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Project Developer - Solar

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Location: remote anywhere in Northeast Germany

The client is actively advancing the energy transition by spearheading the development, financing, construction, and operation of green energy projects in Germany and other selected regions. They seek an accomplished senior project developer to promptly lead the development of their PV power plants in Germany, autonomously managing all necessary steps in the development process until readiness for construction. The ideal candidate, boasting extensive experience in renewable energy, possesses adept knowledge of administrative procedures related to acquiring building permits, grid connections, power purchase agreements, insurance, and other relevant activities. This role directly reports to the Head of Development and offers flexible home-based work arrangements in Northeast Germany.

Responsibilities
- Identifying project opportunities within specified target regions in Germany, which involves engaging in tenders, liaising with communities, and formulating project proposals for hybrid initiatives such as PV coupled with battery storage.
- Conducting independent development activities for greenfield projects and collaborative ventures, encompassing due diligence, risk evaluations, contract negotiations, and all requisite tasks to achieve readiness for construction.
- Securing all necessary permits essential for the construction and operation of PV power plants.
- Developing and overseeing project budgets.
- Providing regular updates on project status and development activities during management meetings with internal and external project collaborators.
- Maintaining ongoing communication with customers, landowners, partners, project stakeholders, and team members.
- Supervising subcontractors to ensure timely execution of assigned tasks with a focus on occupational safety and quality.
- Creating and maintaining project documentation.
- Serving as the primary representative of Aracari Energy with external partners and project stakeholders.

Qualification
- Completed studies in engineering, economics, or related fields, or completed vocational training in a relevant discipline.
- Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in project development within the renewable energy sector, with specific experience in photovoltaics considered advantageous.
- Demonstrated experience collaborating with landowners, municipalities, network operators, technical planners, banks, and component manufacturers.
- Proficiency in contract negotiations and basic legal knowledge, including familiarity with NDA's, PPA's, lease agreements, long-term service and maintenance contracts, etc.
- Experience in identifying and assessing new PV business models is beneficial.
- Proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with shifting priorities.
- Strong analytical skills to evaluate the economic, technical, and regulatory aspects of PV projects, including the capability to proficiently review site plans, reports, and environmental assessments.
- Enthusiasm for working in a challenging, fast-paced industry with significant growth prospects.
- Effective communicator, persuasive, and collaborative team player with established negotiation skills and keen attention to detail.
- Fluent in written and spoken German, with good proficiency in written and spoken English.
- Advanced MS Office skills; knowledge of GIS and CAD tools is advantageous.
- Willingness to occasionally travel throughout Germany, demonstrating flexibility and readiness for travel commitments.

 

Jorel Bautista

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