Business Development Manager Solar PV

Posted 23 August 2021
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameNicolas Huebner

Job description

The Opportunity:

Join a fast-growing renewable energy infrastructure player looking for a Business Development Manager to join the team and to help support the Company grow their project pipeline through identifying opportunities to secure projects individually or via joint development arrangements or acquisitions, whilst developing and maintaining relationships with strategic counterparties to develop utility-scale solar projects.

The Role:

  • Represent the Company in Germany before the following stakeholders as needed: developers, local authorities, landowners, local communities and other regulatory/political bodies
  • Originate opportunities, manage transactions and close deals with development partners in order to build up a pipeline of projects that can be taken through to RTB status
  • Ensure that the Company is tracking the development status of projects in its pipeline, liaise with development partners to deliver projects to RTB, on time and in line with budgeted KPIs
  • Define and supervise project schedules and budgets, maintain the quality control of deliverables, oversee risk management and the preparation of necessary internal reports
  • Coordinate external service providers and internal teams to deliver a successful project through to RTB, covering legal, environmental, technical and commercial topics
  • Support the Technical Department in completing preliminary plant design by providing also the specific knowledge related to the country and/or state regulations

The Individual:

  • University degree in engineering, law or business preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in business and project development roles in the renewable sector covering utility scale solar projects in Germany
  • Understanding of the project development process, regulation, including licenses, permits and interactions between the developers and third parties until the project reaches RTB status in Germany
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German
  • Experience with dealing with utilities, distributors and generators and a good network of contacts in those companies, able to manage sometimes difficult situations