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Sasha Elston

Sasha Elston

Sasha Elston

Consultant - Development

Sasha Elston joined LSP Renewables in 2021 undertaking our apprenticeship in Recruitment Resourcing.

After finishing her apprenticeship in 2022, Sasha is now focusing on all areas of project development within the renewable energy industry. This will include but not limited to; Community Liaison Officers, Communication Managers, Development Managers, Land Manager, Onshore & Offshore Consents Managers, etc...

Sasha Jobs

Solar

Business Development Manager - Solar PV

Milan, Italy

 JOB ID: #7060 Business Development Manager Location: Italy, Milan Our client is looking for a Business Development Manager for Italy, Greece, and Romania. In this role, you will spearhead the growth and acquisition of renewable energy projects, particularly focusing on photovoltaic (PV) and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). Your main objective will be to identify, negotiate, and secure new opportunities within the renewable energy sector, thereby amplifying our market presence and project portfolio.  Key Responsibilities Conduct comprehensive market research and analysis to identify key opportunities and market trends in Italy, Greece, and Romania for renewable energy projects.Develop and implement strategic business plans to penetrate and expand market share in the photovoltaic (PV) and BESS sectors.Identify and engage with potential clients, partners, and stakeholders to build strong business relationships and secure new project opportunities.Lead negotiations and contract discussions with clients, ensuring favorable terms and conditions for project acquisition.Proactively identify and evaluate potential photovoltaic (PV) and BESS projects suitable for acquisition or development.Assess project feasibility, including technical, financial, and regulatory aspects, to make informed investment decisions.Collaborate closely with internal cross-functional teams including legal, finance, engineering, and operations to facilitate project development and execution.Provide leadership and guidance to business development teams, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation.Stay abreast of relevant regulatory policies, incentives, and market dynamics impacting the renewable energy sector in target markets.Utilize market intelligence to anticipate opportunities and challenges, adapting business strategies accordingly. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, or related field (advanced degree preferred).Proven track record in business development within the renewable energy industry, with specific experience in photovoltaic (PV) and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) projects.Strong understanding of market dynamics, regulatory frameworks, and industry trends in Italy and/or Greece, and/or Romania.Excellent negotiation, communication, and presentation skills.Ability to lead and motivate teams, fostering a collaborative and results-driven work environment.Analytical mindset with the ability to assess project feasibility and financial viability.Fluency in English and proficiency in Italian, Greek, and/or Romanian languages (as applicable).This position may require frequent travel within Italy, Greece, and Romania to engage with clients, attend industry events, and oversee project activities.The role offers an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in expanding our renewable energy portfolio and contributing to the transition towards sustainable energy solutions.

Solar

Senior Development Manager - Renewable Energy

Gloucestershire, South West, England

JOB ID: #6992 Senior Development Manager Location: Cirencester, UK Our client is looking for a Senior Development Manager to join their team, The successful candidate will manage end to end delivery of projects from initiation through to RtB; they will work closely with the wider development team as well as the grid and planning teams. They will also secure the necessary permissions to enable toe construction of renewable energy projects, including Solar PV, BESS, and Onshore Wind.  Key ResponsibilitiesLand prospecting and acquisition for suitable development opportunities.Commercial and contract negotiation, with a focus on HOTs, Option, Easements and Leases.Budget managementManaging end to end delivery of projects, taking oversight of Legal, Permitting and Grid Connection processes.Engagement and collaboration with the Enso Grid and Planning Teams.Managing site surveys and project design work.Managing project risks, schedules and budgets.Communicating progress to all Stakeholders.Supporting project sales processes.Keeping up to date with relevant regulations and policies affecting the renewable energy market.Prepare project reports for funding approval An ability to be dynamic to aid the progress of projects (either through technical, political or planning challenges) to ensure RTB is achieved. RequirementsEducated to degree level or equivalent. Several years experience developing utility scale renewable energy projects in the UK. Sound understanding of land rights required to develop a renewable project.Negotiation skillsRisk managementBudget managementStakeholder engagement and managementKnowledge of Land Registry and land titlesKnowledge of the renewable energy industry

