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Date Added: Fri 02/07/2021

Projects Director - Solar PV

London, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £80000/annum plus bonus and benefits

Our client is a fully integrated investor, developer and operator of clean energy and storage projects in the UK.

They currently have a pipeline in excess of 2GW of solar and battery storage sites and are now looking to appoint a Projects Director to oversee projects, starting from late-stage development through to construction completion, as well as manage and grow a team of construction and project management professionals to deliver this significant pipeline.


Oversee the delivery of a rapidly growing pipeline of large scale (10-50 MW+) solar and storage projects, starting from late-stage development through to construction completion.
Coordinate Legal, Planning, Technical, Finance, Investment and Construction work streams to ensure on-time and on-budget completion of projects.
Oversee the development and management of project schedules from late-stage development through to operation with support from internal teams.
Identify, mitigate, and manage project risks.
Lead cash forecasting for project delivery for short and long timescales.
Coordinate EPC and ICP tenders with support from internal teams.
Lead the negotiation of EPC and ICP contracts with support from internal teams.
Manage EPC and ICP contract milestone acceptance, payments, variations and disputes.
Coordinate with EPCs, ICPs and internal teams to ensure all necessary documentation is received for project acceptance.
Manage relationships with DNOs, landowners, local councils, and other affected stakeholders to ensure minimal disruption during project delivery, settle disputes, as necessary.
Lead regular internal reporting on project schedules, budgets and risks.
Drive process improvement throughout the organisation to ensure projects are industry leading.
Assist in the development of project delivery standards.
Develop and maintain relationships with key EPC and ICP partners.
Manage and grow a team of construction and project management professionals to deliver pipeline.


Qualifications and Experience:

5+ years involvement in project management of renewable energy or other power generation projects.
10+ years' experience in a project management role, with clear demonstration of increasing responsibility for project delivery.
Management of complex and multi-disciplinary projects for on-time and on-budget delivery.
Management of demanding external stakeholders with competing interests.
Project management certifications and training beneficial.

Desired Skills and Capabilities:

Self-starter willing to work within a small and agile team.
High degree of competency with civil, mechanical and electrical project management.
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with ability to build relationships and manage conflicts with external parties.
Good understanding of key risks and commercial drivers of construction contracts.
Competency with MS Project and other project management software.
Willingness to build and lead a team to support rapid company growth.

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