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UK Solar Developer

Job Title: UK Solar Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London or Norwich
Salary: 50000 - 65000
Contact Name: Melanie Johnson
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Working with a leading Utility Scale PV Developer with an established track record, we are recruiting a Project Development Manager to deliver key projects in the UK. As a Project Development Manager, you will be responsible for the development of utility-scale projects up to the point of being ready for construction. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience and be able to hit the ground running.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects from origination to shovel ready, including:
    • Site identification
    • Working with landowners and land agents and their solicitors to secure sites and easements
    • Dealing with DNO’s / TNOs and ICPs on grid connection applications and design management
    • Working with external planning and specialist consultants, planning authorities and stakeholders to obtain consent
  • Monitoring and reporting on progress including budgeting and cashflow projections
  • Interaction with other professionals within the company to support companywide business development efforts
  • Supporting the sales process; dataroom management and Q&A
  • Skills and Experience:


  • Practical and comprehensive understanding of the planning system
  • Able to communicate and negotiate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Project management of consultants and internal specialists
  • Relevant experience within the renewable energy sector
  • Detailed understanding of land agreements (option to lease, easements etc)
  • Grid applications process
  • Working with ICPs for cost effective connections
  • Site identification
  • Reporting, budgeting and cashflow forecasting
  • Good IT skills
  • Data room preparation and management
  • Utility scale solar experience will be an advantage
  • Based:

  • Norwich, or London (SW10) may also be considered. UK wide travel required.