Country Manager - International Solar IPP

Posted 29 November 2022
Salary DOE
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
Contact NameNathan Quinn

Job description

The Opportunity 

A rare opportunity to head up the UK office for an international Solar developer with multiple offices across Europe.

The Role

  • Incorporate and establish the local entity in a new location in France

  • Build up a team of up to 8 employees including the land acquisition team

  • Be responsible for building and managing a PV project pipeline (green-field and co-development) from the investment decision stage until ready-to-build status is reached.

  • Hand-over of the ready-to-build projects to the in-house EPC team.

  • Create and standardise a project development process map for UK and Ireland

  • Oversee the negotiation and execution of contracts (especially land/option lease, wayleaves for site access and grid route, grid connection agreement, land agent agreements) with respective stakeholders

  • Manage the due diligence process for co-development projects

  • Establish an on-boarding process

  • Ensure a company culture to create an attractive, fun to work atmosphere and a high performing team spirit

  • Track, document and report the regulatory changes happening in the national and regional level

  • Support the Head of International Development in fiscal budgetary planning

  • Collaborate with the support functions located in the headquarters in Poland, especially for the legal, technical, and commercial due diligence processes

The Person

  • Shall have at least 5 years of track record in the PV project development and/or EPC business, or similar - a necessary pre-requirement

  • Have team management experience and great interpersonal skills – a necessary requirement. You know, project development is all about people, people, people.

  • Very good knowledge of the project development processes from site identification through full permitting to securing the grid connection in France.

  • Very good knowledge of CRE, CPPA type of projects and related documents

  • Very good understanding of the key elements of the project development contracts in France, such as land lease, wayleaves, grid agreements.

  • A sound understanding of the energy market dynamics