My client are an international solar IPP who are looking for a Managing Director to join the UK business and oversee the origination, development, construction and Asset Management functions of the business.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Devise and implement overall strategy
Liaise with owners and board of directors, to discuss and implement optimal growth, strategy, development
and operation. Any other managerial discussion
Manage an initial team that will comprise in the first phase of a development director, project managers and
Drive and implement an entrepreneurial, professional, cost conscious and honest corporate culture and
Originate acquisitions and drive the company’s growth within the UK Solar sector
Originate pipeline and asset acquisition
Lead due diligence, feasibility studies and analysis of potential sites and transaction execution
Negotiate optimization contracts with leading root to market provides
Negotiate EPC and O&M contracts
Devise and implement a revenue management strategy vis a vis RTMs
Generate and approve business plans & budgets
Contract and manage external stakeholders – legal teams, technical advisors, planning experts, market
Manage tax and financial planning
Manage investor and lender relations
Engage with local stakeholders, communities, councils and planning authorities as well as regulators where
Implement best practices across all functions
Originate and lead debt and equity funding negotiations
Support and set clear KPIs
Work in cooperation with the finance team, facilitating efficient monitoring of
projects budgets, bookkeeping, and reporting to lenders
Qualifications / Skills Sought:
Significant experience in and clear understanding of the UK renewable energy and solar market
Strong track record and experience in working with DNOs, TSO, national grid and related service providers
Experience in working with EPC contractors and related service providers within the renewable energy / storage industry
Proven experience in working with Route to Market providers and asset managing the revenue stack.
Proven experience and track record in negotiating and leading negotiations on debt and equity.
Proven experience in managing people and teams, holding previous senior roles within companies in the renewable energy sector.
A proactive approach with the ability to take a strategic overview as well as working in a hands-on fashion.
The vision to see development potential and the initiative to consider alternative approaches and solutions
to maximize the value of a development.
A good understanding of the big picture, including long term market trends, technological developments
and the regulatory and financial environments.
Attention to detail, monitoring all aspects of a project’s progress against targets and producing
A strong sense of tact and diplomacy to deal effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
The ability to act with gravitas and authority when needed, supporting decisions with tangible data.
Strong interpersonal and personal capabilities