Senior Business Development Manager Solar PV - Spain & Portugal

Senior Business Development Manager Solar PV - Spain & Portugal

Qair

Madrid, Spain

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Qair Group is an independent French renewable energy producer implanted at the international level in all areas of independent green energy production such as wind, solar photovoltaic, biogas and hydraulic.

The Qair Group is developing its Renewable Energy activity in Spain and Portugal and tends to strengthen its skills in project development.

Within the Qair Iberian team, and reporting to the MD, the Senior Business Development Manager will lead the development of Solar PV projects as part of the Group’s strategy in Spain and Portugal.

MAIN TASKS

The Senior Business Development Manager PV will have to:

  • Develop the project portfolio with a strong focus in the in-house greenfield activity, including also establishing project development partnerships, managing the relationship with key stakeholders as landowners, grid operators, administrations, and project development partners.
  • Lead the identification and origination of Solar PV potential projects to be developed, evaluate the technical and economical feasibility of the projects.
  • Identify and secure suitable project locations, negotiate land leases and manage landowner relationships.
  • Lead the negotiations of the different contracts (land (surface right options, purchase options, etc.), connection, SPA and shareholder agreements(when need), in cooperation with local partners, and by relying on internal support functions and on external service providers.
  • Lead all the project development and permitting phases (from land acquisition until COD), including meeting with the administration and the grid operator, ensuring the issuance of all the permits in due time.
  • Prepare and present investment memorandums from a greenfield project development and/or acquisition perspective.
  • Ensure elaboration of management reports to follow-up on performance, from different perspectives: financial, technical, energy market, etc. Gather all relevant information from other sources to provide a comprehensive view of performance.
  • Secure a network of key stakeholder in order to reach permitting for realization of such projects.
  • Responsible for bringing forward all necessary components for a successful Due Diligence.
  • Responsible for a smooth cooperation between the different internal departments.
  • Communicate effectively across the organization, handover effectively to the upper Management representatives.
  • Report on activities at Group management meetings.
  • Support other company departments during the negotiation process for some key contracts when required (Energy Management for PPA, Finance for Project Finance, etc.).
  • Ensure a formal project transfer from Project Management to Asset Management.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Extensive experience in Solar PV energy projects. Energy Storage will be a plus.
  • More than 5 years of experience in the sector, both in Business Development and Origination in Spain and Portugal.
  • She/He has a master’s degree in engineering or economics, she/he already has a noteworthy experience in the development of large infrastructure wind projects in Spain and Portugal.
  • She/He has developed the knowledge of understanding and managing complex financial models.
  • She/He has good interpersonal and writing skills. Has a large network of potential local partners.
  • She/He is comfortable with standard IT tools and scheduling software.
  • She/He will be involved in a variety of tasks, including structural and legal organization of the projects, development and construction of projects, coordination between departments and external partners involved in various stages of projects, document handling, risk management, construction budgets, negotiations, etc.
  • She/He must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish. Portuguese or/and French will be a plus.
  • Furthermore, She/He is rigorous, methodical and appreciates teamwork, and is able to work with a great deal of autonomy.

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