Business Development Manager

Job Details

We are working with an ambitious global developer of renewable energies in the Netherlands with a major new European Solar enterprise and the passion to develop large-scale renewable energy projects.

Our client is looking for a Business Development professional to join their high-quality, and culture-oriented development team in the Netherlands to identify viable land, establish relationships with stakeholders, and ultimately will be at the forefront of developing a portfolio of large-scale solar projects.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with regional or national experience to join an international leader where you will be working in a driven team with the opportunity to work both autonomously, but you also work closely in a dynamic environment and directly affect the growth of the business across the Dutch market.

The ideal candidate will have a solid knowledge of the Dutch renewables market and be an ambitious individual looking to build a long term career with a market leader.

Responsibilities
• Keep up to date with market trends and key market developments
• Identification of feasible land for Solar development in the Netherlands
• Establish relationships with stakeholders, and landowners to outline terms for lease
• Originate new project opportunities to develop a pipeline of Solar projects across the Dutch market
• Lead negotiations for the acquisitions of greenfield development agreements
• Work closely with senior management to develop new strategies in line with the market

Relevant Experience
• 3+ years of experience with a robust understanding of Solar PV or Wind development
• Excellent ability to originate new ground-mounted Solar or Wind projects
• Experience with large scale projects
• Strong knowledge of the Dutch renewables market
• Some knowledge of permitted planning
• Understanding and experience of the development process up to the ‘ready-to-build’ stage

Education & Training
• BSc or MSc Degree (Engineering, Business, or similar)

Skills & Competencies
• Fluent in Dutch and English (Oral and written abilities)
• Willingness to travel to HQ, as well as occasional travel within the Netherlands
• Easily adapt to several environments and communicate well with stakeholders, landowners, farmers, and government officials

Personal Characteristics
• Ability to work autonomously and multi-task
• Sociable individual that enjoys being part of a team
• Self-motivated, proactive, and driven
• Passionate about establishing and working closely in a diverse team

Please apply directly to careers@octaviusrenewables.com with a copy of your CV in a Microsoft Word format. Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only relevant applications will receive a response.