Head of Project Development - Renewable Generation and Energy Storage IPP

Location London
Discipline: Project Development
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Hayley Burke

Contact email: h.burke@mintselection.com
Job ref: 32339
Published: 1 day ago
Startdate: 09/06/2022

Head of Project Development – Renewable Generation and Energy Storage IPP


Head of Project Development sought by established Independent Power Producer who develop, build, finance and operate a range of Renewable Energy Generation and Energy Storage assets across the UK. The successful Head of Project Development will be joining the Senior Management Team (second in command) to further develop their portfolio of projects including solar PV, battery energy storage, hydropower and electrolysis plants. Offshore wind could feature in years to come.


You will benefit from the experience of a team of seasoned developers, a strong network across the UKs DNOs / other related parties and the agile set-up within a lean IPP. Our client currently has750MW’s operational or in construction with a further 2.5GW’s at late stages of development. Their ambition is to scale this portfolio significantly and they are well placed to do so having raised significant capital from the existing asset portfolio.


The ideal Head of Project Development will have a strong track record of Renewable Energy Project Development in the UK market.


Head of Project Development Key Responsibilities:

- Planning managing planning risk assessmentson new development opportunities

- Land - managingland rights initially through Heads of Terms and then moving to lease on securing successful planning

- Grid managing grid connections through working with Grid expertsand DistrictNetwork Operators ("DNOs")

- Planning - managingexternal planning consultants from thepre-planning process (where applicable). Managingthe end-to-end planning submission ensuring a high-quality planning submission for each project which appropriately considers all key requirements and local considerations.Project sizes will include DCO / NSIP scopes.

- Preparing project progress reports and presentations required for internal purposes, by properly addressing key risks associated with each project / opportunity

- Acting as a mentor to other development professionals in the role, ensuring workloads are managed effectively, but with appropriate continuing professional development opportunities

- Managing coordination with other internal functions, including but not limited to commercial, finance, legal, procurement and operations

- Communities - managingexternal stakeholders in each project (including but not limited to local communities, authorities, and environmental interest groups) to ensure a smooth planning process but one which appropriately considers all relevant external stakeholders


Head of Project Development Key Requirements:

- Professional experience working in Project Development within the Renewable Energy sector (solar PV, BESS, hydropower, electrolysis, windor related)

- Core experience of UK market

- Solid development and commercial background. Track record of leading a projectfrom inception to investment decision


On offer is a challenging position within a well-placed IPP looking at the full spectrum of renewable energy segments. Our client operates with a flexible working policy and offers competitive remuneration. Please share your CV with Mint Selection for immediate review.


Head of Project Development – Renewable Generation and Energy Storage IPP