Senior Business Developer - London - French + English Speaking

Senior Business Developer - London - French + English Speaking

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary

  • Contact:

    Alex Rowntree

  • Contact email:


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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Alex Rowntree

Job Title:                            Senior Business Developer

Industry Sector:                 Renewable Energy

Job Type:                            Permanent
Salary:                                Competitive salary

Site/Office Location:         London
Consultant:                        Alex Rowntree

Reference:                         EEDM2



The Client

The company is an SME involved in the exciting new business of distributed and off grid power. The company is seeking a French speaking business developer to support the business development team in the company’s rapid expansion. African renewable energy and mini-grid background would be ideal, with the confidence to tackle areas of business which are new to the candidate. We expect you to help us build and consolidate our position as a key player in the off-grid energy market.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Commercial role: support to the business development team
  • Identifying and evaluating new business development and co-development opportunities
  • Leading co-development projects from concept to financial close by structuring and securing all the necessary commercial terms including partnership agreements, licence agreements, environmental clearances, land, customer agreements and project fundraising.  
  • Writing and submitting EOI and RFP tender documents
  • Writing grant applications, project proposals and PIM’s
  • Support commercial discussions and contracts negotiations (MoU, TS, & JDA’s)
  • Support projects due diligences in coordination with consultants
  • Asset Management: following local business development best practice and reporting
  • Managing local partner relationships across Africa and Asia
  • Financial modelling to assess regional projects opportunities under supervision
  • Providing project status reports
  • GIS Mapping to identify suitable mini-grid sites
  • Market and regulatory research in energy and telecommunications
  • Supporting the relationships and workflow between head office and local subsidiaries
  • General business development administration


Profile and Personal:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong Microsoft skills: Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Financial modelling experience: to run existing models
  • Experience using macros and VBA
  • Project finance experience
  • GIS Mapping including data analysis and coding experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience working within the energy sector (experience in solar and mini-grid’s preferred) as project developer
  • Willing to work in an entrepreneurial and fast paced environment and prepared to travel
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and meet key deadlines
  • Experience working in Africa


  • Competitive salary -



For more information or to apply for the role please send your CV to;

Alex Rowntree




Please get in touch with any queries on:

+44 (0) 203 640 2130


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