Job details

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£110k - 150k per year + Bonus
Job Type
Permanent
Ref
Director of Business
Posted
about 1 year ago

We are pleased to be partnered with a renewable energy organisation that is undergoing rapid growth. It aims to help facilitate the energy transition demands of the UK and EU by developing and investing in large-scale solar and battery storage projects. The successful candidate will be joining a team comprising of individuals with a proven track record in infrastructure investment, renewables spheres and innovation.

 

Following our partners recent investment announcement and planned growth, I'm looking to speak with Business Development professionals looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity. You will be responsible for the continued origination and acquisition of UK renewable energy and storage projects, as well as playing a leading role in diversification into emerging technologies and overseas markets.

 

The role will see you managing a team of field based and office-based staff, committed to the origination of projects for the development team to deliver into operations. This role requires an ambitious, self-motivated person with a passion for business growth and project development. Extroverted and entrepreneurial, you will have the agility and drive to create opportunities both here in our core business as well as in new ways and places.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage the UK origination team in the identification and onboarding of utility-scale solar PV and storage projects via our in-house GIS platform, wider market links, traditional site-finding activity or acquisitions.
  • Ensure business case for prospects is clearly understood and met in bringing opportunities to the business. Drive and optimise each prospect with respect to design, grid, planning, land etc., through financial analysis and modelling of each project.
  • Provide knowledge and support to the team, including the identification and assessment of new opportunities.
  • Site origination, energy yield analysis, project viability, grid connections, land agreement negotiations, commercial agreements, project design, planning process etc.
  • Take responsibility for exploring, building, and managing an origination team in selected new markets.
  • Take a leading role in the commercial negotiations during the project acquisition process. This includes taking responsibility for liaising with any advisors and the execution of the transaction documentation with support from the wider team.

 

Qualifications, experience and attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline.
  • Experience, ideally coming from an energy background 8+ years’ experience working in a relevant industry.
  • Proven background in developing an international pipeline of quality projects through land acquisition and into development.
  • Strong commercial knowledge and a proven ability in risk management and relevant negotiations. Ability to solve complex problems and have the ability to engage, lead and motivate a team. Extensive knowledge and understanding of energy project origination, stakeholder management and experience in reporting of team performance.
  • Proven ability in project acquisition including strong knowledge of sales processes, due diligence (technical, legal, and corporate) and transaction documentation.

 

Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary with performance-based bonus opportunities
  • Premium health insurance plans, including dental and optical coverage
  • Life insurance & health vouchers for special medical treatments
  • Premium corporate gym membership
  • Opportunity to buy company bid bonds and shares
  • EV car scheme (electric vehicle purchase facility for employees)
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Competitive paid leave
  • Health cash plans
  • Season ticket loans (for travel or tours)
  • Group income protection (retirement planning)
  • Company funded training and certification opportunities
  • Flexible, hybrid working mode

 

If you are a Business Development Manager looking for the next step in your career, or a Business Development Director looking for a change of scenery to refocus and flourish, dont hesitate to apply.

 

Additionally, if you'd like to discuss the opportunity in more depth, reach out on the below:

 

- jack.solman@spencer-ogden.com

- 0141 212 4807

 

We look forward to hearing from you!