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Director Of Development

Director Of Development

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Ben Blackburn

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Ben Blackburn


Join a leading European Energy provider, where you will be the Development Director for renewable energy within the French market.



  • Participate in the development of the winning market entry strategy to set the base of a significant long-term pipeline of wind and solar projects in France.
  • Implement strategy operationally: leading market entry via implementation of relevant actions, including but not limited to potential Development, M&A and Partnerships with relevant parties
  • Cover the full development cycle from origination to RTB or FC stage
  • Manage external contract developers
  • Monitor and interpret technical and relevant regulatory developments and standards and be able to deliver technical and non-technical reports to stakeholders.
  • Manage relationships with land owners, permitting authorities, grid operators, regulators, offtakers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Liaise closely with existing business teams (asset teams, trading / PPAs, finance, others) and enabling functions
  • Build strong relationships with the development team, consisting of developers, engineers, project-, contract- and offtake managers as well as a network of external development partners
  • Part of a high-performance team and contribution to the establishment of an entrepreneurial, rewarding and fun work environment
  • As required and by arrangement, takeover of all other arising activities of the reports to the Vice-President Business Development Renewables Southern Europe and France


  • Successful work experience (3-5 years) in solar and/wind development in France
  • Degree (Master or Diploma) in engineering, business administration, economics, law or comparable studies
  • Proven track record of utility-scale solar and/or onshore wind project development
  • Profound and detailed understanding of relevant market dynamics
  • Very good communication skills and high level assertiveness and communication skills in an international environment and the ability to build effective relationship at all levels
  • Appreciation for cultural differences
  • Willingness to travel
  • Fluent in French and English, other languages, in particular German, Italian or Spanish a plus