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Regional Project Developer - Solar PV

Regional Project Developer - Solar PV

  • Location

    France

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Ben Blackburn

  • Contact email:

    ben@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-09

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Ben Blackburn

The Opportunity: 

Excellent opportunity to work on the development activities for large-scale solar PV projects throughout France as a senior project manager, for a large international IPP.

The Role: 

  • Proactively identify and apply screening criteria for site development opportunities
  • Connect with landowners through networking, conferences and other channels
  • Work with the business' operations and analytics teams to validate opportunities in terms of financial and technical feasibility
  • Identify permitting requirements and project lead internal business resources to apply and progress permit application processes.
  • Organise planning community consultations and meet with local authorities.
  • Regularly update and provide clear forecasting of project cashflows in line with budget forecasts.
  • Present projects for internal risk-review evaluations and submit formal requests for budget approval to fully develop projects from the internal investment committee.
  • Manage external consultants in specific areas such as Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Prepare and submit building permit application; lead and follow up the permitting process
  • Perform consultations (“concertation”), represent the company externally (local authorities, land owners, syndicates) at the project level.
  • Participate in municipalities and diverse commissions deliberations (ex: CDPNAF)
  • Prepare communication strategy together with Communication Department
  • Retrieve and check the Building Permit for exactitude
  • Ensure proper data management of project related documentation
  • Communicate on project budget and cash needs (accounting)

The Individual: 

  • 5 years’ experience in a similar position in an international / national company in the renewable energy sector.
  • Experience with licensing and permitting procedures in France.
  • Experience in Bidding process and corporate PPA in France.
  • Experience in team leadership and management.
  • Successful track record of projects and a good network within the local Solar industry