Head of Development (United Kingdom)

Posted 24 October 2022
Salary Up to £100k + bonus
Job type Permanent
Contact NameSilas Hope

Job description

​My client is seeking an experienced professional to coordinate the business development of their operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the development of future wind and solar plants, in accordance with the company guidelines, in order to build, develop and boost the portfolio of the solar and wind activity to the successful fulfilment of the business plan.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Identify development opportunities: explore new and relevant sites through targeted personal research or through results made available by the GIS Team, with public and private actors.

  • Identify greenfield and/or brownfield projects with suitable wind and/or solar resource and electrical transmission grid.

  • Work closely with other departments and provide support for the introduction of new technologies within the pipeline, such as storage or hydrogen.

  • Present, explain and advocate the project to elected representatives, authorities, associations, residents and any other stakeholders.

  • Represent the company in the field, interfaces with and coordinates all players involved in project development.

  • Develop and animate a network of business introducers.

  • Monitor and apply sector regulations.

  • Provide pipeline updates, progress megawatt updates, and other reporting requests on a timely basis as needed.

  • Mentor, challenge and accompany Project Developers in carrying out assigned tasks and achieving business objectives.

There is a requirement to be present at some times in the company head office, located in Edinburgh.