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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive plus benefits

London, GB

Career Area:  Project Management & Business Change

Principal Business Development Manager

The Opportunity


EDF Renewables. Building a sustainable future through wind power and other renewable technologies, in partnership with local communities.


Location: London  
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Contract Type: Full time. Permanent  
Closing Date: 6th December 2021



In the last two years, EDF Renewables has significantly grown its presence in the UK Solar market through organic growth, acquisitions and partnerships, and now has a significant pipeline of projects at various stages of development, including some that will shortly enter the construction phase.

As  Principal Business Development Manager you will manage a team small team responsible for leading projects through the investment decision process. Working closely with EDF Renewables (UK and Group) you’ll ensure that activity is focused on competitive, commercial viable projects that can find a route to market and are ready for construction and thereby maximising the value of the development (or acquired) portfolio. 

After the financial investment decision, you will in turn act as client to the project in the construction phase, ensuring the CTO team delivers the project according to the investment case and providing support where necessary.

The Person


As Principal Business Development Manager you will have a working knowledge and understanding of project life-cycles and risks for long term investments ideally within Solar or another Renewables Technology. Underpinned with a technical/commercially focused degree and experience of managing or supporting multi-disciplinary subject-matter experts to de-risk projects and develop robust and commercially viable business cases to secure FID, a route to market and clear delivery plan prior to handover to the Construction team you will also play a key role in building and maintain relationships with stakeholders including co-investors and policy makers.

Competitive Salary and Benefits


At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing.


Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. 

Why EDF Renewables?


EDF Renewables purpose is to accelerate a net zero future where clean energy powers our lives. We want to make the net zero future happen as fast as we can. We want to set the pace and, where necessary, disrupt the status quo and transform perceptions. We are here to combat climate change, this is a clear and tangible goal for us. Climate change is what galvanises us to bring the right solutions to the UK and Ireland.


Our mission is critical in the pursuit of our purpose, we will lead the way in the delivery and operation of renewable technologies. We are proud to utilise fully our EDF heritage and place ourselves at the core of the industry.


We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the way things are being done. We bring leadership to our interactions and collaborations with one another, how we influence our partners and external bodies, how we use technology. 


The success of our mission and purpose is underpinned by our core values – our DNA:
Together: Working together.
Open: We are open and authentic in our behaviours.    
Passion: We have a strong belief in what we are doing.
Growth: Growth as a company and as individuals.
Resolve: We remain determined even in challenging environments.

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