Land Acquisition Manager - Solar & BESS

Contact name: Gary O'Brien

Contact email: g.obrien@mintselection.com
Published: 17 days ago

​Land Acquisition Manager – Solar & BESS

Are you an experienced Land Manager with a passion for renewable energy and a knack for securing prime land deals?

Our client, a leading solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS) developer, is seeking a talented Land Manager to join their team. This fully remote role offers the flexibility to work from anywhere in the UK while contributing to a company with a robust 3GW project pipeline.

About the Company: Our client is a front-runner in the renewable energy sector, dedicated to driving the transition to sustainable energy through innovative solar and BESS projects. With a strong focus on excellence and a substantial pipeline of projects, they are making significant strides in the renewable energy landscape.

Key Responsibilities:

Land Acquisition: Identify and evaluate potential land sites for solar and BESS projects, ensuring they meet the necessary criteria for development.

Negotiation: Negotiate land leases, purchase agreements, and easements with landowners, securing favourable terms and conditions.

Due Diligence: Conduct thorough due diligence on potential sites, including title searches, land use restrictions, and environmental assessments.

Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with landowners, local authorities, and other stakeholders to facilitate smooth project development.

Legal Compliance: Ensure all land agreements comply with local, regional, and national regulations and policies.

Coordination: Work closely with internal teams, including project developers, engineers, and legal experts, to ensure seamless integration of land acquisition into project timelines.

Market Analysis: Stay informed about land market trends, prices, and availability to make strategic recommendations for land acquisitions.

Reporting: Prepare detailed reports and presentations on land acquisition progress, challenges, and solutions for senior management.

Qualifications:

Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Land Management, Environmental Science, or a related field.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in land acquisition and management, preferably within the renewable energy sector.

Track Record: Proven success in securing land deals for large-scale projects, with a strong understanding of the UK land market.

Negotiation Skills: Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to build rapport and maintain relationships with landowners and stakeholders.

Communication Skills: Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present information clearly and persuasively.

This is a fully remote position, with occasional travel expected to the head office in London.

If you are interested, please share your CV with us or reach out to Gary O’Brien (g.obrien@mintselection.com) directly to learn more.

Land Acquisition Manager – Solar & BESS

Mint selection is a trusted Clean Energy Recruitment Specialist with an extensive network and deep sector knowledge. We are anindependent consultancy who support our clients and candidates through the full life cycle of Energy project, development, build, finance, and operations. We’re known for building high performance teams that cover analyst to senior leadership, executive and Director level appointments.

Our recruitment strengths lie within the clean energy market, providing the latest energy jobs in; Renewable Energy (Wind Power, Solar PV, Wave & Tidal, Hydro, Biomass, Waste-to-energy, Geothermal, CHP), Battery Energy Storage, Fast Response, Hydrogen Production & Storage, Cleantech, Demand Response / Flexibility, Transmission & Distribution, Electric Vehicles and Vehicle Infrastructure.

Core areas we support include Renewable Energy Investment Management, Energy Project Finance, Structured Finance, M&A, Renewable Energy Project Development, Construction, Operations, Engineering, Commercial Management, Procurement, Asset Management, Portfolio Performance, Risk Management, Trading & Optimisation, Quantitative Analytics and Data Science.

We enjoy a diverse client-base including; Private Equity Investors, Project Developers, Independent Power Producers, Institutional Investors, Banks/Lenders, Utilities, Energy Conglomerates, Equipment Manufacturers, EPC Contractors and advisory businesses that work throughout the United Kingdom and European Union, in particular, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, France, Poland and the Netherlands.