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Head of Development - Solar & Battery


Posted on Jul 2, 2022 by Igloo3

Reading, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£51k - £84k Annual
Head of Development - Solar & Battery, Flexible UK. Salary to 81,000 + car/allowance + bonus up to 20% + nice benefits

This is an exciting opportunity with a leading distributed energy and private networks business who finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial, public sector, and residential customers.

Their Solar and Battery Storage team is one of the fastest growing company s Group with an exciting multi-GW pipeline of projects in train.

The role

Reporting to the Director of Development, you will be responsible for all project development from initiation through to point of hand over for construction and for driving the pipeline and growth of the business.

You will develop and execute the growth strategy, oversee the opportunities pipeline and develop and manage projects from initial identification, acquisition completion, commercial appraisal, design, grid approval and land assemblage, planning and all stages up to construction.

You and your team will provide robust front-end project management capability, developing and refining project opportunities up to investment decision, and through the various development stages to commencement of construction.

Key responsibilities

Lead development activities for utility scale solar and battery projects, from greenfield origination or acquisition completion to point of construction commencement.
Ensure pipeline is developed with safety as our top priority; enable continuous improvement of health and safety performance with regards to business development and projects.
Lead development strategy to deliver pipeline to targets, business until strategy and ensuring shareholder value.
Decide resource allocation to deliver best pipeline outcomes.
Collaborate closely with the acquisitions team on acquisition opportunities.
Relationship management with key stakeholders to provide insight on market direction and ensure the company is a partner of choice.
Provide robust front-end project management in the development of opportunities in readiness for handover to construction.
Deliver technical, commercial and environmental requirements for project opportunities, including consents and securing sites, in readiness for the deployment of projects.
Perform refinement of projects up to the point of investment decision, including focus on engineering, commercial and financial matters.
Carry out post-opportunity reviews and measurement of business development success against robust KPIs.

Essential requirements

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

Considerable experience in business development within the energy sector.
Experience in management of multi-disciplinary professional project teams.
Management of a diverse portfolio of development opportunities.
Developing business cases and ideally funding solutions from conception to full financial investment.
Relationship building internally and externally with key stakeholders.
Experience in energy infrastructure development (grid, land, planning, energy markets)


Salary range 54,000 - 81,000 + car/ allowance + bonus up to 20% and nice benefits.


Please apply via Igloo3 - renewable energy & infrastructure recruitment specialists

Reference: 1651667470

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