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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive Salary & Benefits

Sunderland, GB Dublin, IE Edinburgh, GB London, GB

Career Area:  Project Management & Business Change

Business Development Manager

The Opportunity


•    Location: Dublin, Ireland 
•    Competitive Salary & Benefits
•    Full Time
•    Closing Date: 30th January 2022


EDF Renewables Ireland is a small team with large growth aspirations, supported by one of the biggest companies of its kind in UK and France.  We are a lean organisation, dependent on the enthusiasm and energy within the team; the dedication, hard work and willingness to pull together is the basis of our success. We are open with each other, which means we expect to challenge each other’s ideas to make sure we get the best result. And whether you are working in the operational environment on site, or one of our support functions in the office, we value the contribution each person makes. Given the work ahead of us, and the support of our Shareholders in EDF Group, this is a great team to join whether starting or developing a career.

The Role


The commercial team in Ireland has the remit to cultivate new investment opportunities from origination (including acquisition projects) up to Final Investment Decision and hand-over to the Construction team.


The main focus of the team and that of the Business Development Manager role is driving the strategy for growth for the business as well as the hands-on origination, development and commercialisation of renewable energy projects, leading to the achievement of investment approval. The Senior Business Development Manager may lead M&A or Disposal projects or commercial work-streams on larger projects.


Day to day you will: 


•    Lead the Commercial team and be part of the overall leadership team within EDF Renewables Ireland 
•    Taking a lead role in strategy development for the Irish business to differentiate EDF Renewables Ireland from the competition
•    Identify commercial opportunities for new technologies
•    Identify innovative route to market opportunities and optimise revenue opportunities for renewable projects
•    Manage project internal governance processes for each project involving relevant internal stakeholders as appropriate. This will include project reporting on progress against key milestones.
•    Facilitate 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.
•    Manage project budget and costs and appropriate project management documentation. 
•    Lead 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.
•    Produce reports and board papers to provide business update to the EDF RI board and shareholders on project progress and other key activities.

The Person


As Business Development Manager you will have a working knowledge and understanding of project life-cycles and risks for different renewable generation technologies (Wind, Solar, Battery) underpinned with a technical/commercially focused degree ideally with a postgraduate qualification in a numerate discipline or ability to demonstrate commensurate experience


Experience of co-ordinating activities and engagement across a  matrix structure (e.g. finance, analysis and legal teams) is essential to the role as will building and maintaining relationships with co-investors, market and financial advisers, policy makers and industry regulators.

Having managed 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 construction for the project(s) you’ll experienced in driving the strategic growth of a renewables business

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 that cater for our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 


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

Why EDF Renewables?


EDF Renewables is part of one of the world’s largest electricity companies and our investment and innovation in the UK is bringing down costs for consumers and bringing significant benefits for communities. 


With our operating portfolio of 36 wind farms and battery storage unit (almost 1GW) across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Northamptonshire, we are providing some of the much needed new affordable, low carbon electricity to the UK. 


We have more than 2 GW of renewables projects in planning and development and a quarter of those are consented. We also have offices in Rainton Bridge near Durham and in London. As of September 2021, we  have an office in the centre of Dublin.


In Ireland, we have currently a portfolio of ca. 600MW of onshore wind projects at various stages of development, and a portfolio of ca. 150MW of PV (out of which ca. 30MW under construction, and the remainder preparing for upcoming RESS auctions). EDF RI has also 50% of Codling, the largest Offshore Project recognised by Irish Government as “Relevant Project”.


We know our people are our most valuable asset and we work hard to create a great place to work. This means we’re focused on creating an inclusive and fulfilling working environment, where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to thrive.

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