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Careers at 7Skyline, LLC


We are seeking exceptional independent consultants to work as part of our team with other 7Skyline professionals and industry partners. 

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • An interest in serving renewable energy and electric transmission development clients

  • 5 - 15+ years experience in energy planning, engineering, or a related field

  • A BS, MS, or PhD in a technical discipline relevant to energy consulting

  • Strong technical skills and existing client relationships 

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills


Please send your resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in joining 7Skyline, LLC.

Jennifer Rouda environmental planner and energy developer

Jennifer Rouda – Founder & Principal 

Jennifer is a leader in strategic environmental planning and risk mitigation in the North American electric transmission and renewable energy industries. She has overseen or consulted on dozens of high-profile energy infrastructure projects more than twenty years. Jennifer is adept at building and supervising large teams, working on executive strategic initiatives, and overseeing energy projects and programs. Her skills include energy project risk assessment, business development, environmental planning, and due diligence. Jennifer is a qualified Environmental, Social, & Heath Impact Assessment (ESHIA) facilitator and serves as a board member for the nonprofit Solar Oregon.


Prior to starting 7Skyline, LLC, Jennifer was the vice president of environmental development for Abengoa, Transmission & Infrastructure, LLC. Her work included spearheading the environmental strategy for Ten West Link, a 500-kilovolt electric transmission project under development in California and Arizona. Previously, she served as a global project account manager for CH2M and as a principal planner at Ecology and Environment, Inc, an environmental consulting firm. Jennifer’s academic background includes a bachelor of science degree in geology and chemistry from Brown University and a master of science degree in earth sciences from Dartmouth College. Refer to LinkedIn for further details about Jennifer’s background and experience.


David Harper - Executive Officer & Tribal Liaison 

David has served as the traditional spokesman for the Mohave Elders Committee for the past twenty-five years and is the author of a reburial policy for artifacts and isolates adopted by the National Congress of American Indians. As the founder and first appointed director of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the Colorado River Indian Tribes, he has acted as a liaison with agencies, development companies, and utilities and established cultural monitoring programs. He has evaluated and consulted on multiple renewable energy, microgrid, transmission, and energy storage projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Oregon. 

David is recognized by the state of California as an expert witness on traditional Mohave culture and has testified in federal court on potential cultural impacts of solar energy projects in the Southwest. David is also a founding board member of Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. Refer to LinkedIn for further details about David’s background and experience.

Bill Peterson finance and HR manager

William Peterson - Finance & Human Resources Manager
Bill joined 7Skyline at its inception in 2016 and currently manages the financial and human resource functions for the company. He brings forty years of financial leadership at a variety of firms and organizations. Previously the branch manager for Portland Teachers Credit Union in Hillsboro, Oregon, Bill has also served in management roles at First Interstate Bank of Oregon, First National Bank of Oregon, and H&R Block and Century 21 Real Estate in Oregon.

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Rob Peterson - Senior Project Manager

Rob has 15 years of experience managing environmental reviews for energy infrastructure projects and a PhD in education. Prior to joining 7Skyline, he served as a supervisor in the California Public Utility Commission’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance section. He has a diverse background in utility regulation and policy development, energy consulting, public outreach, environmental planning (CEQA and National Environmental Policy Act), research, publishing, and technical training. At 7Skyline, he supports renewable energy siting efforts for Tribal nations and developers and the development of reports, energy planning documents, and grant applications. Refer to LinkedIn for further details about Rob’s background and experience.

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Kristin Weinberger - Senior Editor

Kristin has twenty-five years of experience in technical editing, grant preparation, copywriting, and project management. Her support for 7Skyline began in 2016 and her leadership enables the team to submit complex energy planning documents, federal grant applications, and reports for Fortune 500 companies, Tribal nations, renewable energy developers, and international clients. Previously, Kristin worked for Addison-Wesley Professional and Cisco Press, as well as other professional publishers, technology companies, developers, and consultancies. Kristin earned a bachelor of arts degree in English, with high honors, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master of arts degree in English language and literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Refer to LinkedIn for further details about Kristin’s background and experience.


Constance Rouda - STEM Intern

Constance is attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is leading development of the 7Skyline website, providing graphic art support, and managing online marketing for 7Skyline, LLC as a STEM intern.

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