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Country Director France

Job description

Are you 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 Country Director to be based in Lyon, France, with strong experience in project development to lead a team in delivering large-scale solar projects.

Some Responsibilities:
  • Develop strategic plan and budget needs for development in target market and continuously drive the completion of strategic milestones that will advance a project through the various stages of development;
  • Develop, advance and manage existing or new downstream solar projects including off take, permitting, interconnection, land, community relations, stakeholder management and all related budgets;
  • Lead development efforts for greenfield, co-development and project acquisitions within targeted markets/sectors;
  • Manage cross-functional teams including legal, financial, project management and asset management resources to analyse and close transactions aligned with department goals;
  • Prepare and negotiate agreements as JV-agreements, development agreements, shareholder agreements, etc.;
  • Identify and develop partner relations with project developers, financial institutions, investors, contractors, lawyers, consultants, authorities, grid operators, advisors, manufacturers and other market participants to maintain a project pipeline;
  • Manage all aspects of project development and acquisition
  • Negotiate land leases and easements, managing landowner relationships and collaborating closely with internal support teams;
Requirements for the role:
  • Preferably MBA and/or MSc in electrical engineering/environmental studies
  • 5-10 years work experience in renewable energy sector as Project and/or Business Developer
  • Proven Leadership experience, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong communication, problem solving, and organisational skills
  • French and English proficiency

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