8 Opportunities to join the growing offshore wind investment sector

The continuing global growth of renewables and clean energy, coupled with a growing appetite from institutions to make climate-conscious investments, is making offshore wind an attractive choice for deploying capital.

Taylor Hopkinson is recruiting for a number of vacancies in offshore wind investment at a global pension fund.

The projected global increases in the sector in coming decades make it particularly appealing for large private investors, such as pension funds. Research from the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) shows that approximately 20% of private investors have invested indirectly in renewables in the past 20 years, with around $12bn invested directly and indirectly up to 2018.

Offshore wind investment is steadily increasing, creating a steady stream of new job opportunities in renewables investment funds. We’re currently working with an offshore wind and energy transition investment platform for a global pension fund that’s looking to grow its investment, asset management, and business development teams to focus on the renewables expansion. A number of senior and mid-level positions are now open at this leading investment platform, and we are looking to speak to candidates in the sector matching the skillsets detailed below.

Investment Analyst

Based in England, the Investment Analyst role is responsible for market research and supporting due diligence and financial decisions for new investments in offshore wind and other sectors. You’ll have at least two years of experience in investment banking or other transaction-related activity, and experience in due diligence and valuing corporate or project-level acquisition opportunities.
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Investment Associate

The Investment Associate role will be responsible for all deal-related financial analysis including modelling, valuation, and analysis of key risks. You’ll work with the business development team on global opportunities, and work closely with the MD of Investments to support asset management and investment activities.
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Investment Director/VP

In this senior-level role, as Investment Director/VP you’ll feed into and support the implementation of the investment strategy by the MD of Investments and MD of Business Development. Driving the progression of investment opportunities in all their forms, you’ll also develop and manage an internal investment team.
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Asset Management Director

Reporting to the MD of Investments, the Asset Management Director will lead asset management, monitoring and optimisation activities on existing assets for the principal investor and its portfolio companies. You’ll act as a representative for the company on the Investor Board, oversee quarterly evaluation models and performance assessments, and support new investments with your knowledge of current assets.
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Asset Management Analyst

Based in England, the Asset Management Analyst role will be responsible for the analysis of the investment platform’s existing assets performance. You’ll focus on updating and maintaining operational models, as well as prepare reports for the board and shareholder meetings.
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VP – Business Development

Working closely with the MD of Business Development and Strategy, the VP – Business Development will play an important part in sourcing new offshore wind opportunities including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, new markets, and technologies. Contributing to negotiations and establishing partnerships for projects at various stages of development, you’ll also provide oversight and guidance to the portfolio company in their strategy and business development activity in Europe. A strong understanding of floating wind technologies would be highly desirable.
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European Business Development Associate

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Business Development, the European Business Development Associate will support the investment platform’s partner in relation to their offshore wind opportunities, and support on the delivery of the platform’s own investment objectives. You’ll also help prepare bids for upcoming opportunities across Europe, and support the due diligence process.
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Investment/Business Development Principal (USA)

Based in North America, the Investment/Business Development Principal (USA) will work with senior management to develop a comprehensive strategy to open new markets for offshore wind development in the US and position the investment platform for success. You’ll also communicate with key decision makers in government and regulation, co-ordinate and support pre-auction site development, and manage the preparation of high-quality bids.
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If you’re looking to build a renewables investment team or find your next role in this exciting market, we’re ideally placed to help. Contact Thomas Carpenter for a confidential chat to discuss your requirements.

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