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About ESA

ESA is a prominent clean energy development and decarbonization platform. Over the past decade, ESA has successfully transacted over 6 GW of operating solar energy projects and pre-construction development assets. Our diverse portfolio spans a broad array of asset classes, including installations at corporate headquarters, commercial and industrial facilities, community solar portfolios, and multi-100 MW utility-scale solar projects. ESA's influence extends across 22 states, where projects have interconnected with 27 distinct utilities. ESA operates with the freedom and flexibility inherent in a privately owned and managed organization.

In 2023 alone, ESA was awarded the prestigious award of Best Place to Work by Orlando Business Journal, and the #1 Solar Developer in Florida by Solar Power World Magazine.

We believe in a culture of teamwork and collaboration to collectively achieve our goals. Our employees are the foundation of our brand and success. Be a part of changing the future of energy, with a people forward company that believes in your success.

Position Summary

As a Real Estate Associate, you will play a key role in the acquisition and management of real estate assets for our solar projects. You will be responsible for researching potential land sites, negotiating contracts, and ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. This is a dynamic role that requires strong analytical, negotiation, and communication skills.


  • Identify and evaluate potential land sites for solar energy projects
  • Conduct market research and analysis to assess the feasibility and value of potential sites
  • Negotiate and secure land acquisition agreements with landowners
  • Coordinate with legal and finance teams to ensure compliance with all legal and financial requirements
  • Manage relationships with landowners and address any concerns or issues
  • Monitor and track project timelines and milestones
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support project development and execution
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulations, and best practices
  • Assist in the preparation of project proposals and presentations
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with land brokers/agents, surveyors, and national title companies


Required Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience in Land Acquisition, for solar energy facilities.
  • Strong knowledge of real estate and land use regulations
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and assess potential real estate opportunities
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business, or related field
  • Professional certifications in real estate or property management
  • Prior experience in the renewable energy industry

Location: We are only considering candidates located in the Southeast & Midwest regions of the United States.

Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience, qualifications and location.


Company Benefits

  • Fully Remote
  • 3 Weeks Paid Time Off
  • 14 Paid Holidays + Winter Corporate Closure
  • 5 Sick Days
  • 2 Personal Days
  • 2 Community Service Days
  • National Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Company Provided Life Insurance Plan
  • 401(k) with Company Matching Plan
  • Reimbursement of Training and Continuing Education
  • Pet Care Reimbursement for Company Travel
  • Employee Recognition and Rewards Program
  • Employee Discount Program

ESA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, ESA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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