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Senior Project Development Manager Solar & Wind - Spain

Leap29 have a fantastic opportunity which is available on behalf of a large global energy producer who are reinforcing their development and origination team in Spain. One of the roles which they are seeking to fill is a Senior Project Development Manager for their Solar & Wind energy activities:

• Identify and originate project development opportunities
• Grow a pipeline of solar PV and Wind projects throughout Spain;
• Lead the full development of the projects until they reach the ready to build status;
• Perform technical/financial due diligence assessments, lead deal structuring and handle commercial negotiations with local developers for greenfield development;
• Manage relationships with authorities, grid operators, regulators, market operators and other relevant stakeholders;
• Manage the full process of permitting and authorizations requested;
• Manage the grid connection process;
• Land prospection and land lease agreements negotiation with land owners;
• Coordination of the technical studies required to file the different authorizations to build and operate solar and wind farms;
• Prospection of possible local partnership to support the development;
• Support in the origination of Corporate PPAs and in the preparation of commercial and technical offers for clients;
• Project Tender participations coordination;
• Manage and interact with different external providers;
• Project planning, budget definition and follow up

The ideal candidate will have/ be:
• At least 8-10 years of experience in greenfield development in Spain (including land securing, securing interconnection, permitting process, etc.);
• AutoCAD, Google Earth and similar cartography tools knowledge;
• Demonstrated understanding working with solar PV and Wind technologies and costs;
• Knowledge of the electricity market in Spain, including but not limited to interaction with grid operators (REE and distribution companies), knowledge of the Spanish regulation and development roadmaps;
• Good knowledge of regulatory framework (greenfield and self-consumption) in Spain;
• Good knowledge of the grid and the grid connection process in Spain;
• English and Spanish proficiency (mandatory);

Key Skills:
• Good local network with grid operators (REE and distribution companies);
• Proactivity;
• Initiative spirit;
• Availability and sense of responsibility;
• Independent;
• Good financial and analytical skills (proficiency in Excel is a plus);
• Team work skills;
• Commercial and negotiation skills;
• Availability for national travels through Spain.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cv's through to Rob Byrom.

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