Embark on a rewarding career as a Business Development Manager in the renewable energy industry!
Our client holds a proven track record of developing large scale power generation projects that position them as global industry leaders. They are now expanding their enterprise to Germany and are seeking a dynamic professional with an embedded understanding of the German energy market, grid infrastructure, and permitting requirements to join their innovative team.
Proficiency in both German and English is essential to be successful in your application. You should bring 6-8 years of hands-on experience in the Renewable Energy Industry, coupled with in-depth knowledge of the German energy market and its intricacies. Your track record should reflect successful engagement in greenfield projects involving solar, wind, and BESS technologies. Additionally, a well-established network within the German energy sector is highly desirable.
As a Business Development Manager, your role involves leading the development and execution of cutting-edge renewable energy projects in Germany. Your expertise will be pivotal in overseeing critical project elements, including permitting, land acquisition, grid connection, route to market, and stakeholder engagement. Leveraging your extensive German market network, you will identify and capitalize on strategic business opportunities. Your ability to drive projects from inception to successful sale, supported by a history of project completion, is crucial to the role.
To thrive in this role, you should hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Engineering or Business. Your career journey should include a proven track record in developing and selling renewable energy projects. As an independent thinker with the confidence to explore new markets, you possess a strong grasp of grid connection processes and requirements. Your excellent communication and negotiation skills will be key assets in this role.
This position offers a competitive salary complemented by a negotiable, attractive profit share bonus scheme. You'll contribute to a dynamic environment that values precision and creativity, actively shaping the future of renewable energy and promoting sustainability.
- Bachelor’s and/or Master´s Engineering degree
- 6-8 years of experience in business development with a focus on developing greenfield projects from shovel to sale
- Relevant experience in developing solar and wind projects in Germany and internationally.
- Experience with PPA and project finance
- Technical proficiency in project origination, permitting, engineering, and financial modeling
- Experience designing and/or analysing technical performance of renewable energy projects
In this position, your primary focus will be on expanding our client's footprint in the German market. Your responsibilities will involve identifying suitable land for potential projects, ensuring compliance with grid capacity requirements, and taking charge of the initiation and development of renewable energy greenfield projects.
A comprehensive understanding of grid constraints and accessibility will be essential for success in this role. Your duties will extend to overseeing and actively contributing to standard project development tasks, such as permitting, engineering, and financial modeling. Collaboration with a small yet highly skilled team will be integral to ensuring the seamless development of projects from inception through to the sales stage.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English and German
- Entrepreneurial thinker with the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
- Strong business development skills with the ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Who Is AltGen?
We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and sustainability jobs across the globe. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency with offices in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Mauritius, and the United Kingdom, which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.
With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the world and are rapidly expanding.
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