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Job ID 8395

Taylor Hopkinson are working with a leading global utility company with extensive experience in developing, building and operating renewable energy assets across multiple international markets.
For their UK team, they are seeking to appoint a solar development expert to compliment the existing development team which have more of background in onshore wind. This person will be responsible for leading and driving the large-scale solar farm development pipeline.

  • Prospection of new solar (and potentially energy storage) projects (greenfield/acquisition/co-development)
  • Land Option and Lease agreements initiation and completion
  • Local relationship management to ensure local support
  • Coordination and submission of the technical studies required to file the different authorizations to build and operate solar farms
  • Prospection of possible local partnership to support the development
  • Maintaining contact with determining authorities and driving a successful planning determination
  • Grid connection application, assessment and acceptance process management
  • Procurement tender coordination for services
  • External consultation with stakeholders
  • Project planning and budget definition with reporting and monitoring
  • Internal progress reporting
  • Possible development resource support to other countries


  • Demonstrable experience greenfield solar and/or wind development in UK
  • English fluency
  • Good knowledge of energy sector in UK and Ireland
  • Good knowledge of regulatory framework in UK and Ireland
  • Good local network and good abilities to create a local network
  • Independent
  • Teamwork capabilities
  • Negotiation capabilities

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