Jim is responsible for leading the engineering team that designs the solar projects developed and constructed by Urban Grid. The engineering work begins with a conceptual design in the early development stage and concludes with a detailed design and energy model. Jim has led the development and final design plans of approximately 230 solar farms from entitlement through erosion control to close-out; 1.4 GW constructed; 10.7 GW actively in design. Work experience includes 10 years in renewables, 12 years in stormwater design and permitting, and 6 years in geotechnical engineering. Jim is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s from NC State University. During his free time, he enjoys exploring new areas on day hikes with his family (two and four legged), traveling out west, and mountain biking.