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Senior Wind Project Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH142613
  • Location: France
  • Sector: On-shore wind, Renewables
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 04/03/2019
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Exciting opportunity with Spencer Ogden's client, an International Renewable Energy IPP and one of the largest players in France who represents one billions euros of assets in the renewable energy sector.

As part of its international activities, they are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join their growing, world class team, to coordinate and supervise the prospection and the development of wind farms.

As part of the group you will manage the development and coordinate the financing and construction phase until commissioning, mainly of onshore wind farms and solar plants, including;

  • Identify development opportunities
  • Analyse legal, tax, economic, technical and environmental framework of project development, with regulatory monitoring
  • Organise the prospection of sites that are suitable for the projects
  • Identify potential sites on the territory (topography, cartography, technical constraints, state servitude, environmental constraints and potential local/regional/national plans of project planification
  • Maintain relationships with institutions, administrations, regional and local authorities;
  • Realise pre-feasibility studies and coordinate feasibility studies
  • Manage the land negotiations with the owners or public representatives
  • Evaluate the technical and financial constraints linked to electrical grid connection
  • Manage expletory studies of grid connection (assess solutions for grid connection, closest substation etc
  • Identify all the impact studies to be launched (landscape, environmental, acoustic studies etc.)
  • Supervise the impact studies to be carried out, either internally or externally through expert cabinet
  • Manage the local consultation of institutional players and consultation of state administration
  • Animate public meetings or consultation to present the project, to the stakeholders or citizens, and facilitate the project execution
  • Obtain the preliminary and definitive authorizations (local and national) for all the installations including, measurement mast, necessary project execution, and manage the administrative file
  • Identify the technical features of the projects according to economic constraints, equipment technology (wind turbines or solar panels) and plant size
  • Establish a budget and a business model for each projects, with a first estimation of technical and economic assumptions
  • Planify the project execution
  • Present the project to the company board in order to get the Go/No Go decision
  • Identify the clients (network or private) and negotiate the Power Purchase Agreements
  • Propose a development strategy, together with the country director
  • Take part in the negotiations and definitions of contracts (projects contract or partnership MOU) as part of the development activity
  • Identify competitors and their strategy
  • Take part in any national syndication in the field of their activities

Required skills and experience;

  • Engineer (Masters or equivalent)
  • Strong experience in Wind Power Sector (5 years minimum)
  • Fluency in English is compulsory
  • International profile is appreciated

Contract: Permanent

Starting date: ASAP

Location: Iceland or Montpellier

If this sounds like you, and you'd like to find out more, please get in touch with me at yin.liu@spencer-ogden.com or on +442072689365

For more information about this role please contact our London office