Scottish Project Developer - Clean Energy Independent Power Producer

Location Scotland
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Charlie Giblin

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Job ref: 32675
Published: 9 months ago

Scottish Project Developer Clean Energy Independent Power Producer


Project Development Manager sought by an Independent Power Producer (IPP) who develop, deliver, own and operate large scale complex power generation and energy storage assets across the UK. Their expertise is built around balancing the UKs power grid.


Their assets consist of battery energy storage (standalone and co-located with sizable renewable generation), fast response (peaking plants run historically on natural gas, but going forward, on biofuels, hydrogen or a blend), pumped storage hydro and hydrogen (production and storage). Our client have >1.5GW in operation, >1GW in construction and >10GW at advanced stages in their project development pipeline.


Joining the Project Development team, you will project manage the development process from site acquisition, through planning and up to Final Investment Decision. Focussing on the Scottish market, you will predominantly support Hydrogen Production, Battery Energy Storage and Pumped Storage Hydropower.


Project Developer key responsibilities;

  • Establishing and developing relationships with landowners of suitable sites
  • Planning and organising project activities for successful implementation; defining budgets, creating project plans, and status reports
  • Proposal modelling for new projects focusing on offtake structures
  • Involved in drafting and negotiation of private energy sale proposals and agreements
  • Approaching and negotiating with suitable landowners, covering option and lease documents
  • Working with internal teams such as planning and consultation to progress projects through to planning


Project Developer key requirements;

  • 3+ years experience in project development (energy preferred but other sectors considered)
  • Strong communication and relationship skills with an ability to develop positive relationships with stakeholders
  • Commercial astute; ability to understand the nuances of delivering energy projects


With support from an established internal team, the opportunity for the successful developer is to make this area their own. They could expect to expand their experience in project finance, trading and related activities if also of interest.


Scottish Project Developer Clean Energy Independent Power Producer