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Solar Project Development Manager - London, United Kingdom

Leap29 are working with a leading international solar project development, construction, operations and asset management company, to fill a position for Solar Project Developer. My client have a strong focus across Europe, with the UK being one of their key target markets. In particular, my client are keen to secure a candidate who has a strong background in site identification and land acquisition, planning and working with JV companies.

• Identifying land suitable for solar development with landowners and overseeing land option, lease agreements, initiation and completion
• Overseeing Local relationship management to ensure local support
• Grid connection application, assessment, and acceptance process management
• Assessing potential development restriction and highlighting areas suitable for development
• Ensuring and establishing preliminary contact and approaching landowners to outline possible terms for lease, as well as securing required contracts
• Planning, organizing and directing all activities required for the successful delivery of project development;
• Developing and managing projects related to the interaction between users and the grid as well as ensuring that projects are delivered efficiently
• Maintaining contact with authorities, and driving a successful plan as well as meeting timeline
• Managing existing JV agreements along with the ability to structure new agreements
• M&A experience in the renewable sector would be an added benefit

Position Requirements
• Solar project development in in the UK
• Profound knowledge of the energy sector in the UK
• Moderate skills in financial modelling and accounting
• Profound knowledge of regulatory framework in UK and Europe
• Strong local network and ability to establish and maintain it; negotiation capabilities
• Ability to work independently and within a team setting

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send your cv through to Rob Byrom. Suitable candidates will be contacted.

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