Job details

Location
Durham
Salary
Market related
Job Type
Permanent
Ref
203655
Posted
about 2 months ago

 

EMPLOYEES BENEFIT FROM: 

· Annual bonus depending upon Company and individual performance 

· Continuing professional development, including training opportunities 

· Generous annual leave increasing with length of service, plus public holidays 

· Cash allowance in lieu of a company vehicle 

· Company pension scheme 

· Health and wellbeing discounts 

· New car discounts with certain dealerships 

THE OPPORTUNITY: 

A rewarding opportunity for an experienced site finder to join my clients multi-disciplined team of professionals. You will be responsible for securing high quality development sites across the UK (onshore wind, solar and energy storage) to build a pipeline of renewable energy projects. 

You will also take responsibility of several land negotiations to achieve specific project and financial objectives. 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

1) To identify new renewable generation and flexible energy projects for the company across the United Kingdom, with a primary focus on England as may be agreed with the Development Director, which fulfil the requirements of the company as set out in the Renewables Business Plan or by the Renewables Board from time to time. 

2) To provide support to the Development Director and the wider team in their efforts to develop a successful business plan and to provide specific help within estates and business development areas. 

3) Identify sites pre-planning and wherever possible avoid competition. 

4) Prepare the initial development concept, identify, and approach landowners and agree site and individual negotiating strategies with the Development Director. 

5) Use internal and external resources to take projects successfully through to Key Review B stage. 

6) Agree and review the site finding strategy and requirements with the Development Director a regular basis. 

7) Negotiate on behalf of the company, however all efforts must be agreed with the Development Director and always be subject to the approval of the Board. 

8) Prepare financial appraisals for use at Key Review A and B stages and prepare and obtain approval for initial budgets to progress sites through to Key Review C. 

9) On occasion, represent the Company at liaison meetings and landowner meetings etc., out with normal working hours. 

DELIVERABLES: 

1) Achievement of a portfolio of renewable energy sites which are located out with significant technical constraints and with good planning prospects 

2) Delivery of prospect and project milestones on time 

3) Ensure commercial value of project is always maximised 

4) Ensure all new sites have a clear, understood deliverable strategy 

5) Ensure sufficient resources are made available to projects to avoid delay or reduction in quality 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: 

ESSENTIAL: 

· Minimum of 3 years’ experience in site finding, with good knowledge of development and land use planning 

· Renewables experience preferred 

· Educated to Degree level 

· Clean full driving licence 

· Experience in using appropriate IT tools to deliver efficiency and functionality 

DESIRABLE: 

· Relevant professional qualifications e.g. RICS 

· An appreciation of emerging opportunities in Renewables Industry 

PERSONAL QUALITIES/COMPETENCIES: 

· Customer orientation, integrity, and the ability to lead through influence 

· Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail 

· Good judgement, showing logical decision making 

· Confident and experienced negotiator 

· Logical planning ability. Ability to concentrate on different tasks at the same time 

· Ability to role model actions and behaviours consistent with the company values 

· First class communication skills with the ability to liaise with senior management and technical functions 

· Confident, a self-starter, with the ability to operate in a dynamic challenging environment 

· A good team player capable of delivering excellent results under pressure and to strict deadlines 

· Excellent people skills 

· Professional approach