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

Sunderland, GB Edinburgh, GB

Career Area:  Project Management & Business Change

Business Development Manager

The Opportunity


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


Location: Durham or Edinburgh 
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Contract Type: Full time. Permanent  
Closing Date: 29th November 2021

As  Business Development Manager / Coordinator, you will join the Onshore Wind team which is responsible for developing investment cases for projects from planning consent up to Final Investment Decision and then handing over to the Construction team. 

The focus of the team is to support EDF Renewables strategy for growth and the company’s ambition to lead the way in the development of onshore wind through application of our project management framework and commercialisation of projects, leading to the achievement of investment approval. 

We currently have 2 opportunities to join the team; one as a Business Development Manager, reporting into one of the Principal Managers and another as a Business Development Coordinator with a broader remit to support the organisation of the wider team. 

We are open to a flexible approach to the accountabilities of both roles depending on the skills and experience of the successful applicants.


Both roles offer the opportunity to lead/support:


•    The delivery of consented onshore wind developments
•    Identifying commercial opportunities for onshore wind or (where necessary) other renewable technologies
•    Identifying innovative route to market opportunities and optimise revenue opportunities 
•    Managing project internal governance processes for each project involving relevant internal stakeholders as appropriate. This will include project reporting on progress against key milestones
•    Facilitating the decision-making process during the key steps of the project: Investment case approval, pre-construction activities, start of construction, start of operations, procurement, project financing, etc.
•    Managing project budgets and costs, providing appropriate project management documentation
•    Leading or supporting acquisition/disposal/partnership transactions including origination, due diligence, structuring, appraisal and the negotiation, review and execution of legal documentation to maximise opportunity and mitigate risks

The Person

As an experienced Business Development Manager, underpinned with a technical/commercially focused degree you will have a working knowledge of project life cycles and risks for long term investments. Experience in the delivery of renewables projects (particularly onshore wind) would be advantageous.

Experience of co-ordinating activities and engagement across a matrix structure (e.g. finance, analysis and legal teams) is essential for this role. You should have the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.

The successful candidate will manage or support multi-disciplinary subject-matter experts (e.g. engineering, procurement, legal etc) to de-risk projects and prepare them for investment decisions to secure a route to market and clear delivery plan prior to handover to the Construction team.

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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