Project Development Manager - Solar & BESS

Location London
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: g.obrien@mintselection.com
Published: 10 days ago

Project Development Manager – Solar & BESS

Are you a talented and experienced Project Developer with a passion for renewable energy?

Our client, a leading solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS) developer, is seeking a skilled professional to join their dynamic team in London. With an impressive 3GW pipeline, this company is at the forefront of the transition to sustainable energy. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in delivering high-quality solar and BESS projects from inception to completion.

About the Company: Our client is a prominent player in the renewable energy sector, committed to driving the shift to a sustainable energy future. They specialize in developing, constructing, and operating solar and BESS projects, with a focus on innovation and excellence. Their extensive pipeline of projects reflects their ambition and capability in the industry.

Key Responsibilities:

•Site Identification and Evaluation: Identify and assess potential sites for solar and BESS projects, conducting comprehensive feasibility studies including technical, financial, and environmental assessments.

•Permitting and Regulatory Compliance: Navigate the permitting process, liaising with local authorities, landowners, and stakeholders to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

•Project Planning and Management: Develop detailed project plans, budgets, and schedules, coordinating with internal teams (engineering, finance, legal) and external consultants to drive project progress.

•Land Lease Negotiation: Negotiate and secure land leases or purchase agreements with landowners, ensuring favourable terms for project development.

•Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, local communities, and industry partners.

•Regulatory Knowledge: Stay informed about industry trends, regulations, and policies affecting solar and BESS development.

•Public Representation: Represent the company at public meetings, hearings, and industry events, effectively communicating project benefits and addressing concerns.

•Reporting: Prepare and present detailed project reports to senior management and other stakeholders, ensuring transparency and accountability.

Qualifications:

•Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Renewable Energy, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred.

•Experience: At least 5 years of experience in project development within the renewable energy sector, with a strong preference for solar and BESS experience.

•Track Record: Proven success in developing and delivering renewable energy projects, with a thorough understanding of the UK planning and permitting process.

•Communication Skills: Strong negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

•Flexibility: Willingness to travel as needed to support project development activities.

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.

Project Development 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.