Head of Development

Posted 24 January 2023
Salary Up to £95,000 + Bonus p/MW
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureSustainability
Contact NameCory Rogers

Job description

The Green Recruitment Company are pleased to be supporting an experienced UK developer & investor of renewable energy technologies. Our client have an impressive track-record & pipeline of development & investment opportunities, across Battery Storage, Ground-Mounted Solar, Onshore Wind & Green Hydrogen projects.

As the business continues to scale their development opportunities, through their strategic partnerships a new, Senior Developer or Head of Development opportunity has arisen in the UK.

The role will spearhead the businesses development team’s delivery of all consented, permitted and stakeholder engagement and development requirements


  • Identification of new development opportunities across the UK & Northern Ireland.

  • Management of the UK development Team.

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

  • 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

  • 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 board and other stakeholders regarding deal prospects and progress;


  • Proven track-record in project development (5-10+ Years)

  • Utility scale battery or solar experience a firm preference.

  • Precision and attention to detail

  • Experience building or managing a Team.

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

  • 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.

  • A passion for the renewable energy industry.