Solar

Development Manager - Renewable Energy

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, South West, England

JOB ID: #6991 Development Manager Location: Cirencester, UK Our client is looking for a Development Manager in the UK who will manage end to end delivery of projects from initiation through to RtB; they will work closely with the wider development team as well as the grid and planning teams. Our client has been operating since 2019, and have developed sites that will deliver more than 600MW of solar capacity; they also have a development pipeline over 10GW. Key Responsibilities Land prospecting and acquisition for suitable development opportunities.Commercial and contract negotiation, with a focus on HOTs, Option, Easements and Leases.Budget managementManaging end to end delivery of projects, taking oversight of Legal, Permitting and Grid Connection processes.Engagement and collaboration with the Enso Grid and Planning Teams.Managing site surveys and project design work.Managing project risks, schedules and budgets.Communicating progress to all Stakeholders.Supporting project sales processes.Keeping up to date with relevant regulations and policies affecting the renewable energy market.Prepare project reports for funding approvalAn ability to be dynamic to aid the progress of projects (either through technical, political or planning challenges) to ensure RTB is achieved. Requirements Educated to degree level or equivalent.Experience developing utility scale renewable energy projects in the UK.Sound understanding of land rights required to develop a renewable project.Negotiation skillsRisk managementBudget managementStakeholder engagement and managementKnowledge of Land Registry and land titles

Storage

Project Development Engineer/Analyst - BESS

Berlin, Germany

JOB ID: #7002 Project Development Engineer/Analyst - BESS Location: Berlin, Germany Our client is looking for a highly motivated Energy Storage Analyst to join thegrowing BESS team. The Energy Storage Analyst will play a critical role insupporting the design, development, and implementation of energy storage projects. Responsibilities will include assessing project feasibility, evaluating technology options, conducting cost-benefit analysis, and supporting project planning and implementation. The Energy Storage Analyst will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful execution of energy storage projects and contribute to the growth and success of their organisation in the rapidly evolving energy storage market.  Key ResponsibilitiesAssist with project control, keep track of project costs and update CAPEX models.Complete project analysis for colocation opportunity identification and RtB acquisitions.Update project revenues models according to latest subsidies, auction results, regulatory changes, or governmental policy in Poland and new markets.Produce regular opportunity analysis.BESS assets according to renewable buildout and changing energy markets.Identify potential risks and uncertainties associated with energy storage projects, such as technological, financial, regulatory, and market risks, and evaluating strategies to mitigate these risks.Produce market analysis reports for countries of interest.Updating financial modules to evaluate the economics of energy storage projects, including investment analysis, revenue projects, and IRR calculations for Poland and new markets.Assess various storage technologies, including battery chemistries, system configurations, and control strategies to identify suitable solutions for specific applications and market conditions.  Qualifications 1 to 3 years of work experience in BESS or Solar developmentprojects.An understanding of development considerations for BESS assets including electrical connection requirements, spacing, safety standards, and industry best practices.A commitment to ongoing learning and professional development to stay updated on emerging trends, technologies, and best practices.Familiarity with energy markets, regulatory frameworks, and policies relevant to the energy sector for conducting thorough energy analysis.Comfortable understanding price trends, energy yield reports, and presenting research topics in previous work or academic field.A good understanding of arbitrage markets and ancillary service opportunities for BESS assets in Poland.Motivated, pro-active person, that is willing to lead and take on further responsibilities as the BESS team grows.A self-motivated, team player that is always looking for ways to help the team improve its processes.Advanced financial modelling with Excel is advantageousBESS modelling software (Homer, StorageVET)A bachelor's degree in energy engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental science, economics, mathematics, statistics, or a related discipline.Fluency in English.Polish or Hungarian would be advantageous.

