Development Director

Development Director

Voltalia

Athens, Greece

Voltalia Greece has a substantial pipeline of quality solar power and battery storage projects and is growing rapidly. We are looking for an experienced Development Director to join our team, to assume a leadership role within the business, to lead the development team, to advance our development portfolio and to make a meaningful contribution to Greece’s renewable future.

The ideal candidate would have more than 10 years’ experience in managing development teams and in developing utility scale renewable energy projects, with a background in Engineering or Project Management. This role will report to our Country Manager in Athens. You will be responsible for a substantial portfolio of projects, and you will have the opportunity to contribute to the leadership of the business in Greece, to expand your responsibilities to other geographies throughout Europe, and to gain experience in construction, finance, and operations.

In this context, we are searching for a Development Director, able to:

  • lead the development team;
  • be the source of expertise for the development of solar, wind, storage and hybrid projects in Greece;
  • ensure we have the necessary people, processes, and systems in place to achieve our objectives;
  • grow the project development pipeline;
  • oversee all permitting activities and other authorizations;
  • prepare investment proposals and present them to Voltalia’s Investment Committee;
  • deliver projects ready to build and accompany them through financial close, construction and commissioning;
  • cultivate and follow-up leads and generate new ones;
  • identify and build the business plan for new commercial opportunities, such as private substations, corporate PPAs and cross-border opportunities;
  • maintain contact with the relevant government authorities and municipalities and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders;
  • contribute to the overall development strategy and objectives and to prepare and manage the associated budgets.

Above all, we are seeking someone who can will foster a positive and effective working environment within the Development Team and between the various Business Lines, where team members are aware of and aligned with the objectives and priorities for Voltalia’s Business in Greece, where they fell valued and are encouraged to contribute to solutions, and that team members are well integrated into Voltalia’s activities and aware of and aligned with Voltalia’s values and mission, and where a respectful, safe and collaborative work environment is always promoted.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong knowledge and relevant experience in the renewable energy field;
  • Proven track record in leading development teams for renewable energy projects;
  • Proven track record managing teams of +10 people;
  • Confirmed experience (+ 10 years) in the development of greenfield solar and/or wind projects;
  • Confirmed experience (+ 10 years) in project management, PMP qualification is a plus;
  • Confirmed experience of having developed, financed and put in to operation utility scale renewable projects in Greece and/or Europe;
  • Relevant Business or Engineering Degree;
  • Driving License;
  • Computer proficiency.

KEY SKILLS

  • Excellent knowledge of the electrical sector, regulation, and regulatory environment;
  • Positive attitude and motivational skills;
  • Entrepreneurial by nature and loves a challenge;
  • Organized and able to delegate clearly and manage tight deadlines;
  • Leadership capacity, team player;
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Excellent networking, persuasion, negotiation and deal closing skills;
  • Ethical with drive to succeed;
  • Excellent project management and customer relations skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail;
  • Passion for performing on time and on budget;
  • Autonomy, creativity and initiative;
  • Commitment to promoting the success of others;
  • Good judgement;
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and multiple stakeholder relationships;
  • Open minded, willing to give and to receive constructive feedback.

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