Senior Solar Project Developer (WEST/CENTRAL AFRICA)

Spencer Ogden are working exclusively with a pioneer in the renewable energy industry in order to help them find an experienced Project Development Manager to join their growing business.

The Project Development Manager will be responsible for leading and structuring the successful project development in West/Central Africa and be a representative of my client towards local authorities and partners.

As part of its function, key objectives will include:

*Budget definition and implementation on a project by project basis
*In charge of project supervision and of relationships with local consultants and partners
*Lead development of projects already in the portfolio, as well as prospection of potential projects across the defined area
*Project audits
*Drafting of marketing/strategic documents
*Drafting of project business plans, before validation by management
*Meeting with potential partners
*Relationships with technical consultants and potential EPC contractors
*Implementation of strategic plan defined by management
*Post development phase, Project Development Manager to lead project financing, with the active support of financing teams
*In charge of representing my client locally, and to promote the company towards local authorities
*In charge of regular reporting to management
*Develop strong and active intelligence regarding local markets: competitors, project development, financing solutions, legal evolution, opportunity sourcing etc
*Participate in PPA drafting / negotiations with local authorities
*Ensure the efficient use of resources: e.g control expenses and external costs to meet budget as defined by management and optimise financial, HR and supply needs

Essential skills:

*5-10 year experience in renewable energy projects
*Experience in Africa is a plus
*Fluent in French (MUST)
*English is a plus
*Engineering background preferred
*Location: France
*Travel: at least once a month in the defined area, no relocation required at this stage, to be discussed at a later stage based on project development

For more information about this role please contact our London office