Land & Connections Manager - Grid Scale Battery Storage

Region:
London
Vicinity:
London City
Industry Sector:
Battery Storage Jobs
Job Category:
Development
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary:
£50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Bonus and MIP scheme
Posted:
11/02/2021
Start Date:
11/02/2021
Recruiter:
Igloo3
Job Ref:
(#14049549)

Land & Connections Manager - Grid Scale Battery Storage, salary range to �65,000 + bonus and generous MIP scheme. London UK.

This is a great opportunity for a commercially & technically astute energy professional with experience in the grid scale battery storage market to join a heavily invested, fast growing network & infrastructure businesses.

The Company

The company is an investment / development firm formed by experienced partners and backed by substantial infrastructure funds with an outstanding pedigree in the financing and development of energy generation projects.

They have established themselves as a UK market leader in battery storage, with a substantial portfolio of operational grid-scale batteries and are also a leading firm in the financing and provision of turnkey solutions for electric vehicle fleets.

The firm is small but dynamic, very fast paced and growing and looking to deploy c. �500M of capital in the next few years.

The role

You will bring a good understanding of UK transmission and distribution networks, have a proven experience of working with relevant stakeholders, and have the capability and credibility to develop projects.

Working with the Directors and other members of the BD team, you’ll be able to manage the day to day aspects of the project development process from origination to developed sites and project acquisitions.

The role integrates with team members in legal, engineering and construction to put together complex, high-value project sites and agreements.

The role includes liaising with National Grid ESO, DNOs, TOs, landowners and agents, planning consultants and local stakeholders.

You’ll need to hit the ground running and to be comfortable operating at a rapid pace at times with high levels of ambiguity and the pressure of deadlines.

Responsibilities:

* Leading origination and working on the development of transmission and distribution level large scale energy storage projects
* Leading origination and developing battery propositions to other major infrastructure sectors (rail, ports, airports) to build solutions which can be scaled across one or more networks
* Developing compelling sites and managing the relationships throughout the development stage
* Identifying and securing strategic grid connections in line with the business strategy
* Managing land agents to secure attractive land deals nearby key connection points
* Managing and supporting the planning consultants to secure planning consents for key sites
* Identifying and evaluating greenfield or brownfield fully developed project opportunities and managing the acquisition process
* Understanding the impact of regulatory requirements and various applications on each project’s and client’s business case
* Preparing high quality internal InvestCom papers for project development and acquisition opportunities
* Supporting the closure of deals
* Supporting day-to-day activities of project management until the construction stage after the closure of the deals
* Contributing to the strategy process – including identifying opportunities in other target markets (e.g. Europe/US)

Essential requirements:

� High quality education (bachelor’s degree or masters)

* Solid work experience (3-7 years) in commercial / project development in the energy sector (B2B) preferably in energy storage or renewables sectors
* Strong commercial skills – comfortable with legal contracts and negotiations
* Excellent communication skills, capable of presenting project development opportunities
* Strong organisation skills, team player and good attention to detail
* Fluent in PowerPoint and Excel
* Good understand of project finance requirements
* Knowledge of the UK energy landscape and network
* Ability to work in the HQ in London and travel UK wide and internationally

� Desire to work in a fast moving, high pressure and entrepreneurial environment

Remuneration

A competitive remuneration package is available, based on quality and range of experience c. �50,000 - �65,000. Very good opportunity for personal growth and responsibility. The company pays decent bonuses (discretionary, annual 25%) and operates a generous MIP scheme which allows key employers to share in the success and growth of the business.

Closing Date:
04/03/2021

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