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Senior Development Manager

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Octopus Energy Generation (OEGEN) is a leader in sourcing, investing in, and managing a wide range of utility-scale renewable energy assets. As we continue to expand our investment base, we are dedicated to building a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve.
Since our entry into the renewables market in 2010, OEGEN has achieved remarkable milestones, becoming a leading investor in onshore wind across mainland Europe, the largest investor of solar power in Europe, and recently venturing into offshore wind projects. Currently, we manage a global portfolio of over £6 billion in renewable energy assets.
Our operational portfolio consists of more than three hundred large scale energy-generating companies. We take pride in our wind farms, solar power plants, and upcoming projects in energy storage and hydrogen. To support our ambitious growth plans and long-term ownership of energy assets, we are expanding our team.
The Development Portfolio Team is responsible for OEGEN's renewable energy projects that are in the development phase. The team leads the management of a globally diverse and dynamic portfolio of renewable energy developers, pipelines and individual assets. The team ensures that the development activities align with the objectives of each investment case and the broader goals of OEGEN’s funds. The team is pivotal in cultivating strong relationships with developers, funds, and other key stakeholders, thereby facilitating the successful implementation of OEGEN’s investment strategies in the project development sector.
The Last Mile Development Manager is responsible for delivering the OEGEN development pipeline to the start of construction. They are responsible for risk identification and mitigation to ensure that the projects are commercially viable.

What you'll do

  • Development Management:
  • Directly manage individual projects through the last mile development phase (including overseeing planning condition discharge, grid liaison, contracting).
  • Controlling the risk management process and programme delivery.
  • Procurement:
  • Set the contracting strategy for projects.
  • Tender and negotiate all supply, EPC and O&M contracts in accordance with OEGEN requirements.
  • Pipeline Quality Oversight:
  • Work closely with development partners to ensure the quality of the projects within the pipeline and support in optimisations.
  • Assess the quality / skill sets / risk appetite and judgement of our development partners.
  • Improve the success rates and timelines for projects reaching the start of construction
  • Relationship Management:
  • Cultivate strong and productive relationships with developers, funds, and other stakeholders to facilitate the successful delivery of objectives.

What you'll need

  • Extensive experience in developing renewable energy projects with a particular emphasis on the later stages of development.
  • Strong project management and technical background.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, adept at engaging and influencing a diverse stakeholder group.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, or related fields.
  • Senior management experience in the renewable energy or related sectors.
  • Proficient in project management, and data and reporting.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills.

Why you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? On a call with one of our recruiters, this is always something we cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit! We will also ask your current salary - we want to let you know this upfront so you're comfortable talking about it on a call with us.
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadership
If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
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Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.