Development Director - Energy Storage Systems

Development Director - Energy Storage Systems

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure, Energy Storage & DSR

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  • Salary:

    Very competitive & attractive salary / package

  • Contact:

    Cory Rogers

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Cory Rogers

The Green Recruitment Company are delighted to have exclusively partnered, with a new joint-venture, focused on acquiring, developing & operating energy storage assets, across the UK.

The business have already secured, one of the largest energy storage sites, in the world, plus have an impressive pipeline of storage capacity & projects, targeting a portfolio, in excess of 1.5GW in the UK, by 2027.

As momentum continues with this new & exciting, joint-venture - the shareholders feel it’s paramount to elect & secure, a new Development Director – to drive the organisation & development activities forward.

Brief overview of responsibilities.

  • Lead and manage the development team with a focus on the implementation of the company’s strategy 
  • Devise creative planning and development strategies to overcome obstacles to achieve agreed quality standards and design specifications 
  • Manage projects from inception to completion, including EPC management 
  • Lead the feasibility assessments of development opportunities 
  • Coordination of pre-commencement statutory consents and site investigation reports 
  • Lead the BESS technology selection process 
  • Lead technical due diligence of the development work for project acquisitions 
  • Support the negotiation of contracts with EPC contractors & service providers 
  • Liaise with planning authorities’, DNOs and National Grid to oversee the creation of feasible and effective project design briefs 
  • Review project documents provided by the EPC Contractor throughout the design & construction process 
  • Assemble a technical team of advisers and manage the external DM team 
  • Hands-on management and monitoring of contractors and related service providers to deliver projects within time and on budget 
  • Manage H&S requirements.
  • Develop and administer project budget reports, working in cooperation with the finance team, facilitating efficient monitoring of budgets, bookkeeping and reporting to lenders. 

Skills & Experience;

  • Significant experience in and understanding of the UK renewable energy and BESS market
  • Strong track record and experience in working with DNOs, TSO, national grid and related service providers
  • Experience in working with EPC contractors and related service providers within the renewable energy / storage industry
  • Experience in managing and dealing with prominent third-party advisers including EPC contractors & related service providers within the renewable energy / storage industryProven experience and track record in negotiating and leading negotiations on debt and equity.
  • Proven experience in managing people and teams, holding previous senior roles within companies in the renewable energy sector.

Personal Attributes;

  • The vision to see development potential and the initiative to consider alternative approaches and solutions to maximize the value of a development 
  • A pro-active approach with the ability to take a strategic overview as well as working in a hands-on fashion 
  • A good understanding of the big picture, including long term market trends, technological developments, and the regulatory and financial environments
A rare, exciting opportunity to lead a brand new, well funded venture in the UK - with sights on becoming a leading, Energy Storage - Developer, Owner, Operator.