary and Benefits

    • Salary: USD$160,000 - 170,000  base salary with 30-40% annual target bonus
    • Exceptional Healthcare:  Access comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with 100% premium coverage for both you and your dependents. 
    • Financial Security:  Benefit from a 3% non-elective employer contribution to your 401k or RRSP, ensuring your financial future is on the right track.
    • Time Off:  Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) +  two company-wide vacation weeks (Fourth of July & End of year). We believe in the importance of rest and relaxation.
    • Family-Friendly Policies:  Experience up to 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave, with an additional 6 weeks for birth parents. We support you through the exciting journey of parenthood.
    • Mental Health and Well-being:  Access mental health and behavioral coaching services through Ginger, providing you with the support you need to thrive both personally and professionally.
    • Family Planning Support:  Navigate family planning with ease through our partnership with Carrot, ensuring a seamless experience for new parents.
    • Perks:  Enjoy a variety of perks, including a $150 USD monthly food stipend on Grubhub and a pet insurance allowance. We care about the little things that make a big difference.
    • Tech-Ready:  Gear up with our new hire tech package, including a laptop, monitor, docking station, webcam, headphones, and more. Set up your home office with provided furniture, including a desk and chair.

    • At Intersect Power we believe in fostering a supportive and enriching environment for our team members. Join us and experience a workplace that truly values you, inside and outside the office!

Note:  We welcome applicants who do not have current enforceable non-compete restrictions that would hinder their employment with us. If you are currently under a non-compete agreement with a previous employer, we kindly request that you carefully review the terms of that agreement and ensure that your potential employment with us does not violate those terms. 

Unsolicited resumes or referrals from third-party recruiting firms or agencies are not accepted by Intersect Power.