Solar

Project Development Manager - Onshore Wind/Solar PV/BESS

Sofia city, South-West, Bulgaria

JOB ID: #7000 Project Development Manager - Onshore Wind/Solar PV/BESS Location: Bulgaria Our client is looking for a Renewable Energy Projects Development Manager, who will be responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and execution of wind and solar energy projects until the start of the construction in Bulgaria. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in driving forward our renewable energy initiatives, ensuring the successful implementation of projects from conception to completion. Key Responsibilities Lead project development of in-house/JV PV, wind and hybrid projects.Originate and develop new Wind projects in the region.Manage co-development activities with potential partners/developers.Support potential new acquisitions.Support Chief Development Officer based in Vienna in managing the existing JV relationships day to day activities.Identify and assess potential sites for wind and solar energy projects in Bulgaria, considering factors such as land availability, resource potential, regulatory requirements, potential subsidies and environmental impact.Lead the development of renewable energy projects, including conducting feasibility studies, securing permits and approvals, negotiating land leases, running subsidy process and managing stakeholder relationships.Support M&A and central development functions by assessing new renewable energy projects.Develop project budgets and financial plans, ensuring alignment with company objectives and financial targets.With the support of the Corporate development team, conduct financial analysis to evaluate the economic viability of projects, including cost estimation, and return on investment analysis.Stay abreast of relevant regulations, policies, and incentives related to renewable energy development in Bulgaria.Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements throughout the project lifecycle.Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources effectively to ensure on-time and within-budget project delivery.Coordinate with internal teams, external consultants, contractors, and suppliers to execute projects efficiently until start of the construction.Identify potential risks and uncertainties associated with development of the projects and implement strategies to mitigate them.Proactively address any challenges or obstacles that may arise during the course of project implementation until start of the construction.Prepare regular progress reports, presentations, and documentation for internal stakeholders and external partners.Maintain accurate records of project activities, expenditures, and outcomes.      QualificationsProven experience in renewable energy project development, with a focus on wind and solar projects.Strong understanding of renewable energy technologies, market dynamics, and regulatory frameworks.Basic understanding of financial modelling and valuation.Basic technical understanding of wind and PV design.Excellent project management skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders at all levels.Fluency in Bulgarian and English, both written and verbal.Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive, results-oriented mindset.Willingness to travel as required.

Onshore Wind

Project Development Manager - Onshore Wind/Solar PV/BESS

Bucharest, - , Romania

JOB ID: #6999 Project Development Manager - Onshore Wind/Solar PV/BESS Location: Romania Our client is looking for a Project Development Manager who is able to develop renewable energy projects in Romania. The site operates 60 multi-technology power plants, including solar, wind, and hydro, with a combined capacity of 312MW 11, 2 on-shore wind parks, 7 solar photovoltaic assets, and 2 hydroelectric power plants. Key ResponsibilitiesLead project development of in-house/JV PV, wind and hybrid projects.Originate and develop new Wind projects in the region.Manage co-development activities with potential partners/developers.Support Chief Development Officer in managing the existing JV relationships day to day activities.Be responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and execution of wind and solar energy projects until the start of the construction in Romania.Identify and assess potential sites for wind and solar energy projects in Romania, considering factors such as land availability, resource potential, regulatory requirements, potential subsidies and environmental impact.Lead the development of renewable energy projects, including conducting feasibility studies, securing permits and approvals, negotiating land leases, running subsidy process and managing stakeholder relationships.Support M&A and central development functions by assessing new renewable energy projects.Develop project budgets and financial plans, ensuring alignment with company objectives and financial targets.With the support of the Corporate development team, conduct financial analysis to evaluate the economic viability of projects, including cost estimation, and return on investment analysis.Stay abreast of relevant regulations, policies, and incentives related to renewable energy development in Romania.Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements throughout the project lifecycle.Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources effectively to ensure on-time and within-budget project delivery.Coordinate with internal teams, external consultants, contractors, and suppliers to execute projects efficiently until start of the construction.Identify potential risks and uncertainties associated with development of the projects and implement strategies to mitigate them.Proactively address any challenges or obstacles that may arise during the course of project implementation until start of the construction.Prepare regular progress reports, presentations, and documentation for internal stakeholders and external partners.Maintain accurate records of project activities, expenditures, and outcomes.   Qualifications Proven experience in renewable energy project development, with a focus on wind and solar projects.Strong understanding of renewable energy technologies, market dynamics, and regulatory frameworks.Basic understanding of financial modeling and valuation • Basic technical understanding of wind and PV designExcellent project management skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders at all levels.Fluency in Romanian and English, both written and verbal.Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive, results-oriented mindset.Willingness to travel as required.

