Development Director - Renewables

Posted 29 August 2023
Job type Permanent
Contact NameHarry Moncur

Job description

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing the Italian development strategy in line with the corporate and country business plan;

  • Ensuring the right governance, risk management and reporting is in place to approve the development budget and ensure delivery of project milestones;

  • Ensuring projects progress through the development process, intervening to resolve issues as required;

  • Managing and leading the Italian development team;

  • Managing relationships with all stakeholders;

  • Staying up-to-date on the regulatory framework and market changes to inform development strategy;

  • Coordinating with Origination, Engineering and Construction departments.

  • Responsible for establishing and monitoring the schedule and budget of commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic, wind and BESS development projects up to RtB phase;

  • Manage consultants (legal and technical advisors) and stakeholders responsible for critical development tasks to ensure on-time delivery and accuracy of required work projects;

  • Coordinate the preparation, and submission of regulatory documents for submission to the appropriate regulatory agencies;

  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Company’s standards and local regulations;

  • Represent the company at conferences and business development meetings as needed.

Required Experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience in a similar role or in a senior development positions;

  • Multi-geographical experience across the Italian market

  • Participation in and leading the projects’ development processes in Italy;

  • Proficient with MS Office, including MS Project;

  • Solid understanding of greenfield solar photovoltaic, wind and BESS development process in the region of interest (Italy). including site control, securing interconnection, permitting process, etc.);

  • Good knowledge of associated business development costs;

  • Energy Markets – knowledge of the electricity market in Italy, including but not limited to interaction with grid operators (TERNA and E-Distribuzione), knowledge of the Italian regulation and development roadmaps;

  • Knowledge of BESS and Wind project development considered as a plus;

  • Ability to travel regionally, depending on projects location;

  • Fluent language proficiency in English, another language as a plus.