Global Head of Development (Solar, Wind, BESS) - Renewable IPP

Posted 29 June 2023
Salary Up to £170,000 + Bonus + LTIP
LocationCity of London
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameNathan Quinn

Job description


The Green Recruitment Company is working with a global renewable energy developer, owner, operator. They are looking for a Head of Development to oversee global development for solar, wind and BESS across the business.


  • Identifying new solar, battery, wind development opportunities alongside working with the Exec Management team to unearth new opportunities for growth;

  • Management of the Development team based in the UK;

  • Delivery of the necessary agreements and permits including legal, planning and environmental consents;

  • Overseeing and implementing the development process;

  • Coordinate external consultants supporting to deliver on Technical, Legal and Planning process;

  • Negotiation of legal documentation for investments, taking responsibility for making commercial decisions;

  • Liaising with internal and external advisers and intermediaries on investments, keeping deals moving and driving through to completion

  • Maintaining regular communication with the CEO, attending board meetings and liaising with other stakeholders regarding deal prospects and progress;

  • Liaising with and managing relationships with all relevant stakeholders, grid operators, landowners and other relevant stakeholders to successfully negotiate key contracts such as land rights, permits, PPAs and grid offers, etc

The Individual

  • Proven track record (at least 10-15 years’+ experience);

  • Ability to build and manage a team;

  • Commercially astute with an entrepreneurial can do/will do attitude

  • Utility scale solar and wind energy experience is mandatory;

  • Strong energy market awareness;

  • Ability to understand the key commercial aspects of energy projects as well as be able to articulate key commercial, technical and legal risks for projects and their potential impact on investor returns

  • Excellent contacts leading to a strong origination base

  • Proactive and highly motivated; a self-starter who can take ownership of key tasks and always looks for better and more efficient ways to do things

  • An interest in the energy investment sector as well as developments in the energy markets more generally

  • Precision and attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to deal with people at all levels

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely – verbally and in writing

  • Demonstrable track record at managing multiple workstreams concurrently and delivering on tight deadlines

  • Flexible attitude and willingness to evolve with the business

  • Integrity and honesty