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Business Development Manager

Posted 31 days ago
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Milan, ItalyPermanent
Sectors:SolarJob Reference: BH-6323
LSP Renewables have partnered with a global leader in Solar Project Development to recruit a Business Development Manager to join their team in Milan.
The Business Development Manager will help to grow the PV project pipeline in Italy and to support and manage the projects from identification through to ready to build status.
Our client have developed over 400 projects worldwide totalling 1GW.

  • Managing projects and interfacing with engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, and environmental), legal and financial teams
  • Monitoring project development up to RTB status, including site visits, risk assessment (technical and economical), vendors management, interaction with the permitting authorities
  • Monitoring development budget and manage costs and cashflow within it
  • Reporting the advancement status of the project assigned in the pipeline
  • Managing relationships with external stakeholders, including development partners, public entities (state, regional and local), traders and landowners
  • Supporting with preparation of proposals for clients such as due diligence, technical advisory, and other service offerings, and providing inputs for the company internal approval process with the Investment Committee
  • Preparing and managing of specifications, tendering, negotiation and selection of Engineering, Procurement, Operation & Maintenance or EPC and other supply contracts
  • Driving and participating in business development, deploying the sales strategy, selecting target clients, and in scoping and pricing of services
  • Origination of new PV and BESS projects by partnering with existing originators and finding new originators through business network
  • Attending internal and external meetings and represent the company in a suitable fashion according to the company code of conduct at all times
  • 2-3 years of experience in renewables, ideally in PV development
  • Understanding of project development process for solar PV and/or BESS in Italy (including site control, securing interconnection, permitting process, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of associated costs
  • Good Project Management skills
  • Knowledge of the electricity market in Italy is a plus, including but not limited to interaction with grid operators (TERNA and E-distribuzione), knowledge of the Italian regulation for permitting (AU, PAUR, and PAS)
  • Knowledge of solar/BESS technology and costs (e.g., panels, BOS, EPC, O&M). Basic knowledge of ancillary technologies. (e.g., batteries, T&D networks, hybrids, etc.)
  • Fully accustomed to work in an international corporate environment with very good interpersonal and communication skills, strictly following internal processes, respecting compliance policies, etc
  • Working knowledge of financial modelling to drive the assumptions of development
  • Fluency in English & Italian
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