Senior Business Developer (M&A)
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: : BBBH118972
Sector: Solar, Renewables
Date posted: 12/01/2018
Spencer Ogden are working together with a leader in the renewable energy sector who operate in Europe, Americas, Asia, and Africa to help them find a Head of Business Development (M&A) who will be responsible for managing multiple energy project developments in Wind and Solar.
*Identify and evaluate new business opportunities including but not limited to greenfield, co-development, and acquisition of energy projects: navigate large amount of information to come to a quick and effective decision on whether to pursue projects without unnecessarily expending internal resources.
*Collaborate with project specialists to support a project's development including regulatory consultation, land agreements review, permitting, basic legal review, basic engineering review, and financial model assumptions, including the coordination of several functional areas internal and external to company. For opportunities to acquire operating assets, participate in/coordinate the due diligence process.
*Obtain internal approvals to allow projects to progress, preparing documentation for Investment Committee approval, and Handover to E&C. Report on project development status to management via written reports and participation in weekly calls.
*Prepare a budget for each project and manage ongoing project development expenses throughout project life cycle to ensure that the project is meeting the estimates of the financial model.
*Represent project and company externally to establish and support company's corporate social responsibility policy, which includes managing landowner and community relationship; and participate and track local project jurisdictional legislation and other regulatory affairs to support entitlement of development projects.
*Support the E&C team during the construction process; monitor contracts for services and project agreements.
*Support AFC and legal in various financial transactions with third parties in order to ensure transaction terms are as favorable to company as possible for projects; assist with the negotiations of commercial agreements in order to maximize value creation
*Deep knowledge of renewable markets with focus on wind and solar business and financing models etc with proven track record of development and M&A project management
*Strong analytical and quantitative skills
*Effective communication (verbal, written, and presentation) skills
*Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively work within multi-disciplinary project teams and establish relationships and work with marquee clients
*Time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and fast changing priorities
*Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
*Creative independent thinker; demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team
*Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint)
*Extensive knowledge and experience with key wind project contracts: Land agreements, PPA, Interconnection & O&M
*Ability to evaluate, coordinate and bring to resolution legal, political and regulatory issues related to the project
*Deep understanding of origination and the experience with the RFP processes
*Experienced in coordinating Due Diligence and project development activities with cross functional resources, peers, and outside consultants to ensure project is progressing in accordance with schedule
*Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent experience.
*At least 5+ years' experience in development and M&A in European Market
*Familiarity with development processes and procedures (environmental, interconnection and transmission studies, securities etc.) mandated timing, parties and agencies involved in successful project development.
*Ability to analyze development or M&A opportunities; project fatal flaws etc.
*Experience with contract management, lease negotiations, and O&M are beneficial to understanding the end product and comes with development experience.
*Regular driver's license required
*Proficiency in English and German and Italian
*Domestic travel with limited international travel
For more information about this role please contact our London office