New Opportunities Manager
New Opportunities Manager working for one of the most prominent offshore wind developers in the UK with a substantial existing portfolio.
The UK New Offshore Wind Opportunities Manager will lead and coordinate the work undertaken for all leasing and early development opportunities identified by the New Opportunities team. A key aspect of the role initially will be leading the work to support bids into the upcoming offshore wind leasing rounds in the UK.
Whilst the focus of this team will be the UK leasing rounds, it is also expected that this team will provide ad-hoc support to new offshore wind opportunities across the globe.
This is a full-time, permanent position based in Edinburgh.
- Lead the early selection, identification, and evaluation of greenfield opportunities for offshore wind farm sites (both bottom fixed and floating). Develop further the company's capabilities and tools for site assessment as well as provide project controls and management of new site identification process.
- Support the development of other new opportunities in the UK and internationally (including brownfield developments), as identified by the Corporate Business Development team, including bid management, due diligence management, working as a specialist within a bid team, and providing ad-hoc advice and assistance, as required.
- Lead the bid preparation for the UK new leasing rounds.
- Provide line management of offshore opportunities team members, as required.
- Prepare and manage stakeholder management plans and registers. Lead engagement and key account management with offshore wind leasing stakeholders.
- Working with procurement, identify and scope the need for external input as well as select and manage third party consultants. Ensure project requirements are delivered on time and to budget.
- Build a business case along with Corporate colleagues not only for the projects themselves but to deliver industry-leading supply chain initiatives.
- Work with UK project teams as well as other Business Units and Corporate teams to ensure integration of lessons learned in early project development, knowledge sharing, and identification of synergies.
- The role may involve periods of temporary assignments/secondments to UK projects and/or teams developing offshore opportunities in other geographies. It is also likely that the successful candidate would help set up and be part of the management team responsible for new projects out of successful bids . The successful candidate should be able to lead the project management of individual projects going forward.
The successful candidate would have the following:
- A degree in a relevant engineering, business, or environmental subject is required.
- Significant experience of offshore wind projects working within a relevant specialist area (e.g. development, permitting, engineering, project management discipline). Experience in the development phase of offshore wind projects is preferred.
- Demonstrable detailed understanding of site selection and early design process for offshore wind farms. Demonstrable knowledge is desirable in leasing and consenting process associated with offshore wind farms. Understanding of issues and features of the other specialisms within offshore wind farm development teams (e.g. energy yield assessments, offshore transmission regulatory regime, etc.) also preferred.
- Preference will be given to additional commercial/business qualifications or experience.
- Experience of negotiation, forming partnerships, and working with project partners in lead or assistance roles highly desirable.
- An ability to build strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders.
- An ability to work to tight schedules, manage work effectively, be able to work closely within project teams, and to interact with external consultants confidently.
- Experience of working on competitive bids for new sites will be highly valued.
- Location is Edinburgh, but the role is expected to include periods of travelling to destinations, including those in the UK, EU, and internationally. Periods of secondment are also likely to be required, which may involve being located for more extended periods within teams that may be outside of the UK.
- Fluent in English. Other language skills also desirable.