Project Manager (OBD)

Commercial · Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of
Department Commercial
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Main Function & Scope

To lead Ventient’s repowering programme for the UK and other growth initiatives.


Location

Whilst this role is advertised as remote working, we operate an Agile Working policy which allows employees to work flexibly near our office locations in either Edinburgh, London, Alges and Madrid. You must have the right to work in the UK and the European Union.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the strategic review of repowering opportunities, focussing in the UK initially with potential for expansion in Europe.
  • Manage the assessment of economic viability for repowering including the preparation of recommendations for the timing of repowering.
  • Manage the assessment of technical feasibility for repowering and establishing the priority order for repowering individual sites.
  • Lead negotiations with landlords and agents to secure Option Agreements to repower wind farms and to develop extensions and colocation with complimentary technologies such as solar PV and Hydrogen capacity.
  • Work with Legal and Financial departments on the management of ongoing lease and landowner issues and dispute resolution.
  • Work with Asset Management team to resolve operational issues at sites as required. 
  • Lead the extension of planning consents to allow for operational lifetime extensions for our UK wind farms.
  • Coordinate EIA processes and consultancy teams.
  • Work with the asset management and stakeholder engagement teams to consult, engage and build support with local communities.
  • Work with the team in exploring and delivering new growth opportunities which may include new or emerging technologies.


Competencies & Behaviours

Essential

  • Clear and precise communicator
  • Diplomatic and persuasive negotiator


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Technical understanding of the UK planning system
  • Understanding of Environmental Impact Assessment for onshore wind farms
  • Ability to deliver land agreements including leases and option agreements


Relevant Experience

Essential

  • Onshore wind development (>2 years)
  • Experience in land agreements or acquisition
  • Experience with the UK planning system

Desirable

  • Onshore wind development (<5 years)


Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant degree or equivalent

Desirable

  • Qualifications in planning, land management or surveying disciplines.


Software Programmes

Essential

  • Microsoft Office Suite

Desirable

  • GIS mapping systems
  • Wind resource assessment tools


Main Working Contacts

  • Head of Organic Business Development
  • Business Development Manager
  • Asset Management Team
  • Legal Team
  • Finance Team
  • Commercial Team


Travel Requirements

  • Regular UK travel
  • Occasional European travel

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  • Location
    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of
  • Department
    Commercial
  • Employment Type
    Permanent
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level