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Development Project Manager- Wind & Solar - France

 

Development Project Manager- Wind & Solar - France

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  • Closing at: Feb 10 2023 at 23:55 CET

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.  We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Base Location: Lyon, France

Salary: Competitive depending on skills and experience + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

This is an exciting new role within our European business and will play a vital part in our Net Zero commitment and ambitious growth strategy, come and help us Power Change in Europe!!!

You will join a Renewables business that is growing across Southern European; Spain, France, Italy and Greece. The working environment will be international, diverse, inclusive and in growth mode. Our main objectives are to develop, build and own renewable energy plants –Wind and Solar Technology, Storage and Hydro across Europe to achieve our Net Zero commitments.

As Development Project Manager you will manage the renewable energy development process; end to end site identification, design, permitting, construction preparation and interaction with all internal and external stakeholders.

You will design and develop the technical specification, timeline, milestones and budget needed for allocated wind and solar projects.

Your main accountabilities may include:

  • Contributing to the definition of the solar development strategy.
  • Implementing this strategy in the identification and prospecting of favourable land for the establishment of new solar projects.
  • Managing several projects in parallel in a multi-energy environment (wind, solar, etc.) and multi-faceted (consultation, mapping, environment, legal, etc.).
  • Analysing the feasibility of each opportunity for solar projects (technical, environment, profitability, connection, CRE eligibility, etc.).
  • Negotiating lands rights and carrying out the concertation around projects with municipalities and the population.
  • Building up a network of key players in the sector (elected people, administration, Chamber of Agriculture, etc.) to develop projects that meet the expectations of the territory.
  • Preparing the permit application and ensuring the proper follow-up of the permitting phase.
  • Overseeing the pre-construction steps; geotechnical and access studies, notarial deeds and request for electrical connection

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • We are looking for a dynamic and delivery focused individual who has experience in solar project development.
  • Coming from Engineering, Business or equivalent Master qualification, the candidate has demonstrable professional experience in the development of renewable solar projects.
  • The successful candidate should have project management experience and high sensibility to renewables and the environment.
  • It is essential that you can work effectively both independently, and as part of the wider SSE Renewables team, managing internal and external resources.
  • Your personality should be seen in your ability to communicate effectively in French and English with both internal and external stakeholders including regulators, statutory and non-statutory advisors, coupled with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A commercial approach to all work is expected, having the ability to challenge colleagues, stakeholders and contractors to manage risk, achieving viable solutions to permitting issues and support overall project objectives.

Next Steps

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Andrew.Duncan2@sse.com

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process which may consist of a basic criminal records and credit check.

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