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Head of Renewable Project Development – Nordics

Head of Renewable Project Development – Nordics

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Charlie Wilkes Green

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Consultant:

    Charlie Wilkes Green

Head of Renewable Development – Nordics

My client, a leading Renewable investment fund are seeking an individual to join their growing team in Sweden and lead the development and delivery of high-quality renewable energy projects (predominantly wind, solar, storage and hydro and initially focusing on Sweden and Finland).

The Client:

  • My client has ~ 1/4 a billion in Renewable Energy Assets. Within the business, they have a 20+ strong renewable development team, responsible for identifying suitable renewable energy project opportunities.

  • To date their activities have been focused on the UK, where we have a c.4GW pipeline of opportunities in the solar, wind and battery sectors. They are now recruiting a Head of Development (Nordics) to lead our project development activities in the Nordic region.

The Role:

  • The main function of the role is to join their growing team in Sweden (flexibility on exact location) and to lead the development and delivery of high-quality renewable energy projects (predominantly wind, solar, storage and hydro).

  • The successful candidate will be expected to identify new sites (by considering grid access, land availability and planning permitting likelihood) and then be able to manage these sites through the required statutory processes to enable them to become “shovel-ready”.

  • The role-holder is anticipated to have a wide range of technical capability and experience, an extensive network of consultants, contractors and relationships with other project developers as well as being able to work autonomously whilst proposing innovative solutions to problems.

  • A key element of the role will be establishment of the initial project development pipeline (through both organic growth and investment in early-stage pipelines) and so the ability to develop a strategy to achieve this, and then maintain growth of this pipeline, is critical.

Your Profile

  • 10+ years of renewable energy project development experience - including solar PV, battery storage and onshore wind projects

  • Specific experience in leading the development and delivery of projects at various stages in the project lifecycle.

  • Experience identifying and implementing strategy in relation to market entry of new projects and technologies

  • Understanding of energy markets and, in particular, the opportunities presented by new technologies.

  • Experience of managing project stakeholders including regulators, statutory consultees and local communities.

  • Experience of regional project consenting processes including preparation of planning applications leading to successful planning consents.

  • Experience of contract preparation and managing and negotiating tender processes (including consultancy services).