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PV & Storage Development Manager EMEA, Energy Group - m/f

Canadian Solar Inc.
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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  • Originates project opportunities and develops a pipeline of battery storage projects in UK, both stand-alone and co-located with PV
  • Leads deal structuring and commercial negotiations with local developers for the acquisition of brownfield or 'ready-to-build' projects or for greenfield development engagements
  • Effectively and professionally manages relationships with external stakeholders, including development partners, public entities (state, regional and local), legal and technical advisors, etc.
  • Drives progress on the projects by coordinating different work-streams with other internal departments ( e.g. Project Finance, Engineering, Legal, Sales, etc.)
  • Ensures economic viability of projects / pipeline opportunities (using the financial model and taking ownership on assumptions)
  • Significantly contributes to the definition of the company strategy in UK and leads its execution
  • Keeps himself/herself fully informed on key market developments and industry news/events in order to quickly identify business opportunities

Relevant Experience

  • Proven experience in the following areas:

a) Greenfield Development - Deep understanding of 'greenfield' development process for battery storage and renewable generation in UK. Good knowledge of associated business development costs.

b) Brownfield and M&A Processes - Proven track record on buy-side project acquisition processes ( e.g. NDA, exclusivity, LOI, MOUs, SPA, SHA, etc.), including deal and contracts negotiation
  • Experience with complex financial modelling (esp. non-recourse financing)
  • Power Markets - Has a good understanding of the UK power markets in terms of rules, daily mechanics, key regulatory stakeholders, key players, etc.
  • Battery Storage Technology - Demonstrated deep knowledge of battery storage photovoltaic technology and costs ( e.g., modules , BOS, EPC, O&M). Knowledge of PV and ancillary technologies (e.g., hybrids, T&D networks) a plus.
  • Corporate Environment - Fully accustomed to work in an international corporate environment, strictly following internal processes, respecting compliance policies, etc.

Skills & Competencies

  • Takes ownership and 'gets things done' independently
  • Always delivers high-quality outputs, always on time
  • Communicates clearly, effectively, to-the-point. Understands executive communication
  • Superior coordination and facilitation capabilities, both with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative
  • True team-player, understands the power of team collaboration
  • Used to work under pressure, meeting tight deadlines in a very demanding environment

Education & Training

  • BSc or MSc degree


  • Native in English
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