Development Manager

Los Angeles
About Terawatt Infrastructure

Terawatt Infrastructure is the leader in financing, developing, and operating electric vehicle charging solutions. Our mission is to power electrified fleets with the most reliable network of charging centers. With increasing demand for electric vehicles, we are facing a once-in-a-century technology transition. The market for EV charging infrastructure is expected to grow to $1 trillion by 2040. The nation needs a long-term partner in the inevitable transition to all-electric transportation. At Terawatt, you will join your team in delivering quality end-to-end charging solutions. 

At Terawatt, we own, develop, operate, and maintain charging sites and operational solutions to form the backbone of commercial EV transport in the U.S. We execute humbly and with urgency to provide energy and charging solutions that delight our clients and support the transition to clean, electrified transport.

Impact to Climate Change:

Transportation creates 23% of all greenhouse gas emissions each year. Electrifying transportation is priority #1 to impact climate change. By electrifying fleets, we can mitigate more than 70% of mobility CO2 urban emissions, remove 50% of city air pollution, and help fleet operators meet Net Zero commitments.

We are building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. At Terawatt, we continuously strive to foster inclusion, humility, energizing relationships, and belonging, and welcome new ideas. We're growing and want you to grow with us. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Role Description

In this role you will lead development activities for projects, including site due diligence, entitlement, design, permitting, financial modeling, and coordination with project construction, handing off fully complete projects to Terawatt’s Operations team. This person will be the primary lead for the full development of Terawatt Charging Center projects, allowing for continuity in project development for the complete lifecycle of the development process. You will be responsible for ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget. You will work closely with the company’s management team including the Real Estate, Energy, Finance, Revenue, Legal, and Construction team to deliver high quality projects on time and on schedule. You will leverage your in-depth experience to deliver projects that delight customers. A growth mindset and the ability to innovate is a must for this role - you will encounter many “first of their kind” situations as the market develops. 

This position will require frequent visits to development sites, local AHJs, consultant, and contractor offices.  This position will be required to be in or travel to the development locations multiple times a month and as such, the Development Manager should be located in or within short travel time to each of the markets they are developing in.  

By delivering world class projects, you and your team will allow the Company to help an increasing number of fleets to electrify with confidence and decarbonize their operations. This role reports to the Sr. Director of Development.

Core Responsibilities

  • Property acquisition Due Diligence
  • Site design
  • Property title review
  • Project underwriting with the ability to work in complex financial models
  • Entitlement activities working through multiple local, state, and federal agencies
  • Permitting processes and requirements for both on and off-site work
  • Strong command of the pre-construction and construction process working very closely with the internal Terawatt construction managers as well as external contractors
  • Creating and maintaining complex development schedules
  • Strong command of the legal and contract process for development and the ability to collaborate with internal and external counsel
  • Strive to delight both internal and external customers.  This position will work very closely with the Terawatt Business Development team.
  • Ability to present confidently to internal and external stakeholders including elected officials, community interest groups, AHJs, Terawatt executive team, Board of Directors, and Investment Committees.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates will have a minimum of 5+ years of real estate development experience in addition to adjacent experience
  • Four year degree in Real Estate, Finance, Construction Management or related fields.
  • Masters in Real Estate, Finance or related fields preferred
  • Located in Southern California
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Terawatt, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Terawatt is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, we will take steps to ensure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform the essential functions of the position, please contact

Terawatt Infrastructure is an equal-opportunity employer.