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Development Manager - (Gas Storage and Pipelines)

Community Windpower Limited
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Job Title: Development Manager - (Gas Storage and Pipelines)

Business Area: Energy & Infrastructure (E&I)

Reports To: Head of Offshore Development (Emerging Technology and Infrastructure)

Start Date: ASAP (Subject to notice period)

Eden Scott are partnering with Crown Estate Scotland to appoint a Development Manager (Gas Storage and Pipelines). This is a unique opportunity to join Crown Estate Scotland during a period of substantial growth and expansion.

Crown Estate Scotland manages assets - seabed, coastline, rural estates and - that stretch the length and breadth of Scotland. Their core purpose is investing in property, natural resources and people to generate lasting social, environmental and economic value for Scotland.

Crown Estate Scotland manages four types of assets with a combined value of £426.2m: Marine (Aquaculture; Energy & Infrastructure); Coastal; Rural; and Buildings & Place.

Job purpose

· The Development Manager's role is to manage development phase and enabling activities for Gas Storage and Pipelines.

· This includes management of applicant and tenant relationships, the development of property agreements and management of Option Agreements, CCS leasing activities and processing of applications.

· The enabling activity will include:

o Knowledge: To establish and maintain an understanding of the gas storage and pipeline sector including hydrogen (from a technical storage perspective), carbon dioxide, the current and future dynamics,

o Industry / Stakeholder groups: Represent Crown Estate Scotland on groups (incepting / leading groups as required) to maximise Crown Estate Scotland contribution to the development and maturity of the gas storage market such as consenting, policy, and practical delivery challenges.

o Specific studies: coordinate with industry to identify and deliver studies to promote understanding and solutions for issues facing Crown Estate Scotland offshore interests.

o Developing and Supporting:

§ Regulatory mapping work and de risking development in Scotland;

§ Future strategic planning for CCS development engaging with stakeholders and considering issues such as mapping of resource and co-existence;

§ Reuse management and associated engagement

· Whilst sector enabling activities will primarily relate to the gas storage markets, they will be delivered in a manner complementary to wider Crown Estate Scotland development including, leasing, offshore wind, and Blue Economy.

Main tasks

· Manage development activities including leasing and implementation of new agreements, and management of existing option agreements (or leases if required).

· Develop and maintain a view of industry position and potential, future growth opportunities, and risks and barriers to growth, to shape forward strategy for the sector and to inform future business planning, with a focus on commercial and regulatory drivers.

· Build and maintain strong tenant relationships to ensure tenants have trust and confidence in Crown Estate Scotland;

· Undertake industry stakeholder engagement and relationship building - with industry players and other enabling organisations, to maintain a view of market conditions, and as a platform for influencing and shaping the business environment for the Scottish Crown Estate.

Key responsibilities

· Lead on relevant development phase management of E&I agreements as required by the Head of Offshore Development (Emerging Technology and Infrastructure).

· Development Management - Carry out proactive development management functions for the allocated high value complex property agreements. (50%)

· Business Development and Market Enabling- Take a lead role in the identification, development, and implementation of new business opportunities identified in the Corporate Plan. Define and manage the implementation of sector enabling projects. Manage internal, external or the Agent support resources as required to contribute to meeting business plan targets, and / or improve commercial and legal development management performance. (50%)

· In addition, the role holder will support the wider Energy & Infrastructure team where required.

Knowledge, skills and experience

· Educated to undergraduate degree level or equivalent in a subject relevant to offshore or infrastructure engineering, preferably related to gas storage activities, supported by a relevant postgraduate qualification and/or appropriate professional accreditation(s).

· The post holder is expected to have in-depth knowledge and experience (at least 10 years) of the relevant sectors within the UK and beyond, including experience of technical, regulatory and commercial aspects.

· The post holder should be an experienced manager, with appropriate knowledge and experience of leading projects through all stages of the project lifecycle. The post requires experience and skill in managing contracts to effectively manage Tenants agreements on behalf of the organisation. To do this, the post holder will be an effective communicator and able to understand complex legal, technical and commercial issues and how to balance those in the context of a potentially sensitive stakeholder environment.

· Knowledge of the offshore industry, preferably including gas storage.

· The post holder should be an experienced project manager, with appropriate knowledge and experience of leading projects through to completion.

· Experience of working in collaborative project environments including both internal team members and external partners to deliver mutually successful outcomes.

· The post holder should have well developed problem-solving and analytical skills and applies them in a complex and fast changing environment.

Person Specification

· Educated to undergraduate degree level or equivalent in business, science, engineering or related subject

· Detailed knowledge of the gas storage offshore sector (inc CCS and pipelines), and associated practices.

· Understanding of demand and markets/uses, with transferable skills (e.g. in technology or consenting), with general understanding of other offshore sectors.

· Communications and public relations experience, including working with the media, the government and agencies.

· Experience in coastal /marine resource and/or asset management and development, with regulatory and commercial aspect to responsibilities.

· Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team with accountability for budgets and achieving performance targets including new business development within deadlines.

· Excellent team-working skills, with aptitude for both team-based and autonomous delivery

· Good communications skills, with the ability to present complex technical information to a range of audiences and appropriate presence to engage with senior stakeholders.

· Strong leadership, clarity of purpose, strong self-management skills, taking a pro-active approach to dealing with issues, managing workloads to meet challenging deadlines/goals.

· Attention to detail and follow- through to task completion, with attention to organsiaiton delivery standards and individual objectives.

· Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Programmes

· Each employee is expected to demonstrate the four Crown Estate Scotland behavioural competencies at either a fundamental, enhanced or advanced level. For this role it is: Working with Integrity (enhanced), Collaboration & Teamwork (enhanced), Delivering Excellent Performance (enhanced), and Innovation & Commercialism (advanced)

Salary and Benefits

· Starting Salary of £48,513 rising to £59,195 typically within 4 years dependent on performance

· 36.5 days holiday including public holidays increasing to 41.5 days after 4 years service

· Civil Service Pension Scheme (27.9% Pension Contribution by Crown Estate)

· 27 weeks full pay Maternity Leave (3 weeks full pay Paternity Leave)

· Crown Estate Scotland are Supportive of Flexible Working

To apply for this position please send your CV to Stuart Mitchell at Eden Scott for a confidential discussion.
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