Business Development Manager, Ireland - Renewable Energy

Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin

JOB ID: #6845Business Development ManagerLocation: Dublin, IrelandLSP Renewables have partnered with one of the world's leading IPP's in the renewable energy industry to recruit a Business Development / Project Development Manager based in Dublin, Ireland. Our client have over 4GW of renewable energy assets under construction and operations covering APAC, LATAM, and Europe. They have been operating in Ireland since 2019 and already have 8 operational onshore wind farms and 3 Solar PV projects in the portfolio. They have several greenfield solar, onshore wind, and storage projects at varying stages of development. Key Responsibilities• Prospection of new sites for the development of projects• Analysis of the electrical network infrastructures to facilitate the interconnection of the projects• Development of plans to lead or assist with landowner negotiations (on site, road access, cable, and overhead line wayleaves, etc.)• External stakeholder management including local communities, local authorities, and elected representatives• Oversight of third-party partners and providers of technical services• Management of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and planning process from initial stages through to handover to our clients pre-construction team• Execution of financial models• Support of the development of a business case in the acquisition of wind, solar and energy storage projects• Support of the submission of offers in the case of public or private tenders• Support of the Construction and Asset management teams during the initial phases of the performance of the services• Familiarity with and guarantee of compliance with Health & Safety procedures• Regular management reportingRequirements• Degree educated in an Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Project Management, or Business Administration discipline• Several years experience in renewable energy project development (preferably wind or solar) in the Irish market• Strong network in the Irish renewable energy market• Excellent knowledge / experience of the Irish grid industry to support colleagues and existing projects• Proficiency in the use of GIS/AutoCad software is considered an advantage• Full clean driving license (frequent travelling will be required for field work within Ireland and occasional travel for meetings at the Headquarters in France)

Solar

Project Development Manager - Solar PV

Italy, Milan

Project Development Manager Location: Milan, ItalyOur client is currently looking for a Project Development Manager to deliver their project initiatives in the Italian market. This job offers you the possibility of being the go-to-person for all matters related to projects assigned to you, mainly at development stage, while working on a fast growth “startup environment” backed by a large international group.ResponsibilitiesThe Project Manager will report to the Country Manager for Italy. Main duties and responsibilities are related to the Italian market and include:• Identifying, assessing and facilitating new project development opportunities for wind, solar, BESS and P2X• Performing feasibility and risk assessment studies on projects• Managing the budget and resources allocated to the assigned projects• Taking ownership of assigned projects throughout the permitting stage, ensuring that the pillars of “land, grid and permit” are managed efficiently and effectively• Sourcing and proposing project acquisition opportunities, incl. participation in potential M&A transactions• Coordinating external project developers or professionals, assuring compliance with the signed agreements and deliverables• Handing over and supporting the assigned projects’ construction phaseRequired • Has at least two years of experience working with development of renewable energy projects (mainly wind and/or solar)• Is fluent in Italian and English, with strong communication skills in both languages• Has verifiable experience in “greenfield” project development in Italy, spanning from land scouting to RTB phase, incl. knowing and complying with national, regional and local regulation, managing the grid connection request/acceptance process, negotiating/managing land contracts etc• Has outstanding project management skills• Has strong analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills• Has an ability to work in several projects in different regions at the same time• Is prepared to travel often, mainly in ItalyFurthermore, you could have experience/skills in:• Managing the construction of utility scale wind or PV plants until commissioning phase• Storage and P2X projects• Written and oral communication in other language