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Business Development Manager

Job description

Are you looking for a new opportunity and interested in being part of a global solar project developer, owner, and operator with a robust pipeline of projects across Europe, North America, and Asia? 
I am working on behalf of my client to find a Business Development Manager to join the team and be based in Madrid.

With local professional teams in more than 10 countries around the world, the business is spread across a number of regions where the solar power project markets are growing rapidly and can sustain that growth due to improved clarity of government policies. The Company’s strategy is to pursue high-margin project development opportunities in these profitable and growing markets, specifically, in the U.S. and Europe, where the Company has a market-leading position in several geographies.

  • Support in identification greenfield sites with high photovoltaic potential and initiate contact to landowners, negotiate and sign lease agreements, support in legal DD if necessary’
  • Identification and qualification brownfield projects for acquisition, negotiate contracts and support financing and legal DD if necessary;
  • Managing relationships with landowners, local authorities, utilities and regulators in close cooperation with other team members and/or if applicable coordinate co-developers in the process;
  • Responsible for cost assessments (in collaboration with the finance team), time schedules, negotiation of contracts and risk analysis;
  • Checking Technical and Social auction preconditions impact;
  • Checking project/grid connection feasibility;
  • Coordinate and control the development process throughout it's entire lifetime until RTB status under own responsibility or in cooperation with 3rd parties incl. all locally necessary evaluations, decisions and permits (e.g environmental decisions, connection conditions, building permits, operational permits et.);
  • Creation of technical project assessments in close collaboration with other teams (EPC and legal) and support in due diligence process;
  • Close collaboration with country director, Site Manager, EPC and legal team;
  • Representing the Company at solar events, conferences and regulatory meetings

  • 4-5 years’ experience in energy sector or project related environment;
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, Technical, Law, or relatable area;
  • Experience in the Portuguese market as an add value (especially dealing with distribution and transport energy companies).;
  • Familiarity with the authorization process for zoning, environmental/ building codes, and land/ grid connection conditions;
  • Ability to assess energy projects from an economical and legal perspective;
  • Experience with financial analysis and reporting, market analysis and gathering competitive intelligence, particularly M&A activity;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively approach stakeholders;
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ERP;
  • Driving licence;
  • Language capabilities: Fluent Spanish and English;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally when required and work flexibly with hours.
  • A team player with a high degree of responsibility and entrepreneurial thinking.

If this role is of interest to you and you meet the above requirements, please apply online or reach out directly to